Nov 08

icu broken

It seems, I managed to break several packages by updating icu. The current list (known to our database / me) is:

i686/community/0ad-a23-4.0-i686 (0ad-a23-6.0-i686 now available in [community])
i686/community/aegisub-3.2.2-28.0-i686 (aegisub-3.2.2-30.0-i686 now available in [community])
i686/community/calibre-3.31.0-1.0-i686 (calibre-3.34.0-1.0-i686 now available in [community])
i686/community/haskell-hakyll- (haskell-hakyll- now available in [community])
i686/community/kbibtex-1:0.8.1-2.1-i686 (kbibtex-1:0.8.1-3.0-i686 now available in [community])
i686/community/pandoc-citeproc- (pandoc-citeproc- now available in [community])
i686/community/scribus-1.5.4-1.0-i686 (scribus-1.5.4-5.0-i686 now available in [community])
i686/extra/chromium-69.0.3497.92-1.0-i686 (chromium-70.0.3538.77-2.0-i686 now available in [extra])
i686/extra/firefox-62.0-1-i686 (firefox-63.0.3-1.0-i686 now available in [extra])
i686/extra/libreoffice-fresh-6.1.1-1.0-i686 (libreoffice-fresh-6.1.3-1.0-i686 now available in [extra])
i686/extra/libreoffice-still-6.0.6-3.0-i686 (libreoffice-still-6.0.7-1.0-i686 now available in [extra])
i686/extra/mpd-0.20.21-1.0-i686 (mpd-0.21.1-1.0-i686 now available in [extra])
i686/extra/thunderbird-60.0-4-i686 (thunderbird-60.3.1-2.0-i686 now available in [extra])

If you require any of those packages (or packages which depend on those), please postpone updates, until we rebuilt those packages.

Aug 16

glibc 2.28

A few days ago some (crucial) packages linked against glibc 2.28 were falsely moved to [core] [extra] [community], while glibc-2.28 was still in [testing].
This resulted in all kinds of serious errors.

glibc-2.28 is now in [core], so these issues should be fixable by running

pacman -Syu

I'm sorry for any caused troubles.

Jun 30

Upgrading may result in x265 dependency warning

Updating the system may result in:

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing x265 (2.8-1.0) breaks dependency '' required by ffmpeg2.8

simply remove ffmpeg2.8 and the repeat the update:

pacman -Rs ffmpeg2.8
pacman -Syyu
Jun 16

archlinux32-keyring issues

Some keys in archlinux32-keyring expired on short notice and were replaced / extended.
To get the latest keys, run

pacman-key --refresh-keys

and update archlinux32-keyring before any other packages:

pacman -S archlinux32-keyring
pacman -Syu
Nov 08

Archlinux i686 EOL announced.

Archlinux mainline just announced the EOL for i686 in archlinux:

Following 9 months of deprecation period, support for the i686 architecture effectively ends today. By the end of November, i686 packages will be removed from our mirrors and later from the packages archive.

For users unable to upgrade their hardware to x86_64, an alternative is a community maintained fork named Arch Linux 32. See their website for details on migrating existing installations.

Transition from the Official Repositories

If you plan to move from the official repositories to our community maintained repositories, follow these steps:

  • Put any mirror from our mirrolist into /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.

  • Execute pacman -Syy archlinux32-keyring-transition to install our keyring transition package signed by one of the x86_64 archlinux devs.

  • Run pacman -Syuu for a full transition.

    • Note, that some packages are currently newer in the official repositories and will be downgraded, therefore.

    • Also note, that packages found in your package cache won't match the signatures from archlinux32 - either allow pacman to delete these cached packages or run pacman -Sc to clean your cache before you start and after you finish upgrading.

Available Mirrors:

See for more information, including installation media.

Nov 07

November ISOs available

The November ISOs are now available for download, and should be syncing to the various mirrors shortly.

Master Mirror: (EU/Germany)

Tier 1 Mirrors: (EU/France) (North America/United States) (North America/Canada)

Aug 01

August ISOs available

The August ISOs are now available for download, and should be syncing to the various mirrors shortly.

Master Mirror: (EU/Germany)

Tier 1 Mirrors: (EU/France) (North America/United States) (North America/Canada)

Jul 02

July ISOs available

The July archlinux32 isos are now available from our mirrors: (Master Mirror, EU/Germany) (EU/France) (North America/United States)

These isos have been built with the packages in the archlinux32 mirrors. Let us know if you run into any issues with them.

Jun 22

Atom Feed Available

By special request, we have added an Atom feed for these news announcements. The feed is located over at

Stay tuned for more updates; progress is being made quickly and we'll be ready to begin initial system tests soon.

Jun 21

Test announcement

This is a test while a newsfeed is under development. News posts will be pulled from here on the announcements subforum.


  • Get bbcode working (done)

Testing bbcode code // working