Packages have "proxy" word.

مصعب الزعبي moceap at
Fri Nov 1 12:05:17 UTC 2013

Great idea to hash package names.

> Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 09:02:24 +0100
> Subject: Re: Packages have "proxy" word.
> From: drago01 at
> To: devel at
> On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 3:42 AM, Christopher Meng <cickumqt at> wrote:
> > Censorship? I think we have no reason to change the package name
> > because of some governments‘ being evil.
> Well there are different ways to solve it then to rename the package.
> Having the user use a vpn, ssh tunnel or a proxy is one thing but
> requires user action. Another solution would be to have redirects on
> the mirrors based on lets say the hash value of the package name ... I
> doubt any country would censor a string like
> "d799bae6088a90139b415fccb011d540531df83b" (sha1 of "proxy") ... the
> question is whether this is worth the effort or not.
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