Phosh now available on Arch Linux

Posted on Sun 10 September 2023 in Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux, Phosh, Mobile

Having a full Linux mobile or tablet device has always interested me, to have an alternative to Android and use Arch Linux everywhere. Realistically I won't be able to give up Android on my phone, but what about tablet's?

Phosh was developed to be a graphical user interface for mobile …

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Network-bound disk encryption on Arch Linux

Posted on Sun 05 June 2022 in Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux, Clevis, Tang

While in a discussion with my coworkers, a coworker brought up that they wanted to have automatic LUKS disk decryption on their desktop while it was at home. Normally they would use a passphrase to decrypt the LUKS volume but would prefer automatic decryption. There are multiple ways to achieve …

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Arch Reproducible Progress July 2021

Posted on Sun 01 August 2021 in arch linux • Tagged with arch linux, reproducible builds

At the end of July, I had some days off and some more time to focus on some unreproducible packages in Arch Linux and get some of the issues resolved. This post goes through the resolved issues by category.

gzipped man pages

By default if a manpage is compressed with …

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Monitoring Arch Linux with Prometheus

Posted on Mon 29 March 2021 in Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux, Prometheus, Monitoring

For monitoring the Arch Linux infrastructure we've moved on from Zabbix to Prometheus as it fits more into our infrastructure is code goal. This required some research into how we could achieve the same monitoring with Prometheus. Our Zabbix setup monitored Host, MySQL, Borg and Arch Linux related metrics. For …

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Arch Linux Reproducible Builds Progress 2020

Posted on Tue 05 January 2021 in Arch Linux, Reproducible Builds • Tagged with Arch Linux

A lot has happened since the last reproducible builds summit in Marrakesh 2019, this blog post is a summary of the progress made in 2020 of everything related to getting reproducible builds in Arch Linux.


Also known as repro this tool allows one to rebuild a package and check …

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Grafana's Loki on Arch Linux

Posted on Tue 18 February 2020 in Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux, Loki, Grafana

Grafana Loki on Arch Linux

Grafana's has started a new project called loki as a prometheus for logs solution. For Arch Linux's infrastructure we where thinking about introducing logging altering for our services. Which sparked my curiosity into Loki as it looked like a simple, easy solution after watching the …

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Reproducing Arch [core] repository packages

Posted on Thu 27 June 2019 in Reproducible Builds, Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux, Reproducible

As Arch Linux we are working on reproducible builds for a while and have a continuous test framework rebuilding package updated in our repositories. This test does an asp checkout of a package and builds it twice in a schroot, we do not try to reproduce actual repository packages yet …

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Mini DebConf Hamburg 2019

Posted on Thu 20 June 2019 in Reproducible Builds • Tagged with Reproducible Builds, Arch Linux, Debian

The reproducible builds project was invited to join the mini DebConf Hamburg sprints and conference part. I attended with the intention to get together to work on Arch Linux reproducible test setup improvements, reproducing more packages and comparing results.

The first improvement was adding JSON status output for Arch Linux …

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Arch signoff

Posted on Tue 02 April 2019 in Arch Linux • Tagged with signoff, Arch Linux

Arch sign off tool

Since some time Arch has been letting users become testers which can sign off packages in [testing] repository's. The idea behind allowing users and not only the Arch team sign off packages as known good is that packages can be moved earlier or bugs and issues …

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Arch Linux @ Reproducible Build Summit Paris

Posted on Thu 13 December 2018 in Arch Linux, Reproducible Builds • Tagged with Arch Linux, Reproducible Builds

Write up of the reproducible summit

Three members of the Arch Linux team attended the Reproducible Build Summit 2018 in Paris this week to work together with the reproducible ecosystem to work on reproducible build issues. The other participants where from a lot of different projects and companies such as …

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