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PHP 8.2 update and introduction of legacy branch

The php packages have been updated to the latest version 8.2. In addition to this, a new set of php-legacy packages have been introduced. These will follow the oldest but still actively supported PHP branch. This enables users to install the latest version but also introduces the option to use third party applications that might rely on an older...

In memory of Jonathon Fernyhough

Arch Linux mourns the sudden loss of Jonathon Fernyhough, known in our community as jonathon, who passed away on Saturday night. Jonathon was an active participant and contributor to Arch Linux, several derived distributions, the AUR and through personal repositories. He was enthusiastic, helpful and eager to contribute towards improving the free and...

Removing python2 from the repositories

Python 2 went end of life January 2020. Since then we have been actively cutting down the number of projects depending on python2 in our repositories, and we have finally been able to drop it from our distribution. If you still have python2 installed on your system consider removing it and any python2 package. If you still require the python2 package...

Arch Linux mailing list changes

As part of dropping Python 2 which is EOL, we have migrated our mailing lists from mailman2 to mailman3. Rewriting of the "From" header and subject (to prepend the list name) have been disabled to keep the DKIM signature intact. This means "reply to mailing list" must be used when replying to the list and you may need to update your filters and rules...

Grub bootloader upgrade and configuration incompatibilities

Recent changes in grub added a new command option to fwsetup and changed the way the command is invoked in the generated boot configuration. Depending on your system hardware and setup this could cause an unbootable system due to incompatibilities between the installed bootloader and configuration. After a grub package update it is advised to run...

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!

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