[Stable Update] 2020-02-15 - Firefox 73.0

Hello community,

here is another Stable/Security Update.


Mozilla Firefox 73 itself is a modest bug-fix update that continues to pump the vein of change Firefox 72 laid out, i.e. iterative improvements rather than headline features. For this release Mozilla has delivered two substantial improvements to accessibility, the features designed to help make navigating the web easier for people who need it:

  • First up is page zoom . You may be used to setting zoom level on a per-site basis. That’s undoubtedly handy as some sites need zooming in (or zooming out, as in the case of ours on small width screens). But Firefox 73 introduces a global zoom setting.
  • Secondly the Network Settings tab now allows users to set NextDNS as the DNS over HTTPS provider, where it joins CloudFlare.
  • Finally, a bunch of security fixes also feature in this update, as do some pertinent bug patches. A more detailed description can be found here.

If you like following latest Plasma development you may also like to check out our current version of manjaro-kde-dev, which we build on a regular basis against kde-git master packages. Also check out our current 19.0-rc1 ISOs and give us the needed feedback. You might also want to give our latest spin with NX-Desktop a try ...

As always we appreciate your input and feedback for the updates.

Upstream notice

Arch updated their default compression to zstd. We adopted to the same standard. More and more packages will have the zst extension from now on. If you get for what ever reason an error with ZSTD not supported as archive format you can do this:

wget https://pkgbuild.com/~eschwartz/repo/x86_64-extracted/pacman-static
chmod +x pacman-static
sudo ./pacman-static -Syyu

Our current supported kernels

  • linux316 3.16.81
  • linux44 4.4.213
  • linux49 4.9.213
  • linux414 4.14.170
  • linux419 4.19.102
  • linux53 5.3.18 [EOL]
  • linux54 5.4.18
  • linux55 5.5.2
  • linux419-rt 4.19.94_rt39
  • linux54-rt 5.4.10_rt5

Package Changes (Sat Feb 15 20:19:45 CET 2020)

  • stable extra x86_64: 97 new and 0 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all packages 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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(2020-02-14) Can't boot into a graphical session anymore

We deeply apologize for the inconvenience this error may have caused.

Even if your graphical session is broken, you should still be able to access a TTY session with CTRL+ALT+F3 (and other similar key combinations), where you can then run sudo pacman -Syyu.

Older issues

several flatpaks have issues to get a secure connection

This is a known bug and related to p11-kit update to 0.23.19. With 0.23.20-1 that issue is fixed. Please update to that version as soon our mirrors synced.

wpa_supplicant update broke Wifi for Broadcom

By enabling new features in revision 4 of v2.9 by Arch a connection with a Broadcom Wifi card was not possible anymore. This is a known bug. Either try to downgrade to revision 3 or upgrade to revision 5.

sudo pacman -U https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/w/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant-2%3A2.9-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
sudo pacman -U https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/w/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant-2%3A2.9-5-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst

(From Arch Linux) rsync compatibility

(2020-01-15, by Christian Hesse)
(This is relevant on Manjaro, as Manjaro imports rsync package directly from Arch Linux.)

Our rsync package was shipped with bundled zlib to provide compatibility with the old-style --compress option up to version 3.1.0. Version 3.1.1 was released on 2014-06-22 and is shipped by all major distributions now.

So we decided to finally drop the bundled library and ship a package with system zlib . This also fixes security issues, actual ones and in future. Go and blame those running old versions if you encounter errors with rsync 3.1.3-3 .

Source: https://www.archlinux.org/news/rsync-compatibility/

Weird font glitches (see screenshots below).

If you have weird glitches like below...



... have you tried turning it off and on again?

More seriously, so far, people that reported to have such issue noticed that the problem goes away at next boot.

Installing xorgproto (2019.2-2) breaks dependency of a package

If you run into an issue because of xorgproto please DON'T follow the Arch suggestion as Manjaro uses the xorgproto-transfer package to make this automatic. If you have an issue, please report and wait for an update from us!

AUR Rebuilds required after updating python 3.7 to 3.8

Packages that depend on python from the AUR will need to be rebuilt after everything else has been updated. You can rebuild some of them with the following:

sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm expac yay
yay -S --rebuildtree $(pacman -Qmq $(expac %N python))

You can find other packages that need to be rebuilt by looking at the folders/files in


To find out what package owns a folder/file in that, you can use the following:

pacman -Qo folder_or_filename

If no package owns a file, it can probably be ignored.

System Settings and kinfocenter crash when entering Night Color settings randomly

Remove entire [NightColor] section of ~/.config/kwinrc
No solution yet ─ please edit as soon as a workaround is found.

xfce4-power-manager does not open / upower fails

Install kernel 4.14 or higher (4.14, 4.19, 5.2 [EOL], 5.3)

There is an issue with upower 0.99.11-1 on kernels 4.4 and 4.9.

xfce4-terminal / guake / gnome-terminal does not open

Update to vte3 0.58.2-1 or install kernel 4.14 or higher (4.14, 4.19, 5.2 [EOL], 5.3)

There is an issue with vte3 0.58.1-1 on kernels 4.4 and 4.9.

Replace linux52 with community/linux-latest ?

linux52 is EOL and has been removed from the repositories. It will be replaced by a metapackage which will from now on keep you on a maintained kernel.

If you want to keep the old kernel and modules then include them in your pacman.conf's IgnorePkg.

Pamac-Qt is not compatible to 9.0 API of Pamac

Pamac Qt 0.3 pre-RC: Towards the release, needs help in testing


the pkgver 19.10.1 ship with an hook to remove the capability from gnome-shell. A message is present during install but essentially you need to reboot the system to show correctly the icons in the desktop. More info here

Since the update, Firefox can no longer be set as the default browser. If it is related to the update itself, I can't say, I haven't started FF for a long time before. In the system settings of KDE (Manjaro 19.0 rc1 / Applications) Firefox is set as the only Standard, but in FF itself the request for the default browser comes up at every start.

I'm still experiencing an issue with virt-manager not connecting to remote hosts via ssh:

everything works, cinnamon stable. thanks

The update of Firefox went fine without problems.

Doing fine on Cinnamon minimal as well, thanks!

ManjaroLinux 19.0.0
Firefox 73
All's well ... Thanks!

Audio problem.

After the previous update - and now after this is am experiencing audio as if has been recorded with a hydrophone with the source several fathoms below.

On the previous occasion I thought I'd solved the problem with

systemctl --user restart pulseaudio

On this occasion this is not working.

Reboot also take a the full stop job allocation

stop job is running for Session 1 of user ... 1min 30

I suspect they are connected - is there some process running that isn't stopping?

(edit) - within the system settings when I test audio (click front left/front right) there is no audio distortion.
(edit) - thought it might be browser problem. Downloaded audio file played through VLC with same distortion.
(edit) -

Solved audio problem
Still have stop job issue

Gaston LaGaffe, I presume?


Absolutely, Gaston LaGaffe (Guust Flater), epic! Nou moe?! :grinning:

This upset my Firefox: most pages look ugly. I believe it's not showing any background images anymore. Screenshot below. (And the same when in "Safe Mode" = menu Help > Restart with Add-Ons disabled). All my other Manjaro applications are OK. But for example, even "Reply" button on this Manjaro forum page doesn't show up in Firefox - I'm writing this in Chrome.

5.4.18-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 6 11:41:30 UTC 2020 x86_64 GNU/Linux


Second: Is this some kind of non-standard version? Why am I asking? In the messed-up version of Firefox, I got the name of my profile (as I have several) from about:support. Then I've downloaded a Firefox binary from https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/73.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/ > https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/73.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-73.0.tar.bz2. But, when I start that downloaded FF binary (with the same profile), it says that it can't use that profile because it was used with a newer version of Firefox!

So I believe this Manjaro's "73.0" is not the same as 73.0 at FF download page above:

Manjaro's FF "73.0" Build ID is 20200215171151:

However, Build ID of Firefox "73.0" from the official Firefox website above is older: 20200207195153:
(Side note: Since I couldn't open my profile in the official Firefox, as described above, I opened a different profile to get the following screenshot):

Please, could you revisit your process, so the build always matches the one on Mozilla download page. Otherwise it's not replicable and inconsistent.

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The problem is not with the specific Manjaro's 73.0 version of Firefox. I've downloaded 73.0.1 from https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/73.0.1/linux-x86_64/en-US, and it has the same problem.

When I updated my Firefox less than 2 hours ago, there were also some library updates (but I don't remember which ones). Then I rebooted.

I didn't use Pacman, but I used "Software Update" (same as "Add/Remove Software"). How do I get the list of what it updated the last time, so I can report it here?

Also, how do I get the numbers of previous versions of those libraries affected by my last "Software Update", and how do I roll them back (with Pacman), please?

Inspect var/log/pacman.log to see which libraries were updated when and their previous version.


Off topic

A well meaning accident to happen :laughing: - known in Denmark as Vakse Viggo with Kvik as his perplectic collegue.

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That is a common issue with the build-id. As soon as we have a newer build than Arch or Upstream those issues may occur. Currently starting to build 70.0.1:

I've already passed a solution upstream to Arch. They have thus far ignored it.

The solution was previously implemented in the Manjaro overlay packaging files but has since been force-pushed over the top of and deleted.


OMZ. Who was that masked man? All he left was a silver... 32-bit compiler. :wink:


Thank you @jonathon and @Freggel.doe.

I've rolled back (upgraded to the previous versions) all the libraries involved in my last update (the log and my rollback commands are below; "Software Update" shows them now as being at the older versions that I downgraded them to). However, that didn't help - still having the same problem: no pages are showing background images. I've created a new Firefox profile (firefox -P), but it has the same problem.

However, I didn't undo any pre-upgrade and post-upgrade hooks (at least not manually) - would they be undone automatically by Pacman when I upgraded the libraries to the previous versions? How can I see what was done by the following, and is there any way to undo them (other than manually)?

Pacman log of the troublesome upgrade, and my actions so far:
[2020-02-17 14:22] [PAMAC] synchronizing package lists
[2020-02-17T14:23:35-0800] [ALPM] running 'firefox-pre.hook'...
[2020-02-17T14:23:35-0800] [ALPM] transaction started
[2020-02-17T14:23:35-0800] [ALPM] upgraded mesa (19.3.4-0.1 -> 19.3.4-0.2)
[2020-02-17T14:23:35-0800] [ALPM] upgraded firefox (72.0.2-1 -> 73.0-0.1)
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] upgraded gnome-control-center (3.34.4-0.1 -> 3.34.4-0.2)
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-mesa (19.3.4-0.1 -> 19.3.4-0.2)
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-mesa-vdpau (19.3.4-0.1 -> 19.3.4-0.2)
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-vulkan-intel (19.3.4-0.1 -> 19.3.4-0.2)
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-vulkan-radeon (19.3.4-0.1 -> 19.3.4-0.2)
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] upgraded libva-mesa-driver (19.3.4-0.1 -> 19.3.4-0.2)
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] upgraded manjaro-hello (0.6.4-2 -> 0.6.5-2)
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] upgraded manjaro-printer (20200126-1 -> 20200215-2)
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] upgraded mesa-vdpau (19.3.4-0.1 -> 19.3.4-0.2)
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] upgraded vulkan-intel (19.3.4-0.1 -> 19.3.4-0.2)
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] upgraded vulkan-radeon (19.3.4-0.1 -> 19.3.4-0.2)
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] transaction completed
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] running '30-systemd-update.hook'...
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] running 'firefox-post.hook'...
[2020-02-17T14:23:36-0800] [ALPM] running 'glib-compile-schemas.hook'...
[2020-02-17T14:23:37-0800] [ALPM] running 'gtk-update-icon-cache.hook'...
[2020-02-17T14:23:37-0800] [ALPM] running 'update-desktop-database.hook'..

Then I've downgraded all the above libraries:

pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/mesa-19.3.4-0.1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst /var/cache/pacman/pkg/libva-mesa-driver-19.3.4-0.1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst /var/cache/pacman/pkg/mesa-vdpau-19.3.4-0.2-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst
pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/vulkan-intel-19.3.4-0.1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst /var/cache/pacman/pkg/vulkan-radeon-19.3.4-0.1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst
pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/lib32-mesa-19.3.4-0.1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst /var/cache/pacman/pkg/lib32-mesa-vdpau-19.3.4-0.1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst /var/cache/pacman/pkg/lib32-vulkan-intel-19.3.4-0.1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst /var/cache/pacman/pkg/lib32-vulkan-radeon-19.3.4-0.1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst
pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/manjaro-hello-0.6.4-2-any.pkg.tar.zst /var/cache/pacman/pkg/manjaro-printer-20200126-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst /var/cache/pacman/pkg/gnome-control-center-3.34.4-0.1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst

Please advise (without my need for a mini-PhD in Pacman or Linux libraries).

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