Known issues and solutions
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element-desktop dependency error
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing electron (20.0.0-1) breaks dependency 'electron19' required by element-desktop
The upstream package was already flagged out of date (it needs to be rebuilt against latest electron).
Workaround for now:
sudo pacman -Syy electron electron19 --asdeps
sudo pacman -Su
Glibc 2.36 update will break EasyAntiCheat within Proton
Temporary workaround for now is to use the flatpak version of steam:
sudo pacman -S flatpak --needed --noconfirm
sudo flatpak install com.valvesoftware.Steam -y
You can use flatseal (another flatpak app) to grant it access to your existing game library so you don’t have to re-download your games (add the game library install path under “Other files” under “Filesystem”).
sudo flatpak install com.github.tchx84.Flatseal -y
For advanced users (not recommended by us): patched
lib32-glibc are available here. They remove the commit that broke EAC.
KDE Wayland: Kickoff "KDE menu", notifications and tooltips show in the upper left corner
- This is due to an upstream packaging bug, which has since been reverted.
- In the meantime, you can (temporarily) disable the associated Wayland feature (thanks @ufo_driver):
sudo echo 'export QT_WAYLAND_DISABLE_FIXED_POSITIONS=1' > /etc/profile.d/qt5-wayland-regression.sh
- It should now be fixed with qt5-wayland 5.15.5+kde+r38-3.
Missing dependency 'gcc8-libs=8.5.0-1' required by gcc8
- This happens even while gcc8-libs is already installed (8.5.0-1).
- Fixed by manually uninstalling gcc8 and gcc8-libs.
wxWidgets 3.2 update may need manual intervention
Packages have been renamed from wxgtk- to wxwidgets-. The GTK2 frontend is no longer provided. If you have wxgtk2 installed, the upgrade will fail with:
In such case, uninstall
wxgtk2 first and then proceed with the upgrade.
Wireplumber 0.4.11 may crash for GDM users
Currently there is an issue with 0.4.11 and GDM crashing on boot-up. More in the upstream bugtracker issue: wireplumber segfault: system boot and could see in my dmesg (#305) · Issues · PipeWire / wireplumber · GitLab
Akonadi (KMail / Kontact / KOrganizer...) fails to start
mariadb-upgrade --defaults-file=~/.local/share/akonadi/mysql.conf --socket=/run/user/$(id -u)/akonadi/mysql.socket
Locale file changes
C.UTF8 locale is now included in
Credits @diabonas for this change. Systemd wants us to include C.UTF8 by default and it seems the locale may be in included by glibc upstream in the future. To fix building and avoid nasty fixing in devtools, we include the locale in the package. See systemd/systemd#23252 (comment) FS#74864 : [systemd] >= 251 breaks devtools' locale
There is a pacsave for
/etc/locale.conf as it has been removed from the
/etc/locale.conf will automatically be restored if it did not already exist.
There is a pacnew for
/etc/locale.gen. Please review it and regenerate your locale if necessary.