Debian Bug report logs - #701576
ITP: libbytes-random-secure-perl -- Perl extension to generate cryptographically-secure random bytes

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Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is;

Reported by: gregor herrmann <>

Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 17:21:01 UTC

Owned by: gregor herrmann <>

Severity: wishlist

Fixed in version libbytes-random-secure-perl/0.25-1

Done: gregor herrmann <>

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From: gregor herrmann <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: ITP: libbytes-random-secure-perl -- Perl extension to generate cryptographically-secure random bytes
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:20:12 +0100
Package: wnpp
Owner: gregor herrmann <>
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : libbytes-random-secure-perl
  Version         : 0.25
  Upstream Author : David Oswald <>
* URL             :
* License         : Artistic or GPL-1+
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : Perl extension to generate cryptographically-secure random bytes

Bytes::Random::Secure provides two interfaces for obtaining crypt-quality
random bytes. The simple interface is built around plain functions. For
greater control over the Random Number Generator's seeding, there is an
Object Oriented interface that provides much more flexibility.

The "functions" interface provides five functions that can be used any time
you need a string (or MIME Base64 representation, or hex-digits
representation, or Quoted Printable representation) of a specific number of
random bytes. There are equivalent methods available via the OO interface.

Bytes::Random::Secure can be a drop-in replacement for Bytes::Random, with
the primary enhancement of using a much higher quality random number
generator to create the random data. The random_bytes function emulates the
user interface of Bytes::Random's function by the same name. But with
Bytes::Random::Secure the random number generator comes from
Math::Random::ISAAC, and is suitable for cryptographic purposes. The harder
problem to solve is how to seed the generator. This module uses
Crypt::Random::Seed to generate the initial seeds for Math::Random::ISAAC.

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From: gregor herrmann <>
Subject: Bug#701576: fixed in libbytes-random-secure-perl 0.25-1
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 17:00:07 +0000
Source: libbytes-random-secure-perl
Source-Version: 0.25-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
libbytes-random-secure-perl, 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.

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Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2013 19:43:57 +0100
Source: libbytes-random-secure-perl
Binary: libbytes-random-secure-perl
Architecture: source all
Version: 0.25-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Perl Group <>
Changed-By: gregor herrmann <>
 libbytes-random-secure-perl - Perl extension to generate cryptographically-secure random bytes
Closes: 701576
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