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…

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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The software behind planet.archlinux.org was implemented in Python 2 and is no longer maintained upstream.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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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