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.
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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 ...
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 ...
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
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
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.
- 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