[Stable Update] 2018-01-12 – Kernels, Microcodes, Nvidia, Firefox, Boost, Cleanup

system_software_updateHi community,

we updated once more some of our Kernels, added the latest Mesa v17.3.2, renewed Systemd and released the latest Intel Microcode, which prevents issues with Spectre and Meltdown.

We also added some more fixes to gcc, which prevents issues with Spectre and Meltdown and needed boost rebuild. Additionally we fixed some issues within Nvidia drivers and Octopi, updated our Firefox developer edition, updated our AMD drivers support, had some Python and Haskell rebuilds and the usual Repo-Cleanups. linux316 gained the needed KPTI patches.

It is recommended to reboot your system, so microcode updates on Intel and AMD based systems get loaded. Possible with following kernels series: linux44, linux49, linux414 and linux415. Please avoid other kernel series for now, this includes also realtime kernels.

Our effort and all the needed information about the new security risk can be found here.

Remember, we only continue with our 64bit architecture from now on. Please adopt to another distribution, if needed on 32bit supported systems, as you may not get any updates on that architecture from us.

Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories.

kind regards

Philip Müller
Manjaro Project Lead

Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.52
  • linux318 3.18.91 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.48
  • linux44 4.4.111
  • linux49 4.9.76
  • linux412 4.12.14 [EOL]
  • linux413 4.13.16 [EOL]
  • linux414 4.14.13
  • linux415 4.15-rc7
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.9.68_rt60
  • linux-RT 4.11.12_rt16

Package Updates (Thu Jan 11 07:57:07 CET 2018)

  • community x86_64: 599 new and 738 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 37 new and 37 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 150 new and 158 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 9 new and 5 removed package(s)