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pacman 6.1.0-6 pacnew

pacman 6.1.0-6 removed the deprecated sync-first patch.

To avoid pacman complaining about an unknown option, review the pacnew and apply the changes. One can also manually remove the lines:

# If upgrades are available for these packages they will be asked for first
SyncFirst    = manjaro-system archlinux-keyring manjaro-keyring

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3 posts were split to a new topic: Plasma Application Launcher Empty (Unstable)

:information_source: Increasing the default vm.max_map_count value

2024-04-07 - Robin Candau

The vm.max_map_count parameter will be increased from the default 65530 value to 1048576.

This change should help address performance, crash or start-up issues for a number of memory intensive applications, particularly for (but not limited to) some Windows games played through Wine/Steam Proton. Overall, end users should have a smoother experience out of the box with no expressed concerns about potential downsides in the related proposal on arch-dev-public mailing list.

This vm.max_map_count increase is introduced in the 2024.04.07-1 release of the filesystem package and will be effective right after the upgrade.

Before upgrading, in case you are already setting your own value for that parameter in a sysctl.d configuration file, either remove it (to switch to the new default value) or make sure your configuration file will be read with a higher priority than the /usr/lib/sysctl.d/10-arch.conf 1 file (to supersede the new default value).

1Note the Manjaro overlay file is /usr/lib/sysctl.d/10-manjaro.conf

Should you use 09 or 9 for priority that’s over 10? :thinking:
Never mind, my file is under /etc/sysctl.d/, so only a name change to 10-manjaro.conf is required.

You could use any number higher than 10. 11 or 99.

The higher the number, the later it is loaded, and therefor the more ‘final’ the setting.

If you want to make sure something is applied … you use 99-something.conf.

But in your example … 9 would come after 10. Which is one reason why we would follow the nomenclature to include the prefacing 0 if we had some reason to want 09 (as in less than 10).

Shell example
$ touch 09-something
$ touch 11-something
$ touch 9-something
$ ls
09-something  11-something  9-something

Huh? You should not edit the system file at /usr/lib.
If you mean you want to augment the new options using a config at /etc/systctl.d … then as above use 11+ .
And the extra terms can be anything.
99-custom.conf, for example.


Exactly. I had a file for this purpose under /etc/sysctl.d/. I’ve renamed it the same as the new file under /usr/lib.

(A week later, can’t have consecutive messages)

warning: gamescope-plus: local (3.13.19.plus0.14.g7f112d5-1) is newer than extra (

Looking at the ChimeraOS repo, the versioning seems to be all over the place :thinking:
My local package is from the end of January

Do a downgrade to get the latest version of gamescope-plus.

2 posts were split to a new topic: Warning after pacman upgrade

Yes - I know - I should probably have the team channel running at all times - so I may not be up-to-date with the recent decisions

But why? I thought the patch was in place to ensure that keyring updates was applied first thus avoiding invalid signature messages?

pacman 6.1.0-6 removes the sync-first patch

to avoid pacman complaining on an unknown option edit pacman.conf and comment or remove the lines

# If upgrades are available for these packages they will be asked for first
SyncFirst    = manjaro-system archlinux-keyring manjaro-keyring
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