Get a comprehensive listing of all Arch Linux pacman mirrors. curl -s -L "https://www.archlinux.org/mirrorlist/?country=all&protocol=https&use_mirror_status=on" 2>&1 | sed ‘s/^.//’ > mirrorlistcurl -s -L "https://www.archlinux.org/mirrorlist/?country=all&protocol=https&use_mirror_status=on" 2>&1 | sed ‘s/^.//’ > mirrorlist A simple script to update your mirror listing on your Arch Linux system. #!/bin/bash echo "Fetching new sorted mirrorlist…" curl -s -L "https://www.archlinux.org/mirrorlist/?country=all&protocol=https&use_mirror_status=on" 2>&1 | sed …

http://igurublog.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/archs-dirty-little-notso-secret/ Quoting from the website. Most distributions, even Windows, sign their packages so that when the computer downloads and installs them, it can check the signature to make sure the package is authentic – it hasn’t been tampered with on the server, or anywhere between the server and the local system. This mechanism has been …

I just bought the latest Linux Format DVD, and I tried to boot the Fedora Core 14 distribution on the disc and it would not work, it gave me an error to do with the compressed filesystem. But I got a copy of FreeBSD 8.1 and I will give that a try later and see …