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Re: Bug: Getting dice from random.org for the second time

From: Philippe Michel
Subject: Re: Bug: Getting dice from random.org for the second time
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 22:21:09 +0200

On Sat, Aug 08, 2020 at 02:40:24PM +0200, Peter Lederer wrote:

> I use GNU Backgammon 1.06.001 Feb 28 2018 on Linux Mint 19.3 as it
> comes from the distribution repository.
> As dice generator I use random.org. The fetching of the first 500 dice
> works fine. When required to receive the second portion of dice it
> says "Your dice generator isn't working. Failing back on
> RNG_MERSENNE". At the same time the dice settings jump back to
> "Mersenne Twister" and stay there.

The most likely cause is that gnubg couldn't contact random.org when it 
tried to pull the second batch of dice.

Does it happen consistently ? If not, does your machine have internet 
access when it does ?

FWIW, I couldn't reproduce the problem with the current gnubg version 
(and not on linux Mint ; the random.org related code hasn't changed 
since 1.06.001, but the system library used to establish connections is 
almost certainly at a different version).

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