Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 11th Jan 2010 15:57 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews A few weeks ago, we asked for the OSNews community to help with some questions we were going to ask Aaron Griffin from the Arch Linux team, and the response was glorious and somewhat phenomenal. We added those questions to our own and sent them on over, and then we were surprised by receiving not only Aaron Griffin's responses but answers from various individuals from the team.
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Signed packages
by irbis on Wed 13th Jan 2010 12:21 UTC
irbis
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2005-07-08

Dan McGee: "Signed packages are super important and are targeted for the next major pacman release."

This is great news. I've always been attracted to Arch Linux, but there have been some buts related to it still being a relatively small hobby distro lacking the security and reliability of some bigger distros. A major concern has been that there have been no way to guarantee that the Arch repositories are really safe and not hacked and maybe having malicious software. I'm glad that Arch developers are now finally ready to do something about this too:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman_package_signing
http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/5331

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