As linux-lts moved to the 5.10 version, all official kernels of Arch Linux now support zstd compressed
initramfs images, so mkinitcpio is switching to zstd compressed images by default with version 30,
which is currently on [testing].
If, for any reason, you are using a kernel version prior to 5.9, make sure to change mkinitcpio.conf
COMPRESSION to use one of the compressors supported, like gzip, otherwise you will not be able to
boot images generated by mkinitcpio.
Google has announced that they are going to block everything but Chrome from accessing certain Google features (like Chrome sync) starting on March 15. This decision by Google is going to affect Arch's
chromium package a bit earlier, on March 2, when Chromium 89 gets released.
We know for sure that data syncing will stop working (passwords, bookmarks, etc.). Other features such as geolocation or enhanced spell check might continue to function for a bit longer. Extensions integrating with Google Drive might misbehave and LibreOffice will lose access to documents stored there.
Other distros such as openSUSE and Fedora have …
The php package has been updated to version 8.0. Please refer to
the upstream migration guide. As some applications are not
compatible with PHP 8 yet we provide a php7 package which can be
installed alongside version 8. Packages that depend on PHP reflect
this update and will require php7 if needed. You might need to update
your configuration accordingly. PHP 7 binaries and configuration have
the "7" suffix:
- /usr/bin/php -> /usr/bin/php7
- /etc/php -> /etc/php7
- /usr/bin/php-fpm -> /usr/bin/php-fpm7
- /usr/lib/systemd/system/php-fpm.service -> /usr/lib/systemd/system/php-fpm7.service
- /run/php-fpm -> /run/php-fpm7
We also provide third party modules compiled for PHP 7:
We are happy to announce our newest public service: A manual pages indexing site at man.archlinux.org that publishes the man pages of all our packages and allows you to search and browse them. Check out, for example, the man page of tar.
You can also find this service linked to in the sidebar as well as on every package detail page. Thanks to Wiki Admin lahwaacz for developing archmanweb for this purpose.
While there are other man page indexing sites out there, it is our hope that publishing man pages matching the versions of our released packages further improves …
Due to issues with our anti spam measures, we had to migrate those mailing lists, that were sent from @archlinux.org before to the
Submission to the mailing list is not affected and still works with @archlinux.org. Mails get redirected automagically.
The only change that may need to be considered on your side are filters and rules matching the From or List-id header which changed accordingly.