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Currently we have official packages optimized for the i686 and x86-64 architectures. 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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Minimum kernel requirement 2.6.32


From the glibc-2.15-5 package, the minimum required kernel version will be increased from 2.6.27 to 2.6.32. This reflects the oldest kernel version still receiving updates upstream.

libpng/libtiff rebuilds move from [testing]


Recent releases of libpng and libtiff have required a rebuild of all packages that depend on them; these have just been moved from [testing] to the main repos. As usual, remember to fully update your system and check your unofficial packages (especially the cairo-* packages from AUR) for required rebuilds.

The update might output messages similar to:

g_module_open() failed for /usr/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/libpixbufloader-svg.so:
libpng14.so.14: cannot open ...

Arch Linux @ FOSDEM 2012


The FOSDEM conference takes place on 4/5 February in Brussels, Belgium and our attendance this year is bigger than ever. On the list of Archers coming we find developers Роман Кирилич (Roman Kyrylych), Tom Gundersen, Thomas Bächler, Jan Steffens, Pierre Schmitz and myself.

We're putting together meetups on Friday afternoon, evening and Saturday evening. Our program is not definitive yet, so to stay up to date (or make suggestions) check the wiki page ...

kmod replaces module-init-tools


With module-init-tools being declared a dead project by its current maintainer, a new project has stepped up to take its place: kmod. This is intended to be a drop-in replacement, though deprecated functionality in module-init-tools has not been reimplemented.

If, upon upgrade, pacman moves /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf to a .pacsave, you should move it back. This file, and any other config read by module-init-tools, is still read by kmod. However, the kmod package ...

pacman 4 moves to [core]


Pacman 4 has landed in [core]! Thanks to 24 contributors producing 893 commits, you'll find many new features. The one explicitly worth calling out is PGP signing. However, until the last few details regarding database signing and keyring distribution are ironed out, this is disabled in pacman's default config. If you're interested trying out package verification, please refer to the documentation on the wiki about pacman-key or Allan's blog post.

As ...

Older News

Users of unofficial kernels must enable devtmpfs support
filesystem upgrade - manual intervention required
wiki and bbs downtime
initscripts update - manual intervention required
Hostname utility moved from net-tools to inetutils
GNOME 3.2.0 in extra
TeXLive 2011 update
2011.08.19 installation media
Bug day: Sunday, August 21st
Changes to kernel package and filenames

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samba 3.6.3-3 i686/x86_64
nvidia-lts 295.20-2 i686/x86_64
linux-lts 3.0.23-1 i686/x86_64
nfs-utils 1.2.5-2 i686/x86_64
blueman 1.23-3 i686/x86_64
freetype2 2.4.9-1 i686/x86_64
midori 0.4.4-1 i686/x86_64
ext4magic 0.3.0-1 i686/x86_64
python-sqlalchemy 0.7.5-1 i686/x86_64
subversion 1.7.4-1 i686/x86_64
krb5 1.10.1-1 i686/x86_64
libcroco 0.6.4-1 i686/x86_64
gif2png 2.5.7-1 i686/x86_64
clementine 1.0.1-3 i686/x86_64
libgphoto2 2.4.13-1 i686/x86_64