[Pidgin] #16432: Pidgin freezes when generating new OTR private key

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Mon Nov 3 17:51:44 EST 2014

#16432: Pidgin freezes when generating new OTR private key
 Reporter:  rubo77  |      Owner:  deryni
     Type:  defect  |     Status:  new
Milestone:          |  Component:  XMPP
  Version:  2.10.9  |   Keywords:  otr keygeneration
 On Ubuntu 14.04 when I enable the pidgin-otr plugin (off the record) and
 attempt to generate a new private key, Pidgin pops up a dialog box telling
 me that a new private key is being generated. However, key generation
 never completes and eventually I receive a notification that Pidgin or
 "Generating Private Key" is not responding.

 Only after I installed the tool "haveged" to have enough /dev/random
 "content" I could create the key in a short time.

 Some people say typing random text in a text field also works as a
 workaround. Nevertheless, a hint for the user on what to do would be

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/16432>
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