Package Details: hostsblock 0.999.8.1-1

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Package Base: hostsblock
Description: An ad- and malware-blocking utility for POSIX systems
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Keywords: adblock
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: jav209
Maintainer: jav209
Last Packager: jav209
Votes: 50
Popularity: 0.000035
First Submitted: 2012-05-03 23:18
Last Updated: 2019-04-07 21:14

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FLHerne commented on 2015-12-21 16:38

No, 'which' is in base-devel.

mkoskar commented on 2015-12-02 15:30

This should get "which" added into depends=(...).

jav209 commented on 2015-10-30 13:13

See for a complete list of updates

Version 0.999.3 (Alpha 3) (30.10.2015)
*Added more optional source files to hostsblock.conf. Added user agent info to curl to make work with more sites. Sanitized hostsblock.conf file a little bit.
*Added function to force target file update even if no changes are found to source files
*Fixed incorrect invocation of _strip_entries subroutine
*Fixed remaining appearances of gzip -z. (Thanks to Julián Landerreche)
*Fixed misspelled whitelist/whilelist variable
*Fixed incorrect use of -z with gzip/pigz
*Fixed line 261 in (white list write function)

mareex commented on 2015-10-17 09:33

Does anyone else experience that ntpd goes crazy in cpu usage, when hostsblock is applied?

jav209 commented on 2015-05-19 13:20

@rpodgorny Thanks. Do feel free to make a git version. I'll probably work a bit more on optimizing the packaging leading up to 1.0 stable.

rpodgorny commented on 2015-05-19 12:59

ah, ok. i suggest adding some git tags, then, and linking to gzipped file in pkgbuild. also, having a hostsblock-git pkgbuild would be nice. if you're not going to create one, i'll take care of that.

thanks for the hostsblock!

jav209 commented on 2015-05-19 12:55

@rpodgorny I'm quite sure (I'm the original author). I'm in the process of getting rid of the homepage and just using the github page instead.

rpodgorny commented on 2015-05-17 23:55

are you sure the version is correct? the home page lists 0.12.3 as the latest.

jav209 commented on 2015-05-10 13:36

@setone: Novel uses of hostsblock keep coming out of the woodwork, which makes me think it would just be better to strip out the automatic detection features for the dnscachers and dhcp clients all together and just document the most common setups (and contributed less common setups).

setone commented on 2015-05-09 21:10

Incidentally, let me add: thanks again for your excellent work... much appreciated.