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How can I post on bbs.archlinux.org?
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Pierre Thibault via arch-general
2017-09-30 14:36:56 UTC
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Hello,

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 that I cannot run because I cannot install it in
the first place. So I cannot register and I don't know who to contact to
help me.

Is someone here can help me with this situation?

Thank you.
Ralf Mardorf
2017-09-30 14:56:35 UTC
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Post by Pierre Thibault via arch-general
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.

[***@archlinux ~]$ grep PRETTY /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Arch Linux"
[***@archlinux ~]$ date -u +%V$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'
cbcc[snip]681f
[***@archlinux ~]$ sudo systemd-nspawn -qD /mnt/moonstudio
[sudo] password for rocketmouse:
[***@moonstudio ~]# grep PRETTY /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS"
[***@moonstudio ~]# date -u +%V$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'
cbcc[snip]681f
[***@moonstudio ~]# logout
[***@archlinux ~]$

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

Regards,
Ralf
Ralf Mardorf
2017-09-30 15:03:54 UTC
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PS:

[***@archlinux ~]$ uname
Linux
[***@archlinux ~]$ man date | grep %V
%G year of ISO week number (see %V); normally useful only with %V
%V ISO week number, with Monday as first day of week (01..53)
[***@archlinux ~]$ date -u +%V$(uname)
39Linux
[***@archlinux ~]$

;)
Pierre Thibault via arch-general
2017-09-30 15:07:53 UTC
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So the solution would be for people to note the command on paper then to
boot live (if their live version is working), run the command, note the
result, boot back and go back to the registration page to put the result?

I think this is way too demanding.
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Post by Pierre Thibault via arch-general
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.
PRETTY_NAME="Arch Linux"
cbcc[snip]681f
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS"
cbcc[snip]681f
The answer is the same, even if you would use an Ubuntu live DVD.
Regards,
Ralf
Ralf Mardorf
2017-09-30 15:31:53 UTC
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Post by Pierre Thibault via arch-general
So the solution would be for people to note the command on paper then
to boot live (if their live version is working), run the command, note
the result, boot back and go back to the registration page to put the
result?
Assuming you read my PS, I need to ask:
Are you serious ;)?

Much likely you even could run FreeBSD or Cygwin on a Windows install,
if you should have the abilities required to use Arch Linux, IOW if you
should be able to correct the pipe chain.

Why noting anything on a paper, if you e.g. would run an Ubuntu live
media? Simply register while running the Ubuntu live media, by a simple
copy and paste, without the need to correct the pipe chain.

Most people nowadays are using a router, DHCP doesn't require anything
and it's expected that somebody who wants to use Arch Linux could
handel a situation without DHCP, such like PPPoE (,if needed).
Merlin Büge
2017-09-30 15:33:02 UTC
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On Sat, 30 Sep 2017 11:07:53 -0400
Post by Pierre Thibault via arch-general
So the solution would be for people to note the command on paper then
to boot live (if their live version is working), run the command,
note the result, boot back and go back to the registration page to
put the result?
If you have some basic experience with the linux command line, you
don't actually have to run the command in a linux terminal.

If you have no clue about it (yet), you might want to do some reading
and get familiar with the linux shell basics before installing / using
Archlinux, this might save you lots of trouble.
Post by Pierre Thibault via arch-general
I think this is way too demanding.
If you already prepared your installation media (which you're going to
do anyway) it's a matter of... 2 minutes?


Good luck!
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Post by Pierre Thibault via arch-general
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.
PRETTY_NAME="Arch Linux"
's/\W//g' cbcc[snip]681f
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS"
cbcc[snip]681f
The answer is the same, even if you would use an Ubuntu live DVD.
Regards,
Ralf
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Merlin Büge <***@bluenox07.de>
ProgAndy
2017-10-01 16:29:38 UTC
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Post by Merlin Büge
On Sat, 30 Sep 2017 11:07:53 -0400
Post by Pierre Thibault via arch-general
So the solution would be for people to note the command on paper then
to boot live (if their live version is working), run the command,
note the result, boot back and go back to the registration page to
put the result?
If you have some basic experience with the linux command line, you
don't actually have to run the command in a linux terminal.
If you have no clue about it (yet), you might want to do some reading
and get familiar with the linux shell basics before installing / using
Archlinux, this might save you lots of trouble.
There are many shell/bash emulators using javascript available in the
internet. You could simply use one of them to run the command, and you
can even use them to learn the basics of the linux shell.

One example is "learnshell.org", you may find others with keywords like
shell, bash, online, emulator, and/or javascript.

Good luck,

--
Andy

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