I just updated to the latest stable and somehow the pamac GUI (pamac-manager 11.6.0) has changed:
no longer follows the desktop theme (dark vs. light)
no longer handles AUR
no menu entry to enable AUR
I have EnableAUR in /etc/pamac.conf but that doesn’t seem to have any effect on pamac-manager. The “KeepNumPackages” value from /etc/pamac.conf is shown in the pamac-manager prefs, but it completely ignores the MaxParallelDownloads setting. How do I troubleshoot this?
I’m using manjaro-sway and am wondering whether that’s at the root of the issues…
To me it looks like the developer of the sway edition lags behind with updates, because all of that stuff are issues from the past couple of months - the new gtk4 version needs plugins for aur and config for the themes, etc. And the bug with the settings was fixed in version …0.1 also.
See if installing pamac-gtk3 instead of pamac-gtk solves all your problems at once.
The theming issue is a bit strange. We’re setting the gtk theme via gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme Matcha-dark-sea, which apparently doesn’t work? But when I start GTK_THEME=Matcha-dark-sea pamac-manager, it works. So clearly the theming issue is likely not about the gtk4 version…
Even the support for that GTK_THEME env var will be removed at some point by GNOME devs, they don’t want their LibAdwaita apps to be themed and force users to use that ugly embedded Adwaita theme, the only official supported change is that accent color.
Thanks for the hints! I am now experimenting with running this tiny script whenever sway re-/loads and for me this looks pretty good and maintainable. It available through manjaro-sway-settings-git, in case @tve wants to give it a try.
I’m on KDE Plasma, so the best solution I found is to install Gradience and apply one of the provided or imported presets, for example Matcha Sea preset gives (unfortunately the dark variant in not there yet):