This is another very large update set of around 3,200 packages.
The main cause is an update to icu version 64 which has prompted a large number of rebuilds. It's still possible some packages have been missed so please report them as you find them.
Due to the size of the update I recommend applying this update in a TTY or screen:
Another important development relates to the ongoing dropping of support for non-SSE2 CPUs by upstream projects.
Firefox has required SSE2 for quite some time, and now Webkit has followed suit. Webkit in particular is a dependency of a large number of packages (e.g. most of GNOME).
Therefore, this set is likely to be the last set with support for systems without SSE2.
I'll be testing a switch from the pure
pentium4 as the oldest supported microarchitecture.
archlinux32's i686 will retain x87 (non-SSE2) support (while dropping SSE2-dependent software), but with my current plan manjaro32's "i686" will actually be built for the
This will remove support for CPUs older than the Pentium 4 ("NetBurst") and Athlon 64. Any CPU less than ~16 years old will remain working.
Full list of changes
The full list is available here. ~3200 updated packages.
Anyone who would like to help out testing the upstream packages, please read the archlinux32 thread for details about how they automate their testing process and how to get involved:
(running this in an archlinux32 VM would be fine, there will hopefully be a way of doing this directly from within manjaro32 in the future)
If you find manjaro32 useful please consider donating to, or helping out with, archlinux32. It's a small team taking on a huge project and any help will no doubt be very much appreciated.
Why aren't the available packages/package versions the same as x86_64?
archlinux32 packages are based on Arch packages but may need editing to build correctly. Builds of less-popular packages are lower priority.
Manjaro-specific packages may lag behind x86_64 because there aren't as many packagers. If you notice an important package is lagging please report it; at the moment it's only me packaging for i686:
I'm only packaging current LTS kernels. Any marked as EOL are dropped. I'll not be building the mainline kernel.
What about security updates?
I cannot guarantee timely security updates on x32-stable. If this is critical for you I recommend you switch to x32-testing or cherry-pick those packages from x32-testing or x32-unstable as they become available.
Something broke. Isn't this meant to be stable?
"Stable" means "infrequently changing", not "everything will work perfectly all the time". If you want it to mean everything works, you need to help test the things you're interested in.
What about installer images?
These are already available, and I recommend you use
x32-testing if you can to make sure testing is done.
x32-unstable should be used by the adventurous who want to try and find any issues before they impact other people. If you have multiple/many machines you really should run one of those on x32-unstable. However: expect breakage.
- No issues, everything went smoothly
- Yes there was an issue. I was able to resolve it myself. (Please post your solution)
- Yes I am currently experiencing an issue due to the update. (Please post about it)