[Stable Staging Update] 2020-08-26 - Kernels, PAM, PAMBASE, KDE-git, Deepin, Pamac, Nvidia 450.66, LibreOffice 7.0

Hello community,

Another stable staging branch update with some interesting updates for you!


Checkout our latest Merch#stayhome, #staysafe, #stayhealthy

  • LibreOffice got renewed to the latest releases: 6.4.6; 7.0.0
  • All our Kernels got updated
  • Systemd is at 246.2
  • pam and pambase got updated. This might need manual intervention from your end. See Troubleshoot guidelines!
  • We updated more of our KDE-git packages
  • Deepin pushed some newer packages
  • Pamac has some fixes added
  • Nvidia driver series had another update: 450.66
  • Mate got it’s first point-release in 1.24 series
  • gcc10 got updated to 10.2 and all Kernels got compiled against it
  • Usual Python and Haskell package updates and rebuilds

If you like following latest Plasma development you may also like to check out our current version of manjaro-kde-dev, which we build on a regular basis against kde-git master packages. Also check out our latest RC of Manjaro Mikah 20.1! XFCE, KDE and Gnome


Our current supported kernels

  • linux44 4.4.233
  • linux49 4.9.233
  • linux414 4.14.194
  • linux419 4.19.141
  • linux54 5.4.60
  • linux57 5.7.17
  • linux58 5.8.3
  • linux54-rt 5.4.59_rt36
  • linux56-rt 5.6.19_rt12

Package Changes (Sun Aug 23 17:42:12 CEST 2020)

  • stable-staging community x86_64: 1136 new and 1124 removed package(s)
  • stable-staging core x86_64: 66 new and 64 removed package(s)
  • stable-staging extra x86_64: 453 new and 438 removed package(s)
  • stable-staging multilib x86_64: 19 new and 19 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all package changes can be found here.

  • No issue, everything went smoothly
  • Yes there was an issue. I was able to resolve it myself.(Please post your solution)
  • Yes i am currently experiencing an issue due to the update. (Please post about it)

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Known issues and solutions

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PAM and PAMBASE got updated, which might prevent you from login

Due to updates from pambase and pam you might take care about any .pacnew files in /etc/pam.d as for example pam_tally, pam_tally2 and pam_cracklib got deprecated. Read in the ArchWiki about managing those files.

Typical issue:

For recovery, it is enough to boot with kernel option “systemd.unit=rescue.target”, then proceed into /etc/pam.d and merge “system-auth” and “system-auth.pacnew”

Older Issues

System takes a long time to boot

If you’ve got errors like Failed to start Network Manager Wait Online. you can try removing systemd from passwd and group in /etc/nsswitch.conf as described here
Update: If you can see the line
dbus-daemon[1453]: [system] Connection has not authenticated soon enough, closing it (auth_timeout=30000ms, elapsed: 45146ms)
in in your dbus log ( journalctl -b -u dbus ), the new/better workaround is to switch cups from service to socket as described here:
systemctl disable org.cups.cupsd.service
systemctl enable org.cups.cupsd.socket

I think I’ve some font problems

With the update of fontconfig some major rules how fonts get applied changed. Make sure that your system has ttf-dejavu installed. A more in depth explanation can be found here.

Gnome-shell-extension-pop-shell is currently incompatible with wayland

… and causes the system to freeze when the first window is tiled and can render it unbootable. Solution is a hard reset and disabling either pop shell or wayland. If the system becomes unbootable, use a live USB to edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf to disable wayland and reboot.

no systemd 246?

This is my first time getting to an update so early after a thread!

I usually use:
sudo pacman-mirrors -f 0 && sudo pacman -Syyu

And I checked the mirror service, but I get …there is nothing to do.

I will wait and try again, but in case this is important, i wanted to report.

Thanx for all of these great rolling releases. You folks are really top-notch!

UPDATE: “stable staging” is the same as STABLE, right? I only ask as I am getting used to the new forum, and don’t want to get off-track with a post. Please correct me if I am out of place.

sorry but no :wink:

Ok Thanx!

Disregard my post!

Again! Thanx for a great OS.

I see now, it’s been added after my question :smiley:

Testing Branch became updated too? I see some pending on my System

I’ve got this update on testing branch.

Doubtful. You got a update on testing branch but certainly not this one from stable staging.

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Sorry, stable-staging and testing branches’ mirrors got updated at the same time, so I thought there was a cross-update.

yes, me too

Bro I would go broke buying things from the shop.
Eagerly waiting US shipping :pray:

Please see the new Stable Staging announcements and use those to report any issues with the update.