[ARM Update] Don't update systemd to 240 if you use LightDM


#1

Hi all.

There are some issues with the new version 240 of systemd. So don’t update systemd to 240, if your system works fine with 239.

I will wait and see if ALARM fixes it on their end, or if I need to build systemd at some point.


#2

EDIT: oh, this is ARM … but still ?


#3

I don’t maintain systemd. We get that from ALARM. So it’s a problem on Arch Linux ARM aswell.
I have seen no issues with SDDM, which our official editions use.


#4

Sure. but … isnt that a reason not to push so many changes until those things happen ?
I mean Arch says yes push … manjaro style, as I understand it, should be to wait [reasonably].


#5

Agreed. But we didn’t know about this problem, until it hit. ARM has no testing branch. So we get it as soon as Arch gets it.

Not much I can, other than rebuild an old version of systemd, and ignore those from Arch until they fix it. I did the same with Xorg a while back. But it requires building, testing and uploading packages.
And time is against me. :stuck_out_tongue:

But if it does not get fixed in ALARM in a day or two, I will have to.

PS: The only issue I’ve seen so far is the Lightdm issue here, where a user used a very old install with MATE and LightDM. I will rather just warn ahead of time, than have multiple bug reports about it.


#6

Oh right, another reason I have not yet earned the badge … I forgot that is the case.
[I now have the hardware to help … but for the next month or so theres 2 people and a dog living in what would be the server room]
That all makes sense.


#7

in any case, I will build a new test MATE image and update systemd on that to see if there’s still an issue with systemd 240.34.


#8

Just tested this.

Booted an ARM image with systemd 239. Applied the 240 update. Rebooted, LightDM still works without issues.

Closing this thread as it looks like a storm in a teacup.


closed #9