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Currently we have official packages optimized for the x86-64 architecture. We complement our official package sets with a community-operated package repository that grows in size and quality each and every day.

Our strong community is diverse and helpful, and we pride ourselves on the range of skillsets and uses for Arch that stem from it. Please check out our forums and mailing lists to get your feet wet. Also glance through our wiki if you want to learn more about Arch.

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zn_poly 0.9.2-2 update requires manual intervention

2020-04-14

The zn_poly package prior to version 0.9.2-2 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 0.9.2-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get an error

zn_poly: /usr/lib/libzn_poly-0.9.so  exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite usr/lib/libzn_poly-0.9.so

to perform the upgrade.

nss>=3.51.1-1 and lib32-nss>=3.51.1-1 updates require manual intervention

2020-04-13

The nss and lib32-nss packages prior to version 3.51.1-1 were missing a soname link each. This has been fixed in 3.51.1-1, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors

nss: /usr/lib/p11-kit-trust.so exists in filesystem
lib32-nss: /usr/lib32/p11-kit-trust.so exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib\*/p11-kit-trust.so

to perform the upgrade.

hplip 3.20.3-2 update requires manual intervention

2020-03-19

The hplip package prior to version 3.20.3-2 was missing the compiled python modules. This has been fixed in 3.20.3-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked pyc files that were created. If you get errors such as these

hplip: /usr/share/hplip/base/__pycache__/__init__.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
hplip: /usr/share/hplip/base/__pycache__/avahi.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
hplip: /usr/share/hplip/base/__pycache__/codes.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
...many more...

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite /usr/share/hplip/\*

to perform the upgrade.

firewalld>=0.8.1-2 update requires manual intervention

2020-03-01

The firewalld package prior to version 0.8.1-2 was missing the compiled python modules. This has been fixed in 0.8.1-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked pyc files created. If you get errors like these

firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/__pycache__/__init__.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/__pycache__/client.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/__pycache__/dbus_utils.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
...many more...

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/\*

to perform the upgrade.

The Future of the Arch Linux Project Leader

2020-02-24

Hello everyone,

Some of you may know me from the days when I was much more involved in Arch, but most of you probably just know me as a name on the website. I’ve been with Arch for some time, taking the leadership of this beast over from Judd back in 2007. But, as these things often go, my involvement has slid down to minimal levels over time. It’s high time that changes.

Arch Linux needs involved leadership to make hard decisions and direct the project where it needs to go. And I am not in a position to do …

Older News

2020-02-22
Planet Arch Linux migration
2020-02-17
sshd needs restarting after upgrading to openssh-8.2p1
2020-01-15
rsync compatibility
2020-01-04
Now using Zstandard instead of xz for package compression
2019-12-20
Xorg cleanup requires manual intervention
2019-11-25
primus_vk>=1.3-1 update requires manual intervention
2019-11-10
New kernel packages and mkinitcpio hooks
2019-10-25
Clarification regarding recent email activity on the arch-announce list
2019-10-16
Required update to recent libarchive
2019-10-06
`base` group replaced by mandatory `base` package - manual intervention required

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python-gammu 3.0-1 x86_64
qmapshack 1.15.0-1 x86_64
python-dotenv 0.14.0-1 any
kubeone 1.0.0beta.2-1 x86_64
linux-zen 5.7.8.zen2-1 x86_64
monit 5.27.0-1 x86_64
python-authlib 0.14.3-2 any
openimagedenoise 1.2.2-1 x86_64
python-httpx 0.13.3-4 any
python-hstspreload 2020.7.7-2 any
intel-media-sdk 20.2.0-1 x86_64
nextcloud-client 2.6.5-1 x86_64
firefox-developer-edition 79.0b6-1 x86_64
firefox-developer-edition-i18n 79.0b6-1 any
dhcpcd 9.1.4-1 x86_64