[Testing Update] 2022-12-13 - Kernels, KDE Gear, KDE Frameworks, Deepin, Firefox,

Hello community,

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

Recent News:

Notable Package Updates:

  • Some of our Kernels got updated
  • KDE Frameworks are now at 5.101
  • KDE Gear (Apps) 22.12 got released
  • Firefox 108 brings WebMIDI API support
  • Deepin got some more updates
  • Usual KDE-git, Haskell and Python updates

Additional Info

Info about AUR packages

:warning: AUR (Arch User Repository) packages are neither supported by Arch nor Manjaro. Posts about them in Announcement topics are off-topic and will be flagged, moved or removed without warning.

Info about GNOME 43

GNOME 43 is here! :partying_face:

New in Manjaro GNOME:

Lonely leftover orphan packages that have been removed from the Arch / Manjaro repositories:

  • adwaita-maia
  • dynamic-wallpaper-editor
  • firefox-gnome-theme-maia
  • gtkhash-nautilus
    (Not compatible with Nautilus 43)
  • manjaro-dynamic-wallpaper
  • manjaro-gdm-tweak
  • nautilus-terminal
    (Not compatible with Nautilus 43 & EOL)

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 4.19.268
  • linux54 5.4.226
  • linux510 5.10.158
  • linux515 5.15.82
  • linux60 6.0.12
  • linux61 6.1.0
  • linux515-rt 5.15.79_rt54
  • linux60-rt 6.0.5_rt14

Package changes (Tue Dec 13 03:10:34 CET 2022)

  • testing community x86_64: 1016 new and 1045 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 25 new and 28 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 628 new and 641 removed package(s)
  • testing kde-unstable x86_64: 288 new and 288 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 9 new and 9 removed package(s)

A list of all package changes can be found 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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:arrow_right: 2022-12-13


python-cairo 1.23.0-2 update requires manual intervention

The python-cairo package prior to version 1.23.0-2 was missing the compiled python module. This has been fixed in 1.23.0-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked pyc file that was created. If you receive this error

python-cairo: /usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/cairo/__pycache__/__init__.cpython-310.pyc exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/cairo/__pycache__/\*

to perform the upgrade.


Pop Shell issues with Xorg session with Mutter 43.1 (fixed with mutter 43.1-1.0)

Gnome 43 (X11) GTK4 windows failed to render · Issue #1541 · pop-os/shell · GitHub

Windows not updated after non-interactive resize on X11 (#6054) · Issues · GNOME / gnome-shell · GitLab


signature from "Manjaro Build Server <build_at_manjaro_dot_org>" is unknown trust

Seems our signing key for our Build Server had the 2022-10-28 as expire date set when generated. This is now fixed for chroot builds and fresh as also current existing installs via manjaro-keyring 20221028-4 Simply update your system to get that package, which got pushed to all our branches.


Kernel 6.1-rc# might break backlight control on old/weird laptops


Firefox 106.0 may have issues with screen sharing on GNOME with Wayland


Nvidia 3060RTX cards may have issues with the 515.76 driver (fixed with 520.56.06)
Removing python2 from the repositories

2022-09-23 - Jelle van der Waa

Python 2 went end of life January 2020. Since then we have been actively cutting down the number of projects depending on python2 in our repositories, and we have finally been able to drop it from our distribution. If you still have python2 installed on your system consider removing it and any python2 package.

If you still require the python2 package you can keep it around, but please be aware that there will be no security updates. If you need a patched package please consult the AUR, or use an unofficial user repository.*

Arch Linux - News: Removing python2 from the repositories

* Note: Unofficial user repositories are not supported


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 (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


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.

After this update I can’t start anymore. Following messages:

Waiting 10 seconds for device /dev/disk/by-uuid/[the UUID] ...
ERROR: device '[the UUID]' not found. Skipping fsck.
:: mounting 'UUID=[the UUID]' on real root
mount: /new_root: can't find UUID=[the UUID].

and then follows the emergency shell.

BTW. the root and home-partitions are on a crypto_LUKS with btrfs.
No difference if I use kernel 5.15, 6.0 or 6.1.

EDIT: I booted from a live-system and looked. The UUID is correct. That can’t be any problem. I guess it’s something with the order of the startup, first it has to decrypt the partition and then the rest.

Is Mesa going to be updated to version 22.3? I see that Mesa is stuck at 22.2.4-1, and the 22.2 series is known to cause KWin and Plasma to crash and/or show artifacts randomly. Since I am affected by that issue, I’ve pinned all Mesa packages on my systems to 22.1.7-1 until 22.3 is available.

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Doesn’t it usually show up in testing some time after it’s in arch stable?

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You are right, I forgot to check if it was out on Arch stable. But then again Manjaro now does their own build of Mesa, which is why the main reason I brought up my question

All systems, okay, but wayland-protocols was marked orphaned and copy-pasting with KeePassXC becomes impossible in Wayland session, had to reinstall on all systems.

i7-8700k, 6800XT
Acer Spin 3
Acer Spin 5
Acer Chromebook C720p

nope 22.2.5 was withheld from manjaro unstable repos and 22.3 is stuck in arch testing, apparently both show stoppers

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Just wondering if the issue cited below is resolved per this set of updates, be great if someone with similar issues/setup be able to test if a laptop with intel/nvidia hybrid functions fine whilst connected to an external display and with the laptop lid is closed.

Installing kernel 6.1 through GUI only installs kernel, but not nvidia drivers, or virtualbox modules. Even tho, it did every time in the past.

I installed 6.1 with manjaro settings manager and it installed the nvidia prime drivers for me. Might need to post a little more info for people to help debug your issue

I just installed driver and module from the terminal. It’s just weird that gui did not work as it used to.

I don’t really know how to recreate this on other laptops. Just before accepting installation, in “details” showed, that it will download only kernel. And it did download only the kernel.

Please clarify if you meant pamac by “GUI” (then this would be expected behaviour) or “Manjaro Settings Manager” (then it would not).

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