Tom Gundersen wrote:
As of `initscripts-2012.07.5`, the default format of `/etc/rc.conf` and
`/etc/crypttab` have changed. See their respective man pages for more details.
The purpose of this change is to unify the configuration of systemd and
initscripts. This will allow us to share code and documentation, and should make
maintenance of initscripts simpler in the long-run.
The old format is still supported, so old config files should still work
Pierre Schmitz wrote:
New iso images containing a current Arch Linux snapshot have been released and
can be found on our [Download] page.
Most notable change is that AIF (the Arch Installation Framework) is no longer
included but instead some simple [install scripts] are provided to aid in the
installation process. This means a menu driven installer is no longer available
and we rely more on documentation to guide new users. We would like to encourage
our community to fill in the remaining gaps in [our wiki].
>From now on our install images are signed and it is highly recommend to verify
their signature before use. On Arch Linux this can be done by using `pacman-key
* The pacman keyring is automatically initialized on bootup. Therefore
signature verification is available on the live media and will work out of the
box on the installed system.
* Instead of six different images we only provide a single one which can be
booted into an i686 and x86_64 live system to install Arch Linux over the
network. Media containing the [core] repository are no longer provided.
* Regular iso snapshots are planned on a monthly basis.
* The install media can also be booted directly via [PXE]. Note that its
PGP signature cannot be verified this way!
* More archiso related options and new features can be found in its
AIF had to be dropped due to lack of maintenance and contributions. Of course we
would appreciate it if people would start hacking on it to bring it up to par.
Ronald van Haren wrote:
GRUB 2.x has moved to [core]. With this move support for GRUB legacy (i.e.
version 0.9x) is dropped, which is now moved to AUR.
Although GRUB legacy will not be removed from your system and will stay fully
functional, you should consider upgrading to GRUB version 2.x, or one of the
other supported bootloaders.
Please consult [the GRUB wiki page] for detailed installation instructions
for GRUB version 2.x.
Allan McRae wrote:
All Arch Linux packages have had there files in the /lib directory moved to
/usr/lib and now /lib is a symlink to usr/lib. When performing this update,
pacman will likely identify a conflict in the /lib directory. In the simplest
case, this is worked around by doing:
` pacman -Syu --ignore glibc
pacman -Su `
Never use `--force` during this update.
If either of this steps does not work (e.g. due to dependency version issues,
file conflicts in /lib), refer to this [guide] for more detailed instructions
on performing this upgrade.