[aur-requests] [PRQ#17157] Deletion Request for f5vpn

Zach Hoffman zach at zrhoffman.net
Wed Jan 1 18:10:20 UTC 2020

The package absolutely does not contain university-specific installation
files. The reason the two linked files contain different hashes is that
they are different versions. Steps to verify this:
1. Download both RPMs
2. Extractthe RPM
3. Open ${srcdir}/opt/f5/vpn/f5vpn in the editor of your choice
4. Search for the text Version:
5. Notice that it.emory.edu's RPM is version 7171.2018.0808.1, while
vpn.uts.edu.au's RPM is version 7181.2019.0620.1

These RPMs would have been downloaded originally from F5's website by
downloading the APM Clients ISO (latest version is
7182.2019.923.1603-4727.0) and copying linux_f5vpn.x86_64.rpm. This ISO
does not vary based on who downloads it.

On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 7:50 AM <notify at aur.archlinux.org> wrote:

> HailHydra [1] filed a deletion request for f5vpn [2]:
> Package contains university specific installation files with no
> indication of such in package naming or description.
> The 'linux_f5vpn.x86_64.rpm' file is specific to the university it is
> downloaded from, this can be seen by the differing hash sums of the
> file linked in the PKGBUILD
> ("https://it.emory.edu/vpntools/linux_f5vpn.x86_64.rpm") and one
> provided by a different university (ie.
> "https://vpn.uts.edu.au/public/download/linux_f5vpn.x86_64.rpm")
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/HailHydra/
> [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/f5vpn/
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