Package Details: hostsblock 0.999.6-3

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Package Base: hostsblock
Description: A script that downloads, sorts, and compiles multiple ad- and malware-blocking hosts files.
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Keywords: adblock
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: jav209
Maintainer: jav209
Last Packager: jav209
Votes: 44
Popularity: 0.799645
First Submitted: 2012-05-03 23:18
Last Updated: 2017-08-06 13:49

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madalu commented on 2017-12-05 23:24

Would it be possible to change the default permissions on /var/lib/hostsblock to 755 so as to workaround the following issue:

I've added dnsmasq to the hostsblock group, but it fails to access /var/lib/hostsblock/hosts.block unless the directory is world readable.

jav209 commented on 2017-08-06 13:52

@Shebang, no, you didn't hose anything, I did. Fixed in Version 0.999.6-3

Shebang commented on 2017-08-05 21:18

Sweet, one other problem I've encountered is that hostsblock is supposed to be run as the user hostsblock but in your package function it only sets root up with exec permissions on /usr/bin/hostsblock

Or did I hose something when I configured this?

jav209 commented on 2017-08-04 18:31

@Shebang: Revised in Version 0.999.6-2.

Shebang commented on 2017-08-04 14:03

Hey jav209, my system doesn't have a hostsblock user on it. It's required to build the package though. If I add the user manually it appears to build fine.

==> Starting package()...
install: invalid user ‘hostsblock’
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().

jav209 commented on 2017-08-03 15:22

Version 0.999.6 (Alpha 6) (03.08.2017)
*Fixed parsing function that falsely expected gzip
*Fixed verbosity typo
*Fixed issue with hostsblock-urlblock symlink not reading from $1
*Moved raw annotation file to cache space to improve performance and reduce non-transitory space requirements

setone commented on 2017-08-01 21:32

Excellent, working fine now.

jav209 commented on 2017-08-01 19:02

@setone: Fixed in Version 0.999.5-1!

setone commented on 2017-07-31 06:19

Issues with hostsblock-urlcheck and hostsblock -c

Please see details at


glitsj16 commented on 2017-07-28 03:34

@ jav209: symlink is fine now, thanks.

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