[Testing Update] 2024-02-15 - Phosh, KDE Frameworks, Toolchain, Gnome, LibreOffice, Pipewire

Hello community,

here we have another set of package updates!

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Finding information easier about Manjaro

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Notable Package Updates

  • All Kernels got rebuilt against the new toolchain
  • Regular updates to phosh, phoc and phosh-mobile-settings to 0.36.0
  • ROCm is at 6.0
  • Firefox got updated to 122.0.1
  • Gnome and Cinnamon plus Budgie got some updates
  • KDE Frameworks are now at 5.115.0
  • LibreOffice is now at 24.2.0
  • Pipewire got renewed to 1.0.3
  • Qemu is at 8.2.1
  • 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 (Thu Feb 15 00:49:14 CET 2024)

  • testing core x86_64: 88 new and 86 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 2733 new and 2718 removed package(s)
  • testing kde-unstable x86_64: 185 new and 185 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 28 new and 28 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: 2024-02-15


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:

It’s also worth mentioning that ROCm has been updated to version 6.

Opera browser became orphan. Removed from Arch repository

I use Opera, do I need to take any special actions after this update?


Indeed. Who wants Chinese spyware? We already have enough with Mozilla and Google in the U.S.

For those that do not know, the original Opera developer moved on to create Vivaldi.

Find another browser, probably. It takes me about 2.5 hours to build chromium on a fast machine. I don’t think you’ll want to bother trying to build opera at all no matter how fast your machine is.

EDIT: If you would like to discuss, please create a new topic.


The linux68 kernel is actually at 6.8.0-rc4 now. And I am happy to say seems very stable on my system at least.

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After this update, the old KDE System Monitor lost ability to show graphs for CPU and network. This happened on two various laptops with different hardware. However, because OS on those laptops is cloned, it may be some internal issue.

So I wanted to ask, do you also have this problem?

You may want to check what packages got updated on your end. Might be a regression with KDE Frameworks update. @michaldybczak

anyone not happy about the new dependency for xfce4-screenshooter pulling in gtk4 should install zenity-gtk3 from the aur before updating screenshooter.

There has long been a rumor that the old KDE System Monitor will eventually disappear in favor of the new Systemmonitor. Perhaps this is the start of it.

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I had the same problem a few updates ago. Here is the solution: [Solved] KSysGuard not showing CPU or network history / Applications & Desktop Environments / Arch Linux Forums

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@drbb That fixed it! Thanks :slight_smile: !