[Stable Update] 2018-07-06 - Kernels, Firefox, VirtualBox, Python, Haskell

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#1

Hi community,

Welcome to another stable update. So what do we have with this one?

  • we released new kernel updates
  • firefox got his fifth beta in v62 series
  • Stefano updated our Adapta themes
  • latest VirtualBox added
  • latest cinnamon-session package
  • python and haskell updates/rebuilds.

We hope with all these changes Manjaro to be more efficient for you all.


If you are curious about the latest state of development for the upcoming Manjaro-Illyria 18.0 release, you now have the opportunity to download a beta-build of Manjaro-Xfce 18.0 including the latest xfce-gtk3 packages aswell as our most recent styling efforts:

Our KDE fans may try our beta-build with the latest KDE v5.13 instead.


Latest information about the intel-cpu-bug risk and our efforts can be found here.


Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.57
  • linux318 3.18.114 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.52 [EOL]
  • linux44 4.4.139
  • linux49 4.9.111
  • linux414 4.14.53
  • linux415 4.15.18 [EOL]
  • linux416 4.16.18 [EOL]
  • linux417 4.17.4
  • linux418 4.18-rc2
  • linux414-rt 4.14.52_rt34
  • linux416-rt 4.16.15_rt7

Package Updates (Thu Jul 5 06:54:50 CEST 2018)

  • stable community x86_64: 603 new and 599 removed package(s)
  • stable core x86_64: 14 new and 14 removed package(s)
  • stable extra x86_64: 124 new and 130 removed package(s)
  • stable multilib x86_64: 18 new and 22 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all package changes may 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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Items from previous update sets

Issues with folder view widget in KDE v5.13

KDE introduced a new setting for icon sizes. Now you’re able to define also the size for your panel. If you have a high-DPI display, you may want to increase the value. This will fix the display issue with given widget.

icon-kde-513

Pulseaudio changes

With this update we have a /etc/pulse/default.pa.pacnew. It may be necessary to merge (some lines related to “GSettings” in /etc/pulse/default.pa ) if ‘default.pa’ has been customised.

File conflict engrampa.tap

thunar-archive-plugin: /usr/lib/xfce4/thunar-archive-plugin/engrampa.tap exists in filesystem (owned by engrampa-thunar-plugin)

thunar-archive-plugin has added native support for the Engrampa archive manager. engrampa-thunar-plugin is no longer needed. Remove engrampa-thunar-plugin to continue with the update.


Kernel 4.9 issues

Seems on rare conditions you may face a faulty boot with linux49. It results in messages similar like this: <module> likely not compiled with -mcmodel=kernel. Also you will land in the emergency console.

We recommend to install at least another kernel as backup. You may follow this post to recover. v4.9.107-2 is known to be working.


:: alpm-octopi-utils: installing “pacman” (5.1.0-2) breaks the dependency with «pacman <5.1»

Make sure your mirrors are up-to-date. All package management tools should be compatible with pacman 5.1


:: ffmpeg2.8: installing x265 (2.8-1) breaks dependency ‘libx265.so=151-64’

ffmpeg2.8 is no longer in the repos. Remove it, and if you need it, rebuild/reinstall it from the AUR.


gcc54 and gcc5 are in conflict

For those using CUDA, if this error comes up, run the update from terminal
sudo pacman -Syyu
and type YES to replace gcc5 with gcc54


Extension “Workspace to Dock” is bugged

Be careful like there is a bug if you use the Extension “Workspace to Dock”. You need to update/install this version in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ for not have desktop freeze after reboot : https://github.com/passingthru67/workspaces-to-dock/archive/master.zip

Thanks for nabd who have solved this issue : [Testing Update] 2018-05-11 - Kernels, GCC8, Gnome 3.28.2, Cinnamon, KDE Apps 18.04.1, LibreOffice


I see a lot of pacnew files

Well, there is no manual intervention needed for pacnew files coming from filesystem package. The best thing you can do is, do nothing.

Never, ever, ever, ever, ever merge the pacnew file for /etc/{passwd,shadow,gshadow,group}, unless you want to make the new comments match aesthetically with your in-use user accounts database. The only practical difference that merging can ever cause is to accidentally delete users or mangle the whole file’s syntax and render your computer maybe unbootable.

More advice in this regard you may find here.


Nvidia drivers and Fermi support

With the current Nvidia driver release v396.24, support for the old Fermi cards got dropped. Please switch either over to Nouveau driver or downgrade to v390xx driver series.

Bumblebee users follow:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee
sudo mhwd -i pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-390xx-bumblebee

Normal users follow:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia
sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia-390xx

To switch to opensource drivers do:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia
sudo mhwd -i pci video-linux


Changes made to Glibc

The new version of glibc removes support for NIS and NIS+. The default /etc/nsswitch.conf file provided by filesystem package already reflects this change. Please make sure to merge pacnew file if it exists prior to upgrade.

NIS functionality can still be enabled by installing libnss_nis package. There is no replacement for NIS+ in the official repositories.


Changes made to PAM

pam 1.3.0-2 no longer ships pam_unix2 module and pam_unix_*.so compatibility symlinks. Before upgrading, review PAM configuration files in the /etc/pam.d directory and replace removed modules with pam_unix.so. Users of pam_unix2 should also reset their passwords after such change. Defaults provided by pambase package do not need any modifications.

Check grep -rn 'pam_unix[2_]' /etc/pam.d, if no output, you need to do nothing.


Samba units renamed

Note: In samba 4.8.0-1, the units were renamed from smbd.service and nmbd.service to smb.service and nmb.service.

To provide basic file sharing through SMB start/enable smb.service and/or nmb.service services. See the smbd(8) and nmbd(8) man pages for details, as the nmb.service service may not always be required.


Directory permissions differ

Directory permissions differ on /var/lib/samba/private/
filesystem: 755 package: 700

sudo chmod 700 /var/lib/samba/private/


Samba - Error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name “Everyone” to a SID.

Currently there seems to be an issue when using group = sambashare with Samba 4.8.1-1, which is used by default in thesmb.conf provided by Manjaro. Changing it to group = +sambashare or force group = +sambashare resolves this. However, we might fill out a bug report, to see why that is currently needed.

Commenting/removing group = sambashare is also a viable solution.


Long delay for starting Desktop Environment

There’s a bug which is exhausting the entropy pool. This is refilled over time through e.g. disk activity and mouse movement. You can increase the fill rate with a software solution:

sudo pacman -S haveged
sudo systemctl enable haveged
sudo systemctl start haveged

An alternative method if activating the haveged service is not something you want to do is to press the shift key 8-10 times in succession.


When attempting to update thunar, error occurs
#3

Small update this end for XFCE, seems to be running well so far.


#4

Linux guests: made vboxvideo driver build with kernel 4.17 (bug #17801) and with pre-3.14 and EL 7.1 kernels (bug #17771)

Does this mean the 4.17 series is working for the next manjaro release?

Update had zero issues on KDE.


#5

HTPC, OK
Workstation, OK
2x Notebook, OK

All clean Update without bugs. Many Thanks to the Manjaro Team & Community


#6

Update without problems in Manjaro Gnome.

Thanks Manjaro!!!


#7

update without problem. Thank you


#8

After a score of flawless updates I’m now getting this:

error: pacman-mirrors: signature from "Frede Hundewadt <fh@manjaro.org>" is invalid
:: File /var/cache/pacman/pkg/pacman-mirrors-4.11.2-1-any.pkg.tar.xz is corrupted (invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature)).
Do you want to delete it? [Y/n] 
error: failed to commit transaction (invalid or corrupted package)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

#9

Well, did you tried the pacman troubleshoot?


#10

i3 here and all is well. Thanks!


#11

Worked fine after I deselected Thunar. Thunar still causes and error:

resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing thunar (1.8.1.11.gf5147445-1) breaks dependency 'thunar<1.7.0' required by thunarx-python


#12

@johnblood: You may want to remove thunarx-python, as it is not used by xfdesktop v4.12 anymore. However, it will be compatible again when v4.14 will be out next year.


#13

Flawless update, Gnome.

Thanks!


#14

xps9550,kde,linux44, update OK


#15

All seems good on this KDE installation. Thanks to all those who contributed.


#16

All good on KDE, thanks team :slight_smile:


#17

Firefox crashes when you give more bookmarks button in the bookmarks bar after you start suspended session
In xfce this error is not reproduced. I stay in xfce

Manjaro Gnome
Laptop Intel I3 M350


#18

No problems with the update but I do notice there is no indication of the installed driver in the graphical interface now.

[palo@TheBlackBox ~]$ mhwd -li

Installed PCI configs:


              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

     video-nouveau            2017.03.24                true            PCI

#20

Yes.

4.16 is now depricated and won’t be receiving any more updates, so if you are using it you should install 4.17 and remove 4.16.

It is strongly recommended all users also have a backup LTS kernel installed (ie 4.14 / 4.9).


#21

same here

mhwd -li
> Installed PCI configs:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
           video-intel            2017.03.24                true            PCI


Warning: No installed USB configs!