Fedora 18 Update: haveged-1.7-0.fc18

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Fedora Update Notification
2013-01-23 00:31:00

Name        : haveged
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     : 1.7
Release     : 0.fc18
URL         : http://www.irisa.fr/caps/projects/hipsor/
Summary     : A Linux entropy source using the HAVEGE algorithm
Description :
A Linux entropy source using the HAVEGE algorithm

Haveged is a user space entropy daemon which is not dependent upon the
standard mechanisms for harvesting randomness for the system entropy
pool. This is important in systems with high entropy needs or limited
user interaction (e.g. headless servers).

Haveged uses HAVEGE (HArdware Volatile Entropy Gathering and Expansion)
to maintain a 1M pool of random bytes used to fill /dev/random
whenever the supply of random bits in /dev/random falls below the low
water mark of the device. The principle inputs to haveged are the
sizes of the processor instruction and data caches used to setup the
HAVEGE collector. The haveged default is a 4kb data cache and a 16kb
instruction cache. On machines with a cpuid instruction, haveged will
attempt to select appropriate values from internal tables.

Update Information:

Update to the version 1.7 It includes now devel package
Introduce new systemd-rpm macros in haveged spec file

* Sat Jan 19 2013 Jirka Hladky <hladky.jiri at gmail.com> - 1.7-0
- Updated to the version 1.7
- Version 1.7 brings developement libraries
- Added devel package
* Sat Oct 13 2012 Jirka Hladky <hladky.jiri at gmail.com> - 1.5-2
- BZ 850144
- Introduce new systemd-rpm macros in haveged spec file
- Fedora 19 changes the way how to work with services in spec files. 
- It introduces new macros - systemd_post, systemd_preun and systemd_postun; 
- which replace scriptlets from Fedora 18 and older
- see https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:ScriptletSnippets#Systemd

  [ 1 ] Bug #850144 - Introduce new systemd-rpm macros in haveged spec file

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update haveged' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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