[Testing Update] 2023-06-15 - Kernel, Systemd, Mesa, GNOME 44.2, NVIDIA, ZFS, LibreOffice, PipeWire

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

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Notable Package Updates:

Additional Info

Python 3.11 info

:information_source: You will need to rebuild any AUR Python packages that install files to site-packages or link to libpython3.10.so. :information_source:

Print a list of of packages that have files in /usr/lib/python3.10/ :

pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.10/

Rebuild them all at once:*

pamac build $(pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.10)

* Note that if any fail to build, you’ll have to rebuild what’s remaining one or a few at a time.

Use rebuild-detector to see if anything else needs to be rebuilt:

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.

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 4.19.286
  • linux54 5.4.247
  • linux510 5.10.184
  • linux515 5.15.117
  • linux61 6.1.34
  • linux63 6.3.8
  • linux64 6.4-rc6
  • linux63-rt 6.3.3_rt15

Package Changes (Thu Jun 15 14:51:47 CEST 2023)

  • testing community x86_64: 0 new and 10669 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 59 new and 60 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 11846 new and 1317 removed package(s)
  • testing kde-unstable x86_64: 399 new and 400 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 54 new and 53 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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Known issues and solutions

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

:arrow_right: 2023-06-15

The "community" repository has been merged into "extra" and is now empty

The [community] repository has been merged into [extra] and is now empty. It may take a bit of time for mirrors to catch up.

:point_right: Update your system and merge the pacman pacnew /etc/pacman.conf.pacnew file.

sudo pacman -Syu "pacman>=6.0.2-11"
OpenBLAS >= 0.3.23-2 update requires manual intervention

2023-06-14 - Felix Yan

The openblas package prior to version 0.3.23-2 doesn’t ship optimized LAPACK routine and CBLAS/LAPACKE interfaces for compatibility. This decision has been reverted now, and the ability to choose a different default system BLAS/LAPACK implementation while keeping openblas installed is now provided to allow future co-installation of BLIS, ATLAS, etc.

The default BLAS implementation will be used for most packages like NumPy or R. Please install blas-openblas and blas64-openblas to make OpenBLAS the default BLAS implementation, just like the old behavior.

Unfortunately you will get errors on updating if you currently have OpenBLAS installed as the default BLAS implementation:

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing openblas (0.3.23-2) breaks dependency 'blas' required by cblas
:: installing openblas (0.3.23-2) breaks dependency 'blas' required by lapack

Please append your preferred default BLAS implementation to the regular -Syu command line to get around it. For example:

sudo pacman -Syu blas-openblas


sudo pacman -Syu blas

Arch Linux - News: OpenBLAS >= 0.3.23-2 update requires manual intervention


If you have a lot of pip/AUR packages to upgrade to Python 3.11, read this.

If you installed python311 from the AUR, you need to uninstall it before running this update.

Many applications (firefox, thunderbird, etc) slow to start on desktops other than Gnome

There is a bug with xdg-desktop-portal-gnome (more details here).

Workaround for gtk-based desktops (including Xfce)
sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-gtk
Workaround for KDE
sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-kde
Workaround for Lxqt
sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-lxqt
Workaround for desktops using hyprland
sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-hyprland
Workaround for desktops using wlroots
sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-wlr

      GDM slow to start after at-spi2-core 2.48.1-1 upgrade Fixed with at-spi2-core 2.48.2-1


Info about recent GRUB changes

[Unstable Update] 2023-02-17 - Plasma 5.27 LTS, GNOME, Python - #51 by philm

Info about recent NVIDIA packaging changes

[Testing Update] 2023-03-25 - Kernels, Firefox, Deepin, GNOME, NVIDIA, Wine - #42 by philm


Possible kernel fs block code regression in 6.2.3 umounting usb drives

With kernel 6.2.3 when you simply plug in a usb external drive, mount it and umount it, then the journal has a kernel Oops. A bug report, that includes the journal output was submitted at. 217174 – Plugging in usb external drive, mount and umount causes kernel Oops Discussion can be found here: Re: Possible kernel fs block code regression in 6.2.3 umounting usb drives — Linux Stable Kernel Updates

kernel 5.15.99+ Black/empty screen during boot with i915 Intel gfx. No ways to do anything

Seems there is a regression introduced with 5.15.99 kernel update: [i915]drm:add_taint_for_CI [i915]] CI tainted:0x9 by intel_gt_init+0xae/0x2d0 [i915] (#8284) · Issues · drm / intel · GitLab. My thoughts here: [Testing Update] 2023-03-11 - Kernels, Mesa 22.3.7, Phosh, LibreOffice 7.4.6 - #31 by philm


Switch to the base-devel meta package requires manual intervention

2023-02-12 - Robin Candau

On February 2nd, the base-devel package group has been replaced by a meta package of the same name.
If you installed the base-devel package group prior to this date, explicitly re-install it to get the new base-devel package 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 sddm-git

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 and php-legacy can be installed at the same time as the latter uses a -legacy suffix for its binaries and configuration files.

In addition to this, the php7 packages have been removed as they reached end of life. The imap extension will no longer be provided as it relies on the c-client library 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 libx11 1.8.3-4
The solution: Upgrade to libx11 1.8.3-5

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).

Downgrading the 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


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

XFCE Classic project became obsolete with the 4.18 series and is no longer required. If you still have it installed, please replace it with the normal package:

sudo pacman -S libxfce4ui


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

Window actors call update_stage_views() without allocation 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

Only issue I had was the following:

Was able to easily resolve it following the steps listed in the message. Could maybe a good idea to add it to known issues for today’s update.

i have this on update

gpg: la prochaine vérification de la base de confiance aura lieu le 2023-07-07
:: Exécution des crochets (« hooks ») de post-transaction…
(1/1) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...

:: Début de la mise à jour complète du système…
résolution des dépendances…
:: Il y a 6 fournisseurs disponibles pour xdg-desktop-portal-impl :
:: Dépôt extra
   1) xdg-desktop-portal-gnome  2) xdg-desktop-portal-gtk
   3) xdg-desktop-portal-hyprland  4) xdg-desktop-portal-kde
   5) xdg-desktop-portal-lxqt  6) xdg-desktop-portal-wlr

Entrer un nombre (par défaut, 1 est sélectionné): 

here , by default 1 is xdg-desktop-portal-gnome …

other question , no change in repo Manjaro for Community ?

Your profile says you’re using Xfce, so you would choose xdg-desktop-portal-gtk.

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could be the answer


5 posts were split to a new topic: Key could not be locally signed

A post was split to a new topic: Issues with Pip after Python 3.11 update

Mesa 23.1.x makes DirectX and Opengl games/apps running on wine crash on old GPUs, this issue has already been reported on their gitlab issues page

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I don’t run testing branch — can someone tell me if
sudo python -c "import sys; print(sys.path)"
shows any path under ‘/home/’? (It doesn’t in stable.)

If not, then 'pip install --user --break-system-packages' doesn’t really.

Running as you, ‘/home/…/site-packages’ shadows ‘/usr/…/site-packages’
and thus YOU might get a package-version conflict, in what they call “system python”.
(The python devs say ‘/home/…/site-packages’ is part of “system python”.)
But system processes running as root totally ignore ‘/home/…/site-packages’
so they cannot be affected by anything you installed there.
(There are two different ideas of “system python” here.)

If you try ‘sudo pip install’ you’ll be totally blocked;
there’s no ‘--break-system-packages’ option for sudo.
Which is very good.

If I understood this correctly…

EDIT: I have added this topic to the guide here

python -c "import sys; print(sys.path)"
['', '/usr/lib/python311.zip', '/usr/lib/python3.11', '/usr/lib/python3.11/lib-dynload', '/home/patrick/.local/lib/python3.11/site-packages', '/usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages']

we have “home”

sudo python -c "import sys; print(sys.path)"
['', '/usr/lib/python311.zip', '/usr/lib/python3.11', '/usr/lib/python3.11/lib-dynload', '/usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages']

no home (or home of other user if exists)

for test: install pacman python-httpx after pip httpx in home

python -c "import sys; from importlib import metadata as meta; pip = meta.distribution('httpx'); print(sys.path); print(pip._path)"
['', '/usr/lib/python311.zip', '/usr/lib/python3.11', '/usr/lib/python3.11/lib-dynload', '/home/patrick/.local/lib/python3.11/site-packages', '/usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages']

 ❱ sudo python -c "import sys; from importlib import metadata as meta; pip = meta.distribution('httpx'); print(sys.path); print(pip._path)"
['', '/usr/lib/python311.zip', '/usr/lib/python3.11', '/usr/lib/python3.11/lib-dynload', '/usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages']

result: yes, install in $HOME is bad, i have another version and used by my $USER
(or we can view HOME packages as a venv always active)

Can test without python code:

pip list -v | grep http
aiohttp               3.8.4                              /usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages
httpcore              0.16.3                             /home/patrick/.local/lib/python3.11/site-packages pip
httpx                 0.23.3                             /home/patrick/.local/lib/python3.11/site-packages pip

❱ sudo pip list -v | grep http
# su - invite -c "pip list -v" | grep http    # or for me
aiohttp               3.8.4                              /usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages
httpcore              0.17.2                             /usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages
httpx                 0.24.1                             /usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages

for driver nouveau

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