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Re: Your random numbers are not that random

by aitap (Curate)
on Jul 22, 2012 at 07:41 UTC ( #983045=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Your random numbers are not that random

What OS do you use on your Pis? You may want to use checkinstall to build a package easily and distribute the package to other machines.
Sorry if my advice was wrong.

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Re^2: Your random numbers are not that random
by davies (Parson) on Jul 22, 2012 at 08:54 UTC

    Debian Wheezy, also referred to, I think, as Raspbian. All cards have had the OS created by the same process. I hadn't heard of checkinstall. Thanks - I'll investigate.


    John Davies

    Update: I don't think checkinstall is going to help me, although I'll bear it in mind. The problem is that there's something - a file, some hidden variable or something else - that I'm not copying and that therefore I don't know how to put into checkinstall. If I knew what to copy, I can imagine situations where it might help. At the moment, I just want to know what it is I'm failing to copy.

      Well, checkinstall -D 'make install' should have made full package of perl, with everything that make install was going to install. It can be checked using dpkg-deb -c file.deb. Maybe the problem is not caused by perl itself, but by some package that was installed on the building machine as perl dependency, but not on the others.
      Sorry if my advice was wrong.

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