Mostly looking good, but the package-manager seems to have a strange bug where AUR packages are concerned.
I needed to reinstall a couple of Perl modules due to the updated version of Perl. So I opened pamac-manager, selected the modules to rebuild and attempted to rebuild them. When the password dialogue popped up, it vanished a couple of seconds later, before I could type my password. The pamac-manager then became unresponsive and had to be killed using xkill.
This behaviour occurs every time I try to reinstall anything from AUR. There is, however, a workaround:
First select a package from the Manjaro repo to install. Then follow the process through putting in the password but cancel the install before it actually happens. Now select the AUR package and it can be installed without the password dialogue popping up.
UPDATE: seems an even deeper problem with pamac-manager and AUR. After rebooting, I got an alert that perl-mojolicious needed updating from AUR.
- Opened pamac-manager from a terminal.
- Clicked "updates".
- Hit "apply".
- Password dialogue opened and did stay open so I could enter my password.
- Status display got as far as "Checking perl-mojolicious dependencies..."
- Transaction Summary opens.
- Clicked "Apply". GUI hung.
- After 10-20 seconds, got message on terminal: "trans_release: Timeout was reached".
- After another 10-20 seconds, the Transaction Summary closed.
- GUI Still unresponsive and cannot be closed by clicking (X)
- Some time later, terminal gives message "start_get_authorization: Timeout was reached".
So pamac-manager definitely now has problems with AUR.