On "2012-01-01 12:20" the answer which I was getting for
What is the output of "date -u +%W$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'"?
on my system was different from what was expected by registration.
I replaced your expression with:
echo 52Linux|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'
and finally was able to register. Looks to me like a bug in registration.
I suspect it might be a time-zone thing. If you're in a different time-zone to the server, you will get different results. I suppose it could be handled better, but on the other hand, it's not really surprising.
Yeah, sorry about that.
Allan has already posted on the ML http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/ … 22295.html
It does not look like timezone issue because of '-u' option for 'date'.
From "man date" (GNU coreutils 8.5 February 2011):
%W week number of year, with Monday as first day of week (00..53)
However I get:
date -u +%W
info coreutils 'date invocation'
has valuable addition:
Days in a new year preceding the first Monday are in week zero.
So, it registration does not calculate correct week number. They probably do not use posted expression, or their tool uses is of different version. Probably this issue happens only at the beginning of new year before first Monday.
Still this could be a hidden quiz for new users...
Now registration works fine, because we are now on first Monday of the year on GMT time.
If not fixed the issues may happen again next year.