Known issues and solutions
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When checking for updates, Pamac (GUI) freeze at a certain percentage.
Devs are aware of this problem.
Fortunately, this problem doesn’t happens everytime. If you have the patience to kill the process each time Pamac freezes, eventually, you should be able to get through the process and be able to apply updates.
As far as we know, Pamac CLI doesn’t seems to be affected by this problem at all.
How do I do updates via TTY-terminal?
- Press CTRL+ALT+F2 (or F3, F4, F5, F6) to go into a pure command line interface.
- Log in with your credentials.
- Once logged in, you’ll have access to a CLI shell, like if you were using a terminal. Use
pamac upgrade or
sudo pacman -Syyu (or other equivalent command) to update your system.
To go back to your regular desktop, press CTRL+ALT+F7. On some systems, it can be CTRL+ALT+F1 instead.
Items from previous update sets
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
config to the new path and all should work as before. (reported from an i3-gaps user).
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
dbus-x11 package, simply install
dbus-x11 with your favorite package manager:
dbus will be replaced by
Pamac: “Failed to commit transaction - Transaction not prepared” at the end
So far, it has only been a false alarm: updates are applied successfully.
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
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
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
- 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:
about:config and set
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...
Loading packages files...
Checking file conflicts...
Checking available disk space...
Upgrading manjaro-system (20180702-1 -> 20180716-1)...
==> Fix libutf8proc upgrade ...
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...
checking package integrity...
loading package files...
checking for file conflicts...
checking available disk space...
:: Processing package changes...
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
Running post-transaction hooks...
Warning: lock file missing /var/lib/pacman/db.lck
Starting full system upgrade...
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.
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.