Calamares Installer won't start on Manjaro Plasma Daily ISO

I cannot get the Calamares installer to start on the Manjaro Plasma Daily ISO from this URL:

When I click the ‘Install Manjaro Linux’ icon on the desktop or the one inside the application launcher, the icon appears on the taskbar for 1 - 2 seconds then disappears. When I use the Terminal, I navigate to the /usr/bin directory and try to execute the installer by typing calamares_polkit and it outputs the following error:

/usr/bin/calamares: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I have tried this on a VM and on real hardware. I am having no luck. I do not know if this is a problem with the ISO or something missing in it or something in it. Can someone please help me?

Thank you

This is automated release, why not use official one? Anyway, you can try installing kpmcore package first, in case it’s missing.

The kpmcore package is installed. I verified that with pamac. That is what is really weird. The kpmcore package is there, but the calamares_polkit does not see it? I am not sure.

Is there an official Manjaro Plasma Daily ISO or an official Manjaro ISO that is already configured for the KDE Unstable repo like this automated one is?

I want to install Manjaro with the KDE Unstable updates, basically exactly what I am trying to do with this ISO.

Thank you. I know about the normal Stable ISO. I want to use Manjaro with KDE Unstable. Is there not an official ISO for this, just the broken automated one I am having trouble with?

Is there no way to achieve what I am seeking?

You can build it yourself but I think it is the same with the one on github.

Let me try to come at this from a different angle.

If I was to install Manjaro from the current Stable ISO, is there a way to switch or upgrade the new Stable installation to use the KDE Unstable versions of their software (KDE Plasma, KDE Gear, & KDE Frameworks)?

Eh, really? Search the forum. There has to be at least 100 topics about switching branches and/or enabling other repos.


To switch branch look this wiki

Manjaro wiki page, link on the bottom of the present page

with the search forum function

Dont use the developer build with KDE-Packages from git master branch. You rather want to test stable software from here:


Thank you for all the help.

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