[arch-releng] pacman-init problems

Christian Hesse list at eworm.de
Tue Sep 25 04:03:02 EDT 2012

Mr Green <mrgreen at linuxmail.org> on Sun, 2012/09/23 07:59:
> Have recently added haveged & pacman-init [daemons], both seem to start 
> up ok. But keys are not loaded. I have to re-run pacman-key --init and 
> pacman-key --populate archlinux post install. Have made sure pacman-init 
> is in rc.d and haveged is running. Even added full paths to pacman-key 
> commands without any luck. Wondering if anyone else is having the same 
> problem?

Not sure when this happens to you, but I had a similar problem:

I had haveged and pacman-init run as daemon as well. However on some system
the generated master key was invalid. This happens if the time is set back
(by ntp client, vmware or virtualbox tools), especially if the BIOS clock is
not utc.

My solution is to use libfaketime and generate the master key one day in
past. This solved all my problems, see attached patch.

Do not know if this helps in your case, but it could be useful to have this
included in install media.
main(a){char*c=/*    Schoene Gruesse                         */"B?IJj;MEH"
"CX:;",b;for(a/*    Chris           get my mail address:    */=0;b=c[a++];)
putchar(b-1/(/*               gcc -o sig sig.c && ./sig    */b/42*2-3)*42);}

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