[Testing Update] 2019-08-07 - Kernels, Mesa, Networkmanager, Fpakman, Firefox

Hello community,

I am happy to announce another Testing Update. Mostly we have Kernels, Firefox-Dev and Mesa updates with this one.

Update news

This update holds the following changes:

  • Most of the Kernels got updated to minigate CVE-2019-1125 “SWAPGS”
  • Mesa is now at 19.1.4
  • Latest Firefox-Dev
  • fpakman got some nice updates. We will also rename that tool soon.
  • Latest upstream updates
  • Latest efforts by KDE can be reviewed via our current KDE-Dev ISO or current KDE-Vanilla ISO
  • Manjaro Juhraya ISOs got updated, including flatpak and snap support pre-activated. Office can be selected during installation between libreoffice-still or freeoffice: XFCE, KDE, Gnome

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

Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.70
  • linux44 4.4.188 (no legacy nvidia-340 module!)
  • linux49 4.9.188
  • linux414 4.14.137
  • linux419 4.19.65
  • linux51 5.1.21 [EOL]
  • linux52 5.2.7 (no catalyst module!)
  • linux53 5.3-rc2 (not all modules build yet!)
  • linux419-rt 4.19.50_rt22
  • linux50-rt 5.0.21_rt16

Package Updates (Sun Aug 4 07:33:05 CEST 2019)

  • testing community x86_64: 104 new and 101 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 25 new and 25 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 2 new and 2 removed package(s)

A list of all package changes you may find 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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Asian/CJK characters display as blocks

Install noto-fonts-cjk or another font of your choice. The problem seems related to a ttf-droid update.


libbloom>=1.6-2 update requires manual intervention

(Taken from Arch Linux website, 2019-07-11 by Felix Yan. Source: https://www.archlinux.org/news/libbloom16-2-update-requires-manual-intervention/)

The libbloom package prior to version 1.6-2 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 1.6-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname link created by ldconfig. If you get an error

libbloom: /usr/lib/libbloom.so.1 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite usr/lib/libbloom.so.1

to perform the upgrade.

Everything running fine on my gnome desktop! :grinning:

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+1 for my KDE desktops, plus I got another security update for Google Chrome from Ike Devolder's herecura repository

No problems, only an orphan:

$ pacman -Qdt
libnm-glib 1.18.2-1

It was dropped by networkmanager.

This update went well today.:+1:
LXQT with kernel 5.2.

36 packages without problems, everything runs as usual. :smiley:
ThinkPad T420s, Xfce 4.13, Kernel 5.2.7-1-MANJARO

  1. Updated my Testing VM -- no preparatory or post-update error or warning messages; all good post-reboot.

  2. Updated my Unstable VM -- no preparatory or post-update error or warning messages; all good post-reboot.

  3. Updated my real Testing Tower -- strange preparatory warning messages; all good post-reboot.

==> Updating trust database...
gpg: next trustdb check due at 2019-10-12
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...

:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: android-tools: ignoring package upgrade (8.1.0_r33-1 => 29.0.2-1)
warning: konsole-colorscheme-matcha: local (20190731-1) is newer than community (20190613-1)
warning: kvantum-theme-matcha: local (20190731-1) is newer than community (20190613-1)
warning: matcha-kde: local (20190731-1) is newer than community (20190613-1)
warning: matcha-kde-wallpapers: local (20190731-1) is newer than community (20190613-1)
warning: yakuake-skin-matcha: local (20190731-1) is newer than community (20190613-1)
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Package (48)                                    Old Version              New Version  Net Change

I've no issues with the android-tools message -- that's expected & long-term [cannot use any recent version, as incompatible with MyPhoneExplorer]. The others though surprised me -- i have not made any changes to any of those packages afaik ever since they were installed, long ago.

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Hi @kdemeoz

Usually these warnings are harmless! Newer versions of these packages were pulled in.
I have no idea why this happens, but occasionally it does happen.
If you encounter any issues just run:

sudo pacman -Syyuu

to downgrade the affected packages to their community versions
Or else let it be...


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All is good in Manjaro-Land, see new specs:

bob@Manjaro~$ inxi-Fxzc0
  Host: Manjaro Kernel: 5.3.0-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 9.1.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.13.6git-d5ca3d Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP EliteDesk 705 G1 SFF 
  v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 2215 serial: <filter> UEFI: Hewlett-Packard 
  v: L06 v02.30 date: 03/22/2018 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M570 charge: 95% 
  status: Discharging 
  Topology: Quad Core model: AMD A10-6800K APU with Radeon HD Graphics 
  bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Piledriver rev: 1 L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
  flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 
  bogomips: 32749 
  Speed: 2108 MHz min/max: 2000/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2090 2: 2547 
  3: 1994 4: 1988 
  Device-1: NVIDIA GK208 [GeForce GT 720] vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: nvidia v: 430.40 bus ID: 01:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: nvidia 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 720/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 430.40 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: AMD FCH Azalia vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:14.2 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM5762 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: tg3 v: 3.137 port: e000 bus ID: 04:00.0 
  IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Ralink MT7601U Wireless Adapter type: USB driver: mt7601u 
  bus ID: 3-1:2 
  IF: wlp0s19f2u1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 2.73 TiB used: 27.57 GiB (1.0%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST2000VM002-9UY166 size: 1.82 TiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-08M2NA0 
  size: 931.51 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 1.78 TiB used: 27.57 GiB (1.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
  ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 6.6 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 52 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 28% 
  Processes: 177 Uptime: 10m Memory: 7.76 GiB used: 754.7 MiB (9.5%) 
  Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 9.1.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.7 inxi: 3.0.35 

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