[arch-general] How can I post on bbs.archlinux.org?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sat Sep 30 14:56:35 UTC 2017

On Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:36:56 -0400, Pierre Thibault wrote:
>I am sorry to write here about this about I would like to register on
>https://bbs.archlinux.org to have access to the Arch forum. The
>problem is that I am unable to install Arch but the registration page
>is asking me the result of an Arch command

Hello Robot ;)

it doesn't, it is asking for "Your answer" to "What is the output of
"date -u +%V$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'"?"

I compared two installs, an Arch Linux and an Ubuntu install, since you
could run Ubuntu even from a live media.

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ grep PRETTY /etc/os-release 
PRETTY_NAME="Arch Linux"
[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ date -u +%V$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'
[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ sudo systemd-nspawn -qD /mnt/moonstudio
[sudo] password for rocketmouse: 
[root at moonstudio ~]# grep PRETTY /etc/os-release 
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS"
[root at moonstudio ~]# date -u +%V$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'
[root at moonstudio ~]# logout
[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$

The answer is the same, even if you would use an Ubuntu live DVD.


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