System not updating? Are there no updates available, currently?

I don’t know if there is an issue. I have not been getting any updates in the last 2 weeks (except for flatpaks). I have checked my pacman mirrors and even switched them but still no difference. I’m relatively new to linux (and therefore manjaro) so I’m wondering if this is normal.
I used to get updates every couple of days but this seems to have stopped.
I have googled the problem but did not see anyone having a similar problem.
Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you :slight_smile:

That is really too bad. You don’t get the latest and greatest. :roll_eyes:

If on stable branch it is normal. A big update every month and security updates as soon as possible.

If you are in doubt:

sudo pacman-mirrors -c Germany
sudo pacman-mirrors -f 5
sudo pacman -Syyuu

If you need more updates to increase your dopamine, move to the unstable branch:

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It all depends on what branch of Manjaro you are on, and how development of that branch is moving. Open up a terminal and enter pacman-mirrors --get-branch to see what branch you are on. If its the stable branch it sometimes is a month or so between updates. While other branches may get more updates there are good reasons to stick with stable if thats what you are running. But it all depends on your bug tolerances and skill at troubleshooting and fixing linux. A lot of the “My system wont work after update” posts are on unstable in my experience.
Its also possible you have a corrupted package database. Open a terminal and enter
sudo rm /var/lib/pacman/sync/*.*
then
sudo pacman -Syu

Wow these replies were faster than expected. Thanks for your responses. I will try those when I get home from work. I’ll reply if there is a change.

Thanks again :smiley:

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It’s not a bug, it’s a feature :wink:

This is the Manjaro Stable update schedule of 2022, behind the date is the number of days between updates:

|02.01.2022|17|
|23.01.2022|21|
|05.02.2022|13|
|14.02.2022|9|
|27.02.2022|13|
|14.03.2022|15|
|15.04.2022|32|
|13.05.2022|28|
|23.05.2022|10|
|12.06.2022|20|
|24.06.2022|12|
|04.07.2022|10|
|12.07.2022|8|
|18.07.2022|6|
|21.07.2022|3|
|29.07.2022|8|
|07.08.2022|9|
|13.08.2022|6|
|16.08.2022|3|
|13.09.2022|28|

You probably got spoiled by the high Stable update frequency in July/August and now you experience the other end of the spectrum. Everything is pretty normal and actually a sign that your system behaves like intended.

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pacman-mirrors
‘OK’ or not?

pacman-mirrors         
Pacman-mirrors version 4.23.2
Local mirror status for stable branch
Mirror #1   OK  01:36   Australia  https://manjaro.lucassymons.net/

Seems like it’s alright.

I also tried what megavolt suggested. Same result.

At this stage I think what you said is most likely the case. It’s probably normal, hence why I was wondering if this is normal.

Thank you all so much for your input. It helps a newbie like me find my feet.

In July/August there was a push to releasing Manjaro 22.0.0 from the 21 series. Thats the version number the installable media uses and where the installed versions update to. Anytime a major update is about to happen you get more updates. The most common schedule is about once a month for stable.

I’ve noticed the slow down, too. Just browser updates. I am fine with this. No crashes, no problems.