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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...

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...

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...

firewalld>=0.8.1-2 update requires manual intervention

The firewalld package prior to version 0.8.1-2 was missing the compiled python modules. This has been fixed in 0.8.1-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked pyc files created. If you get errors like these firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/__pycache__/__init__.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/__pycache__/client.cpython-38.pyc...

The Future of the Arch Linux Project Leader

Hello everyone, Some of you may know me from the days when I was much more involved in Arch, but most of you probably just know me as a name on the website. I’ve been with Arch for some time, taking the leadership of this beast over from Judd back in 2007. But, as these things often go, my involvement has slid down to minimal levels over time. It’s...

Planet Arch Linux migration

The software behind planet.archlinux.org was implemented in Python 2 and is no longer maintained upstream. This functionality has now been implemented in archlinux.org's archweb backend which is actively maintained but offers a slightly different experience. The most notable changes are the offered feeds and the feed location. Archweb only offers an...

sshd needs restarting after upgrading to openssh-8.2p1

After upgrading to openssh-8.2p1, the existing SSH daemon will be unable to accept new connections. (See FS#65517.) When upgrading remote hosts, please make sure to restart the SSH daemon using systemctl restart sshd right after running pacman -Syu. If you are upgrading to openssh-8.2p1-3 or higher, this restart will happen automatically.

rsync compatibility

Our rsync package was shipped with bundled zlib to provide compatibility with the old-style --compress option up to version 3.1.0. Version 3.1.1 was released on 2014-06-22 and is shipped by all major distributions now. So we decided to finally drop the bundled library and ship a package with system zlib. This also fixes security issues, actual ones...

Now using Zstandard instead of xz for package compression

As announced on the mailing list, on Friday, Dec 27 2019, our package compression scheme has changed from xz (.pkg.tar.xz) to zstd (.pkg.tar.zst). zstd and xz trade blows in their compression ratio. Recompressing all packages to zstd with our options yields a total ~0.8% increase in package size on all of our packages combined, but the decompression...

Xorg cleanup requires manual intervention

In the process of Xorg cleanup the update requires manual intervention when you hit this message: :: installing xorgproto (2019.2-2) breaks dependency 'inputproto' required by lib32-libxi :: installing xorgproto (2019.2-2) breaks dependency 'dmxproto' required by libdmx :: installing xorgproto (2019.2-2) breaks dependency 'xf86dgaproto' required...

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