Debian Bug report logs - #366087
sendmail: should define HASURANDOMDEV on GNU/kFreeBSD

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Package: sendmail; Maintainer for sendmail is Jakub Safarik <>; Source for sendmail is src:sendmail.

Reported by: "brian m. carlson" <>

Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 00:33:05 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: jessie, sid

Found in version sendmail/8.13.6-1

Fixed in version sendmail/8.14.4-5

Done: Andreas Beckmann <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Richard A Nelson (Rick) <>:
Bug#366087; Package sendmail. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "Brian M. Carlson" <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Richard A Nelson (Rick) <>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: "Brian M. Carlson" <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: sendmail: should define HASURANDOMDEV on GNU/kFreeBSD
Date: Fri, 05 May 2006 00:30:42 +0000
Package: sendmail
Version: 8.13.6-1
Severity: important

On GNU/kFreeBSD, /dev/urandom is a symlink to /dev/random.  However, /dev/random
has the standard Linux urandom semantics, therefore making /dev/urandom
acceptable for use by sendmail.  However, without setting HASURANDOMDEV, I have
no ability to use STARTTLS, which I would very much like to use.

Essentially, all you have to do is place the following lines in the appropriate
part of the conf.h file:


If you want me to generate a patch, I can, but I thought this would be fairly
trivial to do

Thank you very much.  You have been very helpful WRT GNU/kFreeBSD.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers experimental
  APT policy: (500, 'experimental'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-1-k7
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)

Tags added: sid Request was from "Brian M. Carlson" <> to Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter to '"brian m. carlson" <>' from '"Brian M. Carlson" <>' Request was from "brian m. carlson" <> to (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:51:16 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) jessie. Request was from Julien Cristau <> to (Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:45:56 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Andreas Beckmann <> to (Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:00:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Andreas Beckmann <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:21:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to "brian m. carlson" <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:21:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #18 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Andreas Beckmann <>
Subject: Bug#366087: fixed in sendmail 8.14.4-5
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:19:46 +0000
Source: sendmail
Source-Version: 8.14.4-5

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
sendmail, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Andreas Beckmann <> (supplier of updated sendmail package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
believe that there is a problem with it please contact the archive
administrators by mailing

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:46:55 +0100
Source: sendmail
Binary: sendmail-bin rmail sensible-mda libmilter1.0.1 libmilter1.0.1-dbg libmilter-dev sendmail-doc sendmail sendmail-base sendmail-cf
Architecture: source all amd64
Version: 8.14.4-5
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Jakub Safarik <>
Changed-By: Andreas Beckmann <>
 libmilter-dev - Sendmail Mail Filter API (Milter)
 libmilter1.0.1 - Sendmail Mail Filter API (Milter)
 libmilter1.0.1-dbg - Sendmail Mail Filter API (Milter)
 rmail      - MTA->UUCP remote mail handler
 sendmail   - powerful, efficient, and scalable Mail Transport Agent
 sendmail-base - powerful, efficient, and scalable Mail Transport Agent
 sendmail-bin - powerful, efficient, and scalable Mail Transport Agent
 sendmail-cf - powerful, efficient, and scalable Mail Transport Agent
 sendmail-doc - powerful, efficient, and scalable Mail Transport Agent
 sensible-mda - Mail Delivery Agent wrapper
Closes: 366087 608525 615477 638952 714184 724772 736982 737164
 sendmail (8.14.4-5) unstable; urgency=low
   * Team upload.
   * Switch from deprecated 'find -perm +xxx' to 'find -perm /xxx'.
     (Closes: #724772)
   * Start sendmail after bind9 (or any other named) if it is installed.
     (Closes: #714184)
   * Update watch file to ignore symbolic links in the ftp directory listing,
     thanks to Masatake YAMATO.  (Closes: #615477)
   * kFreeBSD: Enable HASURANDOMDEV, thanks to Brian M. Carlson.
     (Closes: #366087)
   * Really fix FTBFS on HURD, thanks to Samuel Thibault.  (Closes: #608525)
   * Update logcheck patterns to match high precision timestamps, thanks to
     Ralf Döblitz  (Closes: #638952)
   * conf.c-ipv6.patch: Fix A-only MX CNAME interface binding issues when using
     IPv6, thanks to David F. Skoll.  (Closes: #737164) (LP: #1223633)
   * debian/*/ Recover from
   * debian/rules: refresh-debian-configure: Refresh all, too.
   * debian/build/: Update automake helper scripts to automake 1.14.
   * debian/ Fix libdb-dev autodetection.
   * Simplify managing the bug control files.
   * Let dh_lintian install the overrides.
   * Simplify managing generated control files by placing the templates
     directly in debian/.
   * sendmail-base.postrm: Do not mess with conffiles and other shipped files
     during purge.  (Closes: #736982)
   * Switch to debhelper compat level 9.
   * Use source format 3.0 (quilt).
   * Fix some problems reported by lintian.
   * Update Lintian overrides.
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