Add/Remove Software App Crashes When Selecting Optional Dependences

I just did a fresh install of Manjaro and I’m in the process of installing some apps, but I’ve run into a problem. Whenever I try to install an app with optional dependencies such as K3B the Add/Remove Software app crashes if I select any of them. If I install without any of the optional dependencies it works just fine. I ran it from the command line and I see this error when it crashes:

(pamac-manager:43560): GLib-CRITICAL **: 20:57:24.025: g_strsplit: assertion ‘string != NULL’ failed
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Any ideas on how I can fix this? Usually I don’t care about the optional dependencies, but for some things like K3B they’re critical.

I dont know about pamac not working.

Well, I do :sweat_smile:, but this particular bug may be new.

Of course … you can use old reliable pacman by just naming the packages;

sudo pacman -Syu k3b cdrtools dvd+rw-tools vcdimager emovix cdrdao cdparanoia
(Taken from `pacman -Si k3b`)
Optional Deps   : cdrtools: for CD burning with cdrecord
                  dvd+rw-tools: for DVD burning support
                  vcdimager: for VCD burning support
                  emovix: for bootable multimedia CD/DVD support
                  cdrdao: for disk-at-once (DAO) mode support
                  cdparanoia: for CD ripping support

Which version of pamac are you using? @tempest2084

Not sure. I’m using the 6.6 Kernel so it’s whatever comes with the latest fresh install of Manjaro. Is there a way to check the version?

Thank you that got it installed. Although I still want to know what the problem is because I still need to install some other packages with optional dependencies like WINE (and boy does it have a lot of them)

pacman -Qs pamac

will show us your version(s), though it should match your mirror.

local/libpamac 11.6.3-1
Library for Pamac package manager based on libalpm
local/libpamac-flatpak-plugin 11.6.3-1
Flatpak plugin for Pamac
local/pamac-cli 11.6.0-3
A CLI Package Manager based on libalpm with AUR support
local/pamac-gnome-integration 11.7.0-1
Pamac GNOME integration (GTK3)
local/pamac-gtk 11.7.0-1
A Package Manager based on libalpm with AUR and Appstream support (GTK4)

no :sob: dependencies it’s with --asdeps

sudo pacman -Syu k3b 
sudo pacman -S cdrtools x y z cdparanoia --asdeps
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11.7.1 fixes the issue.

Thank you!