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Currently we have official packages optimized for the x86-64 architecture. We complement our official package sets with a community-operated package repository that grows in size and quality each and every day.

Our strong community is diverse and helpful, and we pride ourselves on the range of skillsets and uses for Arch that stem from it. Please check out our forums and mailing lists to get your feet wet. Also glance through our wiki if you want to learn more about Arch.

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Moving to Zstandard images by default on mkinitcpio

2021-02-19

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.

Chromium losing Sync support in early March

2021-02-03

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 …

PHP 8.0 and PHP 7 legacy packages are available

2021-01-28

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:

Manual pages indexing service

2021-01-14

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 …

Arch Linux mailing list id changes

2020-12-31

Due to issues with our anti spam measures, we had to migrate those mailing lists, that were sent from @archlinux.org before to the @lists.archlinux.org domain.

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.

Older News

2020-11-01
Accessible installation medium
2020-10-23
libtraceevent>=5.9-1 update requires manual intervention
2020-10-21
nvidia 455.28 is incompatible with linux >= 5.9
2020-10-01
ghostpcl>=9.53.2-2 and ghostxps>=9.53.2-2 updates require manual intervention
2020-09-23
Arch Conf 2020 schedule
2020-09-09
Kill Arch Bugs: Help us on the 13th of September!
2020-07-28
AUR Migration: New SSH HostKeys
2020-04-14
zn_poly 0.9.2-2 update requires manual intervention
2020-04-13
nss>=3.51.1-1 and lib32-nss>=3.51.1-1 updates require manual intervention
2020-03-19
hplip 3.20.3-2 update requires manual intervention

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tp_smapi-lts 0.43-132 x86_64
r8168-lts 8.048.03-65 x86_64
acpi_call-lts 1.2.1-31 x86_64
nvidia-lts 1:460.56-2 x86_64
linux-lts 5.10.19-1 x86_64
etherwall 3.0.2-1 x86_64
lib32-mesa 20.3.4-3 x86_64
poke 1.0-1 x86_64
python-igraph 0.9.0-1 x86_64
igraph 0.9.0-2 x86_64
knot-resolver 5.3.0-1 x86_64
ruby-activesupport 6.1.3-1 any
python-aiosmtpd 1.4.0-1 any
python-pikepdf 2.6.0-1 x86_64
kwin 5.21.1-2 x86_64