We are proud to announce that the migration to Git packaging succeeded! 🥳
Thanks to everyone who has helped during the migration!
Package sources are now available on GitLab. Note that the bugtracker is still flyspray and that merge requests are not accepted as of now.
We intend to open the issue tracker and merge requests on the Gitlab package repos in the near future.
Mirrors are syncing again, but it may take a bit of time until your mirror of choice has caught up.
Update your system and merge the pacman pacnew
/etc/pacman.conf.pacnew file. This is required as we have moved the
[community] repository into
$ pacman -Syu "pacman>=6.0.2-7"
For users of the now deprecated
asp tool, you will need to switch to
$ pacman -Syu "devtools>=1:1.0.0-1"
$ pkgctl repo clone linux
For some more detailed instructions on how to obtain PKGBUILDs see the corresponding wiki article.
Before starting, first uninstall
devtools-git-poc and remove any repos from your filesystem that you cloned during the git proof-of-concept testing.
Make sure you have both, an updated devtools and pacman on your system:
$ pacman -Syu "devtools>=1:1.0.0-1" "pacman>=6.0.2-7"
Additionally clean up old chroots in
$ rm -rf /var/lib/archbuild/
# or optionally, use the --clean option for pkgctl build *ONCE*
$ pkgctl build --clean
For instruction on how to use
pkgctl, please take a look at the "How to be a packager" wiki article and also consult the man page of each subcommand for further information:
$ man pkgctl-build
$ man pkgctl-repo-clone
This Friday morning (2023-05-19) the Git packaging migration will start until Sunday (2023-05-21). The Arch Linux packaging team will not be able to update packages in any of the repositories during this period.
Notification when the migration starts, and when it is completed, will be published on the
[arch-dev-public] mailing list.
How does this impact Arch Linux users?
[testing] repository will be split into
[staging] repository will be split into
[community] repository will be merged into
[extra] and will therefore be empty after the migration.
All affected repositories will …
On February 2nd, the
base-devel package group has been replaced by a meta package of the same name.
If you installed the
base-devel package group prior to this date, explicitly re-install it to get the new
base-devel package installed on the system:
pacman -Syu base-devel
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-legacy can be installed at the
same time as the latter uses a
-legacy suffix for its binaries and
In addition to this, …
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.