[Testing Update] 2024-02-06 - Kernels, Mesa, Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenGamepadUI, Budgie, Cinnamon

Hello community,

here we have another set of package updates!

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Notable Package Updates:

  • Some Kernels got updated
  • Mesa got updated to 23.3.5
  • Firefox got renewed to 122.0 and Thunderbird to 115.7.0
  • OpenGamepadUI got updated to 0.29.2
  • Budgie and Cinnamon 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 Announcements topics are off-topic and will be flagged, moved or removed without warning.

For help with AUR packages, please create a new topic in AUR and a helpful volunteer may be able to assist you.

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 4.19.306
  • linux54 5.4.268
  • linux510 5.10.209
  • linux515 5.15.148
  • linux61 6.1.77
  • linux66 6.6.16
  • linux67 6.7.4
  • linux68 6.8.0-rc3
  • linux61-rt 6.1.70_rt21
  • linux66-rt 6.6.10_rt19

Package Changes (Wed Jan 31 15:02:32 CET 2024)

  • testing core x86_64: 28 new and 29 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 1700 new and 1753 removed package(s)
  • testing kde-unstable x86_64: 226 new and 226 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 31 new and 31 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: 2024-02-06


polkit update might remove your local modified config

With polkit 124-1 there were changes made to etc/pam.d/polkit-1. So check if you made local changes to the file. See also: https://old.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/19bnj0i/todays_update_moved_polkit1_to_polkit1pacsave/kit2v33/

bashrc-manjaro is now merged into bash

Yes, replace bashrc-manjaro with bash

pacman and pacman-contrib changes

pacman-contrib is now split out from pacman. If you have anything installed that depends on pacman-contrib, update with:

sudo pacman -Syu pacman-contrib


Making dbus-broker our default D-Bus daemon

2024-01-09 - Jan Alexander Steffens

We are making dbus-broker our default implementation of D-Bus, for improved performance, reliability and integration with systemd.

For the foreseeable future we will still support the use of dbus-daemon, the previous implementation. Pacman will ask you whether to install dbus-broker-units or dbus-daemon-units. We recommend picking the default.

For a more detailed rationale, please see our RFC 25.

Arch Linux - News: Making dbus-broker our default D-Bus daemon


Nvidia 545 drivers might have issues

:information_source: Due to various issues including non working backlights on some machines, the NVIDIA 545 series feature branch drivers have been downgraded to the 535 series production branch drivers.

If you are having no issues with the 545 series, there is nothing to do. If you are, you can downgrade to the 535 series with pamac update --enable-downgrade or sudo pacman -Syuu.

So far we know about these issues the Nvidia 545 driver series has:

If you experience similar or new issues please run sudo usr/bin/nvidia-bug-report.sh and post either in an already given post or create a new one, including your generated nvidia-bug-report.log.gz for Nvidia to fix the issue: Linux - NVIDIA Developer Forums

Changes in JDK / JRE 21 packages may require manual intervention

2023-11-02 - Frederik Schwan

We are introducing a change in JDK/JRE packages of our distro. This is triggered from the way a JRE is build in modern versions of Java (>9). We are introducing this change in Java 21.

To sum it up instead of having JDK and JRE packages coexist in the same system we will be making them conflict. The JDK variant package includes the runtime environment to execute Java applications so if one needs compilation and runtime of Java they need only the JDK package in the future. If, on the other hand, they need just runtime of Java then JRE (or jre-headless) will work.

This will (potentially) require a manual user action during upgrade:

  • If you have both JDK and JRE installed you can manually install the JDK with pacman -Sy jdk-openjdk && pacman -Su and this removes the JRE related packages.
  • If you have both JRE and JRE-headless you will need to choose one of them and install it manually since they would conflict each other now.
  • If you only have one of the JDK/JRE/JRE-headless pacman should resolve dependencies normally and no action is needed.

At the moment this is only valid for the upcoming JDK 21 release.

Arch Linux - News: Incoming changes in JDK / JRE 21 packages may require manual intervention

Previous testing threads:

This might be off topic but I’m noticing the last few of times a new testing update announcement is created, they happen to fall on days when bad weather is forecast where I live :thinking:

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Best time for enough testing :wink:


First of all thank you for your level of dedication to project.
Simple Q:
After latest update i have service with name
popped in my system monitor
never saw this before latest testing update
any intel on what is it and why it taking my memory and cpu time?gracias

Update (Because i can’t reply to this topic):
I’ve installed dbus-daemon-units instead of dbus-broker-units which is default now
and this service is still there
i switched back to dbus-broker-units again and it still there
I know for sure that i never saw it few weeks ago and my system does not run anything beside firefox for now

If it is a feature of new update please tell

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We have switched to dbus-broker-units or — if you chose otherwise during the update — dbus-daemon-units. It’s probably because of that.


Thank you for your reply.
I just checked and yes i am using dbus-broker-units

To switch back, simply install the other option if you see issues. Else keep it as is and give Feedback so we may fix things.

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Papirus-icon-theme version in arch is 20240201-1 while in manjaro is 20231201-2 in all branches

I’m not home yet. :wink: :point_down:

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As already pointed out in the previous testing update thread by another user, using sudo pacman -Syu --asdeps pacman-contrib is not a good idea because it also changes the installation reason of upgraded packages. Before this solution makes its way to the Known issues and solutions section of the next Stable Update thread, in my eyes it’s better to give other instructions like:

First: remove packages requiring pacman-contrib (there may be more than just bmenu and pacui)

sudo pacman -R bmenu pacui

Second: perform the upgrade

sudo pacman -Syu

Third: reinstall previously removed packages

sudo pacman -S bmenu pacui

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Well, then update with sudo pacman -Syu pacman-contrib. No need to remove anything. :wink:

I’ve updated the wiki.

well, this is logical. Check the first post: Package Changes (Wed Jan 31 15:02:32 CET 2024)

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I added some more overlay packages to this one:

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository extra x86_64

                             PACKAGE              testing             unstable
                       handygccs-git 24.02.r231.4c322aa-1 24.02.r238.fd33cdb-1
                       memtest86-efi    1:10.6build3000-1    1:10.7build1000-1
                 tuxedo-drivers-dkms              4.1.2-1              4.2.1-1
                             vivaldi        6.5.3206.59-1        6.5.3206.61-1
                                 hhd                    -              1.3.6-1

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository multilib x86_64

                             PACKAGE              testing             unstable
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