A lot of git versions of KDE packages have been installed and Dolphin locale is not right

I just updated via pacman and I had to confirm that about 20 KDE packages would get replaced by their git versions. Now the Dolphin locale is in English, although the correct locale is set in the settings. I think it might have something to do with those packages.

Can anyone tell me why the git versions have suddenly become the default?

You must have either installed something that has the -git packages as dependencies, or else you’ve set your mirrors to the Stable-Staging branch. The KDE packages that came with the recent update of the Stable branch are not the -git versions.

What’s the output of… :arrow_down:

pacman-mirrors -G


I am on unstable, but that shouldn’t be the problem. How can I check what package has these as depencies?

Easier way is to check the /var/log/pacman.log
Any replacement of plasma-desktop with plasma-desktop-git, or something like that would have been done with a question and confirmation for replacement.
Unstable just got the KDE Application update to version 20.08.3 from 20.08.2 and Dolphin was among those, but there is no git version of them.

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@bogdancovaciu I confirmed them all because else pacman would not let me update. I am just playing around with expat and pacman -Si. Haven’t found the one that started it yet. Some package must have changed it’s dependency to all the -git packages. This is an excerpt of the log

[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] transaction started
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed plasma-framework (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed kwayland (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed kdeclarative (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed kpackage (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed kio (5.75.0-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed kwallet (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed kservice (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed ktextwidgets (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed sonnet (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed kcompletion (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed kbookmarks (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed kxmlgui (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed kiconthemes (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:10+0100] [ALPM] removed karchive (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kitemviews (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kconfigwidgets (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kguiaddons (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kauth (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kglobalaccel (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kcrash (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed attica (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kjobwidgets (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kwidgetsaddons (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed solid (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kactivities (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kdbusaddons (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kunitconversion (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kirigami2 (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kcodecs (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed knotifications (5.75.0-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kwindowsystem (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kcoreaddons (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed kconfig (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] removed ki18n (5.75.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed solid-git (5.76.0.r616.ga41ce6a-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kcoreaddons-git (5.76.0.r1057.g08d9e2c-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kwidgetsaddons-git (5.76.0.r725.gf931ac7b-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kjobwidgets-git (5.76.0.r320.g52b5ff9-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed attica-git (5.76.0.r769.g99b7f83-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kconfig-git (5.76.0.r741.g0ce10a9-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kdbusaddons-git (5.76.0.r323.g65fbea7-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kwindowsystem-git (5.76.0.r537.ge08735d-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kcrash-git (5.76.0.r333.gc466a7b-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kglobalaccel-git (5.76.0.r388.g3b9a6ba-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kcompletion-git (5.76.0.r390.gefd6ff3-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed ki18n-git (5.76.0.r417.g76da975-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kservice-git (5.76.0.r828.g89fc040-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kcodecs-git (5.76.0.r326.gff4ba4a-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kauth-git (5.76.0.r388.gd5ab456-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kguiaddons-git (5.76.0.r310.g74a8ea2-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kconfigwidgets-git (5.76.0.r511.g97b8f85-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kitemviews-git (5.76.0.r285.g49f3184-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed karchive-git (5.76.0.r438.g0d55829-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kiconthemes-git (5.76.0.r448.gcd0a5e6-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed sonnet-git (5.76.0.r560.g40d1c87-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] upgraded openal (1.20.1-2 -> 1.21.0-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed ktextwidgets-git (5.76.0.r344.g24c1044-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kxmlgui-git (5.76.0.r674.gf691b08-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kbookmarks-git (5.76.0.r362.gcc34763-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed knotifications-git (5.76.0.r578.g64e6e6b-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kwallet-git (5.76.0.r1014.gd2d6af9-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] installed kio-git (5.76.0.r4300.g3638151f-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] upgraded ark (20.08.2-1 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] upgraded baloo-widgets (20.08.2-1 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:11+0100] [ALPM] upgraded dhcpcd (9.3.1-1 -> 9.3.2-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded kio-extras (20.08.2-1 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:12+0100] [ALPM] installed kactivities-git (5.76.0.r1307.g4e1b681c-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:12+0100] [ALPM] installed kpackage-git (5.76.0.r609.g85ab436-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:12+0100] [ALPM] installed kdeclarative-git (5.76.0.r824.g968c430-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded dolphin (20.08.2-1 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded dolphin-plugins (20.08.2-1 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded etcher (1.5.108-1 -> 1.5.110-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] upgraded ffmpegthumbs (20.08.2-1 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] upgraded filelight (20.08.2-1 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] upgraded fwupd (1.5.0-1 -> 1.5.1-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] upgraded gdb-common (10.1-1 -> 10.1-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] upgraded gdb (10.1-1 -> 10.1-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] upgraded libkipi (20.08.2-1 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] upgraded libkdcraw (20.08.2-3 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] upgraded signon-kwallet-extension (20.08.2-1 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] upgraded kaccounts-integration (20.08.2-1 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] installed kirigami2-git (5.76.0.r2486.g361b13a3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] upgraded gwenview (20.08.2-1 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] upgraded kaccounts-providers (20.08.2-1 -> 20.08.3-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] installed kunitconversion-git (5.76.0.r329.g79cb83f-2)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] installed kwayland-git (5.76.0.r1033.gb8f0563-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] installed plasma-framework-git (5.76.0.r15637.g18ee2d9ee-1)
[2020-11-06T20:19:13+0100] [ALPM] upgraded kalk-git (V0.1.r25.g83ae18f-1 -> 0.1.r27.g88b0ba0-1)

Found it! It was the kalk-git package, which is a Plasma mobile calculator app that I’ve tried out. Could now revert back to the normal packages.

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You will face more issue that you will dislike with the git version …

I don’t mind some bugs. Else I would not be on the Arch branch (or unstable as it is called here). But using git versions for system packages is not a good idea.

I am also having problems with git versions installed as default on a Fresh Manjaro installation, for example ki18n is installed by default as ki18n-git and it conflicts with Digikam and several other apps, there’s no “ki18n” non git in the repositories, I have installed Manjaro version as "stable"repository, and still does not seem to be much difference. As affirmed here, GIT version for default package does not seem to be a good idea no matter if its’ Ark/Manjaro bleeding edge…

Try to find the package that needs the git version with pacman -Qi package-git

There’s tons, the problem is, it’s a fresh Manjaro install, made with latest iso from the oficial manjaro web site, even kde desktop was compiled with the ki18n-git, also until yesterday night ki18n didi not appear on the repository, the only way is to force unninstall ki18n-git and that breaks lot of apps and even the kde desktop enviroment, then install ki18n and “force” reinstall all the affected packages, this should not happen out of the box on a fresh install! I used Manjaro Architect for instalation if it’s specific of Manjaro Architect instalation script I don’t know, but even way it should not happen!

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