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 (or jre-headless) will work.
This will (potentially) require a manual user action during upgrade:
- If you have both JDK and JRE installed you can manually install the JDK
pacman -Sy jdk-openjdk && pacman -Su and this removes the JRE related packages.
- If you have both JRE and JRE-headless you will need to choose one of
them and install it manually since they would conflict each other now.
- If you only have one of the JDK/JRE/JRE-headless pacman should resolve
dependencies normally and no action is needed.
At the moment this is only valid for the upcoming JDK 21 release.
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 …
ansible-core 2.15.3, upstream moved documentation and examples to a separate dedicated repository (see the related changelogs).
This means that, starting from version
ansible-core package will stop shipping documentation and a default configuration example under
Regarding the documentation, it is available online: https://docs.ansible.com/
As for the configuration file, as explained in the wiki, a base config can be generated with the following command:
ansible-config init --disabled > ansible.cfg
After updating from
2.15.2-1 to >=
2.15.3-1, everyone using a custom global Ansible configuration file stored under
/etc/ansible/ansible.cfg will have their …
When upgrading from budgie-desktop 10.7.2-5 to 10.7.2-6, the package mutter43 must be replaced with magpie-wm, which currently depends on mutter. As mutter43 conflicts with mutter, manual intervention is required to complete the upgrade.
First remove mutter43, then immediately perform the upgrade. Do not relog or
reboot between these steps.
pacman -Rdd mutter43
Starting from version 2023.66594-9, TeX Live packages have been reorganized to mirror upstream collections. Even though the new
texlive-basic replaces the old
texlive-core, many of the texlive-core contents (including language specific files) are now split between different packages. To find out which Arch package contains a specific CTAN package, you can use the
tlmgr utility, eg.
$ tlmgr info euler | grep collection
which means the euler CTAN package is contained in
texlive-latexrecommended. You may also use
pacman -F to query for specific files.
A new metapackage texlive-meta is available to install all subpackages (except for …