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  1. The zn_poly package prior to version 0.9.2-2 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 0.9.2-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get an error

    zn_poly: /usr/lib/libzn_poly-0.9.so  exists in filesystem
    

    when updating, use

    pacman -Syu --overwrite usr/lib/libzn_poly-0.9.so
    

    to perform the upgrade.

  2. The nss and lib32-nss packages prior to version 3.51.1-1 were missing a soname link each. This has been fixed in 3.51.1-1, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors

    nss: /usr/lib/p11-kit-trust.so exists in filesystem
    lib32-nss: /usr/lib32/p11-kit-trust.so exists in filesystem
    

    when updating, use

    pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib\*/p11-kit-trust.so
    

    to perform the upgrade.

  3. The hplip package prior to version 3.20.3-2 was missing the compiled python modules. This has been fixed in 3.20.3-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked pyc files that were created. If you get errors such as these

    hplip: /usr/share/hplip/base/__pycache__/__init__.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
    hplip: /usr/share/hplip/base/__pycache__/avahi.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
    hplip: /usr/share/hplip/base/__pycache__/codes.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
    ...many more...
    

    when updating, use

    pacman -Suy --overwrite /usr/share/hplip/\*
    

    to perform the upgrade.

  4. The firewalld package prior to version 0.8.1-2 was missing the compiled python modules. This has been fixed in 0.8.1-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked pyc files created. If you get errors like these

    firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/__pycache__/__init__.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
    firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/__pycache__/client.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
    firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/__pycache__/dbus_utils.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
    ...many more...
    

    when updating, use

    pacman -Suy --overwrite /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/\*
    

    to perform the upgrade.

  5. Hello everyone,

    Some of you may know me from the days when I was much more involved in Arch, but most of you probably just know me as a name on the website. I’ve been with Arch for some time, taking the leadership of this beast over from Judd back in 2007. But, as these things often go, my involvement has slid down to minimal levels over time. It’s high time that changes.

    Arch Linux needs involved leadership to make hard decisions and direct the project where it needs to go. And I am not in a position to do this.

    In a team effort, the Arch Linux staff devised a new process for determining future leaders. From now on, leaders will be elected by the staff for a term length of two years. Details of this new process can be found here

    In the first official vote with Levente Polyak (anthraxx), Gaetan Bisson (vesath), Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini), and Sven-Hendrik Haase (svenstaro) as candidates, and through 58 verified votes, a winner was chosen:

    Levente Polyak (anthraxx) will be taking over the reins of this ship. Congratulations!

    Thanks for everything over all these years,
    Aaron Griffin (phrakture)