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zita-resampler 1.6.0-1 -> 2 update requires manual intervention


The zita-resampler 1.6.0-1 package was missing a library symlink that has been readded in 1.6.0-2. If you installed 1.6.0-1, ldconfig would have created this symlink at install time, and it will conflict with the one included in 1.6.0-2. In that case, remove /usr/lib/libzita-resampler.so.1 manually before updating.

The end of i686 support


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


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


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


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

Older News

mesa with libglvnd support is now in testing
Phasing out i686 support
xorg-server 1.19.1 is now in extra
OpenVPN 2.4.0 update requires administrative interaction
ttf-dejavu 2.37 will require forced upgrade
TeXLive 2016 packages are now available
test-sec-flags: Call for Assistance
screen-4.4.0-1 unable to attach old sessions
Required update to pacman-5.0.1 before 2016-04-23
PHP 7.0 packages released

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haskell-incremental-parser x86_64
hopenpgp-tools 0.19.5-104 x86_64
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perl-text-template 1.52-1 any
perl-dbi 1.641-1 x86_64
jenkins 2.112-1 any
python-osc-lib 1.10.0-1 any
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