It took much longer than usual, I'm sorry for that, but kernel26 has now been moved to core. Here are the changes: - Configuration has been reviewed completely, some more drivers have been enabled, configurations for both architectures are now in sync - IO accounting has been enabled, this makes it possible to use iotop - Cleaned up the kernel patches, everything is now in one big -ARCH patch, for details look at http://projects.archlinux.org/?p=linux-2.6-ARCH.git;a=summary Problems: - The USB subsystem can now only be accessed by GPL kernel modules. Therefore, the slmodem USB module does no longer work. I compiled the slmodem package without the slusb.ko module, I have no idea if this is still useful. - martian no longer compiles, I have no idea why and didn't find a fix for it. - Some users report that their iwl4965 is broken in 2.6.25, while others say it works fine. See these two bug reports: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10389, http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10442 I advise all affected users to keep a copy of the old kernel26 and module packages or not to update at all. Some of the configuration changes made the kernel more modular, therefore you may need to load some modules manually or via rc.conf, examples are the 'loop' and 'autofs4' modules.
>From the TUs: The AUR has a large number of obsolete packages which could use cleaning up. Examples of packages that may be cleaned up are: - packages that have been renamed or replaced - old and unmaintained developmental (cvs/svn/etc) packages This is where you can help. Post suggestions of packages in the AUR Cleanup wiki page (http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_CleanUp_Day). TUs will get together and go though the list in a couple of weeks and confirm which packages should be removed. Please do not remove suggestions from the wiki page but add a comment on why it should be kept instead. TUs will take great care not to delete any useful package.
When attempting to update to gpm 1.20.3-1, you will most likely get the following error message: error: could not prepare transaction error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) gpm: /usr/lib/libgpm.so.1 exists in filesystem Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded. This error arises because the /usr/lib/libgpm.so.1 symlink became disassociated from the package (FS#9949). This is fixed in gpm 1.20.3-1 but its upgrade needs to be forced: # pacman -Syf gpm # pacman -Syu