[Testing Update] 2018-12-27 - KDE Frameworks, KDE Apps, Deepin, ZFS, LibreOffice, QT, Mesa



Hi community,

Welcome to another testing update. :woozy_face:
So what do we have with this one?

  • Deepin and Cinnamon updates
  • We updated QT5 to 5.12 LTS
  • Latest linux-firmware. Post if you have issues with your AMD GPU.
  • KDE Frameworks are at 5.53.0
  • KDE Apps are at 18.12.0
  • Mesa got updated to 18.3.1
  • LibreOffice got updated to 6.1.4
  • ZFS is now at 0.7.12
  • all the regular haskell, php and python updates

We hope with all these changes Manjaro to be more efficient for you all.

Partnership with FCS Linux Aarhus

We are happy to announce a new partnership with FCS Linux Aarhus owned by @fhdk. This enables us to offer you Laptops with Manjaro pre-installed and Manjaro Stickers you can use on your own hardware or gift them to a friend. For each sale FCS will donate a percentage to the Manjaro project.

Manjaro v18.0.2-pre1 released!

It took us almost two months of development to update Manjaro Illyria. It comes with refreshed packages and updated tools. You may want to download our XFCE Edition with the latest 4.13 packages, aswell as our most recent styling efforts. Our KDE fans may try our KDE Edition with the latest KDE v5.14 instead. And our GNOME fans may try our Gnome Edition with the latest GNOME v3.30.

Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.62
  • linux318 3.18.131 [EOL]
  • linux44 4.4.167
  • linux49 4.9.147
  • linux414 4.14.90
  • linux417 4.17.19 [EOL]
  • linux418 4.18.20 [EOL]
  • linux419 4.19.12
  • linux420 4.20.0
  • linux414-rt 4.14.87_rt49
  • linux416-rt 4.16.18_rt11
  • linux418-rt 4.18.16_rt9

Sync Package Updates (Thu Dec 27 06:56:30 CET 2018)

  • testing multilib x86_64: 25 new and 25 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 25 new and 25 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 716 new and 717 removed package(s)
  • testing community x86_64: 1579 new and 1508 removed package(s)

Overlay Package Updates

  • testing multilib x86_64: 1 new and 2 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 2 new and 1 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 34 new and 130 removed package(s)
  • testing community x86_64: 41 new and 43 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all package changes can be found here.

  • No issue, 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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Known issues and solutions

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Items from previous update sets

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 --without-x option.

To replace dbus with dbus-x11 package, simply install dbus-x11 with your favorite package manager: dbus will be replaced by dbus-x11.

Pamac: “Failed to commit transaction - Transaction not prepared” at the end

So far, it has only been a false alarm: updates are applied successfully.

AMD-Ucode introduction

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
sudo update-grub

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

New line 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

Rebuilds needed!

  • 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:

Open about:config and set security.sandbox.content.read_path_whitelist to /sys/.

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...

Resolving dependencies...
Checking inter-conflicts...
Downloading manjaro-system-20180716-1-any.pkg.tar.xz...
Checking keyring...
Checking integrity...
Loading packages files...
Checking file conflicts...
Checking available disk space...
Upgrading manjaro-system (20180702-1 -> 20180716-1)...
==> Fix libutf8proc upgrade ...
resolving dependencies...
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...
downloading libutf8proc-2.1.1-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz...
checking keyring...
checking package integrity...
loading package files...
checking for file conflicts...
checking available disk space...
:: Processing package changes...
upgrading libutf8proc...
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
Running post-transaction hooks...
Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
Warning: lock file missing /var/lib/pacman/db.lck
Starting full system upgrade...
Resolving dependencies...
Checking inter-conflicts...
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.


Pulseaudio changes

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.


Wow. That was a big one. 502 packages got updated with

Gesamtgröße des Downloads:           1601,41 MiB
Gesamtgröße der installierten Pakete:  6138,23 MiB
Größendifferenz der Aktualisierung:    51,48 MiB

I think that was the biggest update I had so far.

And it runs fine: linux419+nvidia390xx+zfs+gnome


EDIT: Seems i was not fully awake this morning. Why did i reply in German ;)?

No problems so far with my Ryzen 5 2400G with Kernel 4.19 and KDE … EverSpace worked just fine.

Old post:
Bisher ohne Probleme auf meinem Ryzen 5 2400G mit Kernel 4.19 und KDE … EverSpace spielte sich einwandfrei :slight_smile: .


Everything except systemd 240. 7116

Joke aside, I got 774.8 MB of updates. Not as much as the guy above me, but still a truckload of updates.

Also, I don’t know if it’s worth mentioning, but Audacity has been reverted to 2.2.2 with an epoch. Not that I’m complaining though (upstream considered 2.3.0 as experimental and not ready yet actually).

EDIT: Updated with Pamac GUI and the process has been completed without problem.


Qt 5.12 bottleneck in unstable I think.

Does this now work with older LTS kernels? If so what was the resolution / workaround / solution ?


Wow, 1.100+ updates. Everything went fine except that I have this message:

The AppStream system cache was updated, but some errors were detected, which might lead to missing metadata. Refer to the verbose log for more information.

Don’t know what to do with this.


update for Xfce ( Gtk2+) + Steam ( OpenGL) + video + systemd(239.370-2)

error with whiskermenu and glib

Process 955 (panel-8-whisker) of user 1000 dumped core.
Stack trace of thread 955:
#0  0x00007f9d9f92e342 n/a (/usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0.5800.1 (deleted))
déc. 27 11:17:35 systemd-coredump[6433]: 
Process 6421 (panel-8-whisker) of user 1000 dumped core.

relaunch after is OK


We disabled statx for now. Issue will still exist for older kernels when using it, as upstream won’t backport the feature.

Whiskermenu sometimes crashes, but will restart later. We have to see.


Also have the same info during update:

(19/22) Updating the appstream cache...
The AppStream system cache was updated, but some errors were detected, which might lead to missing metadata. Refer to the verbose log for more information.


I get the following error-message

 installing spl-utils (0.7.12-1) breaks dependency 'spl-utils=0.7.11' required by spl-dkms

After uninstalling spl-utils and spl-dkms the update is starting. No problem for me because I only tested zfs for a short time and forgot about the installed packages, but for others it could be an issue.


Let’s hope that applications are slow with using that feature. However, I don’t think that they will be slow, given how basic that function is.

why do we get QuickTime 5 with that update? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Huge update but everything seem to work flawlessly. Seems like systemd has been downgraded again?


It didn’t passed our quality check fully …

[Testing Update] 2018-12-30 - Kernels, Firefox, Deepin, Virtualbox 6.0, Haskell, Python

All good on LXQT+Kernel 4.20.


I’ve now imported the relevant PKGBUILDs from GitHub into GitLab and updated the packages in unstable.


running fine, GNOME 3.30.2 and kernel 20 :slight_smile:
nice update, good work guys :slight_smile:


Update has gone through fine on my laptop with xfce kernel 4.19


Fine on Mate kernel 4.20


I’ve uploaded v18.0.2-pre1 with the latest packages if someone wants to test this from within a fresh ISO. Based on the reviews we may get on this update, it can be soon expected to be moved to stable branch.