pollinate 4.23-0ubuntu1~14.04 source package in Ubuntu
pollinate (4.23-0ubuntu1~14.04) trusty; urgency=medium [ Dustin Kirkland ] * New upstream release (LP: #1621280): - pollinate: + revert revision r300, as this was the wrong fix to the slow pollinate problem; as it turns out, it was the user_agent function, which was running apt-cache very early in boot, before the apt database had been created + as it turns out, we need the curl timeout options in order for curl to work properly and be resilient against issues with the network coming up early in boot - debian/pollinate.default, pollinate + fix a couple of bugs affecting how long pollinate takes, and if it actually completes successfully + dpkg -l is way faster than apt-cache, when there is no apt cache + wait a maximum of 10 seconds + only log to stderr if in an interactive terminal; otherwise, just log to syslog - this fixes the odd double-printing to /var/log/syslog + optimize obtaining version strings by saving one pipe per call + source /etc/lsb/release and use $DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION, rather than calling lsb-release (python, can be slow) + add -m (max-timeout) back to curl options; removing this option has caused network failures in various strange ways + when network fails due to timeout, log accordingly + ignore cloud-init package not found; it's optional -- Nishanth Aravamudan <email address hidden> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:12:37 -0700
Binary packages built by this source
- pollinate: seed the pseudo random number generator
This client will connect to one or more Pollen (entropy-
servers over an (optionally) encrypted connection and retrieve a random
seed over HTTP or HTTPS.
This is particularly useful at the first boot of cloud images and in
virtual machines, to seed a system's random number generator at
genesis, and is intended to supplement the /etc/init.d/urandom init script.
It can be used on physical machines, as well, to supplement the seeding
of the psuedo random number generator.