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Manual pages indexing service

We are happy to announce our newest public service: A manual pages indexing site at man.archlinux.org that publishes the man pages of all our packages and allows you to search and browse them. Check out, for example, the man page of tar. You can also find this service linked to in the sidebar as well as on every package detail page. Thanks to Wiki...

Arch Linux mailing list id changes

Due to issues with our anti spam measures, we had to migrate those mailing lists, that were sent from @archlinux.org before to the @lists.archlinux.org domain. Submission to the mailing list is not affected and still works with @archlinux.org. Mails get redirected automagically. The only change that may need to be considered on your side are filters...

Accessible installation medium

We are very happy to announce that accessibility features have been added to our installation medium with archiso v49. From release 2020.11.01 onward these are available via the 2nd boot loader menu item. A specific installation guide can be found on the wiki. Many thanks go to Alexander Epaneshnikov who integrated the features from the TalkingArch...

libtraceevent>=5.9-1 update requires manual intervention

The libtraceevent package prior to version 5.9-1 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 5.9-1, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors libtraceevent: /usr/lib/libtraceevent.so.1 exists in filesystem when updating, use pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib/libtraceevent.so.1...

nvidia 455.28 is incompatible with linux >= 5.9

nvidia is currently partially incompatible with linux >= 5.9 [1] [2]. While graphics should work fine, CUDA, OpenCL, and likely other features are broken. Users who've already upgraded and need those features are advised to switch to the linux-lts kernel for the time being until a fix for nvidia is available.

ghostpcl>=9.53.2-2 and ghostxps>=9.53.2-2 updates require manual intervention

The ghostpcl and ghostxps packages prior to version 9.53.2-2 were missing a soname link each. This has been fixed in 9.53.2-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors ghostpcl: /usr/lib/libgpcl6.so.9 exists in filesystem ghostxps: /usr/lib/libgxps.so.9 exists in filesystem ...

Arch Conf 2020 schedule

On the 10th and 11th of October there is going to be an online edition of Arch Conf. The conference is going to have presentations from the Arch team along with community submitted presentations and lightning talks. We are proud to announce the first revision of the schedule! https://pretalx.com/arch-conf-online-2020/talk/ The conference timezone...

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. How? 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...

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...

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...

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