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
libpinyin rebuilds 2015-02-08 Felix Yan => Packages go to [community-staging] 3 0 Rebuild Complete
xorg-server 1.17 rebuild 2015-02-04 Laurent Carlier Rebuild is done in staging There is an ABI bump with: X-ABI-VIDEODRV_VERSION: 18 to 19 X-ABI-EXTENSION_VERSION: 8.0 to 9.0 xf86-video-modesetting is now part of xorg-server package Drivers removed with this release, some are replaced with xf86-video-modesetting; xf86-video-ast xf86-video-cirrus xf86-video-geode xf86-video-mga xf86-video-sisimedia xf86-video-v4l 38 0 Rebuild Complete
User/Group management 2015-02-04 Allan McRae The packages list here use userdel/groupdel to remove the user they created. These should never be removed automatically as it poses a security risk if any files are left behind with this ownership. Also, it the user/group is registered in the UID/GID database [1], files should not be chown in the install file. Instead, this should be done in the package() function using the ID number. (e.g. chown 97:97 <file>). [1] 113 0 Rebuild Complete
poppler 0.30.0 rebuilds 2015-01-29 Andreas Radke /usr/lib/ -> /usr/lib/ Packages go into staging. 14 0 Rebuild Complete
glew 1.12 rebuilds 2015-01-29 Andreas Radke /usr/lib/ -> /usr/lib/ Packages go to staging. Some packages may also depend on stuff from the poppler 0.30 rebuild list - take care of the proper build order. 38 0 Rebuild Complete
libinput 0.8.0 .so bump 2015-01-17 Andreas Radke /usr/lib/ -> /usr/lib/ packages should go to staging 4 0 Rebuild Complete
fc-cache 2015-01-03 Allan McRae Most packages install fonts only to the system directory so there is no need for a full cache update. So use fc-cache -s instead of fc-cache -f as it is lots faster for the same effect. 52 0 Rebuild Complete
validpgpkeys integrity check 2014-12-29 Kyle Keen Makepkg (as of pacman 4.2) now verifies GPG signed files differently. They require a reference to the signer's fingerprint. Without that, makepkg's integrity check will fail. For an example of a good pkgbuild, curl has the following lines: source=("$pkgname-$pkgver.tar.gz"{,.asc} curlbuild.h) md5sums=('88c5650122873712296d4b1db3f12e6c' 'SKIP' '751bd433ede935c8fae727377625a8ae') validpgpkeys=('914C533DF9B2ADA2204F586D78E11C6B279D5C91') # Daniel Stenberg More details are under the 'validpgpkeys' of the pkgbuild man page. The fingerprint can be generated with gpg --fingerprint <key-identifier or user ID> This is not exactly critical, but catching it now may save some bug reports and user frustration. No rebuild is necessary, simply updating the pkgbuilds should be sufficient. The package list was generated by finding the difference between egrep -R '\.(asc|sig)' /var/abs | cut -d '/' -f 5 | sort -u and grep -R 'validpgpkeys' /var/abs | cut -d '/' -f 5 | sort -u and so may have a false positive if you recently fixed this in SVN. 275 0 Rebuild Complete
ghc 7.8.4 rebuild 2014-12-25 Thomas Dziedzic put packages into staging make sure to rebuild dependencies first 45 0 Rebuild Complete
Ruby 2.2 rebuild 2014-12-25 Anatol Pomozov ruby-2.2 just pushed to staging, it bumped version and all its dependencies should be rebuilt. It also changed default search path for gems (/usr/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/->/usr/lib/ruby/gems/2.2.0/) thus any gem-installed library should be rebuilt as well. 42 0 Rebuild Complete
openconnect 7.02 rebuild 2014-12-22 Felix Yan => Packages go to [staging]. 4 0 Rebuild Complete
poppler 0.29.0 rebuilds 2014-12-18 Andreas Radke /usr/lib/ -> /usr/lib/ Packages go into staging. 14 0 Rebuild Complete
cmake 3.1 2014-12-18 Andrea Scarpino The new cmake looks for file into /usr/share/cmake-3.1/, then you need to rebuild the following packages. I'll upload cmake 3.1 in [staging] in the next hours. 6 0 Rebuild Complete
hdf5 1.8.14 rebuild 2014-11-24 Felix Yan → → 12 0 Rebuild Complete
libimobiledevice 1.1.7 2014-11-15 Bartłomiej Piotrowski → As usual, packages go to [staging]. 8 0 Rebuild Complete
libmusicbrainz5 5.1.0 2014-11-14 Andrea Scarpino -> Packages go in [staging]. 7 0 Rebuild Complete
libcdio 0.93 2014-11-11 Bartłomiej Piotrowski usr/lib/ | usr/lib/ usr/lib/ | usr/lib/ usr/lib/ | usr/lib/ usr/lib/ | usr/lib/ Packages go do [staging]. 25 0 Rebuild Complete
poppler 0.28.1 rebuilds 2014-11-08 Andreas Radke /usr/lib/ -> /usr/lib/ Packages go to staging. 14 0 Rebuild Complete
opencc 1.0.1 rebuild 2014-11-07 Felix Yan opencc 1.0.1 introduced API breakage, upstream patches are needed. Packages go into [*staging]. 4 0 Rebuild Complete
boost 1.57.0 rebuild 2014-11-04 Evangelos Foutras There shouldn't be any API breakages. Rebuilds go in [staging]/[community-staging]. 80 0 Rebuild Complete
libcec 2.2.0 2014-11-04 Ike Devolder Verify correct operation and compilation of packages (optionally) depending on libcec there seem to be a fair amount of possible breaking changes Just build in community-testing so this does not block anything 3 0 Rebuild Complete
remove cloog/isl dependency in gcc packages 2014-11-03 Allan McRae The latest isl is incompatible with gcc. The patch we carry is a hack, and I am fairly convinced does the wrong thing. I have built gcc-4.9.2 using in tree builds of isl/cloog. This uses the latest compatible (and upstream recommended) isl/cloog versions. Check on the PKGUILD in SVN. I suggest everyone does the same. If you really want to keep the isl/cloog deps, you can have them in [community] once gcc-4.9.2 hits [core]. As an aside, why is mingw-w64-gcc-base in the repos? 6 0 Rebuild Complete
upower 0.99.1 rebuild 2014-10-22 Evangelos Foutras usr/lib/ -> usr/lib/ ** I've already done the rebuilds; this list is only used for tracking. ** 11 0 Rebuild Complete
Remove dbus-core as a provides/replaces 2014-10-19 Dave Reisner Please rebuild your package to replace "dbus-core" with "dbus" as a dependency so we can remove dbus-core as a provides/replaces. 16 0 Rebuild Complete
krb5 1.13 rebuild 2014-10-18 Eric Bélanger usr/lib/ | usr/lib/ 2 0 Rebuild Complete
icu 54.1 .so bumps 2014-10-16 Andreas Radke -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> packages go to staging! 45 0 Rebuild Complete
freerdp bump 2014-10-14 Sergej Pupykin 1.0 -> 1.1 in staging (remmina 1.1 works only with freerdp-1.1, don't know why remmina was released but freerdp is still beta) 3 0 Rebuild Complete
protobuf 2.6.0 rebuild 2014-10-03 Bartłomiej Piotrowski → → → Packages go to [staging]. 11 0 Rebuild Complete
vte3 0.38.0 2014-09-28 Evangelos Foutras usr/lib/ -> usr/lib/ ** vte3 0.38.0-1 is in [testing] so rebuilt packages need to be pushed directly to [testing]/[community-testing]. ** (Some minor porting to the vte-2.91 API is required.) Update 2014-10-07: Added vte290 for packages that can't be ported to the new API yet. 14 0 Rebuild Complete
Moving KDE4 translations 2014-09-27 Andrea Scarpino KDE Frameworks 5 applications will install their translations into /usr/share/locale/$LANG the same way KDE 4 applications do. Then they will conflict. See also FS#41684 for more info. To fix this, we are moving KDE 4 translations into /usr/share/locale/kde4/LANG, this is simple as rebuilding kdelibs and ALL applications using it. This is a list of packages which depend on it (directly or not), but packages that need kdelibs just to build are missing. Packages go in [staging]. Please wait for kdelibs to finish the build. 66 0 Rebuild Complete
gpsd 3.11 rebuild 2014-09-20 Bartłomiej Piotrowski → Packages go to [staging]. 5 0 Rebuild Complete
ffmpeg 2.4 rebuild 2014-09-15 Bartłomiej Piotrowski More[1] and less[2] detailed information about API changes can be found in upstream documentation. Unless you want to break something, push your packages to [staging]. → → → → → → → → → [1];a=blob;f=doc/APIchanges [2];a=blob;f=RELEASE_NOTES 54 0 Rebuild Complete
glibc-2.20 2014-09-08 Allan McRae rebuilds for toolchain update 4 0 Rebuild Complete
libunistring 0.9.4 rebuild 2014-09-06 Eric Bélanger => 6 0 Rebuild Complete
LLVM 3.5 2014-09-05 Evangelos Foutras -> Rebuilds go in [staging]/[community-staging]/[multilib-staging]. 17 0 Rebuild Complete
PHP 5.6 Rebuild 2014-08-28 Pierre Schmitz These packages contain PHP modules and need to be rebuild for PHP 5.6. Note: The rebuilds are already done. 23 0 Rebuild Complete
Fix "bad mtime" pyc/pyo files for python packages 2014-08-27 Felix Yan The list of packages are currently having pyc/pyo files with "bad mtime" (e.g. some/all .pyc/pyo files are older than their corresponding .py files), which was often caused by doing modification after installation. The most common case is sed'ing shebangs after calling python2 install. Please fix this by moving the needed modifications into prepare() phase. The problem is that the interpreter will refuse to load the files, which increases load time for each affected file in the package, and renders the shipped pyc/pyo files useless. A bit more background: A bug report of python2 was opened: Many thanks to Kyle so we have the tool to generate the list [1]. An old list had been put on the topic of #archlinux-tu for more than 8 months. I've generated the list again and am opening this TODO as that list is somewhat outdated as of now, and a TODO should help the progress further. [1] 51 0 Rebuild Complete
ppp 2.4.7 2014-08-23 Jan Alexander Steffens Rebuilds in [testing] are already done; this list is just for the eventual move. 6 0 Rebuild Complete
glew 1.11 rebuild 2014-08-18 Maxime Gauduin glew 1.11 has a new soname. It's already in [extra] so please push directly in [extra] or [community], and to [staging] or [community-staging] for packages overlapping with the boost rebuild. 38 0 Rebuild Complete
boost 1.56.0 rebuild 2014-08-11 Bartłomiej Piotrowski Boost Rebuild Show™ is back! This time there are some ABI and source breaking changes. More information can be found in release notes[1]. Please push rebuilt packages to [staging]. [1] 81 0 Rebuild Complete
wxgtk no-STL rebuild 2014-08-08 Florian Pritz Rebuild against wxgtk 3.0.1-2 and push to staging. 12 0 Rebuild Complete
twisted->python2-twisted rename 2014-08-02 Felix Yan The twisted package was renamed to python2-twisted as a Python 3 counterpart was added. Please update your PKGBUILD and change the dependency name to "python2-twisted". Also, if twisted was the only reason not to ship the package with Python 3, you might check "python-twisted" and give it a try. The rebuild is not in a hurry and can be postponed (same as the lzo2->lzo one), and no [staging] needed as well. 17 0 Rebuild Complete
protobuf-c 1.0.0 rebuild 2014-08-01 Bartłomiej Piotrowski → 3 0 Rebuild Complete
lzo2->lzo rename 2014-07-31 Anatol Pomozov 'lzo2' package was renamed to more correct Arch name 'lzo'. Please update your PKGBUILD and change the dependency name to 'lzo'. The actual rebuild can be postponed, there is no hard deadline for it. No need to push packages to [staging], push it directly to [testing] and then [stable]. This is just dependency name change. lzo2 and lzo are ABI compatible. On a related note - some packages use version restriction for lzo dependency (e.g. lzo>2.06). The restriction can be dropped. lzo 2.08 has been in the repo for a long time and I doubt it will be downgraded. 24 0 Rebuild Complete
x264/libx264 split 2014-07-26 Bartłomiej Piotrowski In order to support 10bit depth in x264, the package has been split into three standalone packages: x264 (containing CLI tools and development headers) and libx264/libx264-10bit. Please confirm whether your packages make use of command line utilities and if not, replace the dependency on x264 with libx264. Note that x264 in [staging] doesn't pull libx264 anymore. It may be also needed to put x264 explicitly in makedepends array. 12 0 Rebuild Complete
openconnect 6.00 rebuild 2014-07-22 Felix Yan => Packages go to [staging]. 3 0 Rebuild Complete
xorg-server 1.16 rebuild 2014-07-18 Laurent Carlier Rebuild is done in staging There is an ABI bump with: X-ABI-VIDEODRV_VERSION: 15 to 18 X-ABI-XINPUT_VERSION: 20 to 21 55 0 Rebuild Complete
librime 1.2 rebuild 2014-07-14 Felix Yan *REMOVED* No need to rebuild. I've marked it as resolved. using [community-staging] 4 0 Rebuild Complete
ghc 7.8.3 rebuild 2014-07-11 Thomas Dziedzic Move to staging repos. Please rebuild dependencies before rebuilding packages. 44 0 Rebuild Complete
mtree rebuilds 2014-06-29 Allan McRae pacman-4.1 added mtree files to packages to enable use to verify more aspects of the packages installed on the filesystem. These packages have not been rebuilt in a long time so are missing this file. Now with all repos! Note there is no real rush for this, but it would be good to have done before pacman-4.2 is released (scheduled for August). 1075 0 Rebuild Complete