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libpng/libjpeg rebuilds move from [testing]

The new versions of libjpeg and libpng required a rebuild of all dependent packages. The libjpeg/libpng rebuilds are now complete and are moving from [testing] into the main repos. Due to the large number of rebuilds required, packages will take a while to propagate to the mirrors. It is advisable to check the state of your mirror before updating ( ...


ArchCon2010 registration

Two prominent community members, Dusty and ralvez have been working hard to bring Arch Linux it's very own conference. ArchCon 2010 will take place in Toronto, Canada's largest city, on July 22 and 23. Registration is now open at and more information can be found on the ArchCon site at ArchCon will feature talks and tutorials from prominent ...


Bug Day: Saturday, February 6

By popular demand, the next Bug Day will be on Saturday, February 6. People are usually around all day, but you will certainly find us in the #archlinux-bugs IRC forum in the afternoon and evening EST. There's a job for everyone! Come help out however you can.


Hacklab.CL's Arch Linux Orphan's Day

This weekend on January 23rd, Hacklab.CL is organizing an event called Arch Linux Orphan's Day. This event will consist of talks and presentations about Arch Linux packaging, covering the Packaging Guidelines, the AUR, complementary tools, and much more. The event concludes with a review of the AUR orphan packages and, hopefully, some new maintainers. This will happen at "KernelHouse" (Antonia ...


Arch Linux Magazine, January 2010

In with a bang: * Get it! * Discuss it! Enjoy!


kernel 2.6.32 series moved to the [core] repository

Hi arch community, The new 2.6.32 kernel series moved to the [core] repository. Upstream changes Arch Linux bugfixes/feature requests: # added CONFIG_PM_DEBUG # added CONFIG_MMIOTRACE KMS changes: - changed intel kms enabled by default - radeon kms is now disabled by default Please use the modeset option to enable it. - Early userspace KMS support is broken at the moment ...


filesystem-2009.11-1 and LC_COLLATE

The filesystem-2009.11-1 package has removed LC_COLLATE=C from /etc/profile as this caused incorrect sorting on some locales (See FS#15250). Any scripts relying on this value should manually set the LC_COLLATE variable.


Next Bug Day: Sun 1/3

When the holidays are over and mid-winter depressions sets in, Arch Linux will be there for you. On Sunday 1/3, we'll have our next Bug Day. We've been making progress each month-- let's surge in 2010! Join us whenever you can; you can find us in the #archlinux-bugs IRC forum in the afternoon and evening EST. Happy holidays, bugs-- they ...


Next Bug Day: Sun 12/6

The next Bug Day is scheduled for Sunday 12/6. The bugs will be there all day, so start whenever you want, but you can find us in the #archlinux-bugs IRC forum in the afternoon and evening EST. The more the merrier!


MySQL 5.1.40 - configuration file moved

Starting with the mysql 5.1.40 release, the mysql configuration file resides in the /etc/mysql/ directory and the pid and sock files are in the /var/run/mysqld/ directory. This is to comply with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.

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