Since a considerable amount of Parabola developers and users prefer to use the OpenRC init system instead of Systemd, which is the default, we are proud to announce the first releases of Parabola GNU/Linux-libre OpenRC Edition ISOs!
As of now they are still in beta, you can get them here. These are not official, yet, but we are working on fixing all their issues. You can help by testing them and giving us some feedback so we can improve them.
Besides this, due to a bug in MATE, we are planning to replace MATE with LXDE in the graphical ISOs (available with Systemd and OpenRC) and include the Calamares installer for a more user-friendly experience for newcomers.
The perl package now uses a versioned path for compiled modules. This means that modules built for a non-matching perl version will not be loaded any more and must be rebuilt.
A pacman hook warns about affected modules during the upgrade by showing output like this:
WARNING: '/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl' contains data from at least 143 packages which will NOT be used by the installed perl interpreter.
-> Run the following command to get a list of affected packages: pacman -Qqo '/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl'
You must rebuild all affected packages against the new perl package before you can ...
Specifically the newest Linux-libre kernel
$ sudo pacman -S parabola-keyring
$ sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys
Due to a little boondoggle, some users may have trouble upgrading
mesa because pacman can't figure out the dependency tree. If this is the case, and pacman tells you that it can't satisfy dependencies on
mesa-libgl, then you should be able to resolve this by manually telling pacman that the resolution is
# pacman -Su libglvnd
Additionally, multilib users may need to manually downgrade from the no-longer-existing
libre-multilib/lib32-mesa and friends to
multilib/lib32-mesa and friends.
The upgrade to ca-certificates-utils 20170307-1 requires manual intervention because a symlink which used to be generated post-install has been moved into the package proper.
As deleting the symlink may leave you unable to download packages, perform this upgrade in three steps:
# pacman -Syuw # download packages
# rm /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt # remove conflicting file
# pacman -Su # perform upgrade