With the release of mkinitcpio v38, several hooks previously provided by Arch packages have been
moved to the mkinitcpio upstream project. The hooks are: systemd, udev, encrypt,
sd-encrypt, lvm2 and mdadm_udev.
To ensure no breakage of users' setup occurs, temporary
conflicts have been introduced into the respective packages to prevent installing packages
that are no longer compatible.
The following packages needs to be upgraded together:
- mkinitcpio 38-3
- systemd 255.4-2
- lvm2 2.03.23-3
- mdadm 4.3-2
- cryptsetup 2.7.0-3
Please note that the
--microcode, and the
microcode option in the preset files, has been deprecated in favour of
microcode hook. This also allows you to drop the microcode
lines from your boot configuration as they are now packed together with the main initramfs image.
We are making
dbus-broker our default implementation of D-Bus, for
improved performance, reliability and integration with systemd.
For the foreseeable future we will still support the use of
the previous implementation. Pacman will ask you whether to install
dbus-daemon-units. We recommend picking the
For a more detailed rationale, please see our RFC 25.
We are happy to announce that the migration of the bugtracker to GitLab is done! 🥳
Thanks to everyone who has helped during the migration!
This means the issue tracker and merge requests on the GitLab package repos are now enabled.
The old bugtracker will subsequently be closed down. For archiving reasons there will be a static copy so that links (for example the randomly picked Task #56716) are still stable, migrated bugs have a closing comment pointing to the new URL on GitLab.
Packaging bugs are now opened on the repo hosting the corresponding packaging sources, the "Add …
We are introducing a change in JDK/JRE packages of our distro. This is
triggered from the way a JRE is build in modern versions of Java (>9). We are
introducing this change in Java 21.
To sum it up instead of having JDK and JRE packages coexist in the same system
we will be making them conflict. The JDK variant package includes the runtime
environment to execute Java applications so if one needs compilation and
runtime of Java they need only the JDK package in the future. If, on the other
hand, they need just runtime of Java then JRE …
With shadow >=
4.14.0, Arch Linux's default password hashing algorithm changed from SHA512 to yescrypt.
umask settings are now configured in
/etc/login.defs instead of
This should not require any manual intervention.
Reasons for Yescrypt
The password-based key derivation function (KDF) and password hashing scheme yescrypt has been chosen due to its adoption (readily available in libxcrypt, which is used by pam) and its stronger resilience towards password cracking attempts over SHA512.
Although the winner of the Password Hashing Competition has been argon2, this algorithm is not yet available in libxcrypt …