Package Details: secure-delete 3.1a-1

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Package Base: secure-delete
Description: Secure file, disk, swap, memory erasure utilities(Fork of THC util)
Upstream URL:
Keywords: delete erase rm security srm
Licenses: GPLv2
Conflicts: srm
Submitter: GI_Jack
Maintainer: GI_Jack
Last Packager: GI_Jack
Votes: 40
Popularity: 0.100429
First Submitted: 2015-08-31 14:41 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2019-12-08 19:33 (UTC)

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linux4678 commented on 2022-04-05 07:20 (UTC)

hello sdmem doesn't work, command not found, anyone else with this problem?

GI_Jack commented on 2019-12-08 19:19 (UTC) (edited on 2019-12-12 02:20 (UTC) by GI_Jack)

As requested, package was forked upstream. As per terms of the GPLv2 license I am now distributing forked version.

edit: On a side note this isn't "political" at all. Its a CYA. Stating that a program is intended to thwart law enforcement is a legal liability. This is not an opinion, but fact. If you are detained by authority figures, and caught with instructions for a program that state its purpose is to defeat their measures, you have much less latitude to negotiate your freedom, in all cases. This is irrespective of what you actually did or did not do.

maxweiss commented on 2019-12-02 05:17 (UTC) (edited on 2019-12-02 05:20 (UTC) by maxweiss)

Please revert the man pages back to their original text. As an package maintainer, your job is to provide the original package for Arch users, only modifying upstream as necessary to make the package function on Arch. The package repository is not a place for you to inject your own politics. You should fork the original project and make a new package for your fork.

(On top of this, the original man page text is not political. It only states that it was originally designed to thwart certain actors. It makes no claim on the morality of those actors or their legal right to access the data. It only states the intent of the creator, which is not itself a political statement but a statement of fact.)

By altering the man pages, you deceive the user by changing the original author's words and presenting them as the original text.

If you insist on inserting your own political views, leave the original text intact but add a "maintainers note" about your disagreement. The original author's words are not yours to change.

GI_Jack commented on 2018-09-13 03:32 (UTC)


stef204 commented on 2018-09-01 20:13 (UTC) (edited on 2018-09-01 20:13 (UTC) by stef204)

You should use this source url
This is directly "from the horse's mouth" so to speak; as opposed to the url.

GI_Jack commented on 2018-03-05 14:38 (UTC)

Its already done

sed -i 's/smem/semem/g' "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/"

frankyboy commented on 2017-12-09 09:09 (UTC)

hello :) minor mistake in script: 120 line need to change "smem" to "semem" due to renamed semem binary

DescartesHorse commented on 2017-10-23 22:52 (UTC)

Minor typo in the post_install script - you've got "dude to file conflicts", but should be "due to file conflicts" :)

archenemy commented on 2017-07-06 16:02 (UTC)

Please change package source to It works.

GI_Jack commented on 2017-03-18 17:39 (UTC)

renamed smem to semem.