[Testing Update] 2018-06-09 - Kernels, KDE Apps, LibreOffice, Firefox, GCC, Gambas, Deepin

Hi community,

Welcome to another testing update. So what do we have with this one?

  • All our kernels got updated or rebuild against gcc 8.1.1+20180531-1
  • Pamac got fixed in regard of AUR-builds
  • LibreOffice got updated
  • Latest Deepin packages added
  • We updated KDE Apps
  • Firefox offers some fixes and changes
  • Usual upstream rebuilds

We hope with all these changes Manjaro to be more efficient for you all.

If you are curious about the latest state of development for the upcoming Manjaro-Illyria 18.0 release, you now have the opportunity to download a beta-build of Manjaro-Xfce 18.0 including the latest xfce-gtk3 packages aswell as our most recent styling efforts:

Latest information about the intel-cpu-bug risk and our efforts can be found here.

Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.56
  • linux318 3.18.112 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.52 [EOL]
  • linux44 4.4.136
  • linux49 4.9.107
  • linux414 4.14.48
  • linux415 4.15.18 [EOL]
  • linux416 4.16.14
  • linux417 4.17.0
  • linux414-rt 4.14.40_rt30
  • linux416-rt 4.16.12_rt5

Package Updates (Sat Jun 9 10:31:49 CEST 2018)

Sync Packages

  • testing multilib x86_64: 19 new and 19 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 26 new and 27 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 650 new and 645 removed package(s)
  • testing community x86_64: 943 new and 928 removed package(s)

Overlay Packages

  • testing core x86_64: 18 new and 18 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 158 new and 157 removed package(s)
  • testing community x86_64: 34 new and 34 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all package changes may 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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Kernel 4.9 issues

Seems on rare conditions you may face a faulty boot with linux49. It results in messages similar like this: <module> likely not compiled with -mcmodel=kernel. Also you will land in the emergency console.

We recommend to install at least another kernel as backup. You may follow this post to recover. v4.9.105 is known to be working.

Items from previous update sets

:: alpm-octopi-utils: installing “pacman” (5.1.0-2) breaks the dependency with «pacman <5.1»

Make sure your mirrors are up-to-date. All package management tools should be compatible with pacman 5.1

:: ffmpeg2.8: installing x265 (2.8-1) breaks dependency ‘libx265.so=151-64’

ffmpeg2.8 is no longer in the repos. Remove it, and if you need it, rebuild/reinstall it from the AUR.

gcc54 and gcc5 are in conflict

For those using CUDA, if this error comes up, run the update from terminal
sudo pacman -Syyu
and type YES to replace gcc5 with gcc54

Extension "Workspace to Dock" is bugged

Be careful like there is a bug if you use the Extension "Workspace to Dock". You need to update/install this version in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ for not have desktop freeze after reboot : https://github.com/passingthru67/workspaces-to-dock/archive/master.zip

Thanks for nabd who have solved this issue : [Testing Update] 2018-05-11 - Kernels, GCC8, Gnome 3.28.2, Cinnamon, KDE Apps 18.04.1, LibreOffice

I see a lot of pacnew files

Well, there is no manual intervention needed for pacnew files coming from filesystem package. The best thing you can do is, do nothing.

Never, ever, ever, ever, ever merge the pacnew file for /etc/{passwd,shadow,gshadow,group}, unless you want to make the new comments match aesthetically with your in-use user accounts database. The only practical difference that merging can ever cause is to accidentally delete users or mangle the whole file's syntax and render your computer maybe unbootable.

More advice in this regard you may find here.

Nvidia drivers and Fermi support

With the current Nvidia driver release v396.24, support for the old Fermi cards got dropped. Please switch either over to Nouveau driver or downgrade to v390xx driver series.

Bumblebee users follow:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee
sudo mhwd -i pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-390xx-bumblebee

Normal users follow:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia
sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia-390xx

To switch to opensource drivers do:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia
sudo mhwd -i pci video-linux

Changes made to Glibc

The new version of glibc removes support for NIS and NIS+. The default /etc/nsswitch.conf file provided by filesystem package already reflects this change. Please make sure to merge pacnew file if it exists prior to upgrade.

NIS functionality can still be enabled by installing libnss_nis package. There is no replacement for NIS+ in the official repositories.

Changes made to PAM

pam 1.3.0-2 no longer ships pam_unix2 module and pam_unix_*.so compatibility symlinks. Before upgrading, review PAM configuration files in the /etc/pam.d directory and replace removed modules with pam_unix.so. Users of pam_unix2 should also reset their passwords after such change. Defaults provided by pambase package do not need any modifications.

Check grep -rn 'pam_unix[2_]' /etc/pam.d, if no output, you need to do nothing.

Samba units renamed

Note: In samba 4.8.0-1, the units were renamed from smbd.service and nmbd.service to smb.service and nmb.service.

To provide basic file sharing through SMB start/enable smb.service and/or nmb.service services. See the smbd(8) and nmbd(8) man pages for details, as the nmb.service service may not always be required.

Directory permissions differ

Directory permissions differ on /var/lib/samba/private/
filesystem: 755 package: 700

sudo chmod 700 /var/lib/samba/private/

Samba - Error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name "Everyone" to a SID.

Currently there seems to be an issue when using group = sambashare with Samba 4.8.1-1, which is used by default in thesmb.conf provided by Manjaro. Changing it to group = +sambashare or force group = +sambashare resolves this. However, we might fill out a bug report, to see why that is currently needed.

Commenting/removing group = sambashare is also a viable solution.

Long delay for starting Desktop Environment

There's a bug which is exhausting the entropy pool. This is refilled over time through e.g. disk activity and mouse movement. You can increase the fill rate with a software solution:

sudo pacman -S haveged
sudo systemctl enable haveged
sudo systemctl start haveged

An alternative method if activating the haveged service is not something you want to do is to press the shift key 8-10 times in succession.


big update on my side, 168 packages - all good !!!

It also includes the new flatpak update. Thats nice!

I have problems with my USB ports after updating. Mouse and keyboard aren't working on reboot (they do work after a few minutes, though) and on boot there is a error message about USB 3.

Nice to see that you migrate to Gitlab, btw. From what I saw of it, its a great alternative for Github and open source.

currently working on that issue, as I can reproduce it on my end also ...

so far so good :slight_smile:
i remember on early ubuntu days, that gcc 4.3 or 4.4. was nearly a constant (;

4.17.0-2-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jun 8 07:13:17 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

gcc --version
gcc (GCC) 8.1.1 20180531
Copyright (C) 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.


Update is fine
One point for me is open

Left click on Deepin logout screen brings up a bright white blank screen, right click still shows
normal menu, 4.17.1, Login screen also white blank.
like in

Seems if we change with right click, set to Wallpaper, standard path change. I fixed with link

After a few tests it seems that kcm-wacomtablet was not updated to the new Qt11, but even so it was working till this update. I will install the AUR package to see if it changes something or maybe i have to look elsewhere ...

kernel 4.9 is still broken same existing issue. ^

Back then there was no pressure on it. now we have llvm/clang, so gcc needs to push out changes or will die :stuck_out_tongue:

btw.. can we build linux with clang now?

My brother in law got his system borked because of this and he is ordinary user. So he has to bring his computer to me, unfortunately ;(
In future I will not allow him to do any updates without my permission :wink:

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Replying to my own post as it seems this update overwrite the
So, whoever had some issues with touchpads, tablets ... etc ... and had previously modified the file i mentioned, they will have to edit it again.

That's why, any custom configurations on Xorg (and any packages) should be applied at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ which is never overwritten by package updates and supersedes the settings in /usr/share/ :wink:


I agree, but since i have a symlink (as was suggested way back) from /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf i find it odd to have a duplicate file that is actually different ... :slight_smile: Maybe all this needs a different approach in general, or i have to think to a personal custom approach.

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Why is he on testing then if he is an ordinary user????

If it is a symlink only, it means the file in /usr/share/ is not parsed (unlikely), or superseded by another config, in which case, that's what you would try to find out. I guess some investigation on Xorg logs might give you some clue, if you know what you are looking for. Why don't you create a topic on that, so maybe some contribution comes helpful? :blush:

Hint: I added a link to the Testing Announcements RSS in the Topic Wiki. Let's see the reactions.. :smiley:

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It's not which is fine, just needs to be fixed.

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He is on stable.

Ah, but for me is easy, as i know the modifications i made, and there is also the wiki i created that points also to the wiki page, that provides the functional config ...

Probably is better for those that have touchpads that stopped working and somehow to gather more information if is better to have a file instead of a symlink to a file that will be overwritten by an update ...

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