[Unstable Update] 2021-12-13 - Python 3.10 Rebuilds

Got the `Changing NetworkManager Connectivity-Ping to manjaro.org` notification, but afterwards the app actually connects to ping.manjaro.org (was caught by firewall)

I found odd that by updating

To upgrade (3):
  networkmanager  1.32.12-2  (1.32.12-1)  extra  3.5 MB
Reloading system bus configuration... [6/7]
Changing NetworkManager Connectivity-Ping to manjaro.org [7/7]
Transaction successfully finished.

and after manual turn off and on the network connection I found that the network manager still connects to ping.manjaro.org:80
If I found exact config file, then it’s content is:

~/Desktop ❯ cat /usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/20-connectivity.conf 
~/Desktop ❯ ls -A1 /usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/             
~/Desktop ❯ 
~/Desktop ❯ ls -A1 /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d
~/Desktop ❯ 

@philm, i have following packages not updated to latest revision of 32-bit mesa drivers;

lib32-libva-mesa-driver 21.3.1-0.1
lib32-mesa 21.3.1-0.1
lib32-mesa-vdpau 21.3.1-0.1
lib32-vulkan-intel 21.3.1-0.1
lib32-vulkan-radeon 21.3.1-0.1

i’ve also seen the above packages residing in both “community” and “multilib” repos. mine are from community repo, the ones in multilib repo are updated to the latest.


$ pacman -Si lib32-libva-mesa-driver

Repository : community
Name : lib32-libva-mesa-driver
Version : 21.3.1-0.1
Description : VA-API implementation for gallium (32-bit)
Architecture : x86_64
URL : https://www.mesa3d.org/
Licenses : custom
Groups : None
Provides : None
Depends On : lib32-libdrm lib32-libx11 lib32-llvm-libs lib32-expat lib32-libelf lib32-libxshmfence lib32-zstd
Optional Deps : None
Conflicts With : None
Replaces : None
Download Size : 3.95 MiB
Installed Size : 11.87 MiB
Packager : Philip Mueller philm@manjaro.org
Build Date : Monday 06 December 2021 03:33:18 PM
Validated By : MD5 Sum SHA-256 Sum Signature

Repository : multilib
Name : lib32-libva-mesa-driver
Version : 21.3.1-1
Description : VA-API implementation for gallium (32-bit)
Architecture : x86_64
URL : https://www.mesa3d.org/
Licenses : custom
Groups : None
Provides : None
Depends On : lib32-libdrm lib32-libx11 lib32-llvm-libs lib32-expat lib32-libelf lib32-libxshmfence lib32-zstd
Optional Deps : None
Conflicts With : None
Replaces : None
Download Size : 3.21 MiB
Installed Size : 11.81 MiB
Packager : Laurent Carlier lordheavym@gmail.com
Build Date : Monday 06 December 2021 02:37:24 PM
Validated By : MD5 Sum SHA-256 Sum Signature


This is how it looks btw:

lib32-vulkan-intel and lib32-vulkan-radeon are still present in community.

Your mirror is out of date then. I removed them right after @koshikas posted.

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[2021-12-15T03:38:02+0300] [ALPM] upgraded linux515 (5.15.7-1 -> 5.15.8-1)
[2021-12-17T04:52:26+0300] [ALPM] upgraded linux515 (5.15.8-1 -> 5.15.9-1)
[2021-12-18T12:30:53+0300] [ALPM] upgraded linux515 (5.15.9-1 -> 5.15.10-1)

What’s up with 5.15 kernel gen? Why so frequent updates?
Usually 1 update per week, now 3 updates per 3 days already, so another 2 are… urgent? What happen?
Constant need for PC reboots…

If they are urgent, then why 5.15.7 in stable and 5.15.8 in testing still? (Manjaro - Branch Compare)

I get this error of loading Kernel Modul acpi_call (Old ThinkPad T60):

Dez 17 18:50:26 memepad kernel: acpi_call: version magic '5.16.0-1-MANJARO SMP preempt mod_unload ' should be '5.15.10-1-MANJARO SMP preempt mod_unload '
Dez 17 18:50:26 memepad systemd-modules-load[269]: Failed to insert module 'acpi_call': Exec format error
Dez 17 18:50:27 memepad systemd[1]: Failed to start Load Kernel Modules.

@oberon it’s happen because of the patch removal?

they were released as frequently as well. surely must be for obvious reasons, than when its not. no reasons to complain if its that serious anyway.


and we are in unstable branch afterall, sooner we have nothing to alarm functionally, the other branches can get them as well (the last changelog is lenghthy)

I guess you’re talking about this?

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@Yochanan Has libreswan been removed? I went to install networkmanager-l2tp which has libreswan as a recommended dependency, but such package is missing in the repo.

libreswan has always been in the AUR and so was networkmanager-l2tp until last February. I’ll let the Arch package maintainer know he forgot to import libreswan along with it.

EDIT: The maintainer decided to drop libreswan from optional dependencies instead of importing it. :man_shrugging:


Perhaps, GRUB update involved.

PC boot up directly after grub menu: `error: sparse file not allowed`


the update
~/Desktop ❯ tail -n18 /var/log/pacman.log
[2021-12-26T08:17:41+0300] [PAMAC] synchronizing package lists
[2021-12-26T08:18:32+0300] [ALPM] transaction started
[2021-12-26T08:18:33+0300] [ALPM] upgraded opencv (4.5.4-11 -> 4.5.5-1)
[2021-12-26T08:18:33+0300] [ALPM] upgraded gmic (3.0.0-2 -> 3.0.0-3)
[2021-12-26T08:18:33+0300] [ALPM] warning: /etc/default/grub installed as /etc/default/grub.pacnew
[2021-12-26T08:18:33+0300] [ALPM] upgraded grub (2.06-1 -> 2.06-2)
[2021-12-26T08:18:33+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] :: Grub does no longer support side-loading modules when secure boot is
[2021-12-26T08:18:33+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]    enabled. Thus booting will fail, unless you have an efi executable
[2021-12-26T08:18:33+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]    'grubx64.efi' with bundled modules.
[2021-12-26T08:18:33+0300] [ALPM] upgraded gst-plugins-bad-libs (1.18.5-3 -> 1.18.5-4)
[2021-12-26T08:18:33+0300] [ALPM] upgraded gst-plugins-bad (1.18.5-3 -> 1.18.5-4)
[2021-12-26T08:18:33+0300] [ALPM] upgraded mlt (7.4.0-1 -> 7.4.0-2)
[2021-12-26T08:18:33+0300] [ALPM] upgraded mlt6 (6.26.1-7 -> 6.26.1-8)
[2021-12-26T08:18:34+0300] [ALPM] transaction completed
[2021-12-26T08:18:34+0300] [ALPM] running '30-systemd-update.hook'...
[2021-12-26T08:18:34+0300] [ALPM] running '90-packagekit-refresh.hook'...
[2021-12-26T08:18:34+0300] [ALPM] running 'texinfo-install.hook'...
[2021-12-26T08:29:31+0300] [PAMAC] synchronizing package lists

I got ordinary

but immediately after it the

If to press any key, booting proceeds fine (sddm, user session, etc.).

The message is absent in

~/Desktop ❯ journalctl -b | grep -i "sparse"                          
~/Desktop ❯ journalctl -b | grep -i "not allowed"
~/Desktop ❯
cat /etc/default/grub
~/Desktop ❯ cat /etc/default/grub           

# If you want to enable the save default function, uncomment the following
# line, and set GRUB_DEFAULT to saved.


I have btrfs encrypted setup.

GRUB version in boot menu does not match grub package version

with the

~/Desktop ❯ pamac info grub | grep "Ver"
Version               : 2.06-2

Going back to the issue above, it appears to happen only with kernel series 5.15 every time my system boots up from a restart. If I previously power off my system and then I boot it up again with kernel 5.15, then I will be able to manage Bluetooth devices from Gnome Settings. This odd behaviour was introduced for me after this major update, although it never happens with kernel series 5.10.

No big deal, but still I think it’s worth reporting this in case someone else experiences the same in future releases for the other branches.

Updated inxi output below (truncated) for further reference :slightly_smiling_face:

  Kernel: 5.15.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: root=UUID=59c46027-8f73-4e0e-a52e-825f3df72c29 rootfstype=xfs
    add_efi_memmap acpi_osi='Windows 2020' lsm=lockdown,yama,apparmor,bpf
    audit=1 initrd=\initramfs-5.15-x86_64.img
  Desktop: GNOME 41.2 tk: GTK 3.24.31 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.0
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 7559 v: 1.3.1
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0H0CC0 v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.3.1 date: 12/02/2018
  RAM: total: 15.5 GiB used: 6.86 GiB (44.3%)
  RAM Report:
    permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-6700HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake-S
    family: 6 model-id: 0x5E (94) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xCC
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
    L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2911 high: 2995 min/max: 800/3500 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 2995 2: 2918 3: 2900
    4: 2900 5: 2900 6: 2900 7: 2900 8: 2877 bogomips: 41621
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:191b class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] vendor: Dell driver: nouveau
    v: kernel bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:139b class-ID: 0302
  Device-3: Sunplus Innovation Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB
    driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4:2 chip-ID: 1bcf:28b0 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: wayland server: X.org compositor: gnome-shell driver:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia alternate: fbdev,intel,nouveau,nv,vesa
    display-ID: 0 resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
  Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170
    class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.11-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.42 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-5:3 chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: see --recommends
  Processes: 406 Uptime: 26m wakeups: 1 Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1263 lib: 343
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running-in: kitty inxi: 3.3.11

EDIT: I found a very similar issue on the arch forum. Still not resolved there though.

This is due to using a filesystem grub cannot write e.g. f2fs and btrfs.

Remove the save last entry from /etc/default/grub - and the message is gone.

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The `error: sparse file not allowed` issue was fixed

Changed the line to



sudo update-grub

and rebooted PC: the message was not shown.
So I unveiled the issue while merging .pacnew and in the same time “improving” my “/etc/default/grub” settings.
Thank you, Frede!

The report of version mismatch in the GRUB menu vs grub package remains.

You need to reinstall grub: not the package but the boot loader (from currently installed package).


lib32-systemd didn’t get updated to 250 like the other systemd packages @Yochanan

It was fixed. My lib32-systemd package was updated this morning.

Systemd (250-2)Problem (?) while copying (using Nemo) some >1 GiB files to USB-drive:

Dez 27 13:21:08 kernel: INFO: task kworker/u64:5:233 blocked for more than 122 seconds.
Dez 27 13:21:08 kernel:       Not tainted 5.15.11-1-MANJARO #1
Dez 27 13:21:08 kernel: "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
Dez 27 13:23:11 kernel: INFO: task kworker/u64:5:233 blocked for more than 245 seconds.
Dez 27 13:23:11 kernel:       Not tainted 5.15.11-1-MANJARO #1
Dez 27 13:23:11 kernel: "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.

Yeah I had a suspicious soft lockup of Dolphin when I was copying a big file to a NFS network location two days ago, kinda similar issue too. The floating notification froze but copying was actually performed without failure. Copying the same file from network location to USB drive didn’t cause any freezes at all.
I also haven’t found any meaningful info in logs…

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@Yochanan Will libxml2 package be rebuild against python 3.10.x release? It is still dropping some python 2.7 libs.