I am trying to update my Manjaro. The computer was shut down for 8 months

I get error messages like this:
“Removing baloo breaks dependency baloo used by baloo-widgets- Removing bluez-qt breaks dependency bluez-qt used by bluedevil- Removing kdeclarative breaks dependency kdeclarative used by bluedevil”

What is wrong?

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Well, holistically, it’s kind of obvious, isn’t it? It’s out of date.

More specifically, packages have been renamed, changed, upgraded or other things I can’t think of now. Depending on your experience level, you might find it easier to backup everything and perform a clean re-installation.

However, if you can’t or don’t want to do that, I recommend you update your mirror list first:

sudo pacman-mirrror  --fasttrack=5

Then update your package list:

sudo pacman -S

And then perform the upgrade:

pamac upgrade && pamac upgrade --aur --devel || echo -e '\033[0;91mThere was an error upgrading the system. AUR packages not upgraded.\e[0m'

This will update your system and ONLY if that was successful update any AUR packages.

a Reminder: While use of the AUR is possible, it’s neither recommended nor supported.

I recommend pamac instead of pacman, especially for newcomers as pamac was developed by Manajaro (developers) for Manjaro and just takes care of more thing than pacman. For example:

Afterwards, handle your .pacnew files:

…and reboot.

Hope this helps!

…and reboot.

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Welcome to the forum! :vulcan_salute:

The fact that you haven’t updated your system in (at least) 8 months, perhaps?

Please take the time to read through the following essay… :point_down:

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Normally you can update Manjaro even if you keep it outdated for several months. However some manual intervention might be needed. You may want to read up some Troubleshoot guidelines from several update announcements: Stable Updates - Manjaro Linux Forum pacman normally gives you some glues and error messages you can search for.

Also always post the full error outputs you may have. Then it is easier to figure out what the issue is.

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Or you reinstall Manjaro. Second possibility.


8 months in Manjaro time is 80 years in human time - it goes through minor transformations every month, and is now a very different system.

It’s possible to fix it though, but ask if it’s worth doing first.

Depending on just how complicated your installation is, given that it takes me about 6 minutes to install using the ISO from a Ventoy disk, I’d do that - create a ventoy USB, copy a fresh ISO and start again - making sure you have nice backups - especially important configs - and then do a clean install.


As far as I know, just need to type the command “sudo pacman -Syy” that’s a the terminal and then, provide your root password.

You don’t know far enough then and you’ll need to learn some more. :stuck_out_tongue:


Welcome to the forum! :vulcan_salute:

Never type that command. Always use “-Syu” — one “y”, and always add a “u” — except under very special circumstances.

Please read the manual… :point_down:

man pacman
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My thoughts, exactly.


hey bjorno11,
i was in a similar position a few month ago. I didn’t care about my Manjaro for about six months. Then one day i just came back, but updating failed with error messages no one has seen before and i was broken and lonely - kind of.
The more i tried to repair, the more get frustrated, because nothing helped. I even broke my Installation more and more into a irreparable unique state no one has.
Lately the only thing that helped me and my mind was a complete reinstall. Its not a big deal actually when you have your home on a seperat position what i would recommend.
I wish you good luck also i am not a specialist but don’t actually have hope in your case, sorry.