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wxWidgets 3.2 update may need manual intervention

wxWidgets 3.2 provides a Qt frontend in addition to the GTK3 one, so packages have been renamed from wxgtk- to wxwidgets-. The GTK2 frontend is no longer provided. If you have wxgtk2 installed, the upgrade will fail with error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies) :: removing wxgtk-common breaks dependency 'wxgtk-common'...

Undone replacement of pipewire-media-session with wireplumber

Two days ago the wireplumber package was made to replace pipewire-media-session as the latter session manager for PipeWire is considered dead upstream and will see no more releases. Unfortunately, this step was premature. Our pipewire audio packages (pipewire-alsa, pipewire-jack and pipewire-pulse) ship configuration that prompt media-session to activate...

QEMU >= 7.0.0 changes split package setup

With the update to qemu 7.0.0 the package has been turned into a more fine grained split package utilizing meta packages. The qemu package is now virtually provided by the meta packages qemu-base, qemu-desktop and qemu-full. The functionality of qemu prior to 7.0.0 is replaced by qemu-desktop The functionality of qemu-headless is replaced...

Keycloak 17.0.1-2 update requires manual reconfiguration

The keycloak package prior to version 17.0.1-2 was running with WildFly server. Since upstream officially moved to Quarkus distribution, Arch Linux follows this approach. This means some manual intervention is required for the upgrade. The configuration needs to be adjusted from the old .xml format to the new /etc/keycloak/keycloak.conf. Prior to...

Arch Linux Leader Election Results

This month we held our leader election, and our current leader Levente Polyák ran unopposed. As per our election rules he is re-elected for a new term. Congratulations to Levente Polyak on a new term!

Debug packages and debuginfod

We are very happy to announce that debug packages are now available in Arch Linux. Debug symbols and source listing are provided through our debuginfod instance which can be utilized by debuggers such as gdb and delve. https://debuginfod.archlinux.org/ A couple of sponsored mirrors are providing the debug repositories while we figure out and communicate...

linux-firmware 20220119.0c6a7b3-2 requires kernel >=5.3 and package splitting

The linux-firmware package 20220119.0c6a7b3-2 implements kernel firmware compression. Linux kernel from 5.3 on support loading from xz compressed firmware. CONFIG_FW_LOADER_COMPRESS kernel option must be enabled. All official Arch Linux kernel support this for a long time. [1] The linux-firmware package has been split into smaller packages to further...

libxml2>=2.9.12-6 update may require manual intervention

The libxml2 package prior to version 2.9.12-6 was missing the compiled python modules. This has been fixed in 2.9.12-6, so the upgrade may need to overwrite any untracked pyc files created. If you get errors like these libxml2: /usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/__pycache__/drv_libxml2.cpython-310.opt-1.pyc exists in filesystem libxml2: /usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/__pycache__/drv_libxml2.cpython-310.pyc...

Sorting out old password hashes

Starting with libxcrypt 4.4.21, weak password hashes (such as MD5 and SHA1) are no longer accepted for new passwords. Users that still have their passwords stored with a weak hash will be asked to update their password on their next login. If the login just fails (for example from display manager) switch to a virtual terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F2) and...

Move of official IRC channels to libera.chat

As some of you may have read over the past days, there has been an ownership dispute over the freenode.net network. The IRC network has been used by Arch Linux and many other projects over the past decades as a platform for discussion and support. The dispute led to the exodus of most former freenode staff from the network and the founding of a new...

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