libdata-entropy-perl - Perl module for entropy (randomness) management

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libdata-entropy-perl
Package version 0.007
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 126 B
Download size 43.96 KB
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Data::Entropy maintains a concept of a current selection of entropy source.
Algorithms that require entropy can use the source nominated by this
module, avoiding the need for entropy source objects to be explicitly
passed around.  This is convenient because usually one entropy source
will be used for an entire program run and so an explicit entropy source
parameter would rarely vary.  There is also a default entropy source,
avoiding the need to explicitly configure a source at all.
If nothing is done to set a source then it defaults to the use of Rijndael
(AES) in counter mode (see Data::Entropy::RawSource::CryptCounter
and Crypt::Rijndael), keyed using Perl's built-in rand function.
This gives a data stream that looks like concentrated entropy, but really
only has at most the entropy of the rand seed.  Within a single run it
is cryptographically difficult to detect the correlation between parts
of the pseudo-entropy stream.  If more true entropy is required then it
is necessary to configure a different entropy source.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libdata-entropy-perl_0.007-2_all.deb 0.007 all Debian Main
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libcrypt-rijndael-perl -
libdata-float-perl -
libhttp-lite-perl -
libparams-classify-perl -
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Binary Package libdata-entropy-perl_0.007-2_all.deb
Source Package libdata-entropy-perl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libdata-entropy-perl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libdata-entropy-perl




2013-03-31 - Xavier Guimard <>
libdata-entropy-perl (0.007-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ansgar Burchardt ]
* debian/control: Convert Vcs-* fields to Git.
[ Xavier Guimard ]
* Remove README from docs
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4
* Update debian/copyright (years and format)
* Update description
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Change based URIs to based URIs
2011-05-08 - Jotam Jr. Trejo <>
libdata-entropy-perl (0.007-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* debian/rules: refresh, use tiny dh7 now
* debian/copyright: refresh according to DEP 5 revision 135, also
update Ivan Kohler email
* debian/control: drop useless versioned perl dependency
* Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt)
* debian/control: bump Standards Version to 3.9.2
* debian/control: add libtest-pod-perl, libtest-pod-coverage-perl and
libhttp-lite-perl to B-D-I, needed by some tests
* debian/control: remove libwww-perl from dependencies, upstream use
HTTP::Lite instead of LWP now
* Add myself to Uploaders and Copyright
* Bump DH compat level to 8
2010-04-23 - Ivan Kohler <>
libdata-entropy-perl (0.006-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Take over for the Debian Perl Group
* debian/control: Added: Vcs-Svn field (source stanza); Vcs-Browser
field (source stanza); Homepage field (source stanza). Changed:
Maintainer set to Debian Perl Group <pkg-perl-> (was: Ivan Kohler <ivan->); Ivan Kohler <> moved to
* debian/watch: use dist-based URL.
* New upstream release
+ Fixes FTBFS with perl 5.12 (closes: Bug#578939)
2009-03-28 - Ivan Kohler <>
libdata-entropy-perl (0.005-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* dh-make-perl --refresh
2008-02-26 - Ivan Kohler <>
libdata-entropy-perl (0.004-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Update debian/rules to current dh-make-perl template to fix "unconditional
rmdir" FTBFS (closes: Bug#467748)
2007-02-20 - Ivan Kohler <>
libdata-entropy-perl (0.003-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release (closes: Bug#411715).

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