[Stable Update] 2017-06-18 - Kernels, Plasma, KDE Apps, Firefox, Thunderbird, Mesa



Hi community,

for our KDE-Lovers we have updated KDE Apps to v17.04.2, Plasma to v5.10.2 and Frameworks to v5.35. Also QT got updated to v5.9, which resulted in a rebuild of other packages.

We are also happy to present the latest Mozilla software to you. Firefox is now at v54.0. Thunderbird on the other hand is now at v52.2.

Also this update brings a huge rebuild of perl packages. Please check if you have installed some packages from the AUR which depending on an older release of perl and remove them before updating.

Other things to mention with this update-pack:

  • We finally found some way to fix the Calamares crashes on some partition types. Thx flies also out to Andrius and Adriaan from KDE for fixing this long lasted bug. You may review the changelog.
  • Fabian filled the upstream bug for Octopi crashing with QT 5.9, as we thought. In the end it was no theme issue at all, rather some compiler oops with gcc7 and the alpm-backend after Marcus gave us the clue where to look. Solution was to use clang as compiler to get all going.
  • Philip released again Greg’s kernels as usual. This time almost all extramodules needed to be compiled due abi-changes.
  • The glibc/mkinitcpio-busybox-issue should be fixed now on i686. Please report if otherwise.
  • Last but not least Frede finally released pacman-mirrors v4.2.

As usual you find the regular upstream packages, such as eric, haskell and python. Please give us feedback and report any issues you may see with this update.

Current supported Kernels

  • linux310 3.10.106
  • linux312 3.12.74 [EOL]
  • linux316 3.16.44
  • linux318 3.18.57 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.41
  • linux44 4.4.73
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.33
  • linux410 4.10.17 [EOL]
  • linux411 4.11.6
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.70_rt83 (x86_64)
  • linux-RT 4.9.30_rt21 (x86_64)

Package Updates (Sun Jun 18 22:19:51 CEST 2017)

  • stable community i686: 1201 new and 1102 removed package(s)
  • stable community x86_64: 1235 new and 1135 removed package(s)
  • stable core i686: 44 new and 49 removed package(s)
  • stable core x86_64: 44 new and 48 removed package(s)
  • stable extra i686: 1044 new and 1098 removed package(s)
  • stable extra x86_64: 1044 new and 1099 removed package(s)
  • stable multilib x86_64: 22 new and 29 removed package(s)

A detailed list of package changes can be reviewed here.

  • No issues, 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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I Want So Much to Love Manjaro.. but it's unusuable
PacUI: Bash script providing advanced Pacman and Yay/Pikaur/Aurman/Pakku/Trizen/Pacaur functionality in a simple UI
KDE doesn't start after today (19 June) update

The filesystem package keeps overwriting my custom os-release file, why?
It never used to do this.
I need this modified for kcm-about-distro…

Also, my pacman.conf file keeps getting reset as well.
Why give the ability to add user-repos in manjaro-tools if updates are going to loose them?

I mean WTF…


Not a big issue I think :slight_smile:

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: imagemagick: installing perl (5.26.0-1) breaks dependency ‘perl<5.25’
:: net-snmp: installing perl (5.26.0-1) breaks dependency ‘perl<5.25’
:: perl-clone: installing perl (5.26.0-1) breaks dependency ‘perl<5.25’
:: perl-dbi: installing perl (5.26.0-1) breaks dependency ‘perl<5.25’
:: perl-xml-libxml: installing perl (5.26.0-1) breaks dependency ‘perl<5.25’
:: perl-xml-parser: installing perl (5.26.0-1) breaks dependency ‘perl<5.25’


Uninstall imagemagick net-snmp perl-clone perl-dbi perl-xml-libxml and perl-xml-parser first

sudo pacman -R imagemagick net-snmp perl-clone perl-dbi perl-xml-libxml perl-xml-parser

Then try to update again…


Nope, that gives :

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: conky-manager: removing imagemagick breaks dependency ‘imagemagick’
:: cups-filters: removing imagemagick breaks dependency ‘imagemagick’
:: foomatic-db-engine: removing perl-xml-libxml breaks dependency ‘perl-xml-libxml’
:: foomatic-db-engine: removing perl-clone breaks dependency ‘perl-clone’
:: foomatic-db-engine: removing perl-dbi breaks dependency ‘perl-dbi’
:: hplip: removing net-snmp breaks dependency ‘net-snmp’
:: intltool: removing perl-xml-parser breaks dependency ‘perl-xml-parser’
:: libopenshot: removing imagemagick breaks dependency ‘imagemagick’
:: perl-xml-sax-expat: removing perl-xml-parser breaks dependency ‘perl-xml-parser’



Add s and c option…

sudo pacman -Rcs imagemagick net-snmp perl-clone perl-dbi perl-xml-libxml perl-xml-parser


Sorry The fallenrat, but this wil erase about 350 MB, think this isn’t the solution :wink:

Sorry The fallenrat, but this wil erase about 350 MB, think this isn’t the solution :wink:


Yeah but you can reinstall them later after you update :wink: (Just look at your pacman.log )


Haha, ok, that’s an option :wink:


Anyway, @Lunix give me the output of :

pacman -Q | grep perl


There you go :slight_smile:
perl 5.24.1-1
perl-clone 0.39-1
perl-dbi 1.636-2
perl-error 0.17024-1
perl-parse-yapp 1.05-6
perl-xml-libxml 2.0129-1
perl-xml-namespacesupport 1.12-1
perl-xml-parser 2.44-3
perl-xml-sax 0.99-4
perl-xml-sax-base 1.09-1
perl-xml-sax-expat 0.51-4
perl-xml-simple 2.24-1


Be more precise on this one. We never backed-up that file:

    install -Dm644 "$srcdir"/os-release "$pkgdir"/usr/lib/os-release
    ln -s ../usr/lib/os-release etc/os-release

Post me the output of the terminal to verify. It normally shouldn’t. See also here.

Check which AUR packages you have with perl<5.25 and remove them first. See also here.


When I was working on Netrunner Rolling we had this file in the profile and it never got overwritten during updates in all this time.

Now that I’m working on my own NulogicOS all of a sudden it is.
I don’t know what has changed except that I’m now editing the file with the nulogic-release package like sonar does.

On the pacman.conf file issue, I’m still not sure what caused this one. I could have caused the issue myself, so I am keeping a close eye on it.


Well, the file moved. However, it should now be fixed.


Cool beans. :wink:


OK, thanks for the reply. A simple sudo pacman -Rdd perl did the trick. After this I could install everything without a problem. :slight_smile:

Great work, …again… !


Ok i have a bunch of perl modules and dependencies which would be removed.

Have u reinstalled the stuff after removing or was it running without all the perl modules ? Or do they get reinstalled as part of the update ?


I first removed them all. (± 50MB)
They’ve been reinstalled with the update :slight_smile:


Ok i went with this …

sudo pacman -Rdd perl Packages (1) perl-5.24.1-1 Total Removed Size: 50.21 MiB
sudo pacman -Syyu

works fine now.
Thanks for the advice !


You’re welcome :wink: