[Stable Update i686] 2018-08-19 - GCC 8.2, Perl 5.28, Python 3.7, LibreOffice, Firefox, Chromium, removal of mhwd-nvidia and kernel 4.1



Hello i686ers!

This is a massive update principally because of Python 3.7 and Perl 5.28 updates which in turn need lots of Perl and Python modules to be rebuilt.

It’s quite possible that some modules and applications have been missed so please report them as you find them.

Along with those, other package updates of note are Firefox, Chromium, LibreOffice, GCC 8.2, …

Lots of Manjaro-specific packages also got an update, which is nice.

The mhwd-nvidia package has been dropped as it doesn’t work any more for 32-bit systems - mhwd-nvidia-390xx has the same driver now as the older, working, mhwd-nvidia so it doesn’t make sense keeping them both.

mhwd-nvidia-304xx has been dropped because it doesn’t work with Xorg 1.20. If you’ve been trying to use 304xx you’ve probably already realised it didn’t work any more…

systemd got an update which should remove any issues with slow network connections; this reverts an upstream change which enabled tcp_ecn by default.

Kernel 4.1 has become EOL so has been dropped. If you’re using it, switch up to kernel 4.4.

4.4, 4.9, and 4.14 have been updated as normal.

Anyone who would like to help out testing the upstream packages, please read the archlinux32 thread for details about how they automate their testing process and how to get involved:


(running this in an archlinux32 VM would be fine, there will hopefully be a way of doing this directly from within manjaro32 in the future)

Available kernels

Series Version
linux316 3.16.56
linux44 4.4.150
linux49 4.9.122
linux414 4.14.65


If you find manjaro32 useful please consider donating to, or helping out with, archlinux32. It’s a small team taking on a huge project and any help will no doubt be very much appreciated.

Why aren’t the available packages/package versions the same as x86_64?

archlinux32 packages are based on Arch packages but may need editing to build correctly. Builds of less-popular packages are lower priority.

Manjaro-specific packages may lag behind x86_64 because there aren’t as many packagers. If you notice an important package is lagging please report it; at the moment it’s only me packaging for i686:

I’m only packaging current LTS kernels. Any marked as EOL are dropped. I’ll not be building the mainline kernel.

What about security updates?

I cannot guarantee timely security updates on x32-stable. If this is critical for you I recommend you switch to x32-testing or cherry-pick those packages from x32-testing or x32-unstable as they become available.

Something broke. Isn’t this meant to be stable?

“Stable” means “infrequently changing”, not “everything will work perfectly all the time”. If you want it to mean everything works, you need to help test the things you’re interested in.

What about installer images?

Phil very kindly updated the preview installer images:

What about x32-testing and x32-unstable?

These are already available, and I recommend you use x32-testing if you can to make sure testing is done.

x32-unstable should be used by anyone who wants to try and find any issues before they impact other people. If you have multiple/many machines you really should run one of those on x32-unstable.

Full list of changes

Full list of changes is available here.

Any problems?

  • No issues, 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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[Testing Update i686] 2018-08-10 to 19 - GCC 8.2, Perl 5.28, Python 3.7, LibreOffice, Firefox, removal of mhwd-nvidia and kernel 4.1

Known issues and solutions


Known broken packages and modules



The issue i was writing about [Stable Update i686] 2018-07-26 - KDE applications, Pulseaudio, VirtualBox, Chromium was fixed in 4.14.65


Update on 1 Machine without Problems.

The 1 VB does not start anymore. Problem is, that the Kernel Module “vboxvideo” cannot be loaded, so xorg don’t find any Video Device.

I reinstalled the video Driver “video-virtualbox” without success.



Rebuilt modules incoming.

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository extra i686

                             PACKAGE           x32-stable          x32-testing
   linux414-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.16-5             5.2.16-6
    linux414-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.16-5             5.2.16-6
    linux44-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.16-5             5.2.16-6
     linux44-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.16-5             5.2.16-6
    linux49-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.16-5             5.2.16-6
     linux49-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.16-5             5.2.16-6


VB works now. Thx.


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