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One of the [Archlinux] forum moderators (jasonwryan?) imposed an 8 week ban on me for “Trolling despite repeated warnings” for the post below, so I am not welcome there until May. (I don’t recall any Warnings, but apparently my memory is faulty?) Granted I wasn’t saying what they like to hear, but given the number of users’ threads and questions on this subject that they’re deleting, I think it needed to be addressed. At any rate, I cannot update or respond to the paccheck or other threads there, but you may bring any issues to my attention here or via email. They have also banned my IP from even viewing the forum – I guess that is a danger – so even though that’s easy to work around, don’t assume I’m reading there, as I probably won’t be automatically notified of new posts in threads.

Allan wrote somewhere (you must be logged in):

I will repeat my offer. If anyone provides patches for the remaining issues with pacman as given on this page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Us … ge_Signing , then I will get all the patches in a format suitable for actual merging to the pacman code base. I made this offer several weeks ago on pacman-dev and quite a few people said they had patches that were “almost ready”. As usual, none ever eventuated…

Now as to whether this is really important… well, it is… but:

rest here




URA troll for sure.

Stop trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. There have been 2 known cases in 20 years of malware introduced for Linux. One was a game server and the other was a Gnome theme. Only 1 distribution in 300 plus got the game code introduced into their repository.

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