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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.

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Removing python2 from the repositories

2022-09-23

Python 2 went end of life January 2020. Since then we have been actively cutting down the number of projects depending on python2 in our repositories, and we have finally been able to drop it from our distribution. If you still have python2 installed on your system consider removing it and any python2 package.

If you still require the python2 package you can keep it around, but please be aware that there will be no security updates. If you need a patched package please consult the AUR, or use an unofficial user repository.

Arch Linux mailing list changes

2022-09-16

As part of dropping Python 2 which is EOL, we have migrated our mailing lists from mailman2 to mailman3.

Rewriting of the "From" header and subject (to prepend the list name) have been disabled to keep the DKIM signature intact. This means "reply to mailing list" must be used when replying to the list and you may need to update your filters and rules matching the "From" header.

All existing subscriptions are migrated and you do not need to re-subscribe. For managing your subscriptions a new mailman3 account must be registered.

Grub bootloader upgrade and configuration incompatibilities

2022-08-30

Recent changes in grub added a new command option to fwsetup and changed the way the command is invoked in the generated boot configuration. Depending on your system hardware and setup this could cause an unbootable system due to incompatibilities between the installed bootloader and configuration. After a grub package update it is advised to run both, installation and regeneration of configuration:

grub-install ...
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

For more specific information on grub-install, please refer to the wiki: GRUB - ArchWiki

wxWidgets 3.2 update may need manual intervention

2022-07-14

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

2022-05-12

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. …

Older News

2022-05-09
QEMU >= 7.0.0 changes split package setup
2022-03-25
Keycloak 17.0.1-2 update requires manual reconfiguration
2022-02-23
Arch Linux Leader Election Results
2022-02-02
Debug packages and debuginfod
2022-01-21
linux-firmware 20220119.0c6a7b3-2 requires kernel >=5.3 and package splitting
2021-12-27
libxml2>=2.9.12-6 update may require manual intervention
2021-06-08
Sorting out old password hashes
2021-05-24
Move of official IRC channels to libera.chat
2021-04-01
Installation medium with installer
2021-02-19
Moving to Zstandard images by default on mkinitcpio

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