[Testing Update] 2022-09-18 - Pipewire 0.3.58, Gnome 42.5, DKMS, Haskell, Python

Hello community,

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

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  • Pipewire is now at 0.3.58 which fixed a regression that could cause audio crackling.
  • Gnome starts to ship 42.5 packages.
  • dkms 3.0.6-2 brings a fix for depreciated fgrep
  • upstream Arch managed again to package thunderbird
  • Regular Haskell and Python updates

Additional Info

Info about AUR packages

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Our current supported kernels

  • linux419 4.19.258
  • linux54 5.4.213
  • linux510 5.10.143
  • linux515 5.15.67
  • linux518 5.18.19 [EOL]
  • linux519 5.19.9
  • linux60 6.0.0rc5
  • linux515-rt 5.15.55_rt48
  • linux518-rt 5.18.0_rt11 [EOL]
  • linux519-rt 5.19.0_rt10

Package changes ( Sun Sep 18 10:27:37 CEST 2022 )

  • testing community x86_64: 557 new and 554 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 5 new and 5 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 143 new and 207 removed package(s)
  • testing kde-unstable x86_64: 188 new and 188 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 16 new and 16 removed package(s)

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

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  • 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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:arrow_right: 2022-09-18

2022-08-27

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.

2022-08-23

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

2022-08-12

element-desktop dependency error (fixed with 1.11.4)
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 rebuilt against latest electron).

Workaround for now:

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

2022-08-04

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.

2022-07-27

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

2022-07-16

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.

2022-07-13

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.

2022-07-08

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

2022-06-07

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.

The latest libreoffice-fresh now forgets on each new window whether or not it was last maximized, and the next time a new window is opened if it was last maximized, it would end up having a height of just 1 pixel. I had to make a new KWin rule to give those windows a usuable minimum size, but LibreOffice would still ignore rules where I made it to remember its maximized state.

For now, I’ve downgraded that package to 7.4.0-4, which was not affected by that issue.

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The whois package tries to install /usr/bin/mkpasswd and /usr/share/man/man1/mkpasswd.1.gz, which are already owned by mkpasswd. I can live without whois, but I think this should be resolved.

There is no mkpasswd package in the repositories:

$ pacman -Ss mkpasswd

Check, if that is an obsolete package long removed from the repositories (and possibly demoted to AUR) and remove it locally.