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The end of i686 support

2017-11-08

Following 9 months of deprecation period, support for the i686 architecture effectively ends today. By the end of November, i686 packages will be removed from our mirrors and later from the packages archive. The [multilib] repository is not affected.

For users unable to upgrade their hardware to x86_64, an alternative is a community maintained fork named Arch Linux 32. See their website for details on migrating existing installations.

Perl library path change

2017-09-02

The perl package now uses a versioned path for compiled modules. This means that modules built for a non-matching perl version will not be loaded any more and must be rebuilt.

A pacman hook warns about affected modules during the upgrade by showing output like this:

WARNING: '/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl' contains data from at least 143 packages which will NOT be used by the installed perl interpreter.
 -> Run the following command to get a list of affected packages: pacman -Qqo '/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl'

You must rebuild all affected packages against the new perl package before you can ...

Deprecation of ABS tool and rsync endpoint

2017-05-15

Due to high maintenance cost of scripts related to the Arch Build System, we have decided to deprecate the abs tool and thus rsync as a way of obtaining PKGBUILDs.

The asp tool, available in [extra], provides similar functionality to abs. asp export pkgname can be used as direct alternative; more information about its usage can be found in the documentation. Additionally Subversion sparse checkouts, as described here, can be used to achieve a similar effect. For fetching all PKGBUILDs, the best way is cloning the svntogit mirrors.

While the extra/abs package has been already dropped, the rsync endpoint ...

ca-certificates-utils 20170307-1 upgrade requires manual intervention

2017-03-15

The upgrade to ca-certificates-utils 20170307-1 requires manual intervention because a symlink which used to be generated post-install has been moved into the package proper.

As deleting the symlink may leave you unable to download packages, perform this upgrade in three steps:

# pacman -Syuw                           # download packages
# rm /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt  # remove conflicting file
# pacman -Su                             # perform upgrade

mesa with libglvnd support is now in testing

2017-02-27

mesa-17.0.0-3 can now be installed side-by-side with nvidia-378.13 driver without any libgl/libglx hacks, and with the help of Fedora and upstream xorg-server patches.

  • First step was to remove the libglx symlinks with xorg-server-1.19.1-3 and associated mesa/nvidia drivers through the removal of various libgl packages. It was a tough moment because it was breaking optimus system, xorg-server configuration needs manual updating.

  • The second step is now here, with an updated 10-nvidia-drm-outputclass.conf file that should help to have an "out-of-the-box" working xorg-server experience with optimus system.

Please test this extensively and post ...

Older News

2017-01-25
Phasing out i686 support
2017-01-14
xorg-server 1.19.1 is now in extra
2016-12-30
OpenVPN 2.4.0 update requires administrative interaction
2016-10-31
ttf-dejavu 2.37 will require forced upgrade
2016-08-06
TeXLive 2016 packages are now available
2016-07-18
test-sec-flags: Call for Assistance
2016-06-26
screen-4.4.0-1 unable to attach old sessions
2016-03-24
Required update to pacman-5.0.1 before 2016-04-23
2016-01-02
PHP 7.0 packages released
2015-12-12
Dropping Plasma 4

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fwupd 1.0.5-1 x86_64
m17n-db 1.8.0-2 any
nx 3.5.0.33-2 x86_64
libdrm 2.4.90-3 x86_64
mesa 17.3.5-1 x86_64
x2goclient 4.1.1.1-1 x86_64
x2goserver 4.1.0.0-1 x86_64
xorgproto 2018.3-1 any
lua-mpack 1.0.7-1 x86_64
go-ethereum 1.8.1-1 x86_64
apper 1.0.0-1 x86_64
psi-plugins 1.3-2 x86_64
qt5-base 5.10.1-2 x86_64
zita-dpl1 0.1.0-2 x86_64
seamonkey 2.49.2-1 x86_64