[Cado-nfs-discuss] Arguments to produce hintfile

Pierrick Gaudry pierrick.gaudry at loria.fr
Mon Jul 30 08:10:03 CEST 2018


Tools and documentation for the hint-file are more or less all obsolete,
because the descent binary is now much more clever than before.

If I remember correctly, the hint files were written by hand, except for
the columns 2 and 3 for which the helper script was run. But setting 1.0
and 1.0 for these two columns shouldn't hurt much in terms of

I might work on this in the not too far future : I wouldn't be surprised
if nowadays this hint file can be reduced to almost nothing. In the
meantime, I suggest you try to imitate what's in the other hint files.


On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 06:01:44AM +0000, He Xiaoou wrote:
> Dear Zimmermann,
> Thank you for your advice. After replacing fb1 by fb, there is neither error nor response after the command line.
> I’m wondering if there’s some alternative way or tricks to generate a hint file.
> Best regards.
> Xiaoou He

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