I’m test driving Manjaro Linux and I like it a lot when it comes to ease of use and design, and the fact that Pamac has Flatpak and Snap support. What I don’t like so much is that security has kinda low priority. I read a forum post in the Manjaro forums about someone wanting to install the hardened kernel from Arch, but it became a discussion without a clear answer. turns out Manjaro maintains various kernels already build by one person. My question is whether I can add Arch Linux repository to have the hardened kernel installed, without giving trouble for other software installed. Is there some kind of equivalent of apt-pinning for Debian in Manjaro ?

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I’ve just tested this. In /etc/pacman.conf added : [extra] Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist-arch-extra

Commented out the Manjaro [extra] section for the moment.

And in /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist-arch-extra I’ve copied part of a mirrorlist from an Arch Linux install.

Then ran pacman -Syy and installed extra/linux-hardened extra/linux-hardened-docs extra/linux-hardened-headers After that commented out the Arch section, and uncommented the [extra] section for Manjaro, and ran pacman -Syy again.

A bit of a hassle, but it boots fine. For reference : https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&q=hardened&maintainer=&flagged= I’ve skipped the package regarding usb as I’m not sure it will conflict.

I guess this could be turned into a script, and then figure out how to get notifications for a new version of the hardened kernel from Arch Linux.

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