The php packages have been updated to the latest version 8.2. In
addition to this, a new set of php-legacy packages have been
introduced. These will follow the oldest but still actively supported
PHP branch. This enables users to install the latest version but also
introduces the option to use third party applications that might rely
on an older version. Both branches will be kept up to date following
our rolling release model.
php-legacy can be installed at the
same time as the latter uses a
-legacy suffix for its binaries and
In addition to this, the php7 packages have been removed as they
reached end of life. The
imap extension will no longer be provided as
it relies on the
c-client library which has been abandoned for many
Arch Linux mourns the sudden loss of Jonathon Fernyhough, known in our community as
jonathon, who passed away on Saturday night.
Jonathon was an active participant and contributor to Arch Linux, several derived distributions, the AUR and through personal repositories. He was enthusiastic, helpful and eager to contribute towards improving the free and open source software community as a whole.
On behalf of the wider Arch Linux community, our condolences go out to his family and friends.
Python 2 went end of life January 2020. Since then we have been actively cutting down the number of projects depending on
python2 in our repositories, and we have finally been able to drop it from our distribution. If you still have
python2 installed on your system consider removing it and any python2 package.
If you still require the python2 package you can keep it around, but please be aware that there will be no security updates. If you need a patched package please consult the AUR, or use an unofficial user repository.
As part of dropping Python 2 which is EOL, we have migrated our mailing lists from mailman2 to mailman3.
Rewriting of the "From" header and subject (to prepend the list name) have been disabled to keep the DKIM signature intact. This means "reply to mailing list" must be used when replying to the list and you may need to update your filters and rules matching the "From" header.
All existing subscriptions are migrated and you do not need to re-subscribe. For managing your subscriptions a new mailman3 account must be registered.
Recent changes in
grub added a new command option to
fwsetup and changed the
way the command is invoked in the generated boot configuration. Depending on
your system hardware and setup this could cause an unbootable system due to
incompatibilities between the installed bootloader and configuration. After a
grub package update it is advised to run both, installation and regeneration
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
For more specific information on
grub-install, please refer to the wiki:
GRUB - ArchWiki