Arch Linux Prepares For Repository Changes, Discontinuing SVN Access

Written by Michael Larabel in Arch Linux on 16 May 2023 at 08:25 AM EDT. 26 Comments
This Friday is the planned Git packaging migration for the Arch Linux distribution that will see some repository splits as well as discontinuing SVN access.

The migration on Friday will see Arch Linux's "testing" repository split into core-testing and extra-testing. Arch Linux's "staging" repository will also be split into core-staging and extra-staging. Lastly, Arch's "community" repository will be merged into the existing extra repository.


This migration also marks the point of Subversion (SVN) access being discontinued by the project and their SVN archives will disappear with the svn2git mirror being shutdown.

During this migration time, no Arch Linux packages will be updated. More details on this Arch Linux migration set for Friday can be found via the Arch Linux announcement.
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