[Stable Update] 2018-11-11 - Systemd, KDE Apps & Plasma, Deepin, Cinnamon, VB, Grub

Hi community,

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

  • We worked again on Deepin and updated some packages
  • VirtualBox is now at 5.2.22
  • Latest Gimp 2.10.8
  • Firefox is now on it’s eight beta of v64 series
  • KDE Apps is now at 18.08.3
  • KDE Plasma is now at 5.14.3
  • Latest Cinnamon packages added
  • The usual upstream haskell, and python rebuilds/updates

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

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Manjaro v18.0.1 Preview1 released!

If you are curious about the latest Manjaro-Illyria 18.0.1 release, you now have the opportunity to download XFCE Edition with the latest 4.13 packages, aswell as our most recent styling efforts. Our KDE fans may try our KDE Edition with the latest KDE v5.14 instead. And our GNOME fans may try our Gnome Edition with the latest GNOME v3.30.

Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.59
  • linux318 3.18.124 [EOL]
  • linux44 4.4.162
  • linux49 4.9.135
  • linux414 4.14.79
  • linux417 4.17.19 [EOL]
  • linux418 4.18.17
  • linux419 4.19.1
  • linux414-rt 4.14.78_rt47
  • linux416-rt 4.16.18_rt11
  • linux418-rt 4.18.16_rt9

Sync Package Updates (Sat Nov 10 08:49:54 CET 2018)

  • stable community x86_64: 1047 new and 1032 removed package(s)
  • stable core x86_64: 46 new and 48 removed package(s)
  • stable extra x86_64: 361 new and 362 removed package(s)
  • stable multilib x86_64: 5 new and 7 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all changes made to this update 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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i3 changed its default config path

It seems that (from version >= 4.16) i3 is looking for its configuration in ~/.config/i3/config instead of ~/.i3/config.
Copy your config to the new path and all should work as before. (reported from an i3-gaps user).

Items from previous update sets

I can’t open Nemo with elevated privileges (as root)

Workaround found: Use the dbus-x11 package instead of the regular dbus package. This package is available in the official repositories and provides dbus compiled without the --without-x option.

To replace dbus with dbus-x11 package, simply install dbus-x11 with your favorite package manager: dbus will be replaced by dbus-x11.

Pamac: “Failed to commit transaction - Transaction not prepared” at the end

So far, it has only been a false alarm: updates are applied successfully.

AMD-Ucode introduction

Unless you’ve already done this previously, All users of AMD-APUs/CPUs should install this update like this:

sudo pacman -Syyu
sudo pacman -S amd-ucode
sudo pacman -R intel-ucode
sudo update-grub

Step 3 is optional.

Rebuilding fontconfig cache: failed to write cache

Please ignore this message. Upstream already works on a solution. More about the issue here.

LibreOffice has no window decoration in KDE

New line export SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk3_kde5, once merged into existing /etc/profile.d/libreoffice-fresh.sh , fixes a moderately longterm issue. If it doesn’t work for you, you may use gtk instead of gtk3_kde5 as UI framework.

Installing glibc (2.28-4) breaks the dependency “glibc=2.27” required by lib32-glibc

Install the update either:

  • from terminal: sudo pacman -Syu or;
  • with Octopi instead of Pamac.

Something using Perl/Python/glibc broke

Rebuilds needed!

  • If it’s an AUR package, try to reinstall it from AUR. It most likely needs to be rebuilt.
  • If it’s a repo package, please report and check back regularly for updates.

I’ve lost a Thunderbird addon/feature

Thunderbird 60 disables incompatible addons by default. There’s an about:config switch should you want to force-enable the addon, but many addons simply will not work with the newer Quantum-based Thunderbird.

Read more about Thunderbird 60 here: Thunderbird 60

Firefox - WebGL not working anymore

You may try the following solution:

Open about:config and set security.sandbox.content.read_path_whitelist to /sys/.

libutf8proc>=2.1.1-3 update may require manual intervention

This should normally be automatically fixed via manjaro-system update.

The libutf8proc package prior to version 2.1.1-3 had an incorrect soname link. This has been fixed in 2.1.1-3, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname link created by ldconfig. If you get an error

libutf8proc: /usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2

to perform the upgrade.

Pamac: “Invalid or corrupted package.”

If you receive an “Invalid or corrupted package.” error message with Pamac and if the details contains an output similar to the following:

Synchronizing package databases...
Starting full system upgrade...

Resolving dependencies...
Checking inter-conflicts...
Downloading manjaro-system-20180716-1-any.pkg.tar.xz...
Checking keyring...
Checking integrity...
Loading packages files...
Checking file conflicts...
Checking available disk space...
Upgrading manjaro-system (20180702-1 -> 20180716-1)...
==> Fix libutf8proc upgrade ...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (1) libutf8proc-2.1.1-4

Total Download Size:   0.05 MiB
Total Installed Size:  0.32 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:      0.00 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 
:: Retrieving packages...
downloading libutf8proc-2.1.1-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz...
checking keyring...
checking package integrity...
loading package files...
checking for file conflicts...
checking available disk space...
:: Processing package changes...
upgrading libutf8proc...
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
Running post-transaction hooks...
Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
Warning: lock file missing /var/lib/pacman/db.lck
Starting full system upgrade...
Resolving dependencies...
Checking inter-conflicts...
Error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/local/libutf8proc-2.1.1-2/files: No such file or directory
Warning: could not fully load metadata for package libutf8proc-2.1.1-2

Failed to prepare transaction:
invalid or corrupted package

Try the following steps: close Pamac window first, then launch it again and start the update procedure again. It should continue from where it left off.

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.


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.

Update looks just fine. Thanks! Cinnamon, kernel 4.19.

kernel 4.19 / KDE 5.14.3
everything went quiet and smooth
thank you team manjaro

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Smooth update via tty , KDE with 4.19 running fast and furious . :slightly_smiling_face:

Incredibly smooth update. Thanks again for all the work you do to make Manjaro what it is.

This update appears to have broken Calibre
Calibre needs icu 62 and fails to start because system now has icu 63

All good. Xfce on 4.14 kernel here.

@philm Is Firefox really in this update? It seems to be firefox_dev only.

Great Update! :clap:
Thank you very much!
LXQT with Kernel 4.19, XFCE with Kernel 4.19.

Another smooth update!! Thanks manjaro team!

The sounds of the system notification (empty trash etc.) still do not work. Everything else smooth, thanks for your good work!

That’s why he’s talking about the beta version.

Why beta version, Manjaro 18.0 is officially available for download :thinking:

mpv needs a rebuild it seems:

ffmpeg library versions:
   libavutil       56.14.100 (runtime 56.22.100)
   libavcodec      58.18.100 (runtime 58.35.100)
   libavformat     58.12.100 (runtime 58.20.100)
   libswscale      5.1.100 (runtime 5.3.100)
   libavfilter     7.16.100 (runtime 7.40.101)
   libswresample   3.1.100 (runtime 3.3.100)
ffmpeg version: n4.1
mpv was compiled against a different version of FFmpeg/Libav than the shared
library it is linked against. This is most likely a broken build and could
result in misbehavior and crashes.
mpv does not support this configuration and will not run - rebuild mpv instead.
Exiting... (Fatal error)

This update contain ffmpeg version 1:4.1-1 and mpv version 1:0.29.1-3

Both packages work together. Make sure you did completly update your system and check which versions of ffmpeg and mpv you have installed.

If you use an mpv package form AUR make sure you rebuild it against the new version of ffmpeg.

Did -Syyu, found another 56 packages to update, maybe the mirror was partially synced? It would have been this one: Server = https://manjaro.moson.eu/stable/$repo/$arch

I was optimistic that this release would fix the problem I’ve been having with frequent hangs when editing photos in the Gimp.
Sadly not.
I’ve managed to find what looks like some significant messages:

GUI new func match: GimpGegl-gegl-shadows-highlights-config

babl_free passed unknown pointer, bailing and leaking it

babl_free passed unknown pointer, bailing and leaking it

babl_free passed unknown pointer, bailing and leaking it

(gimp:7672): GLib-WARNING **: 20:08:53.072: corrupted double-linked list detected

(gimp:7672): GLib-WARNING **: 20:08:53.094: corrupted double-linked list detected

(gimp:7672): GLib-WARNING **: 20:08:53.095: corrupted double-linked list detected

(gimp:7672): GLib-WARNING **: 20:08:53.124: corrupted double-linked list detected
double free or corruption (!prev)
/usr/bin/gimp: fatal error: Aborted
Which suggests the problem is within babl. Checking the update, Gimp itself and the gegl libraries were updated, so it would appear (with my limited understanding) that the problem is babl being built against older libraries than something introduced in the last release.
I’ve built and installed babl from AUR and initial indications are that this fixes the problem, confirming my hypothesis. However, as the problem is sporadic I’ll keep working with it and report back.

3.33.1-2 and higher should work with icu 63.

Only the development version gets more updates currently.

Also take a look at my new Youtube video series explaining our tools. I started with our upcoming Pamac version, the go-to package manager of Manjaro in 2019.


calibre is working fine on my system. In any case, wouldn’t software updates be backwards-compatible i.e. icu-63 should be having all the features of icu-62.

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