[Testing Update] 2019-06-09 - Matcha, i-nex drop, pamac-qt

Hello community,

I am happy to announce another Testing Update!

This update holds the following changes:

  • we adopted to the new matcha themes created by @cscs (see troubleshoots for more info)
  • most of our settings packages got adopted to use the new kvantum-theme-matcha package
  • i-nex we dropped. Please use cpu-x as an alternative
  • we added needed workarounds to get pamac-qt more stable when using qqc2-desktop-style
  • The usual upstream updates

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 4.9.179
  • linux414 4.14.123
  • linux419 4.19.48
  • linux420 4.20.17 [EOL]
  • linux50 5.0.21 [EOL]
  • linux51 5.1.7
  • linux51 5.2-rc3 (few extramodules build, but not all yet!)
  • linux419-rt 4.19.37_rt20
  • linux50-rt 5.0.14_rt9

Package Updates (Sun Jun 9 08:35:41 CEST 2019)

  • testing community x86_64: 52 new and 51 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 4 new and 3 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 4 new and 4 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 4 new and 4 removed package(s)
:: Different overlay package(s) in repository community x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2019-06-08           2019-06-09
                               i-nex              7.6.0-7                    -
          konsole-colorscheme-matcha           20190522-1           20190608-1
           konversation-theme-matcha           20190522-1           20190608-1
                     kvantum-manjaro             0.13.2-2             0.13.5-1
                kvantum-theme-matcha           20190522-1           20190608-1
             manjaro-budgie-settings           20190406-1           20190609-1
                manjaro-gdm-branding           20181128-1           20190608-1
                manjaro-gnome-assets           20190430-1           20190609-1
manjaro-gnome-extension-settings-18.0          20190321-1           20190608-1
         manjaro-gnome-settings-18.0           20190429-1           20190608-1
               manjaro-mate-settings           20190410-1           20190609-1
  manjaro-xfce-gtk3-minimal-settings           20190512-1           20190609-1
          manjaro-xfce-gtk3-settings           20190512-1           20190609-1
                          matcha-kde           20190522-1           20190608-1
               matcha-kde-wallpapers           20190522-1           20190608-1
                 yakuake-skin-matcha           20190522-1           20190608-1
                               cpu-x                    -              3.2.4-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2019-06-08           2019-06-09
                              ardour              5.12-10              5.12-11
                         asciidoctor              2.0.9-1             2.0.10-1
                            audacity            1:2.3.2-1            1:2.3.2-2
                             clojure             1.10.0-3             1.10.1-1
                       deepin-topbar              0.6.4-1              0.6.5-1
                              faudio              19.05-1              19.06-1
                              gaupol                1.5-1                1.6-1
                                jalv              1.6.0-4              1.6.2-1
                             kubectl             1.14.2-1             1.14.3-1
                      libcurl-compat             7.65.0-2             7.65.1-1
                      libcurl-gnutls             7.65.0-2             7.65.1-1
                             libdsme             0.64.1-2             0.66.1-1
      libreoffice-extension-texmaths               0.47-1               0.48-1
                            minikube              1.1.0-1              1.1.1-1
           networkmanager-strongswan              1.4.4-3              1.4.5-1
                             nfoview               1.26-1             1.26.1-1
                            normaliz              3.7.2-1              3.7.3-1
                         offlineimap              7.2.3-1              7.2.4-1
                             pychess              1.0.0-1              1.0.0-2
              python-internetarchive              1.8.4-2              1.8.5-1
                        python-klein            17.10.0-3             19.6.0-1
                     python-micawber              0.4.0-1              0.4.1-1
                       python-peewee              3.9.5-1              3.9.6-1
                    python-webcolors              1.8.1-2              1.9.1-1
                   python2-webcolors              1.8.1-2              1.9.1-1
                            qtractor              0.9.8-1              0.9.8-2
                   shadowsocks-libev              3.2.5-1              3.3.0-1
                                suil             0.10.2-1             0.10.4-1
                              swaybg                1.0-2                1.0-3
                            swayidle                1.3-1                1.3-2
                            swaylock                1.4-1                1.4-2
                               vault              1.1.2-1              1.1.3-1
                           verilator              4.012-1              4.014-1
                              waybar              0.6.7-1              0.6.8-1
                          youtube-dl         2019.05.20-1         2019.06.08-1
                        python-tubes                    -              0.2.0-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2019-06-08           2019-06-09
                                curl             7.65.0-2             7.65.1-1
                       device-mapper           2.02.184-4           2.02.185-1
                                lvm2           2.02.184-4           2.02.185-1
             thin-provisioning-tools              0.8.3-1              0.8.5-2

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

                             PACKAGE           2019-06-08           2019-06-09
               calamares-git 3.2.10.r6042.b2533793c-1 3.2.10.r6054.6fd9088b9-1
                            pamac-qt              0.2.0-1              0.2.0-2

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

                             PACKAGE           2019-06-08           2019-06-09
                        cups-filters             1.24.0-1             1.25.0-1
                           libbluray              1.1.1-1              1.1.2-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2019-06-08           2019-06-09
                          lib32-curl             7.65.0-2             7.65.1-1
                        lib32-faudio              19.05-1              19.06-1
                lib32-libcurl-compat             7.65.0-2             7.65.1-1
                lib32-libcurl-gnutls             7.65.0-2             7.65.1-1
  • 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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Known issues and solutions

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Kvantum theme reset

If you are using the Matcha theme in kvantum you may experience a theme reset. Simply install kvantum-theme-matcha if not happend yet and select the new provided variants. Manjaro 18.1 releases will ship with the new themes by default.

Issues with Octopi

Currently several users report different issues for Octopi. So if you encounter some of them, you may switch to pamac for now: sudo pacman -Sy pamac

Items from previous update sets

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 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)

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:

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.

Thanks, @cscs! Matcha Plasma theme + my Materia Breath Kvantum looks gorgeous!

Due to this update I checked out Matcha theme for the Cinnamon Desktop. It has an issue with displaying icons in a vertical panel. To whom should this be addressed? To @cscs ?

The original work is done by this guy.

(I'm terribly sorry, I couldn't resist.)


The GTK is, as openminded mentioned, someone elses project. I am only copying it to QT/KDE/SDDM/etc.
But I'm glad you caught it - its probably best to mention it at their github.

Also, thanks @openminded for the kind words. :slight_smile:

I opened an issue with screenshots: https://github.com/vinceliuice/matcha/issues/68

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Looks like the issue before yours also indicates that cinnamon version is having some hiccups.
There has been activity within the last 30 days, so it isnt unreasonable to expect fixes...

[Edit - @mbod .. it is likely from here or here.. I havent looked too hard yet]

I've Matchafied my desktop's KDE. I can see a vast improvement from the last time I tried Matcha and papirus out, so thanks and congratulations for all the work that's gone into both to make them manjaro KDE ready. It looks much slicker now and less disjointed. I'm not keen on using any splash screen so disabled it.

I'll switch the notebook at some point too. kvantum engine is a relatively new toy for me so initially I forgot I had to set that as the widget style in KDE settings too.

Is there an sddm-matcha-theme package in the pipeline?

It exist, but I dont know about packaging yet:

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great i'll try it out :slight_smile:

Its its own beast, so do make sure to read the page. The defaults are fine, but you have lots of config options if you open the file.

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Resist you must.


I would precise what he made more exactly, just to give the right credit for the right work. :stuck_out_tongue:

Because it could be misinterpreted as he did the whole Matcha theme, including the original GTK theme.

But I must say, wow, I am impressed and it is definitely a huge improvement compared to the old KVantum theme we had for Matcha, which was not really close to the original theme whatsoever.

Now, the colors are pretty much nailed in. Pretty unfortunate that we can't, as far as I know, choose a different color for the menu bar from the one for the toolbar on KVantum to nail the theme even more, but it is not that much of an issue. It feels good to use and work with and it doesn't feel out of place; that what is the most important to me.

The only thing that I would maybe do is maybe changing the text color, because the text looks lighter than on the original one. Looking at /usr/share/themes/Matcha-sea/gtk-3.0, it looks like the theme use #303D41 as the text color and not #5C616C, the former one being similar but slightly darker.

[awesome@i56400 gtk-3.0]$ pwd
[awesome@i56400 gtk-3.0]$ grep text_color gtk.css
@define-color theme_text_color #303d41;
@define-color text_color #303d41;
@define-color theme_unfocused_text_color #303d41;
@define-color placeholder_text_color #A8A8A8;
[awesome@i56400 gtk-3.0]$ 

Also, change the credit for the theme, while still crediting the one that made the theme on which it is based on.

But yeah, it looks great, and it is definitively a step forward. I would tweak the text color a bit, but it is already serviceable as it is in my opinion. Good job @cscs on that one.

It kinda proves that Kvantum can be a good alternative to using gtk2 style on GTK desktop environment when done right.

Thanks for the input.
Yes - accreditation was something I didnt want to touch until I had everything together
(as in I didnt want to just replace names .. it felt bad form)

I will look at the colors you mentioned - thanks again.

Just for people who wants to have a look of what it looks like, here's some screenshots on Cinnamon.

With Kvantum

With gtk2 style

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Had a quick play with matcha-kde-dark ... looks really good.

Pity about the lowres, blobby Papirus icons though, which look like 5 year old finger paintings. Nothing to do with you, just wish icon creators designed with more detail in mind.

If matcha-kde becomes the default KDE theme ... matching konsole profiles would be great too, to replace the defunct maia profile.


As to konsole ... they are there. Or should be...

they are, yakuake and terminal theme applied :slight_smile: