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#1 2013-02-13 21:04:56

MostlyClueless
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Forum registering issues, again

date -u +%V$(uname)|sha256sum

gave the result

4a65f65b40cc2b0a7aaa726e895d72425ede255021e2ce3e935dd2719e4d33b9  -

which was pared down to

4a65f65b40cc2b0a7aaa726e895d72425ede255021e2ce3e935dd2719e4d33b9

by sed 's/\W//g'

but the forum registration required

4a65f65b40cc2b0a7aaa726e895d72425ede255021e2ce3e935dd2719e4d33b9-

It seems that your version of sed does not treat "-" as a word spacer, whereas the one included in debian sid does.
(Or something like that)

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#2 2013-02-13 21:42:46

chris_l
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Posts: 387

Re: Forum registering issues, again

Well, my system is arch, and I got the correct result:

$ date -u +%V$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'
4a65f65b40cc2b0a7aaa726e895d72425ede255021e2ce3e935dd2719e4d33b9

"open source is about choice"
No.
Open source is about opening the source code complying with this conditions, period. The ability to choose among several packages is just a nice side effect.

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#3 2013-02-13 22:07:06

MostlyClueless
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Re: Forum registering issues, again

Then it is the forum that requires the wrong result.
Please note the trailing hyphen that I had to add to get the registration working.

I would gladly try registering a second account to verify the problem if that is desirable/acceptable.

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#4 2013-02-13 22:27:39

bernarcher
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Re: Forum registering issues, again

MostlyClueless wrote:

I would gladly try registering a second account to verify the problem if that is desirable/acceptable.

Please don't. We have the policy that there be only one account per user.


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#5 2013-02-26 02:15:59

BoTuLoX
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Re: Forum registering issues, again

I'm new to the forums, and I can confirm I had to add a hyphen at the end of the code just now.

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#6 2013-02-26 08:12:20

Awebb
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Re: Forum registering issues, again

It looks like the system works fine then. People use the board search even before making an account. Let's call it a tutorial and remove the hint on what to enter altogether.

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#7 2013-03-28 04:59:25

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Re: Forum registering issues, again

The way it's written is a little off putting, being a new user to Arch (migrated from mint) and having the correct syntax for tools like sed remaining a little bit of a mystery, it's hard to notice the ' ' s that encapsulate the sed parameters. (it actually took me 6 or 7 goes at it before I realised that the ' was not a smudge or mark on my monitor.

Is it wise to have something so complicated for a 'noob' when this is the place they would come to get help ?

I realise there is the whole search it and find it yourself ideal, but really, most information if not all but bugs / errors (even most of them) can be found with enough google-Fu, so it kind of in my opinion defeats the purpose of having a forum to help people when the ideal is that they help themselves...

Last edited by psylent (2013-03-28 05:02:12)

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#8 2013-03-28 05:27:22

ngoonee
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Re: Forum registering issues, again

psylent wrote:

The way it's written is a little off putting, being a new user to Arch (migrated from mint) and having the correct syntax for tools like sed remaining a little bit of a mystery, it's hard to notice the ' ' s that encapsulate the sed parameters. (it actually took me 6 or 7 goes at it before I realised that the ' was not a smudge or mark on my monitor.

Is it wise to have something so complicated for a 'noob' when this is the place they would come to get help ?

The assumption when you use Arch is that you have either already seen/used sed (and hence would expect the ' 's to be there) OR that you are willing/able to find out. Arch is not aimed at those who do not fall into either category.

psylent wrote:

I realise there is the whole search it and find it yourself ideal, but really, most information if not all but bugs / errors (even most of them) can be found with enough google-Fu, so it kind of in my opinion defeats the purpose of having a forum to help people when the ideal is that they help themselves...

The forum provides pointers to information you need to understand and solve problems, not 'copy-paste' lines for you to use. It does NOT exist to allow the lazy to fire off simple questions.

Just take a look at the existing threads, most of them are problems which need external input. If some are just hand-holding questions, the 'report' button exists on every post.


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