Arch Linux in January 2023 #
Git packaging sources #
We have announced the state of the art of the Git packaging migration to
arch-dev-public  including a first item on our distro roadmap to track the
remaining effort .
We have prepared most of the necessary settings, configurations and the corresponding machine for the new test environment for the Git package workflow. The test phase is expected to start at the beginning of February.
We have implemented the
orthogonal to our already existing
base meta-package . Lately we added
base-devel in order to provide debug packages via makepkg.
This lead to a couple of followup issues with installations missing the new
package as changes in a package group are not automatically reflected on system
We are formalizing an RFC  to increase
_FORTIFY_SOURCE level to 3 in our
default build flags. For a long time, we have been using
to detect C memory management problems at build time. Recently, glibc (2.34)
_FORTIFY_SOURCE=3 to add extra checking. This has been supported in
clang for some time, and is now available in GCC with the release of version
12. The gains are enhanced buffer size detection and better fortification
We would like to welcome Robin Candau (Antiz) among the Arch Linux Package Maintainers .
Due to extended inactivity, Kyle Keen (keenerd) has been removed from the Arch Linux Package Maintainers . We would like to express our gratitude to Kyle for many years of packaging work.