Manjaro v17.0.5 released

Hi community,

Manjaro Gellivara was a great release! Now we are proud to announce v17.0.5, a bugfix release of Gellivara, and hopefully our last releases for real this time. We found some issues with our graphical installer Calamares, especially issues with BTRFS and locales. Additionally we added our latest version of Pamac. These ISOs also include all other updates from today’s stable release.

Everyone, who used older install media than v17.0.2 release, should read also this announcement about password weakness and follow its advice to secure your systems.

Also, Gellivara is the last edition of Manjaro Linux supporting 32bit Architecture. Read more about this decision here.

We hope you will enjoy this release as we did creating it.

kind regards
Philip Müller and the development team of Manjaro

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 17.08. 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, twelve kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature and rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.13 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:

  • Latest LTS stock kernel of linux49 4.9 LTS series
  • 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
  • Updated and new designed themes and styles
  • Updates on Calamares
  • Fixes to our Mesa-Stack and Pamac

Changes since v17.0.4

  • Updated Pamac to v6, which includes appstream support
  • Updated Mesa-Stack
  • Updated Compiler-Stack (gcc v7.2)
  • Updated Bluetooth-Stack
  • Security fixes to our kernel

Changes since v17.0.3

  • Fixes to our Mesa-Stack and Pamac
  • Calamares v3.1.4

Changes since our first release candidate

  • Updated internet browsers
  • Updated Mesa stack
  • Fixed toolchain
  • Updates to Calamares

Changes since v17.0.2

  • Updated printer-stack
  • Updated internet browsers
  • Updated toolchain
  • Updated drivers stack
  • Updated KDE desktop
  • Updated Gnome desktop

Download one of our current stable editions from here.


One thing i noticed, once the installer is ready to write to disk, the message is:
The Manjaro installer is about to make changes to your disk in order to install Manjaro 17.0.2.
Hopefully nobody will trigger fingers for it.
The installers (KDE, XFCE and GNOME) went quite quick on Vbox, and KDE on a “spare experiments native install box” with some old hardware and few resources, was flawless. Great job!


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Was the same for 17.0.4 as I mentioned here Manjaro v17.0.4 released

Torrents are now live at:


Ya, seems I forgot to bump it.

No worries :slight_smile:
Switched to unstable and the PAMAC6 mouse move problem is solved. I know someone mentioned, but i can’t recall where.

I moved the package to all branches btw.


that’s okay - it’s pretty minor. Community editions (i.e. i3) share the same.

What is its name? Andromeda?

Downloaded and seeding

Great Manjaro KDE 17.0.5, and seeding.

pamac looking good :slight_smile:

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Yes!Yes!Yes!Finally gsm netwok works out of the box!

I can automatically connect to my VPN!!! This is the first version I have been able to do it on! :smiley:

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Thanks people for this release !

Please look this :

Hi all,

I have strange situation here.
I downloaded the Gnome iso for 17.05, on the live environment I could see that I have the newer version of pamac. I could see the icons and the new look, I haven’t specifically check the version.

but after installation and doing the update I have old pamac version , currently it says that it is pamac 5.1.1-3.

how this even possible? I can see that new version is in AUR and in repo the dev version is 5.90.2-1

Is it only me, or other users also encounter a similar behavior?

What happens after you update?

Well, actually nothing, I was surprised that I have updates, as it was latest iso with latest updates.
Anyway, it was working normally, I was able to install all the stuff I was needed and it works properly, I just today released that I have old version of pamac.

P.S. I found out that after install, when I refresh the mirror list, it picked a mirror that is out of date. (I didn’t check it as it was fresh install).
and apparently, the update, basically did, downgrade, which is kind of strange.

I now manually, chose a mirror that is up to date and did an update and currently I have the latest version of pamac.

Worth including a script with 18.x that runs sudo pacman-mirrors -f 5 or equivalent during installation?

Seen the comment about falsely believing system to be up to date a few times. Guaranteed more new users will have this experience. :grin:

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