[Testing Update] 2024-03-08 - Plasma 5.27.11, Firefox, Thunderbird, AMDVLK, Gambas, Qemu

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Info about AUR packages

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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 4.19.307
  • linux54 5.4.270
  • linux510 5.10.211
  • linux515 5.15.150
  • linux61 6.1.80
  • linux66 6.6.19
  • linux67 6.7.7
  • linux68 6.8.0-rc6
  • linux61-rt 6.1.77_rt24
  • linux66-rt 6.6.20_rt25
  • linux67-rt 6.7_rt6

Package Changes (Wed Mar 06 2024 12:30:48 GMT)

  • testing core x86_64: 7 new and 7 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 1943 new and 1957 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 5 new and 5 removed package(s)

A list of 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: 2024-03-08


gnome-keyring: ssh component is not included

ssh component is not included (#3) · Issues · Arch Linux / Packaging / Packages / gnome-keyring · GitLab


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: ropid comments on Today's update moved polkit-1 to polkit-1.pacsave without providing a new config

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:


LANG=C pamac update --no-aur
Synchronisation des bases de données des paquets...
Resolving dependencies...
Checking inter-conflicts...
Error: Failed to prepare transaction:
could not satisfy dependencies:
- removing mkinitcpio breaks dependency 'initramfs' required by linux66
- removing mkinitcpio breaks dependency 'mkinitcpio' required by mkinitcpio-openswap
 LANG=C sudo pacman -Syu
[sudo] password for steph: 
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 multilib is up to date
:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
:: cryptsetup and mkinitcpio are in conflict. Remove mkinitcpio? [y/N] 
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: cryptsetup and mkinitcpio are in conflict (mkinitcpio<38-1)

I didn’t remove mkinitcpio :face_with_diagonal_mouth:


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mkinitcpio is too old in Manjaro’s repos

paru -Si cryptsetup
Conflicts With  : mkinitcpio<38-1
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samething over here. When you type a `

sudo downgrade mkinitcpio



Perhaps the conficting dependencies can be solved in 38.
In unstable version 38 of mkinitcpio is live so i guess when it’s in testing the issue will be solved.
Patience …

The same problem here

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I forgot about the mkinitcpio update. let me check what needs to be reverted.


Everything O.K now! :slight_smile:

Any chance of adding llvm17 and it’s dependencies + rebuilds?
Required now for mesa-git, thanks.

Out of curiosity: what did you need to change?

Switch to the unstable branch if you want to use something as bleeding edge as mesa-git.

Yeah I know, thanks.
Just thought because llvm 18 was released and llvm 17 hit arch stable repos, it would be a good time to reduce amount of users questioning how to build mesa with video encoding on manjaro.
(slightly offtopic I really prefer testing branch over unstable for my personal use and managed manually updating).

I am in love generally with manjaros handling of stable/testing/unstable :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
Keep up your great work, never switched distros since 4 years after deleting windows :wink:
Still running the very first manjaro installation, so you guys know what you are doing :kissing_closed_eyes:

Arch Linux - News: mkinitcpio hook migration and early microcode

mkinitcpio hook migration and early microcode

2024-03-04 - Morten Linderud

With the release of mkinitcpio v38, several hooks previously provided by Arch packages have been moved to the mkinitcpio upstream project. The hooks are: systemd, udev, encrypt, sd-encrypt, lvm2 and mdadm_udev.

To ensure no breakage of users’ setup occurs, temporary conflicts have been introduced into the respective packages to prevent installing packages that are no longer compatible.

The following packages needs to be upgraded together:

  • mkinitcpio 38-3
  • systemd 255.4-2
  • lvm2 2.03.23-3
  • mdadm 4.3-2
  • cryptsetup 2.7.0-3

mkinitcpio 38-2 and systemd 255.4-2 have not been released on testing branch yet

Users may need to avoid updating lvm2, mdam and crytsetup until all packages are available

Users on Unstable branch have been advised not to update llvm packages


A post was merged into an existing topic: [Testing Update] 2024-03-16 - TBD