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Switch to the base-devel meta package requires manual intervention
2023-02-12 - Robin Candau
On February 2nd, the
base-develpackage group has been replaced by a meta package of the same name.
If you installed the
base-develpackage group prior to this date, explicitly re-install it to get the new
base-develpackage installed on the system:
pacman -Syu base-devel
– Arch Linux - News: Switch to the base-devel meta package requires manual intervention
Very slow shutdown when using KDE Plasma Wayland
The issue is
sddm that can not be finished until the default timeout 90 sec.
The solution: Install
The known bug reports:
PHP 8.2 update and introduction of legacy branch
2023-01-13 - Pierre Schmitz
The php packages have been updated to the latest version 8.2. In addition to this, a new set of php-legacy packages have been introduced. These will follow the oldest but still actively supported PHP branch. This enables users to install the latest version but also introduces the option to use third party applications that might rely on an older version. Both branches will be kept up to date following our rolling release model.
php-legacycan be installed at the same time as the latter uses a
-legacysuffix for its binaries and configuration files.
In addition to this, the php7 packages have been removed as they reached end of life. The
imapextension will no longer be provided as it relies on the
c-clientlibrary which has been abandoned for many years.
– Arch Linux - News: PHP 8.2 update and introduction of legacy branch
Some games like Dota 2 are freezing
The issue is caused by update
The solution: Upgrade to
VLC crashes when playing a video file
It looks like there has been a regression introduced with the new version of libva (2.17.0), which is used by VLC media player. If you get the following error when executing vlc in a terminal:
libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)
you may try to change the Output option in Preferences > Video to VDPAU output instead of Automatic (or whatever value it had been set to before).
libva package from 2.17.0-1 to 2.16.0-1 may also work, but it is a more short-term workaround that should not be kept for too long, as sooner or later, the older package won’t be compatible with the other packages. Consider to do the solution above first.
pacman-mirrors was temporarily renamed to manjaro-mirrors (the changes were reverted)
This was done to avoid confusion with an AUR / WSL package with the same name and avoid possible breakage. It should be a seamless transition.
Rename project (#183) · Issues · Applications / pacman-mirrors · GitLab
KDE Wayland sometimes hangs with mesa 22.3.1 and AMD GPU
See the known issue:
plasmashell sometimes hangs with mesa_glthread (#7624) · Issues · Mesa / mesa · GitLab
Downgrade it to mesa 22.2.4 to resolve this issue.
dbus-x11 demoted to AUR
dbus-x11 was installed out of the box on some flavors of Manjaro as of a year ago, but is no longer needed. If you have it installed, please replace it with
dbus using the following:
sudo pacman -Syu dbus
XFCE becomes unusable if libxfce4ui-nocsd is still installed
So far XFCE Classic project hasn’t updated yet to 4.18 series. We pushed 4.17.0 version of the package, but don’t know if that helps in that situation. It is recommended to install the regular libxfce4ui package to avoid issues and comment on this issue: libxfce4ui 4.18.0 released · Issue #15 · Xfce-Classic/libxfce4ui-nocsd · GitHub
python-cairo 1.23.0-2 update requires manual intervention
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
python2in our repositories, and we have finally been able to drop it from our distribution. If you still have
python2installed 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
backintimehas been renamed to
backintime-clihas been renamed to
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.,
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.