Arch Linux in July 2022 #

archlinux-keyring #

The archlinux-keyring package gained a systemd service and timer unit which updates existing PGP keys used by pacman on user systems by default on a weekly basis from Arch Linux’s web key directory (WKD). This service is meant to remove the necessity for most cases of “first upgrade your archlinux-keyring and then do a system upgrade” until pacman itself will be able to deal with this scenario natively.

A new main signing key 75BD80E4D834509F6E740257B1B73B02CC52A02A was added to the keyring. Efforts to sign all active packager keys with it are ongoing, currently around 85% of the existing keys have been signed already.

pacman #

Extend –print-format with all expac format strings which can be easily added without conversions and through a simple C macro.

Wiki #

After almost three years, the Lockdown extension is finally disabled and the recent changes page, page history and others are once again visible without having to log in.

repod #

A first release has been made, which supports rudimentary validation, inspection of package files and is available in the official repositories (see this blog post for an overview).

Help with the development of the project would be much appreciated.