[Testing Update] 2019-02-16 - Kernels, Systemd, Vulkan, Firefox



Hi community,

Welcome to our eight testing update for 2019. These are additional package needed to our last update. So what do we have with this one?

  • we updated systemd to v241 - it has issues with encrypted devices (which we might have fixed now). However, we added 77 additional patches so far to v241 series.
  • most of our kernels got updated again
  • we added the latest firefox from the development branch
  • also newer vulkan packages got added

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


Manjaro will take part on the Chemnitz Linux Days in March this year. You may want to visit our booth with the latest Manjaro hardware and Core Developers present to answer your questions. Feel free to bring your devices if you want to have Manjaro installed on them or problems fixed from our experts.

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 released!

To end the year with a high note we updated our flagship ISOs of Manjaro Illyria with the latest packages. 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 3.18.134 [EOL]
  • linux44 4.4.167 [FZN]
  • linux49 4.9.158
  • linux414 4.14.101
  • linux419 4.19.22
  • linux420 4.20.10
  • linux414-rt 4.14.93_rt53
  • linux418-rt 4.18.16_rt9

Package Updates (Sat Feb 16 10:51:16 CET 2019)

  • testing community x86_64: 104 new and 104 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 14 new and 14 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 27 new and 28 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 12 new and 12 removed package(s)
:: Different sync package(s) in repository community x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2019-02-15           2019-02-16
                            clipgrab              3.8.0-1              3.8.1-1
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firefox-developer-edition-i18n-zh-tw             66.0b7-1             66.0b8-1
                          jupyterlab             0.35.4-1             0.35.4-2
                   jupyterlab_server              0.2.0-1              0.3.0-1
                          latte-dock              0.8.5-1              0.8.6-1
              python-language-server             0.22.0-1             0.23.2-1
             python2-language-server             0.22.0-1             0.23.2-1

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository core x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2019-02-15           2019-02-16
                            linux414           4.14.100-1           4.14.101-1
                    linux414-headers           4.14.100-1           4.14.101-1
                            linux419            4.19.22-1            4.19.23-1
                    linux419-headers            4.19.22-1            4.19.23-1
                            linux420             4.20.9-1            4.20.10-1
                    linux420-headers             4.20.9-1            4.20.10-1
                             linux49            4.9.157-1            4.9.158-1
                     linux49-headers            4.9.157-1            4.9.158-1
                             systemd             241.71-1             241.77-1
                        systemd-libs             241.71-1             241.77-1
                  systemd-resolvconf             241.71-1             241.77-1
                  systemd-sysvcompat             241.71-1             241.77-1

:: Different sync package(s) in repository core x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2019-02-15           2019-02-16
                                curl             7.64.0-3             7.64.0-4
                                kmod                 25-1                 26-2

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository extra x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2019-02-15           2019-02-16

:: Different sync package(s) in repository extra x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2019-02-15           2019-02-16
                        cups-filters             1.22.0-2             1.22.1-1
                          deluge 1.3.15+14+gb8e5ebe82-1 1.3.15+18+ge050905b2-1
                            easy-rsa              3.0.5-1              3.0.6-1
                     flatpak-builder              1.0.5-1              1.0.5-2
                            freealut              1.1.0-6              1.1.0-7
                              gpaste             3.30.2-1             3.30.2-2
                            harfbuzz              2.3.1-1              2.3.1-2
                        harfbuzz-icu              2.3.1-1              2.3.1-2
                      libdmapsharing             2.9.39-1             2.9.39-2
                              libqmi             1.22.0-1             1.22.0-2
                             librsvg          2:2.44.12-1          2:2.44.13-1
                                meld             3.20.0-1             3.20.0-2
                               meson             0.49.2-1             0.49.2-2
                                ossp             1.3.2-16  1.3.2+11+g9e94d67-1
                      perl-alien-sdl              1.446-5              1.446-6
                     perl-file-which               1.22-2               1.23-1
                     perl-tie-simple               1.04-4               1.04-5
                            speexdsp             1.2rc3-3             1.2rc3-4
       vulkan-extra-layers 1.1.92+10300+d76295924-1
                  vulkan-tools 1.1.96+6873+85ba793e-1
              vulkan-trace 1.1.92+10300+d76295924-1
      vulkan-validation-layers 1.1.96+8010+ebef1f33-1
                      xcursor-themes              1.0.5-1              1.0.6-1
                       xdg-user-dirs               0.17-1               0.17-2

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository multilib x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2019-02-15           2019-02-16
                       lib32-systemd             241.71-1             241.77-1

:: Different sync package(s) in repository multilib x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2019-02-15           2019-02-16
                      lib32-alsa-lib              1.1.8-1              1.1.8-2
                      lib32-harfbuzz              2.3.1-1              2.3.1-2
                  lib32-harfbuzz-icu              2.3.1-1              2.3.1-2
                       lib32-libltdl 2.4.6+40+g6ca5e224-4 2.4.6+42+gb88cebd5-1
                        lib32-libogg              1.3.3-2              1.3.3-3
                       lib32-librsvg            2.44.12-1            2.44.13-1
                     lib32-sdl_image             1.2.12-5             1.2.12-6
                       lib32-sdl_ttf             2.0.11-4             2.0.11-5
                      lib32-speexdsp             1.2rc3-2             1.2rc3-5
lib32-vulkan-validation-layers 1.1.96+8010+ebef1f33-1
  • 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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[Testing Update] 2019-02-15 - Kernels, Grub, Systemd, Haskell, Python
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Encrypted /home inaccessible with systemd 241

Known issues and solutions

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Need to merge configurations with pacdiff

This update brings some changes in system configuration files. Use sudo pacdiff to review and merge properly.

Notifications looking weird in XFCE

Since the package dunst includes now dunstfy in the main package notifications may not displayed properly in XFCE. Please uninstall that package to solve that issue. Normally not needed in that edition.

Plasma will not reboot from the Application Launcher

If you update from within Plasma (e.g. from the konsole), you may need to issue a systemctl reboot to reboot.

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.


Good work @philm


I didn’t install the testing updates from the last few days due to potential issues with cryptsetup/systemd, and instead went for this one, but no problems here.


Awesome! This solved a minor issue with the wacom tablet too !!! :wink:


problem with encrypted /home solved.
Thank you :slight_smile:


Thank you Philm, Awesome no problems…:grinning:


All good for me: linux419+nvidia+zfs+gnome

And the nasty systemd error message about

Feb 15 07:16:38 manjaro systemd-udevd[217]: /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/50-udev-default.rules:20: Invalid GROUP operation

are gone! Very good!


I am guessing that:

linux419 4.19.22-1 4.19.23-1

is correct, but, the currently supported:

  • linux419 4.19.22

is a cut-and-paste.


I think .23 was released just after the .22 update, there’s only one change:


Happy to also climb aboard the bandwagon confirming that this new systemd plays-nice with my LUKS-encrypted /home. No errors during update, reboot, boot, & thus back into a happy Plasma desktop. :triumph:

Yay for @philm --> pls pls please Phil, keep a wary eye out for That Bus. :hugs:

Sniff, sniff… what’s that smell? Ah, that’s the smell of a Stable Update approaching. :grin:


Yeah. Lately updates were pretty good. Also Plasma 5.15 is exceptionally stable and issue free. LO is fixed with 6.2.0-3 version so basically all works fine. Stable update is coming.


Run [sudo update-grub]


yes, there was an update yesterday with 4.19.22 but it was flagged as a bad kernel build and the first post information was cut and paste for this.


This time on the 3rd attempt to boot after the update, including systemd, all is working. :+1:

@philm How did you do this before Pöttering released version 242?


No problem with the last 3 testing updates on 2 Manjaro cinnamon systems


I’ve found a problem. I don’t know whether it’s peculiar to my system, KDE guys and gals pls check on your side if video wallpaper works on lock screen. It works as desktop wallpaper though. In KDE Neon it works in both scenarios.


No problem here, system with FDE on multiple disks.
Thanks @philm !


I took a chance and updated in the x session per pacman terminal – no issues.:slightly_smiling_face:


All good here with i3 and luks drives. Appeared to have issues with cifs, but after a reboot - all seems well w/kernel 4.20.10-1