[Testing Update] 2019-05-04 - Systemd, Lightdm, Kernels, deprecate Qt4


Hello community,

I am happy to announce another Testing Update!

We ship another set of kernel point releases, including both our realtime kernels,
Browsers palemoon, chromium and falkon got updated aswell as system backup tool backintime, which was much requested and following Archlinux we are finally deprecating qt4. No reason to worry if you are still using and legacy qt4 dependent application, as of course you can just keep your qt4 installed, and also it will still be available in the AUR.

The full list of package changes can be found here

Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.65
  • linux318 3.18.139 [EOL]
  • linux44 4.4.179 - ! see here !
  • linux49 4.9.172
  • linux414 4.14.115
  • linux419 4.19.38
  • linux420 4.20.17
  • linux50 5.0.11
  • linux51rc 5.1rc1.d0317.g9e98c67 (experimental. no extramodules, yet)
  • linux419-rt 4.19.37_rt19
  • linux50-rt 5.0.5_rt3
  • 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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No issues here. By the way if you have problems with firefox extensions being disabled, look at this mozilla's forum thread: https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/certificate-issue-causing-add-ons-to-be-disabled-or-fail-to-install/39047

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Thanks for the heads-up, @fredb74. I just noticed this:


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Mozilla certicates signin webextensions fails 4 may 2019

Will apps that depend on qt4 be removed from the repo or switched to known qt5 versions?
One such app that comes to mind, is Clementine.


36 package update on my LXQT machine.
No problems at all.:+1:


Clementine uses now qt5.


Awesome. :slight_smile:


Yes seems arch decided to use the qt5 branch even it's not the official version.. if there still is.. as no official release since 2016


This is true. But the alternative would be to drop Clementine to AUR.

This is a list with applications in the Arch Repo that depended on qt4.

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Well, the Qt4 drop is a bit inconvenient still, as davinci-resolve depends on it ... Hopefully Blackmagic Design will do something in that regard.


The main one i was momentarily worried about was keepassxc, until i realised it already uses qt5... phew.

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Well, first of all, nobody forces you to remove qt4 from your install :wink:
Also it is still available in the AUR ... as is davinci-resolve :slight_smile:

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I don't like (cosmetically speaking) to have many AUR packages :smiley: Of course i will keep them if i need them.

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the force is strong in you oberon kenobi, everything works fine. I added the new optional for kpm called fatresize that pacman flagged up too.


vm / i3 k5
all is good, but clementine-qt5-git [AUR] cannot start:

clementine: error while loading shared libraries: libcryptopp.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Today in the morning all was good before update.
Is someone else using clementine-qt5-git?


rebuild it

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... or even simpler, just use the clementine version from the repo, which is now also qt5:

$ pacman -Si clementine
Repository      : community
Name            : clementine
Version         : 1.3.1.r702.3b76fa627-2
Description     : A modern music player and library organizer
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             : https://www.clementine-player.org/
Licenses        : GPL
Groups          : None
Provides        : None
Depends On      : chromaprint  crypto++  fftw  glew  glib2
                  gst-plugins-base-libs  gstreamer  libcdio  libgl  libgpod
                  liblastfm-qt5  libmtp  libmygpo-qt5  libpulse  libx11
                  protobuf  qt5-base  qt5-x11extras  sqlite  zlib

Yes but we must all be cautious for tomorrow, being the Revenge of the Fifth... natch.


I'm more concerned with Revenge of the Sixth :wink:


We can have a three day festival.

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