Package Todo Lists

Todo lists are used by the developers when a rebuild of a set of packages is needed. This is common when a library has a version bump, during a toolchain rebuild, or a general cleanup of packages in the repositories. The progress can be tracked here, and completed todo lists can be browsed as well.

Name Creation Date Creator Description Package Count Incomplete Count Kind Status
Unreproducible ruby packages 2021-05-27 Jelle van der Waa This todo list is for unreproducible ruby packages mostly due to or other files which should not be required for packaged ruby modules. According to our packaging guidelines the `ext` directory is not required anymore after the installation step. Example of non-reproducible package As this is not a rebuild, packages can directly go in either [community] or [extra]. 30 24 Task Incomplete
python-sqlalchemy update to 1.4 2021-04-25 Jelle van der Waa python-sqlalchemy's 1.4 release seems to have broken a lot of packages in our repository's such as mailman3, python-aws-xray-sdk, buildbot, sopel etc. For this reason python-sqlalchemy1.3 is available in [community-staging], please check if your package works with 1.4 and if not add a dependency to python-sqlalchemy1.3 and put it in [staging] or [community-staging]. Packages which do not require anything fixes, can be marked as complete 19 7 Task Incomplete
Unreproducible python bytecode 2021-04-08 Eli Schwartz The following packages cannot be reproducibly rebuilt due to non-deterministic changes in the packaged .pyc bytecode. Invoking 'export PYTHONHASHSEED=0' before the bytecode compiling will solve this issue and results in a reproducible package. For more details see: 50 39 Task Incomplete
Cleanup of python-setuptools dependency for console scripts 2021-01-13 Felix Yan In recent versions of setuptools and Python, console-script entry points are using stdlib importlib by default, thus python-setuptools (provider of the pkg_resource module) is no longer a runtime dependency. Please check your package. If python-setuptools is only listed as dependency or optional dependency because of its console scripts (not in install_requires for other reasons, for example), please consider moving it to makedepends or removed, respectively. Packages go to stable repos directly. 251 94 Task Incomplete
GTK 2 EOL 2020-12-20 Alexander Rødseth GTK 2 has reached its end of life: Many of the listed packages can support GTK3 or 4 just by tweaking the build configuration. Please check if it is possible to upgrade packages to GTK3 or GTK4 (which are pretty similar to each other, in terms of API), or drop the dependency on the "gtk2" package, if it's an optional dependency. Just mark packages as complete if it's not feasible to patch, drop or upgrade them. Upgraded packages can be pushed directly to extra/community. Thank you! 195 125 Task Incomplete
Remove usage of makepkg subroutines from PKGBUILDs 2020-01-17 David Runge The use of makepkg subroutines has been discussed in an old ticket [1]. In 2017 a warning about this was added to namcap and recently the wiki has been been updated to reflect this [2]. A list of packages (with false positives) can be found here [3]. Time for a cleanup! As a sidenote: If you find, that you are shadowing a test run in check() (e.g. `test || warning "Test is broken"`) please consider *why* you are doing this and whether only a subset of the tests can be run instead (e.g. because parts of the tests are integration tests anyways, that can not be run in makechrootpkg). [1] [2] [3]*%2Ftrunk%2FPKGBUILD&repos= 244 31 Task Incomplete
Conversion of programs that use Python 2 to Python 3 2019-12-23 Chih-Hsuan Yen Python 2.7 branch is going to be EOL'ed on 2020-01-01 [1]. A previous Todo [2] suggests to remove unused Python 2 libraries. In this Todo, I suggest to investigate programs that still use Python 2, either as runtime dependency or build/check dependencies, and see if it's possible to use Python 3 instead. Notes for some packages are available at Whenever you have changed a package to use Python 3, feel free to either move the corresponding row to the Done section or simply remove the row. Also, feel free to update notes if there are something new (e.g., a new Python 3-compatible version released, patches merged, new patches proposed, ...). Package can go directly into the repo; [staging] is not necessary. [1] [2] 203 24 Task Incomplete
yara 4.1.1 2021-06-07 Levente Polyak yara soname bump, packages go to [staging] 2 0 Rebuild Complete
gdal 3.3.0 rebuild 2021-06-05 Jaroslav Lichtblau -> Packages to [staging] 14 0 Rebuild Complete
imagemagick rebuild 2021-05-31 Antonio Rojas Packages go to [staging] 16 0 Rebuild Complete
LLVM 12 2021-05-27 Evangelos Foutras -> -> -> I added llvm11 for bootstrapping the rust/ldc rebuilds, by rebuilding them in staging to use llvm11{,-libs} and then reverting back to regular llvm. llvm11 can also be used for packages not ported to LLVM 12, as long as they don't also use other LLVM components like clang. 56 0 Rebuild Complete
Electron 13 2021-05-27 Nicola Squartini Switch incompatible packages to depend on electron12. 6 0 Rebuild Complete
pacman-6.0 2021-05-20 Allan McRae Rebuilds! 14 0 Rebuild Complete
libslirp rebuild 2021-05-19 Morten Linderud libslirp has a so-name bump. Please rebuild packages and move them to staging. Note: Probably invalid rebuild :) 3 0 Rebuild Complete
bullet 3.17 rebuild 2021-05-11 Sven-Hendrik Haase Rebuilds go to [staging]. 4 0 Rebuild Complete
cudnn 8.2 rebuild 2021-04-29 Sven-Hendrik Haase Stuff goes to staging. 5 0 Rebuild Complete
libplacebo 3.120.2 2021-04-26 Levente Polyak libplacebo 3.120.2 rebuild handled by myself, this is just a transparency and tracking todo 3 0 Rebuild Complete
openexr 3.0 rebuild 2021-04-23 Antonio Rojas This comes with major build system changes. The libHalf and libImath libraries have been merged and are split to a new imath package (which openexr depends on). If your package only depends on these libraries, you should change the openexr dependency to imath. Packages that ship a custom FindOpenEXR.cmake will stop building, since all libraries are renamed. Instead of fixing all the downstream FindOpenEXR.cmake, try to port it to use the native OpenEXRConfig cmake targets (see patch in kimageformats). Packages go to [staging] 27 0 Rebuild Complete
libmypaint 1.6.1 rebuild 2021-04-20 Levente Polyak libmypaint 1.6.1 changed the library name to a generic non version constrained. This may potentially create linking issues that need tiny adjustment. old: new: packages go to staging 4 0 Rebuild Complete
gdal 3.2.2 and proj 8.0.0 rebuild 2021-04-18 Balló György -> -> Packages to [staging] 21 0 Rebuild Complete
cuda 11.3 rebuild 2021-04-16 Sven-Hendrik Haase cuda 11.3 was pushed to [community]. Rebuilds should go there directly as well. 8 0 Rebuild Complete
libwebsockets 4.2.0 2021-04-16 David Runge The upgrade to libwebsockets 4.2.0 introduces a soname change (17->18). All dependants need to be rebuilt and be moved to their respective staging repository. 5 0 Rebuild Complete
wlroots 0.13.0 2021-04-07 Maxim Baz New wlroots release is in community-staging Please check your packages and push a rebuild or a new version when available. Thanks :) 4 0 Rebuild Complete
libaom 3.0.0 2021-04-06 Jan Alexander Steffens libaom 3.0.0 introduces a soname change. Packages go to staging. 8 0 Rebuild Complete
GNOME 40 Rebuild 2021-04-01 Jan Alexander Steffens Changes: -> -> Change in API contracts (ownership of return values) without soname change. (!) -> Packages go to staging. 34 0 Rebuild Complete
granite 6.0.0 rebuild 2021-03-24 Maxime Gauduin granite was just updated to 6.0.0, packages go to staging -> 54 0 Rebuild Complete
fontconfig config handling changes 2021-03-23 Jan Alexander Steffens fontconfig in [testing] contains some changes to config handling: "/etc/fonts/conf.avail/" was moved to "/usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/". The symlinks in "/etc/fonts/conf.d/" are now handled by a hook which looks for changes in "/usr/share/fontconfig/conf.default/". This should prevent conf.d from getting reset on every upgrade, while still allowing packages to add or remove default config files. If your package contains config that should be enabled by default, put the config file into "$pkgdir/usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/" and symlink it from "$pkgdir/usr/share/fontconfig/conf.default/". Packages go to [testing] / [community-testing]. 36 0 Task Complete
Ruby 3.0 rebuild 2021-03-19 Anatol Pomozov Ruby 3.0 has been released last December It is time to bring it to Arch Linux. This TODO is mostly for the rebuild machine The packages are going to be rebuilt automatically and pushed to staging repo. 191 0 Rebuild Complete
x264/x265 rebuild 2021-03-18 Maxime Gauduin usual soname bumps, packages go to staging 18 0 Rebuild Complete
GooCanvas 3 2021-03-14 Balló György libgoocanvas-2.0 -> libgoocanvas-3.0 The ABI is changed, but it seems the API is the same, so porting should be simple. Packages go to [staging]/[community-staging]. 5 0 Rebuild Complete
Disable gobject-introspection on lib32 libraries 2021-03-12 Jan Alexander Steffens These packages contain files in /usr/lib32/girepository-1.0/ that aren't useful, as most of the introspection runtime for lib32 is missing. Please look into disabling introspection on these builds (e.g. via `-D introspection=false` or `--disable-introspection`), which should also remove a makedepend on gobject-introspection. 6 0 Task Complete
liburing 2.0 2021-03-11 David Runge The upgrade to liburing 2.0 introduces a soname change. Please rebuild the packages depending on in [staging]/[community-staging]. If there are any questions or problems, you can reach me via mail or IRC. 9 0 Rebuild Complete
Jedi 0.18.0 rebuild 2021-03-11 Daniel M. Capella Please test your package against the new Jedi 🎉. Found no issues myself. They are in [community-staging] as per anthraxx's suggestion. gnome-builder has not been included because apparently it also did not work with 0.17.2. 7 0 Rebuild Complete
Electron 12 2021-03-05 Nicola Squartini If rebuild against the new Electron 12 doesn't work, an electron11 package is available in [community-staging] to depend on. Push to [community-staging]. 7 0 Rebuild Complete
glslang 11.2 rebuild 2021-02-24 Sven-Hendrik Haase Technically not required but we've observed ABI breakages in the past even with minor glslang releases so better safe than sorry. Rebuilds go to [staging]. 4 0 Rebuild Complete
Removal of dep 2021-02-22 Morten Linderud dep has been deprecated and repository archived. Please help upstreams move to go modules and/or add go.sum and go.mod files to the projects. 4 0 Task Complete
Go 1.16 rebuild 2021-02-21 Morten Linderud Go 1.16 has been released so we will do a complete rebuild for library changes, compiler and runtime improvements. New this round has been that Go modules is now on by default. This means that any packages still not utilizing go modules needs to disable the feature during build. This can be done with the env variable GO111MODULE. export GO111MODULE=off I have not seen any other significant changes and smoke testing with the container runtimes didn't show anything wrong. All packages goes to the stable repos directly. Email me or bug me on IRC if there are questions or issues that needs to be fixed! 176 0 Rebuild Complete
imagemagick rebuild 2021-02-08 Antonio Rojas packages go to [staging] 8 0 Rebuild Complete
lvm2 2.03.x 2021-02-02 Christian Hesse The new lvm2 (and split device-mapper) package brings a number of changes for shared libraries. Packages go to (community-)staging. 19 0 Rebuild Complete
Remove svn propset 2021-01-31 Morten Linderud It was decided in 2018 to remove all svn propsets from package files in the repository to ensure reproducible packages. Please remove them from the packages and push to community. 15 0 Task Complete
opencolorio1 rebuild 2021-01-31 Sven-Hendrik Haase We decided we can't use opencolorio 2 because version 2 is basically completely different from version 1. We'll therefore just go with an opencolorio1 package. 5 0 Rebuild Complete
cudnn 8.1 rebuild 2021-01-31 Sven-Hendrik Haase Stuff goes into [community-staging]. 5 0 Rebuild Complete
imagemagick rebuild 2021-01-30 Antonio Rojas Packages go to [staging] 16 0 Rebuild Complete
Remove pepper-flash from optional dependencies 2021-01-19 Evangelos Foutras Flash Player reached end-of-life on December 31, 2020. Before dropping it from [extra], we have to remove it from a few browsers' optional dependencies. 3 0 Rebuild Complete
PHP 8 compatibility 2021-01-18 Pierre Schmitz The PHP modules for PHP 8 are now rebuilt and a php7 package is available for software that is not compatible yet. Please check compatibility with your packages * If your package works fine with PHP 8 (e.g. documented by upstream or tested by yourself) just mark it as complete; a rebuild is not needed. * If you know your package will not work with PHP 8 update its dependency to the php7 packages. Make sure to update config or scripts as the php7 biaries have the "7" postfix. E.g. /usr/bin/php7 or /usr/bin/php-fpm7 Updates to these packages should be moved to [testing] or [community-testing] 27 0 Rebuild Complete
libplacebo 3.104.0 soname bump 2021-01-13 Levente Polyak libplacebo 3.104.0 has soname 104 which should be built in staging 3 0 Rebuild Complete soname bump 2021-01-13 Levente Polyak libdav1d has a new soname version .5 which requires rebuilds put into staging and built against dav1d 0.8.1-1 6 0 Rebuild Complete
podofo rebuild 2021-01-10 Jelle van der Waa New podofo release bumps the soname and requires a rebuild, rebuilds go into [staging]. 5 0 Rebuild Complete
PHP-8 and PHP7 module rebuild 2021-01-08 Pierre Schmitz The php package has been updated to version 8. For the meantime we keep version 7 packaged as php7. Both packages are available in [staging]. php7 will dropped once all the scripts we provide (and the ecosystem in general) is compatible with version 8. Module should be recompiled for version 8 and if desired provided for php7 as well. Let me know if you have to drop the module for one version due to incompatibility. If you like to provide both versions a split package might be the easiest approach. For an example see APCu: Once all rebuilds are done the packages are moved to [testing] to check those that depend on php. 28 0 Rebuild Complete
libopenraw 0.3.0 release 2020-12-19 Frederik Schwan Rebuild for libopenraw 0.3.0. libopenraw-0.3.0 is in [community-staging]. 2 0 Rebuild Complete