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`base` group replaced by mandatory `base` package - manual intervention required

2019-10-06

The base group has been replaced by a metapackage of the same name. We advise users to install this package (pacman -Syu base), as it is effectively mandatory from now on.

Users requesting support are expected to be running a system with the base package.

Addendum:
Be aware that base as it stands does not currently contain:
- A kernel
- An editor
... and other software that you might expect. You will have to install these separately on new installations.

astyle>=3.1-2 update requires manual intervention

2019-08-26

The astyle package prior to version 3.1-2 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 3.1-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname link created by ldconfig. If you get an error

astyle: /usr/lib/libastyle.so.3 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite usr/lib/libastyle.so.3

to perform the upgrade.

tensorflow>=1.14.0-5 update requires manual intervention

2019-08-20

The tensorflow packages prior to version 1.14.0-5 were missing some soname links. This has been fixed in 1.14.0-5, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname links created by ldconfig. If you get an errors like so

tensorflow: /usr/lib/libtensorflow.so.1 exists in filesystem
tensorflow: /usr/lib/libtensorflow_cc.so.1 exists in filesystem
tensorflow: /usr/lib/libtensorflow_framework.so.1 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite=usr/lib/libtensorflow.so.1,usr/lib/libtensorflow_cc.so.1,usr/lib/libtensorflow_framework.so.1

to perform the upgrade.

libbloom>=1.6-2 update requires manual intervention

2019-07-11

The libbloom package prior to version 1.6-2 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 1.6-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname link created by ldconfig. If you get an error

libbloom: /usr/lib/libbloom.so.1 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite usr/lib/libbloom.so.1

to perform the upgrade.

mariadb 10.4.x update requires manual intervention

2019-06-27

The update to mariadb 10.4.6-1 and later changes configuration layout as recommended by upstream.

The main configuration file moved from /etc/mysql/my.cnf (and its include directory /etc/mysql/my.cnf.d/) to /etc/my.cnf (and /etc/my.cnf.d/). Make sure to move your configuration.

Instantiated services (like mariadb@foo.service) are no longer configured in separate files (like /etc/mysql/myfoo.cnf). Instead move your configuration to configuration blocks with group suffix in main configuration file, one for each service. A block should look something like this:

[mysqld.foo]
datadir = /var/lib/mysql-foo
socket = /run/mysqld/mysqld-foo.sock
...

Like every mariadb feature update this requires the data directory to be updated. With …

Older News

2018-07-14
libutf8proc>=2.1.1-3 update requires manual intervention
2018-05-04
js52 52.7.3-2 upgrade requires intervention
2018-04-20
glibc 2.27-2 and pam 1.3.0-2 may require manual intervention
2018-02-22
zita-resampler 1.6.0-1 -> 2 update requires manual intervention
2017-11-08
The end of i686 support
2017-09-02
Perl library path change
2017-05-15
Deprecation of ABS tool and rsync endpoint
2017-03-15
ca-certificates-utils 20170307-1 upgrade requires manual intervention
2017-02-27
mesa with libglvnd support is now in testing
2017-01-25
Phasing out i686 support

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