[Stable Update] 2018-03-14 - Kernels, Browsers, KDE, Vulkan, Python, Haskell



xps9550,linux 44, KDE, OK


All went smooth and fine…Gnome !! Thanks Devs…


I got the following issue:

warning: cannot resolve "openbox-scripts", a dependency of "manjaro-openbox-settings"
:: The following package cannot be upgraded due to unresolvable dependencies:
:: Do you want to skip the above package for this upgrade? [y/N]

My main desktop env. is openbox.
I’m using the stable branch.

I hope this can be solved, at least in the next update?

Manjaro Openbox Edition 17.1.8

I’ve been experiencing this issue with both kernels 4.14 and 4.15 intermittently, but I discovered today that if switch to virtual console Ctrl+Alt+F2 then back to GUI Ctrl+Alt+F1, it seems to correct the issue, at least temporarily. I’ve been avoiding downgrading the affected package.

Not a huge deal, but glad that I’ve found a way to work around the issue until the upstream libinput package makes it to Stable.


After researching the warnings and error mentioned earlier I decided to just do a restart. After startup I got a notice that ‘manjaro-browser-settings-20180316-2’ install was needed, which I did and FF worked fine. Everything is really fine now and I have more confidence in my Chromebook :joy:

For chromebook users my system runs: Xfce, Kernel49, Acer C720, ‘Peppy’ UEFI: coreboot v: MrChromebox date: 07/14/2017, Haswell CPU, integrated GPU, Network card: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462


Updates on 11 Machines and 1 VB without Problems.



Here’s the short story of why it happened.

After updating manjaro-system package to 20180315-1, the distribution.ini file get deleted as a post-upgrade task. In the process, for some reason, /usr/lib/firefox/distribution directory also get deleted. This side effect is desired.

Because firefox was updated, a post-transaction hooks named manjaro-brower-settings-post (now firefox-post, firefox-kde-post and firefox-dev-post since version 20180316-2 of manjaro-browser-settings, but they all do the same task for each type of Firefox) triggers. If you want to see what hooks are installed in your system, they are in /usr/share/libalpm/hooks.

Normally, this post-transaction hook should copy the /etc/manjaro-firefox.ini file in /usr/lib/firefox/distribution as distribution.ini; however, since distribution directory doesn’t exist anymore (got deleted after updating manjaro-system), the copy will fail. Thus, this error message appears.

Why have distribution.ini got deleted in the first place? Well, this is a solution implemented to fix an file conflict issue we got with firefox package in Testing 2018-03-14 update. Before firefox 59.0-1, the package didn’t include this file; but starting with firefox 59.0-1 and later, it does include this file. Without this solution, this file conflict issue would have appeared in Stable branch too for next Stable release.

In conclution, do not worry about this message.


Previously, ruby provided rubygems. Now, rubygems is a separate package. rubygems depends on ruby and ruby depends on rubygems. Therefore, no matter which package is installed first this warning will show. It can be ignored (as can all warnings of this type).


No issue here, thank you!

P.S. an o.t. question: when glibc 2.27 will be released for arch linux? I have some problems running Citra emulator, that requires glibc 2.27.


A key phrase for starting a new thread. :wink:


Update of librsvg from 2:2.42.2-1 to 2:2.42.3-1 broke my icons, and made almost everything switch back to gnome default theme (but I have xfce, duh!)


Happen to me, in branch Testing: librsvg2:2.42-3 needs cairo-1.15 from extra repository. See if you have installed cairo-infinality-1.14 from aur or other


Wow, thank you.
For some-reason-I-cant-remember I had installed 1.15.2-git.
I installed normal one, and everything was good.


Ehrm… I’m not sure why this has been moved here?
I had this problem while updating yesterday, and I just reported today because I needed time to bisect.


If you updated yesterday, you installed the update from 2018-03-14, which is this topic here. The other one is for the update released today and was therefore the wrong one.


Yes. And I had indeed first posted here.


There is no update till now, my mirrorlist is uptodate and the mirrors that I chose, are uptodate (Germany). sudo pacman -Syu says “Es gibt nichts zu tun.” Sry for my bad english :wink:
regards user51


This topic is for an update from 2 months ago. The last update for the Stable Branch was on 7th May:


OK sorry for that, I should be better looking to the date :wink: