[Testing Update] 2019-05-30 - Octopi, Deepin, ff-dev, XFCE, Haskell, Pre-ISOs

Hello community,

I am happy to announce another Testing Update!

This update holds the following changes:

  • We updated Octopi
  • Deepin and XFCE got some more package updates
  • Gparted is now at v1.0
  • Some more Haskell package updates
  • We also released new Preview-ISOs of our upcoming Juhraya release: XFCE, KDE, Gnome

Give us the usual feedback and let us know what you think about this update.


Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.67
  • linux318 3.18.140 [EOL] (it is now really EOL!)
  • linux44 4.4.180 (no legacy nvidia-340 module!)
  • linux49 4.9.178
  • linux414 4.14.122
  • linux419 4.19.46
  • linux420 4.20.17 [EOL]
  • linux50 5.0.19
  • linux51 5.1.5
  • linux51 5.2-rc1 (few extramodules build, but not all yet!)
  • linux419-rt 4.19.37_rt20
  • linux50-rt 5.0.14_rt9

Package Updates (Thu May 30 08:32:23 CEST 2019)

  • testing community x86_64: 571 new and 569 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 1 new and 1 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 14 new and 13 removed package(s)

A list of all package changes may 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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Small cleanup of Manjaro official repositories

Please note that the following packages got removed from our repositories.

  • chromium-chromevox
  • gimp-gtk3
  • pamac-classic
  • pamac-dev
  • pamac-dev-tray-appindicator

ZFS 0.8 fails to import ZFS pool during boot

As noted by @mbod for testing-update-2019-05-29, it can be permanently fixed
by removing and re-adding the pool's cachefile :

zpool set cachefile=none <name of your pool>
zpool set cachefile=/etc/zfs/zpool.cache <name of your pool>

More details in [Testing Update] 2019-05-29 - Kernels, XFCE, Deepin, Mesa, Nvidia, KDE-Dev (search for 'ZFS' there)


Items from previous update sets

Gnome 3.32: Two extensions removed from our repos.

We have dropped two packages that shipped additional extensions for Gnome: gnome-shell-extensions-topicons-plus-huttli and gnome-shell-extensions-taskbar. We won't maintain Topicons Plus and Taskbar anymore.

Those extensions are not in active development anymore and may not work properly (or not work at all) on Gnome 3.32. Notably, it has been reported that using Topicons Plus on Gnome 3.32 may leads to very high CPU usage.

We strongly recommend you to disable those extensions if they are enabled (Tweaks > Extensions) and remove those packages with your favorite package manager. To prevent potential problems with the next version of Gnome, you may do those steps (or at least the first one) before upgrading your system.

Gnome 3.32: Various problems

There is currently several problems with Gnome 3.32. Here is what we know so far.

1. Possibility of broken extensions
Broken extensions is something to expect when transitioning between major versions of Gnome, especially if you are using extensions that are not shipped by default on Manjaro Gnome. If you have a broken extension taken from somewhere else than Manjaro official repositories, you will have to contact the maintainer on the source you have taken the extension from to get more support. You may also want to report the problem to the developer(s) of the extension (if not the same person/group).

It is possible that extensions become so broken on Gnome 3.32 that it makes Gnome Shell crash completely when trying to log in, thus making Gnome completely unusable. For example, we have a report of such issue with a third-party extension (that doesn't come from Manjaro's official repositories) called Extensions.

To decrease the risk of breakage (especially if running Gnome extensions that does not come from Manjaro official repositories) and make the upgrade smoother, you can disable all Gnome extensions (Tweaks > Extensions) before upgrading your system, then enable them one by one only after being logged in a completely new session on Gnome 3.32.

2. Using world clocks can break Gnome Shell completely
If you have configured world clocks in Gnome, it may make Gnome Shell segfaults and crashes when trying to log in for a graphical session, making Gnome unusable. If it happens, you will need to reset your parameters for world clocks with the following command (do it in TTY): dbus-launch gsettings reset org.gnome.clocks world-clocks.
See this Arch Linux thread and this ticket from upstream.

3. Gnome Shell may crash completely when resuming from sleep if you use Wayland
If you are using Wayland (instead of X.org), Gnome Shell may crash when resuming from sleep. Upstream is aware of this issue. As a workaround, you may use X.org instead of Wayland for now.

4. Miscellaneous
Some programs don't get focused after being launched. Reported to upstream and confirmed for distributions other than Manjaro too.


Yaourt: Rest in peace

Yaourt has been removed from our repositories completely. We won't maintain the yaourt package anymore, which means that you will not receive any updates from us for this package. A very old package named yaourt-gui-manjaro has been removed at the same time too.

If you are still using Yaourt, we strongly encourage you to switch to an alternative like Pamac CLI (package: pamac-cli), Trizen (package: trizen), Yay (package: yay) or Pacaur (package: pacaur); and uninstall Yaourt from your system.

In addition to that, we have dropped support for several packages that depended on yaourt: allservers, pacli and pacli-jwm. Those packages has been removed from the official repositories completely.


vlc-nightly has been dropped

The vlc-nightly package, which was really useful in a time when VLC 3 was not officially out yet, has been dropped on our side and is not in the official repositories anymore. If you still have this package and you want the latest stable version of VLC media player, remove vlc-nightly, then install the vlc package.

Otherwise, you can continue to use vlc-nightly from the AUR (but you'll have to compile it yourself).

Kodi 18.1: extensions may not work properly.

Kodi 18.1 is now available in our repositories. Since this is a major version change, extensions for Kodi (if you use some) may stop working properly. Developers of those extensions will need to make them compatible with Kodi 18.

If Kodi 18.1 doesn't work properly for you and you absolutely need to use your extensions, you may use the old kodi package in /var/cache/pacman/pkg in order to downgrade Kodi to version 17.6. Please note that it is a temporary workaround and that the software provided in the old kodi package may stop working properly in the future too. You should not keep the downgrade forever.

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.

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:

Details
Synchronizing package databases...
Starting full system upgrade...

Preparing...
Resolving dependencies...
Checking inter-conflicts...
Downloading...
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.

icon-kde-513

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.

...Update process was fine, but thunar (as I stated in the last two updates) still refuses to unmount and eject usb-sticks properly. Same for my test install xfce 19.05.21.

I can't even start thunar

$ thunar
Failed to register: Zeitüberschreitung wurde erreicht


Okay, it was a "un-normal" crash, the open thunar windows did not close so i was unable to start it.

Hi team,

Still issues with partitioning in manjaro-xfce-18.1.0-pre2-testing-x86_64.iso. Created msdos partition table 500 GB, 50 GB / extended 450 with 8 GB swap, 200 /home and /storage.

Calamares


Went back to gparted and could make the partitions imho the installer should make them.

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Ya, there is a general problem with current code of the partitioning module. We have to see on how we fix that.

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Yay! Octopi now supports yay as AUR backend.

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Small but good update.:+1:
LXQT + AMD free + Kernel 5.1
Thanks!

When trying to change options, octopi reports error message box "iconpath information is incomplete".

Just tick "Use default notification icons" inside of the Icon tab then apply.

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Thank you very much! That works :wink:

No issues on either install. Installed thru terminal.

A kind of report regarding recent updates in Unstable and Testing:

2019-05-31_unstable
$ sudo pacman -Syu
:: Synchronising package databases...
 core                                  152.0 KiB  82.7K/s 00:02 [###################################] 100%
 extra                                1811.1 KiB   215K/s 00:08 [###################################] 100%
 community                               5.2 MiB   138K/s 00:39 [###################################] 100%
 multilib                              184.0 KiB   201K/s 00:01 [###################################] 100%
 DEB_Arch_Extra                          4.2 KiB  0.00B/s 00:00 [###################################] 100%
 DEB_Arch_Extra.sig                    280.0   B  0.00B/s 00:00 [###################################] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: krita: ignoring package upgrade (4.1.8-3 => 4.2.0-1)
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (13) geoclue-2.5.3-2  gnutls-3.6.8-1  gst-plugins-base-1.16.0-3  gst-plugins-base-libs-1.16.0-3
              gstreamer-1.16.0-2  kstars-1:3.2.3-1  lib32-gnutls-3.6.8-1  librsvg-2:2.44.14+1+g17bb3cd6-1
              libsoup-2.66.2+4+g716acf96-1  xorg-server-1.20.5-0  xorg-server-common-1.20.5-0
              xorg-server-xvfb-1.20.5-0  xorg-server-xwayland-1.20.5-0

Total Download Size:    60.65 MiB
Total Installed Size:  165.42 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:        0.12 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 
:: Retrieving packages...
 gnutls-3.6.8-1-x86_64                   2.5 MiB   133K/s 00:19 [###################################] 100%
 libsoup-2.66.2+4+g716acf96-1-x86_64   511.5 KiB   186K/s 00:03 [###################################] 100%
 geoclue-2.5.3-2-x86_64                164.3 KiB   250K/s 00:01 [###################################] 100%
 gstreamer-1.16.0-2-x86_64            1924.7 KiB   147K/s 00:13 [###################################] 100%
 xorg-server-common-1.20.5-0-x86_64     27.0 KiB  0.00B/s 00:00 [###################################] 100%
 xorg-server-1.20.5-0-x86_64          1274.3 KiB   132K/s 00:10 [###################################] 100%
 gst-plugins-base-libs-1.16.0-3-x...     2.1 MiB   117K/s 00:18 [###################################] 100%
 gst-plugins-base-1.16.0-3-x86_64      276.7 KiB   111K/s 00:02 [###################################] 100%
 librsvg-2:2.44.14+1+g17bb3cd6-1-...  1242.3 KiB   119K/s 00:10 [###################################] 100%
 xorg-server-xvfb-1.20.5-0-x86_64      688.7 KiB   165K/s 00:04 [###################################] 100%
 xorg-server-xwayland-1.20.5-0-x86_64  783.0 KiB   169K/s 00:05 [###################################] 100%
 kstars-1:3.2.3-1-x86_64                48.7 MiB   130K/s 06:24 [###################################] 100%
 lib32-gnutls-3.6.8-1-x86_64           660.5 KiB   171K/s 00:04 [###################################] 100%
(13/13) checking keys in keyring                                [###################################] 100%
(13/13) checking package integrity                              [###################################] 100%
(13/13) loading package files                                   [###################################] 100%
(13/13) checking for file conflicts                             [###################################] 100%
(13/13) checking available disk space                           [###################################] 100%
:: Processing package changes...
( 1/13) upgrading gnutls                                        [###################################] 100%
( 2/13) upgrading libsoup                                       [###################################] 100%
( 3/13) upgrading geoclue                                       [###################################] 100%
( 4/13) upgrading gstreamer                                     [###################################] 100%
( 5/13) upgrading xorg-server-common                            [###################################] 100%
( 6/13) upgrading xorg-server                                   [###################################] 100%
( 7/13) upgrading gst-plugins-base-libs                         [###################################] 100%
( 8/13) upgrading gst-plugins-base                              [###################################] 100%
( 9/13) upgrading kstars                                        [###################################] 100%
(10/13) upgrading lib32-gnutls                                  [###################################] 100%
(11/13) upgrading librsvg                                       [###################################] 100%
(12/13) upgrading xorg-server-xvfb                              [###################################] 100%
(13/13) upgrading xorg-server-xwayland                          [###################################] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/8) Probing GDK-Pixbuf loader modules...
(2/8) Updating icon theme caches...
(3/8) Reloading system manager configuration...
(4/8) Creating system user accounts...
(5/8) Creating temporary files...
(6/8) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
(7/8) Updating the info directory file...
(8/8) Updating the desktop file MIME type cache...

In brief: no issues.

Octopi 0.9.0-7: fails to open a transaction in terminal. Reports like "command finished OK" but that's actually is false.
Krita 4.2.0-1: support for global menu is broken. Devs have no idea how to fix that.
linux52rc2.d0531.g036e343-1: NetworkManager-wait-online fails to start; everything freezes during login in SDDM, even no access to tty until I kill xserver; login in tty is also impossible; failure to reboot (even forced with ctrl+alt+delete). All these is same as before beginning with the first rc.

Thx for the report. We may look into it.

Octopi 0.9.0-7 - Error message when setting an AUR backend in Octopi>Tools>Options>AUR

Icon path information is incomplete

It's a potentially confusing error notification as the change does stick as restarting the program shows the chosen backend has been enabled and works as it should from the toolbar button.

The error occurs regardless of choosing yay or trizen. It's started with the addition of yay support.

No problems with thunar 1.8.6-2 here.

When I start it from a terminal I get this:

qt5ct: D-Bus global menu: no

(process:7367): Gtk-WARNING **: 07:51:12.226: Locale not supported by C library.
	Using the fallback 'C' locale.

** (gksu:7367): WARNING **: 07:51:12.343: Unknown option -u

Usage:
  gksu [OPTION?] - run programs as root

Help Options:
  -h, --help       Show help options

So we have to see.

I have no qt5ct, so there's no that message. My output is as follows:

┬─[openm@reiwa:~/Git/linux52]─[20:16:24]
╰─>$ octopi
linux52 5.2rc2.d0531.g036e343-1 0
linux52-headers 5.2rc2.d0531.g036e343-1 0
QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'
QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'
QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'
QFileSystemWatcher::removePaths: list is empty
QFileSystemWatcher::removePaths: list is empty
QFileSystemWatcher::removePaths: list is empty

The first 2 lines are just Octopi's notification about outdated packages, I just hit System Upgrade - Run in terminal, then as soon as I enter my password and hit Enter the rest 6 lines are printed. Terminal appears for a millisecond, then again I have Confirm dialog window with Yes, No and Run in terminal, and that's a nevereding cycle until Yes or No is selected.

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