News/2012/11

2019-07-17 23:01 UTC

Update

Created 2012-11-30
Last Modified 2012-11-30 18:19 UTC
Archive Link https://xyne.archlinux.ca/news/2012/11

filelist.txt

filelist.txt is now signed and sha512 checksums have been added for all available files (except itself and its signature).

Xacget

Xacget has been updated to mirror and check the signature of the filelist and to check the sha512 sum of all downloaded files against the it.

Updated Help Message

usage: xacget [-h] [-u] [-l] [-n] [-v] [--gpg <path>]
              [<filename> [<filename> ...]]

Download files from http://xyne.archlinux.ca

positional arguments:
  <filename>    The names of files to download.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help    show this help message and exit
  -u            Update the file list.
  -l            List files.
  -n            Only show file names when listing files.
  -v            Verify filelist signature with pacman-key.
  --gpg <path>  Specify a GPG binary to use when verifying the filelist
                signature, e.g. "pacman-key". Default: "/usr/bin/gpg"

Powerpill Reborn

Created 2012-11-29
Last Modified 2012-11-29 05:55 UTC
Archive Link https://xyne.archlinux.ca/news/2012/11

Powerpill Reborn

After the death of Powerpill over a year and a half ago, it has finally been reborn. Those of you that follow this site and my forum posts 1 will have noticed various “powerpill-light” replacement scripts that never quite did the trick. Those have finally paved the way for the rebirth of Powerpill.

There is a brief history on the project page if you are interested.2


  1. Hey, you’re reading this, so that makes at least 2.↩︎

  2. It’s possible. You’re here reading footnotes after all.↩︎

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