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Mostly just some changes for AUR packages.


aif has been version-bumped a couple times. Same with aif-git (in the AUR). it should be functional now.


Yep. Still broken upstream. Stop asking about it. Either submit a patch to them or just wait.


python-gitpython has been removed because IT’S BEEN ACCEPTED UPSTREAM INTO [COMMUNITY]! (along with its deps). YAY!

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whoo. lots of big, big things.

New packages

The following packages have been added to AUR:

  • aif/aif-git
  • mtree-git
  • python-pylibacl
  • python-steamodd/python-steamodd-git

Updated packages

The following packages have had updates pushed to the AUR:

  • bdisk/bdisk-git
  • dumpet
  • python2-dpkt

New projects

The following projects are new:


AIF, or Arch Installation Framework, Next Generation, is meant to replace the dead AIF. It’s essentially kickstart (or preseed) for Arch Linux. you can find out more on the site. there’s wayyyy too much to go into here. i have made announcements on the arch-general mailing list and the community contributions sub-forum on Arch Linux forum.

Updated projects

The following projects have been updated:


  • fixed a bug with GPG signing with a specified key
  • fixed some minor bugs in the doc
  • cleaned up some layout, made the defaults more friendly
  • fixed hostname so it’s now templated using bdisk:uxname
  • fixed a bug with bitness being specified in:
    • the http sync
    • the isolinux configuration
  • changed mtree to mtree-git in the default package set (bug #10)
  • fixed a bug for syncing in the case of missing files

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Tagged release

  • updated to 3.03-BETA with some additions/improvements from other users’ testing

Git branch

  • incorporated above fixes, and no longer build from most recent tag- instead, i build from origin/master’s HEAD


i finally got a working nquakesv build together. it’s not as clean as i’d like, but it seems to work at least.


  • incorporated some imrpovements requested on the AUR comments


I added Q2Pro to the AUR. Note that the -git package currently (despite common sense) seems to work a LOT better than the tagged release package.


  • I switched upstream to a (slightly more recent) fork.

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So playonlinux is SUPER useful. very useful- they apply a lot of handy fixes for well-known programs that would normally run in wine.

Now, Steam has had a native GNU/Linux port for a while. But that’s not what I’m writing about. I’m writing about installing Steam in PlayonLinux so you can play Windows-only games in Steam.

Intrigued? Yeah, there’s already an article

But that’s beside the point.

In Arch, you may get an issue when trying to do the install in Steam- namely, that what SHOULD be the Steam installer window only seems to be a 1×15? or so pixel window- you can’t resize it, fullscreen it, anything. Changing your display resolution doesn’t help, switching DE’s doesn’t help, changing theme doesn’t work. What the heck?

It’s because of an outdated libz library shipped with PoL’s installation process.

Easy fix. First, close any PoL instances and all other PoL-related windows, then find ~/.PlayOnLinux/ -type f -iname "libz*" -delete

That’s it!

Thanks/credit goes to this forum post

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