Pacman Freezes on Update


Running sudo pacman -Syyu freezes at the following step:

(2/7) updating system dconf databases

I have to manually shut down and reboot the machine. When I am logged back in, the packages that were listed for upgrade were, in fact, upgraded.

However, I don’t think this is healthy. Can anyone please advise? Thank you.

I’m running Manjaro GNOME on a XPS 13 9370, kernel version Kernel: Linux 5.10.117-1-MANJARO.

I don’t have a specific answer, but sometimes things may need additional time to complete.

I’d wait, and then check less /var/log/pacman.log and journalctl --since='1 hour ago' (adjust as needed). I’d check those two resources either way.

That particular hook is located in /usr/share/libalpm/hooks/dconf-update.hook and executes /usr/share/libalpm/scripts/dconf-update. It might not be that hook, but another one after that one. It is my understanding that they are run in alphabetical order.