[arch-general] Kernel source URL change

Jonathon Fernyhough jonathon at manjaro.org
Wed Aug 8 16:09:30 UTC 2018

On 08/08/18 12:43, Geo Kozey via arch-general wrote:
> This can impose security risks on Arch as we now have to
> trust their github infra rather than kernel.org (we all know what happened to gentoo recently)

Just to provide some perspective, kernel.org itself had a major issue a
few years back [1][2][3]. kernel.org was down for several weeks after
that incident, and IIRC this prompted them to start using GitHub (at
least as a mirror; my memory is fuzzy as I wasn't paying all that much
attention to that sort of thing seven years ago).

If you don't trust the Arch-run/administered infrastructure you can't
really trust any of the packages in the repos either.

[1] https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/31/linux_kernel_security_breach/
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel.org
[3] https://www.linuxfoundation.org/blog/2011/08/the-cracking-of-kernel-org/

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