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wxWidgets 3.2 update may need manual intervention


wxWidgets 3.2 provides a Qt frontend in addition to the GTK3 one, so packages have been renamed from wxgtk- to wxwidgets-. The GTK2 frontend is no longer provided. If you have wxgtk2 installed, the upgrade will fail with

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies) :: removing wxgtk-common breaks dependency 'wxgtk-common' required by wxgtk2

In such case, uninstall wxgtk2 first and then proceed with the upgrade.

Undone replacement of pipewire-media-session with wireplumber


Two days ago the wireplumber package was made to replace pipewire-media-session as the latter session manager for PipeWire is considered dead upstream and will see no more releases. Unfortunately, this step was premature.

Our pipewire audio packages (pipewire-alsa, pipewire-jack and pipewire-pulse) ship configuration that prompt media-session to activate PipeWire's audio features. When these packages are not installed and the configuration is missing, PipeWire can be used for screen recording without interfering with ALSA or PulseAudio.

WirePlumber disregards this mechanism and always configures PipeWire to grab audio devices, meaning users of PulseAudio or bare ALSA experience broken audio. …

QEMU >= 7.0.0 changes split package setup


With the update to qemu 7.0.0 the package has been turned into a more fine grained split package utilizing meta packages.

  • The qemu package is now virtually provided by the meta packages qemu-base, qemu-desktop and qemu-full.
  • The functionality of qemu prior to 7.0.0 is replaced by qemu-desktop
  • The functionality of qemu-headless is replaced by qemu-base
  • The functionality of qemu-arch-extra and qemu-headless-arch-extra is replaced by qemu-emulators-full
  • The meta package qemu-full provides all QEMU related packages (excluding qemu-guest-agent)

Keycloak 17.0.1-2 update requires manual reconfiguration


The keycloak package prior to version 17.0.1-2 was running with WildFly server. Since upstream officially moved to Quarkus distribution, Arch Linux follows this approach. This means some manual intervention is required for the upgrade.

The configuration needs to be adjusted from the old .xml format to the new /etc/keycloak/keycloak.conf.

Prior to the upgrade, stop the keycloak service, upgrade the package and migrate the configuration before starting:

systemctl stop keycloak.service
pacman -Syu keycloak
# migrate configuration /etc/keycloak/keycloak.conf
systemctl start keycloak.service

See Keycloak migration docs and Keycloak Quarkus server docs

Arch Linux Leader Election Results


This month we held our leader election, and our current leader Levente Polyák ran unopposed. As per our election rules he is re-elected for a new term.

Congratulations to Levente Polyak on a new term!

Older News

Debug packages and debuginfod
linux-firmware 20220119.0c6a7b3-2 requires kernel >=5.3 and package splitting
libxml2>=2.9.12-6 update may require manual intervention
Sorting out old password hashes
Move of official IRC channels to libera.chat
Installation medium with installer
Moving to Zstandard images by default on mkinitcpio
Chromium losing Sync support in early March
PHP 8.0 and PHP 7 legacy packages are available
Manual pages indexing service

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