We’re pleased to announce that an updated Arch Linux (Arch Linux 2012.07) distribution template is available for immediate deployment from within the Linode Manager. The new template has the most recent system updates installed, which includes the changing of ‘/lib’ to a symlink. If you would like more information about deploying a distribution from within the Linode Manager, please reference this article in the Linode Library.
For new deployments of Arch Linux, you will need to initialize the pacman keyring before attempting to use it for the first time. We also recommend that all users who deploy Arch Linux keep an eye on the Arch Linux News archive. Information regarding new updates, that may require some level of manual intervention to complete, will be provided in the archive.
We hope you enjoy the updated Arch Linux template!