Python 2 went end of life January 2020. Since then Arch has been actively cutting down the number of projects depending on
python2 in their repositories, and they have finally been able to drop it from our distribution, making it disappear from Parabola too. If you still have
python2 installed on your system consider removing it and any python2 package.
If you still require the python2 package you can keep it around, but please be aware that there will be no security updates.
2022-08-30 - Christian Hesse
Recent changes in grub added a new command option to fwsetup and changed the way the command is invoked in the generated boot configuration. Depending on your system hardware and setup this could cause an unbootable system due to incompatibilities between the installed bootloader and configuration. After a grub package update it is advised to run both, installation and regeneration of configuration:
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
As part of the init scripts repackaging,
elogind does no longer ship with its OpenRC init script. You have to manually install it when upgrading:
# pacman -Syu
# pacman -S elogind-openrc
We have recently began a repackaging of
[nonsystemd] packages (see #3290). The
displaymanager-openrc package has been removed and specific init scripts have been added for their respective display manager (e.g.
gdm and so on with
Regarding NetworkManager and dbus, their
nonsystemd builds used to ship with their corresponding OpenRC init scripts, but now they were separated into
dbus-openrc. Please install these when upgrading those packages.
if pacman gives an error message like:
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies) :: removing wxgtk-common breaks dependency 'wxgtk-common' required by wxgtk2
you will need to uninstall 'wxgtk2' and it's dependents first (the only such parabola packages are 'freefilesync' and 'odamex')
# pacman -Rc wxgtk2