Chromium won't open, says "GLIBC_2.32' not found"

I just installed Manjaro XFCE (the latest version from today). The installation of Chromium browser (from the official repository) went smoothly, but, when I try to open it nothing happens. When I try to run Chromium from the terminal, it gives this error:

/usr/lib/chromium/chromium: /usr/lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.32' not found (required by /usr/lib/chromium/chromium)

If I try to install (build) any other version of Chromium from the AUR repository, I get this error message:

conflicting files:
- libxcrypt: /usr/include/crypt.h already exists in filesystem (owned by glibc)
- libxcrypt: /usr/lib/libcrypt.so already exists in filesystem (owned by glibc)
- libxcrypt: /usr/share/man/man3/crypt.3.gz already exists in filesystem (owned by man-pages)
- libxcrypt: /usr/share/man/man3/crypt_r.3.gz already exists in filesystem (owned by man-pages)

So, in effect, I am unable to install Chromium on this newly installed Manjaro. Could someone please help?

Found this lib here:

pacman -F libc.so.6
core/glibc 2.32-2 [Installiert]
    usr/lib/libc.so.6
core/lib32-glibc 2.32-2 [Installiert]
    usr/lib32/libc.so.6

please check if it is installed on your system.

This is what I get:

Downloads]$ pacman -F libc.so.6
core/glibc 2.32-4 [installed: 2.31-5]
    usr/lib/libc.so.6
core/lib32-glibc 2.32-3 [installed: 2.31-5]
    usr/lib32/libc.so.6
community/aarch64-linux-gnu-glibc 2.32-1
    usr/aarch64-linux-gnu/lib/libc.so.6
community/riscv64-linux-gnu-glibc 2.32-1 (risc-v)
    usr/riscv64-linux-gnu/lib/libc.so.6

So I guess I have a lower version of glibc than what is required. How can I rectify this?

Have you updated your system after installing Manjaro?

sudo pacman -Syu
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Your System is not updated.

pamac upgrade
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You were right - after updating the system, Chromium now opens normally. Thanks.

This update was rather big (over 1,5 gb), and my connection isn’t the fastest, so I thought I could elegantly skip this system update… well, obviously not. :slight_smile:

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It is a rolling release. 1.5 GB are :peanuts:, but you get a lot of brand new stuff. I would say 10 Gigs a month is normal. If you have more software installed then it becomes bigger. So better update as soon as possible.

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