I agree with the statements about social media being a poor choice to post Arch questions. Let's face it, social media is only out for itself and isn't exactly the portrait of being social. This is the internet and you don't need a name or identity to use it to your benefit. The BBS, Forum, Wiki and Mailing Lists are fully featured and very much alive. Why not use something that is native to the Operating System that you are running? Facebook does not develop Arch Linux and it isn't a dedicated platform for Arch Linux. Get involved and support the cause that is Arch Linux.
On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:46:30 -0600 "David C. Rankin" email@example.com wrote:
On 02/11/2018 04:48 PM, Eli Schwartz via arch-general wrote:
There have been numerous forum posts, mailing list threads, IRC discussions, Reddit discussions, Twitter discussions, and for all I know Linux User Group conventions discussing the issue ad nauseam -- and by this I mean to say that this raft of discussion across all forms of social media, happens on an individual level for each new Trusted User, every single time. Without fail.
Thank you for not hacking me :)
If there have been social media discussion on it, then I would never see them. I'm 51, not a bird, I don't tweet, etc... When faced with a "this looks like an Arch problem" (or any other distro problem), after 20 years of experience the resounding proper place to address it is to the distros mailing list - to determining if it can be confirmed and a bug is needed, or, for answer, since there will be no other social whatever that knows more about Arch, than Arch.
When things that are supposed to be seamless and take place under the hood without user intervention -- don't, for whatever reason, I like to understand why if I'm going to rely on my system. I have never created any key for the keyring so there is no possibility I match the key with a future date problem.
I'll search again through the forums to see how to completely dump and restore my arch keyring because --init --updatedb --refresh-key don't work. And, no, I'm certainly not going to trust and social media "Hey, try this..." to fix the problem.
-- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.