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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.

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Kill Arch Bugs: Help us on the 13th of September!


We would like to hold a bug wrangling day on the 13th of September to reduce the large amount of open tickets. If you cannot take part in the bug wrangling day, then feel free to help us any time before that event.


Please review all bugs that were reported by you and check if they are still valid. Please request a task closure on the bug tracker if the task may be closed. Otherwise please provide further information so that we can continue to work on the bug. We cannot fix bugs without your feedback.


Join us at #archlinux-bugs channel on irc.freenode.net during 13th of September. As we live in different timezones not all devs and bug wranglers will be available at the same time, but feel free to report your issues to any dev available.

Also please check your mailboxes that may contain notifications about comments made on your tickets.

AUR Migration: New SSH HostKeys


Due to the fact that the AUR has been migrated to a new server, the SSH HostKeys used to connect to the host have changed. These are the new keys fingerprints:

Ed25519: SHA256:RFzBCUItH9LZS0cKB5UE6ceAYhBD5C8GeOBip8Z11+4
ECDSA: SHA256:uTa/0PndEgPZTf76e1DFqXKJEXKsn7m9ivhLQtzGOCI
RSA: SHA256:5s5cIyReIfNNVGRFdDbe3hdYiI5OelHGpw2rOUud3Q8

The fingerprints above can also be found on the AUR home page when not logged in.

zn_poly 0.9.2-2 update requires manual intervention


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


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


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.

Older News

firewalld>=0.8.1-2 update requires manual intervention
The Future of the Arch Linux Project Leader
Planet Arch Linux migration
sshd needs restarting after upgrading to openssh-8.2p1
rsync compatibility
Now using Zstandard instead of xz for package compression
Xorg cleanup requires manual intervention
primus_vk>=1.3-1 update requires manual intervention
New kernel packages and mkinitcpio hooks
Clarification regarding recent email activity on the arch-announce list

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atom 1.51.0-1 x86_64
sndio 1.7.0-1 x86_64
hitch 1.6.0-1 x86_64
bmake 20200902-1 x86_64
bemenu 0.5.0-1 x86_64
inter-font 3.15-1 any
powerdns-recursor 4.3.4-1 x86_64
powerdns 4.2.3-1 x86_64
firefox 81.0-1 x86_64
firefox-i18n 81.0-1 any
dfrs 0.0.6-1 x86_64
ccid 1.4.33-1 x86_64
python-cryptography 3.1.1-1 x86_64
nodejs 14.12.0-1 x86_64
osmid 0.8.0-1 x86_64