Xyne’s Arch Linux Stuff & More

2017-05-29 08:48 UTC
  • Xyne

About This Site

This site is my way of giving something back to the Arch Linux community. It was created to host my various projects, which you can find here, along with other miscellaneous stuff. Take a look around and see if you find anything useful or interesting. If you have any questions or want to give feedback, you can send me an email or post in this thread on the Arch Linux forum.

Although I do develop my projects with an often single focus on Arch Linux, most if not all are portable and I’ve even seen some packaged for other distros (e.g. ObTheme). Naturally those projects that are tied to Pacman will only work on distributions that use Pacman, but Pacman itself is designed to remain distro-agnostic and portable.

You can follow site news here or via the atom feed.


This site adheres to open web standards:

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Signing Key

Current Key

I use my current TU signing key to sign new files on this site.

Key File xyne.pub.3.asc
ID 8F173680
Fingerprint EC3C BE7F 607D 11E6 6314 9E81 1D1F 0DC7 8F17 3680
Links pgp.mit.edu

The key should be included in the Pacman keyring. You can also cross-reference the key with the one reported on the Arch Linux Trusted User’s page.

Signed File List

Signed lists of all files with their last modification times and sha512 digests can be found here. This file is retrieved, verified and used by xacget, which can be used to download files from this site and ensure their integrity.

Previous Keys

My original TU signing key was previously used to sign packages on this site.

Key File public_key.asc
Fingerprint 4A8B 17E2 0B88 ACA6 1860 009B 5CED 81B7 C2E5 C0D2
Links pgp.mit.edu

The key has not been compromised and some signatures created with this key will persist until the signed files require an update. The key is no longer trusted by Pacman because the Arch Linux master key signatures have been revoked.

About Me

My user name is Xyne on the Arch Linux forum, bug tracker, wiki and AUR. I do not have any accounts with this name anywhere else except for some mailing lists. If you think you’ve found me somewhere else, confirm it by sending me an email here first. You can encrypt the message with my public key for increased confidence.

My Packages

Site Tools


Xac is the custom content management system that I created for this site. You can get it here.


You can use xacget to download files from this site from the command line. It is particularly useful for automatically syncing unpackaged scripts but it can also be used to search for files.

Xacget uses the filelist to locate files on this site. It can check the signature of the filelist and then compare sha512 digests of retrieved files against it to ensure the integrity of all downloads.

Site Map

I provide graphs of all files on the site in various formats here, including the graphviz dot file. If you find a nice way to visualize any of those graphs, let me know.


Many thanks to Dusty for generously hosting this site. :)

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