[Testing Update] 2021-12-28 - Systemd 250, AMDVlk 2021.Q4.3, LibGLVND 1.4.0

Hello community,

Another testing branch update with some usual updates for you.

Get yourself a new Office Suite!

  • Some Cinnamon Apps got renewed
  • Systemd 250 got some small fixes added
  • AMDVLK is now at 2021.Q4.3
  • LibGLVND is at 1.4.0
  • The usual upstream updates

:information_source: You may need to rebuild any AUR packages that install files to site-packages, if you missed to do so with our last update … :information_source:

You may need to rebuild any Python packages you’ve installed from the AUR. To get a list of them, you can run:

pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.9

And to rebuild them all at once with an AUR helper such as yay, you can do:

yay -S $(pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.9) --answerclean All

But if any of the packages don’t work with Python 3.10 yet, this might fail halfway through and you’ll have to do rebuild the remaining ones one or a few at a time.

Get our latest daily developer images now from Github: Plasma, Gnome, XFCE. You get the latest stable releases of Manjaro from CDN77.

Our current supported kernels

  • linux44 4.4.296
  • linux49 4.9.294
  • linux414 4.14.259
  • linux419 4.19.222
  • linux54 5.4.168
  • linux510 5.10.88
  • linux514 5.14.21 [EOL]
  • linux515 5.15.11
  • linux516 5.16-rc6
  • linux510-rt 5.10.83_rt58
  • linux515-rt 5.15.7_rt23

Package Updates (Tue Dec 28 10:17:16 CET 2021)

  • testing community x86_64: 70 new and 66 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 10 new and 11 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 42 new and 42 removed package(s)
  • testing kde-unstable x86_64: 63 new and 63 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 3 new and 3 removed package(s)
:: Different overlay package(s) in repository community x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2021-12-26           2021-12-28
                                 pix              2.8.2-1              2.8.3-1
                              sticky                1.5-1                1.6-1
                              thingy              1.0.3-1              1.0.4-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2021-12-26           2021-12-28
                              acpica           20210930-1           20211217-1
                      antlr4-runtime              4.9.3-2              4.9.3-3
                               bliss               0.73-2               0.77-2
                             bpython             0.22.1-2             0.22.1-3
                               broot              1.7.5-1              1.8.0-1
                     cargo-tarpaulin             0.18.5-1             0.19.0-1
                             couchdb              3.2.0-2              3.2.1-1
                          cozy-stack            1:1.5.0-1            1:1.5.1-1
                             dbeaver             21.3.1-1             21.3.2-1
                               dev86            0.16.21-5            0.16.21-6
                                 efl             1.25.1-7             1.26.0-1
                            efl-docs             1.25.1-7             1.26.0-1
                     element-desktop              1.9.7-1              1.9.8-1
                         element-web              1.9.7-1              1.9.8-1
                       enlightenment             0.24.2-1             0.25.0-1
                           fetchmail             6.4.25-5             6.4.26-1
               firefox-ublock-origin             1.40.0-1             1.40.2-1
                               gitea             1.15.7-1             1.15.8-1
                      gnome-firmware             3.36.0-2               41.0-1
                               godot              3.4.1-1              3.4.2-1
               intel-compute-runtime        21.48.21782-1        21.49.21786-1
                        intel-gmmlib             21.3.3-1             21.3.5-1
             intel-graphics-compiler         1:1.0.9441-1         1:1.0.9636-1
                           kdiskmark              2.2.1-1              2.3.0-1
                            keycloak             15.0.2-1             16.1.0-1
                                knot              3.1.4-1              3.1.5-1
                       knot-resolver              5.4.1-2              5.4.3-1
                         kvantum-qt5             0.20.2-2                    -
               kvantum-theme-materia           20211123-1           20211226-1
                                 lfs              1.3.0-1              1.3.1-1
                            libmupdf             1.19.0-1             1.19.0-2
                            libretls              3.4.1-1              3.4.2-1
                              libzim              7.0.0-2              7.1.0-1
                         materia-kde           20211123-1           20211226-1
                      matrix-synapse             1.49.0-1             1.49.2-3
                               mdcat             0.24.1-1             0.25.0-1
                                 min             1.22.1-1             1.22.2-1
                                 mpv           1:0.34.0-3           1:0.34.0-4
                               mupdf             1.19.0-1             1.19.0-2
                            mupdf-gl             1.19.0-1             1.19.0-2
                         mupdf-tools             1.19.0-1             1.19.0-2
                   nodejs-lts-erbium            12.22.7-2            12.22.8-1
                            plantuml           1.2021.9-1          1.2021.16-1
                             plocate             1.1.13-1             1.1.14-1
                           python-fs             2.4.13-4             2.4.14-1
                        python-gmpy2           2.1.0rc1-3              2.1.1-1
                       python-jaraco         2021.03.28-3         2021.12.20-1
                                qtox             1.17.3-2             1.17.4-1
                               reuse             0.13.0-3             0.14.0-1
                       rust-analyzer           20211220-1           20211227-1
                            sagemath                9.4-8                9.4-9
                             songrec              0.2.1-1              0.3.0-1
                         terminology             1.10.0-1             1.11.0-1
                               toxic             0.11.1-2             0.11.3-1
                       ttf-fira-code                6.1-1                6.2-1
                       ublock-origin             1.40.0-1             1.40.2-1
                           uriparser              0.9.4-1              0.9.5-1
                              wasmer              2.1.0-1              2.1.1-1
                      woff-fira-code                6.1-1                6.2-1
                     woff2-fira-code                6.1-1                6.2-1
                              yt-dlp         2021.12.25-1         2021.12.27-1
                             zaproxy             2.11.0-1             2.11.1-1
                              ecrire                    -              0.2.0-1
                              ephoto                    -              1.6.0-1
                              evisum                    -              0.6.0-1
                             kvantum                    -              1.0.0-1
                                rage                    -              0.4.0-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2021-12-26           2021-12-28
                             systemd                250-3                250-4
                        systemd-libs                250-3                250-4
                  systemd-resolvconf                250-3                250-4
                  systemd-sysvcompat                250-3                250-4

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

                             PACKAGE           2021-12-26           2021-12-28
                          cryptsetup              2.4.2-1              2.4.2-3
                               expat              2.4.1-1              2.4.2-1
                            iproute2             5.15.0-1             5.15.0-2
                                ldns              1.7.1-2              1.8.1-1
                              python             3.10.1-1             3.10.1-2
                        python-tests             3.10.1-1             3.10.1-2
                              s-nail            14.9.22-1            14.9.23-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2021-12-26           2021-12-28
                              amdvlk          2021.Q4.2-1          2021.Q4.3-1
                        avidemux-cli              2.7.8-3              2.8.0-1
                         avidemux-qt              2.7.8-3              2.8.0-1
                            c-client             2007f-13             2007f-14
                            dhclient           4.4.2.P1-2           4.4.2.P1-4
                                dhcp           4.4.2.P1-2           4.4.2.P1-4
                             freetds              1.3.5-1              1.3.6-1
                                gitg 2:3.32.1+r23+g33bb5d2d-2           2:41-1
                      graphicsmagick             1.3.36-3             1.3.37-1
                                imap             2007f-13             2007f-14
                           iniparser                4.1-3                4.1-4
                            jemalloc            1:5.2.1-5            1:5.2.1-6
                            libglvnd              1.3.4-1              1.4.0-1
                              libgsf            1.14.47-1            1.14.48-1
                          libplacebo            3.120.3-3            4.157.0-1
                          libsynctex         2021.58686-4         2021.59745-1
                             libxml2             2.9.12-5             2.9.12-6
              plasma-wayland-session             5.23.4-2             5.23.4-3
                    plasma-workspace             5.23.4-2             5.23.4-3
                        python-numpy             1.21.4-1             1.21.5-1
                 python-platformdirs              2.4.0-1              2.4.1-1
                             shaderc             2021.2-1             2021.3-1
                                 tbb           2021.4.0-3           2021.5.0-1
                 texlive-bibtexextra         2021.58697-1         2021.61406-1
                         texlive-bin         2021.58686-4         2021.59745-1
                        texlive-core         2021.58710-2         2021.61403-1
                  texlive-fontsextra         2021.58704-1         2021.61408-1
                       texlive-games         2021.56833-1         2021.60973-1
                  texlive-humanities         2021.58589-1         2021.60935-1
                 texlive-langchinese         2021.58583-1         2021.61285-1
                texlive-langcyrillic         2021.58426-1         2021.60630-1
                   texlive-langextra         2021.58019-1         2021.60975-1
                texlive-langjapanese         2021.58632-1         2021.61273-1
                  texlive-langkorean         2021.58468-1         2021.61183-1
                  texlive-latexextra         2021.58668-2         2021.61405-1
                       texlive-music         2021.58331-1         2021.60382-1
                    texlive-pictures         2021.58558-1         2021.61392-1
                    texlive-pstricks         2021.58293-1         2021.61407-1
                  texlive-publishers         2021.58683-1         2021.61397-1
                     texlive-science         2021.58667-1         2021.61383-1
                            valgrind             3.17.0-1             3.18.1-1
                                 vlc             3.0.16-5             3.0.16-6

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository kde-unstable x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2021-12-26           2021-12-28
                           alligator  21.12.r1.g0acc547-1  21.12.r2.g1679a66-1
                              kclock 21.12.r43.gcbc95ca-1 21.12.r45.g8dad90d-1
                     maliit-keyboard    r2128.gd842b36a-1    r2132.g08c6e629-1
                          qmlkonsole  21.12.r7.gcedf4e4-1  21.12.r9.g06ba226-1
                             tokodon 21.12.r11.ge969e35-1 21.12.r15.g751c2da-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2021-12-26           2021-12-28
                        lib32-amdvlk          2021.Q4.2-1          2021.Q4.3-1
                         lib32-expat              2.4.1-1              2.4.2-1
                      lib32-libglvnd              1.3.4-1              1.4.0-1

  • 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

This is a wiki post; please edit as necessary.
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:warning: :bangbang:

Do BEFORE the update:

If you have installed Python packages via Pip: Do `pip freeze` BEFORE the update

If you have installed something via Pip, get this info before the python upgrade, as there’s no easy way to get it afterwards.

pip freeze --user > pip_list_user.txt
/path/to/<venv_name>/python -m pip freeze -l > pip_list_<venv_name>.txt

NEVER use sudo with Pip,
Look for packages you could install from AUR instead, and if you still want some pip installs, do: pip install --user

Also, the list from ‘pip freeze’ includes version numbers,
so you might want to manually install afresh to get current versions.

pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.9 is quite different.
If you use it before the update, it will list many packages
that pacman will soon re-install for python 3.10,
so use it after the update, when it will get only AUR packages.
To use it with pikaur:
pikaur -S $(pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.9) --rebuild

New issues:

freetype2 update might result in font characters becoming squares

Don’t worry, a relogin to your UI should fix it. We recommend to do the update in a TTY. Affected UIs so far: Gnome, Phosh, Cinnamon.

compiz packages like compiz-easy-patch got dropped from our repositories.

compiz packages like compiz-easy-patch got dropped from our repositories. Due to protobuf update you may need to rebuild that package locally on your end. Compiz-easy-patch removed from repos

Announcement for PipeWire users

Re-enable any per-user enabled pipewire-media-session.service manually:

You should re-enable any per-user pipewire-media-session.service manually to establish a new service alias for pipewire-session-manager.service added with 0.3.38.

systemctl --user enable pipewire-media-session

See the PipeWire Release Notes for more info

Older Issues

OS prober does not run and add other operating systems*

To restore, please execute: echo GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=false|sudo tee -a /etc/default/grub && sudo update-grub

For more information, see opening post in [Stable Update] 2021-03-08.

Nvidia card owners
  • We simplified nVidia driver installation. This means we dropped legacy drivers.
    • We recommend to switch over to Nouveau drivers if your card is mentioned here and the feature you need is not in red TO DO here for your particular card.

    • If you however still need proprietary drivers, you may want to execute the following to ensure all parts of the nVidia drivers get installed properly:

      sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300
      If proprietary drivers don't fix everything, please click the ► at the beginning of this line to view more info
      1. try installing kernel 5.4 LTS (Long Term Support)
      2. If that doesn’t fix it, take a full system backup, go to a console using Ctrl+Alt+F2 and:
      • Backup /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf if you ever edited that manually
      • remove all nVidia related drivers and applications:
        pacman --remove nvidia*
      • Note which applications are being removed and keep them handy in a list
      • Install the driver first:
        mhwd --install video-hybrid-XXX-nvidia-prime
        (Where XXX is amd or intel if you have hybrid graphics or the whole thing is video-nvidia if you’re on an nVidia-only system)
      • reboot and see if you at least get a screen.
      • Install all the other applications from your handy list that you still need one by one.
      • Restore /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf if you ever edited that manually
      • If that wouldn’t solve the issue open a new issue here referring to this update and posting at a minimum the full output of:
        inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width

      If you however still have issues with your Nvidia card, you may open a new thread in our forum: Graphics & Display - Manjaro Linux Forum or look at our tutorial on compiling old Nvidia drivers.

For AMD GPU users having a black screen with kernel 5.10

Due to a bug in the AMD drivers, please try the following first:


  1. Open a terminal or a TTY
  2. Open /etc/default/grub in your favourite CLI editor (nano vi, emacs`)
  3. Find the line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="
  4. Add amdgpu.dc=0
  5. Save
  6. Execute sudo update-grub and reboot

For systemd-boot:

  1. Open a terminal or a TTY
  2. Open /boot/loader/entries/manjarolinux5.10.conf in your favourite CLI editor (nano vi, emacs`)
  3. Add amdgpu.dc=0 to the end of the line options
  4. Save & reboot

For rEFInd:

  1. Open a terminal or a TTY
  2. Open /boot/refind_linux.conf in your favourite CLI editor (nano vi, emacs`)
  3. Find the line: "Boot using default options" "root=
  4. Add amdgpu.dc=0
  5. Save & reboot
Possible 2 Min delay on shutdown with Gnome
  • If you got the problem with shutdown delay (about 2min) on Gnome, here is a workaround:
    • Edit /usr/lib/systemd/user/gnome-session-restart-dbus.service in your favourite editor as root and add Slice=-.slice as a line all by itself like this:

      ExecStart=/usr/lib/gnome-session-ctl --restart-dbus
    • Click this link For more information

Touchpad on a ThinkPad stops working

Restart again, please.

$PKGNAME warning: directory permissions differ on $Directoryname

followed by:

Filesystem: NNN package MMM

  • The solution:

    sudo chmod MMM DirectoryName

    Where obviously MMM is the second number you see (the correct one)

  • The explanation:
    Your package expects the security permissions to be MMM but your system is set to NNN. This is just a warning (today) but to ensure you remain up-to-date with the latest and greatest security rules it’s advised to execute the above command.

Systemd error message: .slice: Failed to migrate controller cgroups

If you have a similar error message like this:

systemd[1004]: -.slice: Failed to migrate controller cgroups from /user.slice/user-1000.slice/user@1000.service, ignoring: Permission denied

… you may need to add this Grub parameter to your /etc/default/grub file in line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT: systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=true. To update your grub menu, call: sudo update-grub. For more information on that issue, see also Arch Forum.

Python 3.9 Requires Rebuilds

Instructions for quickly and easily rebuilding affected AUR packages:

# Install yay
sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm yay

# Rebuild AUR python packages
yay -S --noconfirm $(pacman -Qqo "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages")
libtraceevent>=5.9-1 update requires manual intervention

2020-10-23 - Sébastien Luttringer

The libtraceevent package prior to version 5.9-1 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 5.9-1, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors

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

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib/libtraceevent.so.1

to perform the upgrade.

Arch Linux - News: libtraceevent>=5.9-1 update requires manual intervention

OpenVPN connection times out

Workaround: downgrade openvpn (2.5.0-1 => 2.4.9-2).
For a proper solution follow this bug report on Arch Linux: FS#68480 : [openvpn] running unprivileged with iproute no longer working

PAM and PAMBASE got updated, which might prevent you from login

Due to updates from pambase and pam you might take care about any .pacnew files in /etc/pam.d as for example pam_tally, pam_tally2 and pam_cracklib got deprecated. Read in the ArchWiki about managing those files.

Typical issue:

For recovery, it is enough to boot with kernel option “systemd.unit=rescue.target”, then proceed into /etc/pam.d and merge “system-auth” and “system-auth.pacnew”

System takes a long time to boot

If you’ve got errors like Failed to start Network Manager Wait Online. you can try removing systemd from passwd and group in /etc/nsswitch.conf as described here
Update: If you can see the line
dbus-daemon[1453]: [system] Connection has not authenticated soon enough, closing it (auth_timeout=30000ms, elapsed: 45146ms)
in in your dbus log ( journalctl -b -u dbus ), the new/better workaround is to switch cups from service to socket as described here:
systemctl disable cups.service
systemctl enable cups.socket

I think I've some font problems

With the update of fontconfig some major rules how fonts get applied changed. Make sure that your system has ttf-dejavu installed. A more in depth explanation can be found here.

Please RTFT (Read This Fine Thread) first before reporting the same issues over and over again!

i have these message ( in yellow , not red ) since 26 december

dbus-daemon[948]: writing oom_score_adj error: Permission denied

I had a problem booting with kernel 515, the touchpad mouse on my laptop was gone after the reboot. I rebooted with kernel 510 and it was working back again.

Seems to be like this: systemd 250 error log / Pacman & Package Upgrade Issues / Arch Linux Forums

Shouldn’t everyone on testing be on python 3.10 as of the last testing update? I already had it so had no need to fix my pip apps.

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I think Phil is posting it again in case someone missed the last couple of updates, some people leave it weeks without updating so best being safe and warning people


Yep, this happened exactly in this post even though it’s in this post lol, some people don’t read :man_shrugging:

Edit: Past post, but still applies


about checking pip and component
the command ‘sudo pip freeze’ will list packages installed using python
i have pacman-mirrors in the list but it only use python with pacman-mirrors

A post was merged into an existing topic: [Stable Update] 2021-12-16 - Kernels, KDE Gear 21.12.0, Gnome Extensions, LibreOffice

EDIT2 at 05:40 UTC; I’ve updated the pip section of the wiki post.

Thanks for that info, i hadn’t noticed (there are > 200 packages in my pip list).

It looks like

  • pip does not get its list from its own cache, but by reading ‘egg-info’ and ‘dist-info’ directories (in the site-packages’ directories)
  • some python packages are installed by the OS (pacman) not pip, but many of these have ‘egg-info’ dirs, so pip finds them.

It’s another good reason to look at pip lists and use them manually
(don’t automatically re-install everything with the -r option).

About the examples below:

  • shiboken6 and pacman-mirrors were (i guess) installed by the OS (via pacman packages); there is ‘egg-info’, which i guess was put there by pacman, not pip; pip finds it anyway, of course; (there are many others like this);
  • samba must have been installed by the OS (as a pacman package); it does not have ‘egg-info’, so pip does not find it;
  • btrfsutil was not found by pacman -Q, and has ‘egg-info’, but was NOT installed via pip. See next para.

ADDED at UTC 2021-12-31 23:10 [AEST 2022-01-01 09:10]
‘btrfsutil’ is not at PyPI, and I have never used pip to install from anywhere else.
The Arch btrfs-progs package lists in its dependencies
“python (optional) - libbtrfsutil python bindings”,
so I guess ‘btrfsutil’ was installed by the ‘btrfs-progs’ package.
Because ‘btrfsutil’ is not itself a package, ‘pacman -Qi btrfsutil’ does not show it.

There seems to be no limit on where python packages with ‘egg-info’ can come from,
and this adds to the reasons for not installing into system python via pip.
If, with pip installs, you always use ‘–user’,
your own packages will all be in ~/.local/lib/pythonX.Y/site-packages/,
and you can simply look there to see what you need to manually re-install
when the annual Python upgrade comes around again.

EDIT1 at 04:40 UTC: added paths from directory listings. [my local TZ is +10]

[jh@SSD2 211231 14:31:49 ~]$ ll -d /usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages/pacman_mirrors*
[jh@SSD2 211231 12:16:53 ~]$ pacman -Qi pacman-mirrors | grep Version
Version         : 4.23.1-5
[jh@SSD2 211231 12:16:58 ~]$ sudo pip freeze | grep pacman-mirrors

[jh@SSD2 211231 14:31:54 ~]$ ll -d /usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages/shiboken6*
[jh@SSD2 211231 12:46:49 ~]$ sudo pip freeze | grep shiboken6
[jh@SSD2 211231 12:47:01 ~]$ pacman -Qi shiboken6 | grep Version
Version         : 6.2.2-1

[jh@SSD2 211231 14:32:01 ~]$ ll -d /usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages/btrfsutil*
[jh@SSD2 211231 12:42:56 ~]$ sudo pip freeze | grep btrfsutil
[jh@SSD2 211231 12:43:02 ~]$ pacman -Qi btrfsutil | grep Version
error: package 'btrfsutil' was not found

[jh@SSD2 211231 14:32:09 ~]$ ll -d /usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages/samba*
[jh@SSD2 211231 12:59:02 ~]$ sudo pip freeze | grep samba
(found nothing)
[jh@SSD2 211231 12:59:05 ~]$ pacman -Qi samba | grep Version
Version         : 4.15.3-1
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amdvlk is broken, use RADV instead…