[Testing Update] 2022-09-06 - Kernels, Plasma, Firefox, Thunderbird, NetworkManager, Pipewire

Hello community,

Another testing branch update with some usual package updates for you.

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Info about AUR packages

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:information_source: You may need to rebuild any AUR packages that install files to site-packages …

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

Our current supported kernels

  • linux419 4.19.257
  • linux54 5.4.212
  • linux510 5.10.141
  • linux515 5.15.65
  • linux518 5.18.19 [EOL]
  • linux519 5.19.7
  • linux60 6.0.0rc4
  • linux515-rt 5.15.55_rt48
  • linux518-rt 5.18.0_rt11 [EOL]
  • linux519-rt 5.19.0_rt10

A detailed list of all package changes can be found here.

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  • Yes i am currently experiencing an issue due to the update. (Please post about it)

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:arrow_right: 2022-09-06


Changes with Back In Time packages
  • backintime has been renamed to backintime-qt
  • backintime-cli has been renamed to backintime

After replacing backintime-cli with backintime, you will need to install backintime-qt manually if you want the Qt frontend installed again.


electron12, electron13, electron14 & electron16 have been dropped to the AUR

Unsupported Electron packages have been dropped from the official repos to the AUR. They no longer receive security updates and nothing in the repos depend on them.

If you have AUR packages depending on those versions, install the binary version from the AUR to replace them; i.e., electron16-bin.

See FS#75490 - electron12, electron13, electron14, electron16 are unsupported and vulnerable packages

End of Support for 15.x.y and 16.x.y

Electron 15.x.y and 16.x.y has reached end-of-support. As per Electron’s new 8-week cadence, we were supporting the latest four versions of Electron until May 2022. With this Electron 19 release, we’ll return to supporting the latest three major versions, as well as the alpha, beta, and nightly releases.

Release electron v19.0.0 · electron/electron · GitHub


element-desktop dependency error
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing electron (20.0.0-1) breaks dependency 'electron19' required by element-desktop

The upstream package was already flagged out of date (it needs to be rekeyringbuilt against latest electron).

Workaround for now:

sudo pacman -Syy electron electron19 --asdeps
sudo pacman -Su


Glibc 2.36 update will break EasyAntiCheat within Proton (should be fixed with glibc 2.36-2)

Temporary workaround for now is to use the flatpak version of steam:

sudo pacman -S flatpak --needed --noconfirm
sudo flatpak install com.valvesoftware.Steam -y

You can use flatseal (another flatpak app) to grant it access to your existing game library so you don’t have to re-download your games (add the game library install path under “Other files” under “Filesystem”).

sudo flatpak install com.github.tchx84.Flatseal -y

For advanced users (not recommended by us): patched glibc and lib32-glibc are available here. They remove the commit that broke EAC.


Fixed: Pamac shows archlinux-keyring (20220713-2) and manjaro-keyring (20220514-2) as orphans
sudo pacman -D --asexplicit archlinux-keyring manjaro-keyring

Resolved: w/ base 3-2 Revert changes:

sudo pacman -D --asdeps archlinux-keyring manjaro-keyring


wxWidgets 3.2 update may need manual intervention

Packages have been renamed from wxgtk- to wxwidgets-. The GTK2 frontend is no longer provided. If you have wxgtk2 installed, the upgrade will fail with:

In such case, uninstall wxgtk2 first and then proceed with the upgrade.


Linux518: could not insert 'amd_pstate': No such device

With Kernel 5.18.11 there was added a regression to AMD P-State driver preventing it from loading.


Wireplumber 0.4.11 may crash for GDM users

Currently there is an issue with 0.4.11 and GDM crashing on boot-up. More in the upstream bugtracker issue: wireplumber segfault: system boot and could see in my dmesg (#305) · Issues · PipeWire / wireplumber · GitLab


Locale file changes

C.UTF8 locale is now included in glibc:

Credits @diabonas for this change. Systemd wants us to include C.UTF8 by default and it seems the locale may be in included by glibc upstream in the future. To fix building and avoid nasty fixing in devtools, we include the locale in the package. See systemd/systemd#23252 (comment) FS#74864 : [systemd] >= 251 breaks devtools' locale

There is a pacsave for /etc/locale.conf as it has been removed from the filesystem package.

UPDATE: With filesystem 2022.06.08-2, it will automatically restore /etc/locale.conf if it did not already exist.

There is a pacnew for /etc/locale.gen. Please review it and regenerate your locale if necessary.


xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin is doing its weird icon override thing again.

previously: use-panel-icons.patch · master · Packages / Extra / xfce / xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin · GitLab

Try xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin 0.4.4-1.1 coming along shortly.


thanks! i fixed it long-term by copying and renaming the appropriate icons into my home directory, but that’s specific to my theme/size. i don’t know how to fix it at the icon fallback level that would apply to everyone.

knotify updates caused an issue.

Notifications are currently provided by ‘knopwob dunst’ instead of Plasma.

Possible cause: dunst-1.9.0-1 systemd-timer-notify-git-r7.b9b1cb2-1 purging those now.

Restarting plasmashell didn’t fix it, but logging out and in did.

I’m a bit concerned that an outdated Thunderbird version has been shipped with this Testing update 102.2.1 has been out for a week and includes critical security fixes (and a ton of bug fixes as the the release of version 102 has been quite a mess as it seems). Can you please push 102.2.1 to testing? Thunderbird — Release Notes (102.2.1) — Thunderbird

Edit: Oh, never mind, it has not even reached upstream Arch repos yet. Urrrgh.

Yes, 102.2.0 is kind of a mess. Let’s see when Arch is updating the package …

That should be fixed:

$ mkdir -p ~/.local/share/dbus-1/services/
$ ln -s /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.kde.plasma.Notifications.service \

Minor problem, also just occurs in specific usecases:

Update failed because of conflicting files.
The problem is that pcre-static and glib2-static seem to be included in pcre and glib2 now, but there is no “replaces” line in the PKGBUILD file, so this is an Arch package problem.
See this commit for reference.

Uninstalling pcre-static and glib2-static first and then run update, fixes it.


(Fedora) is working flawlessly (alien and debtap).

There is also thunderbird-bin in AUR which is at 102.2.2 by now. You may only need to rename the dot-folder to have your email settings available.


i used thunderbird 102.2.0 since 1 month now, no issues with it. its the AUR beta package

The Thunderbird update on my side wasn’t clean, the unified folder wasn’t showing all mails from all my accounts, I had to select manually each account to see these mails. In the end after doing many things like deleting the “smart mailboxes” folder, repairing the folders of each account from Thunderbird, and so on, I renamed the unified folder, which created a bug, I renamed multiple times in a row and it was adding a new unified folder… but then at some point one of them was working and showing all mails, I then restarted Thunderbird, only one unified folder was now present, and was working.

It seems thunderbird 102.2.1 cannot be built until python-pip and python-typing_extensions are updated. See 1789794 - Build issues with Thunderbird 102.2.1 and 102.2.2 on Archlinux due to outdated pip and typing_extensions packages

KDE Plasma: Just noticed that the System tray drop down menu for sound devices no longer shows the presence of Pulseaudio equalizer. Although it does show (eventually) when hovering over the icon.

KDE Plasma 5.25 no longer shows virtual sound devices by default.

To show them:

  1. Right-click the volume icon on the taskbar
  2. Select “Configure Audio Volume…”
  3. Check the box “Show virtual devices”

I wish such changes were openly notified somehow. Maybe even a pop up note after updates.
Thank-you Stasadev.

like in the changelogs? Plasma 5.25.0 complete changelog - KDE Community

Applet: Hide virtual devices by default. Commit.


As is Thunderbird in general, in particular with Lightning calendar extension installed.
That’s why I use Evolution instead. It is running amazingly fast, even with several mail accounts installed and many calendars to be synchronized.