[arch-general] Preferred CHOST

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Wed Nov 5 11:13:10 UTC 2014

Hi Martti,

On Wed, 5 Nov 2014 07:56:25 +0100
Martti Kühne <mysatyre at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 11:32 PM, Ralf Mardorf
> <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > OK, so it perhaps should be the default for CHOST, but for packages
> > such as Claws mail --build=$(uname -m)-arch-linux-gnu should be ok,
> > while CHOST still could be as it is.
> >
> Wait, you'd prefer an untrue, nongeneric and revealing value passed in
> your mail headers to the generic and truthful representation of your
> system?

could you explain what's untrue with it? Other distros do that too.

> Go ahead and build the package that way and want to have mail headers
> that uniquely reveal your choice linux distribution?
> Did you think this through? I mean, yeah, Arch has its benefits, but
> I'm not sure security is of no concern at all for it.

What is insecure when doing it?


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