Installing nvidia-utils (535.54.03-1) breaks dependency

It is already two weeks that I"m stuck with this message and can’t update my system.

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing nvidia-utils (535.54.03-1) breaks dependency 'nvidia-utils=530.41.03' required by linux62-nvidia
  Kernel: 6.3.5-2-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.1.1
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.3-x86_64
    root=UUID=0c95387f-2997-4fa3-9e8a-d7cd6e5bd932 rw quiet apparmor=1
    security=apparmor resume=UUID=9aed5cbc-9060-442a-a8d3-51bfccf72790
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.9 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: Z68 Pro3 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: P1.60 date: 07/13/2011
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-2600K bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge
    gen: core 2 level: v2 built: 2010-12 process: Intel 32nm family: 6
    model-id: 0x2A (42) stepping: 7 microcode: 0x2F
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 8x256 KiB L3: 64 MiB
    desc: 8x8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1886 high: 3800 min/max: 1600/3800 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1596 2: 1604 3: 1694
    4: 1600 5: 3800 6: 1600 7: 1600 8: 1596 bogomips: 54296
  Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Unknown: No mitigations
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
    vendor: ASRock driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-6 code: Sandybridge
    process: Intel 32nm built: 2011 ports: active: none empty: DP-1, DP-2,
    DP-3, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2, HDMI-A-3, VGA-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:0122 class-ID: 0380
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] vendor: PNY driver: nvidia
    v: 530.41.03 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 530.xx+
    status: current (as of 2023-05) arch: Pascal code: GP10x process: TSMC 16nm
    built: 2016-21 pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0
    chip-ID: 10de:1c03 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: nvidia gpu: i915,nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 92 s-size: 707x393mm (27.83x15.47")
    s-diag: 809mm (31.85")
  Monitor-1: HDMI-0 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 93
    size: 698x393mm (27.48x15.47") diag: 801mm (31.54") modes: N/A
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 530.41.03 renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    6GB/PCIe/SSE2 direct-render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio
    vendor: ASRock 6 driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1c20 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP106 High Definition Audio vendor: PNY
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f1 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: JMTek LLC. TKGOU PnP USB Microphone
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
    lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 2-1.3:3 chip-ID: 0c76:1467 class-ID: 0300
    serial: <filter>
  API: ALSA v: k6.3.5-2-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: 1: aoss
    type: oss-emulator 2: apulse type: pulse-emulator
    tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.70 status: off with: pipewire-media-session
    status: active tools: pw-cli
  Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: active with: 1: pulseaudio-alsa
    type: plugin 2: pulseaudio-jack type: module tools: pacat,pactl,pavucontrol
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: ASRock driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    port: d000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: wgpia0 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
  Local Storage: total: 1.83 TiB used: 596.12 GiB (31.8%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 40WD
    scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Transcend model: TS512GSSD230S
    size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: <unknown>
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: TBD1 scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD10EZEX-00WN4A0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 922.42 GiB size: 906.86 GiB (98.31%)
    used: 596.12 GiB (65.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc2 maj-min: 8:34
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 280 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 268 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sdc3 maj-min: 8:35
  System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 291 Uptime: 22h 16m wakeups: 16 Memory: available: 15.54 GiB
  used: 10.5 GiB (67.6%) Init: systemd v: 253 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.1.1 clang: 15.0.7 Packages: 2183
  pm: pacman pkgs: 2100 libs: 540 tools: pamac pm: flatpak pkgs: 83 Shell: Zsh
  v: 5.9 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.27

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Your kernel is EOL. End-of-life. Dead.
Boot into a supported kernel and remove it.

sudo mhwd-kernel -i linux61
systemctl reboot
uname -r
sudo mhwd-kernel -r linux62

So install new one, reboot, select working kernel at grub, double check running kernel with uname, then remove EOL kernel. Then you should be able to update, etc.

sudo pacman -Syu

I booted into a supported kernel using GRUB and removed kernel I used.
But still it won’t let me update system for the same reason.

[2023-07-27T00:43:38+0300] [ALPM] removed linux63 (6.3.5-2)
[2023-07-27T00:43:25+0300] [ALPM] removed linux63-nvidia (530.41.03-11)
[2023-07-27T00:36:13+0300] [ALPM] removed linux62 (6.2.16-2)
[2023-07-27T00:36:01+0300] [ALPM] removed linux62-nvidia (530.41.03-12)

When I use Pamac to update system, it gives me this error:
target not found: python2-atomicwrites


sudo pacman -Syu

does help.
Maybe I should get used to using consol for updating.

There was a bug in one of the recent versions of libpamac that broke updates.
It should be fixed now if you are updated.

This is an AUR package.
pacman is for your repositories only.
You will need to update AUR packages using pamac or an AUR helper like paru. ex:

paru -Sua

As mentioned, it should be fixed now.
But I make no secret of believing the original arch package manager (pacman) is superior.
(not to mention there are still bugs in current pamac like settings not being applied or respected)

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