Repository news items

Important news regarding packages available in Gentoo are published via news items. They can be found below.

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This page lists all available news items for the official Gentoo ebuild repository, but sometimes items don't affect you because you don't have the relevant package installed, or use a different architecture.
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For more information on the "Critical News" publication system, please see GLEP 42.

Published news items

Date Title
2021-07-23 migrating from glibc[crypt] to libxcrypt in ~arch
2021-07-20 Perl 5.34 upgrade now stable
2021-07-17 new ppc64 profiles
2021-07-16 PulseEffects-5+ are now media-sound/easyeffects
2021-07-15 systemd-tmpfiles replaces deprecated opentmpfiles
2021-06-28 USE flag 'pax_kernel' to be renamed to 'pax-kernel'
2021-06-20 riscv upgrade to 20.0 profiles
2021-05-30 sys-libs/db old SLOT removal
2021-05-18 >=net-p2p/syncthing-1.17.0 incompatibility warning
2021-05-14 x86 support to be dropped from media-gfx/darktable
2021-05-05 Python 3.9 to become the default on 2021-06-01
2021-05-04 Exim>=4.94 transports: tainted not permitted
2021-01-30 New OpenRC Display Manager Initializer Scripts
2021-01-30 Python preference to follow PYTHON_TARGETS
2021-01-05 LibreSSL support discontinued
2020-12-26 Most stable hppa keywords removed
2020-10-06 kubernetes Split Packages Returning
2020-09-28 Python 2.7 cleanup is progressing
2020-09-06 riscv multilib profile is going away
2020-06-24 xorg-server dropping default suid
2020-06-23 sys-libs/pam-1.4.0 upgrade
2020-04-22 Potential file collisions during OpenCL upgrade
2020-04-22 Python 3.7 to become the default target
2020-04-14 Desktop profile switching USE default to elogind
2020-04-04 new ppc64le (little-endian) profiles
2020-04-03 Deprecation of legacy X11 input drivers
2020-03-30 Stable ia64 keywords removed
2020-02-20 OpenSSH 8.2_p1 running sshd breakage
2020-01-23 Stable alpha keywords removed
2019-12-30 Genkernel 4 changed default filenames
2019-11-25 sys-boot/raspberrypi-firmware will not install device tree files
2019-10-29 sys-fs/cryfs-0.10.2 update
2019-09-11 new CPU_FLAGS_PPC USE_EXPAND
2019-07-18 Syncthing 1.2.0 and newer do not interoperate with 0.14.45 and older
2019-06-05 amd64 17.1 profiles are now stable
2019-05-23 Change of ACCEPT_LICENSE default
2018-09-07 ARM 17.0 profile migration with CHOST change
2018-08-07 Migration required for OpenSSH with LDAP
2018-07-11 Portage rsync hardlink support
2018-05-22 Python 3.6 to become the default target
2018-04-02 Radicale 2 requires pre-install migration
2018-01-30 Portage rsync tree verification
2018-01-23 systemd sysv-utils blocker resolution
2018-01-14 GnuCash 2.7+ Breaking Change
2017-11-30 New 17.0 profiles in the Gentoo repository
2017-11-22 No stable KEYWORDS for Gentoo Games
2017-11-21 Old Wine versions moving to wine-overlay
2017-10-13 OpenRC "service" binary removal
2017-09-19 app-portage/gentoolkit-dev deprecation and removal
2017-08-19 sys-kernel/hardened-sources removal
2017-07-16 systemd rootprefix migration
2017-04-10 app-emulation/wine split and slotting
2017-03-01 =mail-mta/exim-4.88 problem with chunking
2017-02-10 Upgrade to =sys-libs/uclibc-ng-1.0.22
2017-01-21 python-exec 2.3 reclaims python* symlinks
2017-01-08 KDE Plasma 4 and KDE profile removal
2016-12-04 Ruby 2.0 removal; Ruby 2.1 default
2016-11-04 Important fstab and localmount update
2016-10-25 LLVM 3.9 with LLVM_TARGETS
2016-09-27 OpenRC 0.22 updates
2016-09-26 Migration to sys-libs/uclibc-ng
2016-08-08 OpenAFS no longer needs kernel option DEBUG_RODATA
2016-06-19 L10N USE_EXPAND variable replacing LINGUAS
2016-05-23 LastPass package migration
2016-04-24 Changes in default VIDEO_CARDS
2016-04-02 KDE Plasma 5 Upgrade
2016-01-27 Upgrading Apache from 2.2 to 2.4
2016-01-08 Some dhcpcd hooks are now examples