Manjaro v17.0.2-rc2 released

Hi community,

currently we are working on our next smaller update of our Manjaro v17.0 release series. This time we ship ISO images for XFCE, KDE and our Gnome edition. We hope this is the last release candidate before the stable release …

The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience. We ship Xfce 4.12 with this release of Manjaro. We mainly focused on polishing the user experience on the desktop and window manager, and on updating some components to take advantage of newly available technologies such as switching to a new Vertex-Maia theme, we already using known as Maia for our KDE edition.

Our KDE edition continues to deliver this powerful, mature and feature-rich desktop environment with a unique look-and-feel, and with the perks of Manjaro’s latest tools.

We ship now Plasma 5.10 desktop in combination with the latest KDE-Apps 17.04. It was a huge step to get it all playing together smoothly and to give the user experience the same feeling as our KDE4 editions of the past.

GNOME being a powerful, userfriendly, easy to use, customizable and fully accesible GTK3+ desktop environment, the Manjaro team has decided to offer the GNOME edition as a third official flavour with the 17.0 release. The Manjaro Gnome edition stays close to vanilla GNOME while of course being customized and configured for out-of-the-box usability with all the proven features of a Manjaro edition like Manjaro-Hardware-Detection, Manjaro-Settings-Manager, Pamac package management and the new Manjaro-Hello welcome screen.

The Manjaro Settings Manager (MSM) now provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for installing and removing the many series of kernels we offer. Manjaro’s selection of readily available kernels remains the most extensive of all Linux distribution we know of. At the time of this release, ten kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature and rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.11 release. Additionally we offer two realtime kernel series. Such a wide array of available kernel options results in extensive hardware support, getting the most out of your system for you, be it old or new.

Features of the updated release of Gellivara:

  • We updated the stock kernel to linux49 4.9 LTS
  • We updated the Xorg-Stack to v1.19 series
  • We enhanced and improved our Manjaro Tools & Profiles
  • MHWD we adopted a more efficient way to handle libglx binaries
  • Some of our themes got updated and new got designed

Changes since our first release candidate

  • updated keyrings and certificates
  • latest firefox and thunderbird
  • latest manjaro-settings-manager and manjaro-hardware-detection
  • Nvidia driver updated to 340.102
  • updated perl- and python-stack
  • latest Calamares (see changelog)
  • latest Plasma5, Apps and Framework
  • QT updated to v5.9
  • latest Octopi

Changes since our sixth preview

  • updated MESA-STACK to v17.1.2
  • updated MHWD profiles
  • fixes to Calamares
  • Plasma updated to v5.10.1
  • adjusted size of KDE edition

Changes since our fifth preview

  • updated pamac
  • fixed a regression in installing free drivers for AMD and Intel graphic cards
  • added vulkan support for AMD and Intel graphic cards
  • added flatpak support to KDE edition
  • adjusted AUR support in Gnome edition

Changes since our fourth preview

  • updated boost
  • updated DRM and MESA-Stack
  • updated tool-chain
  • KDE Plasma updated to v5.10
  • simplified Grub-Menu

Changes since our third preview

  • updated ALSA-stack
  • Mozilla applications updated to latest version
  • Mesa 17.1 added
  • fixes to OpenSSL and Steam Client

Changes since our second preview

  • updated KDE framework and apps
  • updated Gnome packages
  • usage of grub v2.02
  • latest mesa and kernel
  • updated package managers

Changes since our first preview

  • updated to latest kernel, bluez, networkmanager and firefox
  • newest nvidia (long-lived) and gnome packages
  • plasma theme updates
  • fixes for pamac
  • fixed PXE boot

Download one of our current preview editions from here.


When I try to verify Gnome ISO signature I get this:

eugen@mjaro /tmp> gpg --verify manjaro-gnome-17.0.2-rc2-stable-x86_64.iso.sig
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
gpg: the signature could not be verified.
Please remember that the signature file (.sig or .asc)
should be the first file given on the command line.

I re-downloaded the .sig file several times.
It worked with KDE ISO.

Update: Both Gnome and KDE ISOs boot, the desktops are flawless, best Manjaro ever! Will try a test install soon.

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Guayadeque does not launch…
Error from terminal output:
$ guayadeque
guayadeque: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

edit: Solved here:

While updating I get following messages multiple times:

qt5-quickcontrols: /usr/lib/qt/qml/QtQuick/Controls/ToolButton.qmlc existiert im Dateisystem
qt5-graphicaleffects: /usr/lib/qt/qml/QtGraphicalEffects/DropShadow.qmlc existiert im Dateisystem

Check who owns these files :

pacman -Qo /usr/lib/qt/qml/QtQuick/Controls/ToolButton.qmlc
pacman -Qo /usr/lib/qt/qml/QtGraphicalEffects/DropShadow.qmlc

If no one owns those files, you can remove it and then run the update again…


I noticed that rc2 install has no development tools and no yaourt. Is that to try to drive people to use pamac for AUR access?

Yes and not … of course pamac work fine with aur without dev tools and yaourt but the reason is that : more people totally newbie of manjaro/arch don’t know really how work yaourt and what is aur . People found installed yaourt but not know yaourt … so after internal discussion we have removed yaourt and leave the user to install or not yaourt or pacaur ( now pacaur is in our repo ) .

Since yaourt and pacman are both in the repos I don’t think that excluding them is a big deal. However, the fact that in order to use them you have to manually install the tools required to build the packages is likely to be confusing to some people.

Just a thought, but what about either including those dependencies in the install or making them dependencies of pacaur and yaourt?

I just think it might be hard to walk someone through it who just wants a package from AUR.

From a support perspective someone comes in and needs something from AUR and pamac isn’t working for them for some reason.

So you tell them to install pacaur. It still doesn’t work though because they are missing dev tools. So you tell them to install base-devel. Only base-devel has a package conflict because multilibs versions of the libs come preinstalled. etc, etc.

Just a thought.

In user prospective the fast way to install a pkgs out of repo is using a wrapper for pacman with aur access but without knowling what exactly is . In gnome exist a pkg named manjaro-aur-support , this if user install pacaur or yaourt open a popup to warning user and open browser into our wiki page chapter aur / development tool…

Can I install this version and transit to stable branches or I must wait for complete version ?
I want to test manjaro on my new hardware to see how stable it is. And I’m not sure if this version is ok for that purpose.
Any opinions ?

It is on Stable branch already. And if it wasn’t you had to edit /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf to do that.

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Thank you very much[quote=“thefallenrat, post:6, topic:26119, full:true”]

Check who owns these files :

pacman -Qo /usr/lib/qt/qml/QtQuick/Controls/ToolButton.qmlc
pacman -Qo /usr/lib/qt/qml/QtGraphicalEffects/DropShadow.qmlc

If no one owns those files, you can remove it and then run the update again…

Thank you very much thefallenrat! These and all other files weren’t needed by any other package. Because I have had about 60 messages like this I renamed both folders. Afterwards the update went through very smoothly. The update installed these two folders again so that I could remove the renamed folders.

Thank you

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I installed this release candidate on my PC, but now the printer service won’t start. Is this a bug, or do I need to install something? I’m running the GNOME version.

Thanks in advance


systemctl status org.cups.cupsd

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Thank you @eugen-b you solved that issue for me :slight_smile:

Can I also ask, is Libreoffice meant to be installed by default? or has my install gone wrong?

Thanks again


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Cool, you had to enable cups?
Libreoffice is installed on KDE, but not on Gnome, might be installed on the final version, I don’t know.

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Yes I had to enable it, thank you

I would need to test it again to be sure but I think there is something a little strange with manjaro-hello. After an install it launches as normal but the “Launch at start” button shows off. However, it will keep launching at start until you either manually remove it or switch the button “on” and then “off” again.

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This is fixed in RC3. Simply update your system.

5 posts were split to a new topic: Pamac to build from git like yaourt -G

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