Until pacman < 6.0.0,
in /etc/pacman.conf did properly switch from i686 to pentium4 only on amd and intel CPUs. With pacman 6.0.0, this now also works on via (and probably also all other) CPUs. If you are running archlinux32 on any such CPU, please follow the i686 -> pentium4 transition instructions outlined here after upgrading pacman.
libxcrypt 4.4.21, weak password hashes (such as MD5 and
SHA1) are no longer accepted for new passwords. Users that still have
their passwords stored with a weak hash will be asked to update their
password on their next login.
If the login just fails (for example from display manager) switch to a
virtual terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F2) and log in there once.
Please note, that this is meant as a last resort if you need the software to work right now.
The correct way is to bother us devs (on irc or the bug tracker) to recompile the broken packages.
As some of you may have read over the past days, there has been an ownership dispute over the freenode.net network. The IRC network has been used by Arch Linux and many other projects over the past decades as a platform for discussion and support.
The dispute led to the exodus of most former freenode staff from the network and the founding of a new network: libera.chat
Starting today, Arch Linux and its sister projects Arch Linux ARM and Arch Linux 32 will begin migrating the official IRC channels from freenode.net to libera.chat. Please bear with us as this can take some time to be fully settled in.
We thank the freenode community for the many years of great service and collaboration.