Package Manager Not Updating Software?

In the package manager I have a list of needed up dates (from my browser to other various things) yet when I click “Apply” and then type in my password all that happens is that it says “Transaction Successfully Finished” and the entire list of pending updates just reappears.

The download size has just been increasing as this issue has been going on now for over 2 weeks. So I am up to a gig of pending updates now.

I already ran “pamac update” in the terminal and then went back to package manager to check. And the updates are all still there pending…

Anyone else ran into this?

Try opening up a terminal and typing: sudo pacman -Syu

pamac is broken since transition to gtk4 and manjaro team needs to resolve the problem! or is pamac dead and pacman is manjaro’s official way for updates?

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Well I have no idea what my sudo pw is now lol

Did you try your user password?

I did and it did not take. Unsure if I even have a sudo pw at the moment come to think of it…

What password do you type when you update with Pamac? Try this one then. Maybe you locked yourself up. Reboot then.

I type my typical user one that I log into the system with. However, when I was running the suggest command from above, it wouldnt take…

Well I have no clue what happened, but I ran sudo pacman -Syu and the command is running as we speak. No clue whats going on.

It will perform a full system update from the terminal. Use this if ever the graphical version has issues.

Use pacman if pamac has issues :wink:
(or … just use pacman and truly enjoy the simplicity)

Also noteworthy:
Current pamac is gtk4 (and libadwaita). libpamac also had a bug that disallowed updates so something else was needed. Aside from that pamac still has problems like settings not being applied. pamac-gtk3 is still in the repos. It will also better represent system theming on just about every desktop besides gnome.

pacman > pamac-gtk3 > pamac
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Being a critical/core app for Manjaro, plus maintained by one dev Guillaume Benoit with dead activity for over a month, it seems Pamac is not able to keep up with the speed of a rolling release like Manjaro. Use yay or simply pacman.

Give the man a break - vacation time …


Well, the Pamac project was blown from the first minute with LibAdwaita choice. With new Pamac being supported only on GNOME, I think it would be more beneficial for Manjaro KDE to add an AUR backend for Discover to avoid all bugs introduced by that cursed library. And I’m sure KDE project will welcome any contribution from Manjaro.

So … you propose using Discover+PackageKit to manage system packages?

:roll_eyes: great idea …

Warning: PackageKit opens up system permissions by default, and is otherwise not recommended for general usage. See FS#50459 and FS#57943.

pacman/Tips and tricks - ArchWiki

KDE Project is a huge project which contains and absorbed many apps under its wings (the latest is SDDM), they have the technical talents to push any kind of feature they see beneficial for Linux community, and while KDE Plasma is getting more popular on Arch based distros, it seems to be natural to get help from them and ditch some “gnoomy” fans ideas that are trying to push hard on users of other desktops.

I installed pamac-gtk3 because it took forever for pamac to load up…

As for a sudo password, I’d advise (if you make it separate) to change one character, so p@ss becomes pa55 and is harder to forget.

Pamac cannot update libpamac version 11.5.5 to working version 11.5.7
but pacman can update to working version

[Stable Update] 2023-07-17 - Known issues and solutions > 2023-07-10

▼ libpamac 11.5.5-1 breaks update function

use sudo pacman -Syu to update to the latest libpamac release.

pamac-gtk supporting Gtk4 is a different issue and only theme is affected

“only theme is affected” … haha

  • so theme makes regular updates not working for many people, right ?

  • Upgrade at shutdown option doesn’t work since gtk4 version at all … just pretending it is installing packages, but nothing is installed!

  • search hints not there at all - confusing people to thing search is not working

“Give the man a break - vacation time” … if there is vacation time, you don’t release a big barely-working update for this important package to leave it broken for a long time

I suggest you open a new topic to report issues with pamac-gtk for moderators and experienced forum members to assist you with troubleshooting