Pidgin freezes when generating new OTR private key
On Ubuntu 14.04 when I enable the pidgin-otr plugin (off the record) and attempt to generate a new private key, Pidgin pops up a dialog box telling me that a new private key is being generated. However, key generation never completes and eventually I receive a notification that Pidgin or "Generating Private Key" is not responding.
Only after I installed the tool "haveged" to have enough /dev/random "content" I could create the key in a short time.
Some people say typing random text in a text field also works as a workaround. Nevertheless, a hint for the user on what to do would be helpful.
I refer to this bug report at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+bug/303862
(from redmine: created on 2014-11-04)