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Currently we have official packages optimized for the x86-64 architecture. We complement our official package sets with a community-operated package repository that grows in size and quality each and every day.

Our strong community is diverse and helpful, and we pride ourselves on the range of skillsets and uses for Arch that stem from it. Please check out our forums and mailing lists to get your feet wet. Also glance through our wiki if you want to learn more about Arch.

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PHP 8.2 update and introduction of legacy branch

2023-01-13

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 and php-legacy can be installed at the same time as the latter uses a -legacy suffix for its binaries and configuration files.

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 years.

In memory of Jonathon Fernyhough

2023-01-12

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.

Removing python2 from the repositories

2022-09-23

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.

Arch Linux mailing list changes

2022-09-16

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.

Grub bootloader upgrade and configuration incompatibilities

2022-08-30

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 of configuration:

grub-install ...
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

For more specific information on grub-install, please refer to the wiki: GRUB - ArchWiki

Older News

2022-07-14
wxWidgets 3.2 update may need manual intervention
2022-05-12
Undone replacement of pipewire-media-session with wireplumber
2022-05-09
QEMU >= 7.0.0 changes split package setup
2022-03-25
Keycloak 17.0.1-2 update requires manual reconfiguration
2022-02-23
Arch Linux Leader Election Results
2022-02-02
Debug packages and debuginfod
2022-01-21
linux-firmware 20220119.0c6a7b3-2 requires kernel >=5.3 and package splitting
2021-12-27
libxml2>=2.9.12-6 update may require manual intervention
2021-06-08
Sorting out old password hashes
2021-05-24
Move of official IRC channels to libera.chat

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python-bleach 6.0.0-1 any
rocsparse 5.4.3-1 x86_64
rocrand 5.4.3-1 x86_64
hipcub 5.4.3-1 x86_64
rocthrust 5.4.3-1 x86_64
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rocm-smi-lib 5.4.3-1 x86_64
hsa-amd-aqlprofile-bin 5.4.3-2 x86_64
rime-cantonese 0.0.0.20230126-1 x86_64
hip-runtime-amd 5.4.3-1 x86_64
rocm-opencl-runtime 5.4.3-1 x86_64
comgr 5.4.3-1 x86_64
rocminfo 5.4.3-1 x86_64
hsa-rocr 5.4.3-1 x86_64
mighttpd2 4.0.2-78 x86_64