On Sat, Dec 31, 2022 at 9:36 PM Allan McRae firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Happy new year!
I have updated the project descriptions in gitlab and flyspray to reflect where bugs should be opened and patches should be submitted. ...
Some time ago it was decided to migrate the pacman development from the Mailing List to the Gitlab instance hosted by Arch Linux. The pacman source has been ...
It seems that submitting or commenting on an issue requires an accounts.archlinux.org sso login, which in turn requires two-factor authentication. Seems like a high bar for just submitting or commenting on a
bug. Accepting submissions from arbitrary unverified emails is a bit lax, but this seems a bit far in the other direction. In any case, it should probably be explained somewhere for folks who aren't active pacman developers.
I'm not sure if there might be a way to make this easier. Perhaps there could be accounts without tfa that would not have access to various more critical operations? Perhaps a forums.archlinux.org account with a verified email could be used?
On the plus side, even though the sso page you wind up at says that you must install an authenticator application on a mobile device, that isn't really the case. It seems that you can use any android device such as a tablet or a chromebook. Or, you can use oauthtool from the linux command line, and avoid the need for a separate device.