[Testing Update] 2018-07-05 - Cinnamon, Python, Haskell

Hi community,

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

  • latest cinnamon-session package
  • removed NetworkManager update to 1.12 series
  • python and haskell updates/rebuilds.

Please do a sudo pacman -Syyuu on this update.

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:


Our KDE fans may try our beta-build with the latest KDE v5.13 instead.

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

Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.57
  • linux318 3.18.114 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.52 [EOL]
  • linux44 4.4.139
  • linux49 4.9.111
  • linux414 4.14.53
  • linux415 4.15.18 [EOL]
  • linux416 4.16.18 [EOL]
  • linux417 4.17.4
  • linux418 4.18-rc2
  • linux414-rt 4.14.52_rt34
  • linux416-rt 4.16.15_rt7

Package Updates (Thu Jul 5 06:54:50 CEST 2018)

Overlay Packages

  • testing multilib x86_64: 0 new and 2 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 0 new and 3 removed package(s)

Sync Packages

  • testing core x86_64: 1 new and 1 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 12 new and 12 removed package(s)
  • testing community x86_64: 122 new and 122 removed package(s)
:: Different sync package(s) in repository community x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2018-07-04           2018-07-05
                             aws-cli            1.15.47-1            1.15.51-1
                           blueberry              1.2.0-1              1.2.3-1
                                c2hs             0.28.5-6             0.28.5-7
                               cgrep            6.6.25-38            6.6.25-40
                          cherrytree             0.38.4-1             0.38.5-1
                    cinnamon-session              3.8.1-1              3.8.2-1
                          cozy-stack           2018M2S5-1           2018M2S6-1
                               darcs             2.14.1-8             2.14.1-9
                              devede             4.11.0-1             4.12.0-1
                               eolie             0.9.34-1             0.9.35-1
                              erlang               21.0-1             21.0.1-1
                          erlang-nox               21.0-1             21.0.1-1
                     erlang-unixodbc               21.0-1             21.0.1-1
                          feedreader2.0.2+559+g78d7ced8-1                2.2-1
                    gimp-plugin-gmic              2.3.2-1              2.3.3-1
                           git-annex        6.20180626-13        6.20180626-16
                                gmic              2.3.2-1              2.3.3-1
                             gnucash                3.1-2                3.2-1
                        gnucash-docs                3.1-1                3.2-1
                             gpodder             3.10.1-1             3.10.3-1
                              gpxsee               5.11-1               5.15-1
                      gtksourceview4              4.0.1-1              4.0.2-1
                               guake              3.2.1-1              3.3.0-1
                    haskell-aeson-qq             0.8.2-55             0.8.2-56
                       haskell-■■■■■            0.37.1-13            0.37.1-14
                 haskell-constraints              0.10-17             0.10.1-1
                      haskell-either                 5-64              5.0.1-1
                      haskell-gnuidn             0.2.2-50             0.2.2-51
                       haskell-hasql             1.1.1-94             1.1.1-96
                  haskell-hasql-pool             0.4.3-94             0.4.3-96
           haskell-hasql-transaction             0.5.2-95             0.5.2-97
                    haskell-hedgehog               0.6-18               0.6-19
                        haskell-here            1.2.13-26            1.2.13-27
                       haskell-hpack            0.28.2-36            0.28.2-37
              haskell-hspec-wai-json             0.9.0-94             0.9.0-95
                 haskell-interpolate             0.2.0-30             0.2.0-31
    haskell-interpolatedstring-perl6             1.0.0-65             1.0.0-66
                        haskell-keys              3.12-32             3.12.1-1
                haskell-monad-unlift             0.2.0-34             0.2.0-35
                    haskell-mustache             2.3.0-33             2.3.0-35
       haskell-network-protocol-xmpp             0.4.8-59             0.4.8-60
                  haskell-persistent             2.8.2-32             2.8.2-33
         haskell-persistent-template             2.5.4-57             2.5.4-58
                      haskell-rebase             1.2.4-14             1.2.4-16
                    haskell-reducers            3.12.2-40             3.12.3-1
                    haskell-rerebase             1.2.2-14             1.2.2-16
                         haskell-sbv               7.9-13               7.9-14
             haskell-servant-swagger             1.1.5-27             1.1.5-28
                      haskell-shelly              1.8.1-8              1.8.1-9
                    haskell-swagger2             2.2.2-25             2.2.2-26
                 haskell-tasty-rerun            1.1.12-18            1.1.12-19
                  haskell-th-orphans            0.13.5-24             0.13.6-1
                   haskell-tree-diff             0.0.1-18             0.0.1-19
                      haskell-turtle              1.5.9-7             1.5.10-1
            haskell-vector-instances               3.4-65               3.4-66
                      haskell-xcffib             0.6.0-44             0.6.0-46
                       haskell-yesod             1.6.0-42             1.6.0-44
                  haskell-yesod-auth             1.6.3-42             1.6.3-44
                  haskell-yesod-form             1.6.1-41             1.6.1-43
            haskell-yesod-persistent             1.6.0-41             1.6.0-42
                  haskell-yesod-test             1.6.4-42             1.6.4-44
                             hledger             1.9.1-27             1.9.1-28
                         hledger-api             1.9.1-42             1.9.1-45
                          hledger-ui             1.9.1-30             1.9.1-32
                         hledger-web             1.9.2-46             1.9.2-48
                               hlint             2.1.6-12              2.1.7-1
                                  hy             0.14.0-2             0.14.0-5
                               idris             1.3.0-23             1.3.0-24
                   krita-plugin-gmic              2.3.2-1              2.3.3-1
                         libopenshot              0.1.9-8              0.2.0-1
                   libopenshot-audio              0.1.5-1              0.1.6-1
                           libosinfo              1.1.0-1              1.2.0-1
                 mailnag-gnome-shell             3.26.0-2             3.28.0-1
               matrix-appservice-irc              0.8.0-1              0.9.0-1
                      nginx-mainline             1.15.0-1             1.15.1-1
                          obs-studio             21.1.1-2             21.1.2-1
                            openshot              2.4.1-2              2.4.2-1
                           osinfo-db           20180514-1           20180612-1
                     osinfo-db-tools              1.1.0-1              1.2.0-1
                              pandoc             2.2.1-53             2.2.1-54
                              parity             1.10.7-1             1.10.8-1
                        python-boto3             1.7.47-1             1.7.50-1
                     python-botocore            1.10.47-1            1.10.50-1
                      python-keyring             13.1.0-1             13.2.0-1
                       python-parsel              1.4.0-1              1.5.0-1
                       python-peewee              3.5.1-1              3.5.2-1
                       python2-boto3             1.7.47-1             1.7.50-1
                    python2-botocore            1.10.47-1            1.10.50-1
                      python2-parsel              1.4.0-1              1.5.0-1
                      python2-peewee              3.5.1-1              3.5.2-1
                                qgis              3.0.3-1              3.2.0-1
                            quiterss            0.18.10-2            0.18.12-1
                          shellcheck             0.5.0-29             0.5.0-30
                           simutrans            120.2.2-1              120.3-1
                       spice-vdagent             0.17.0-3             0.18.0-1
                               stack             1.7.1-50             1.7.1-53
                             stunnel               5.47-1               5.48-1
                      tamarin-prover             1.4.0-46             1.4.0-47
                              trojan              1.4.2-1              1.4.3-1
                            urlwatch               2.11-1               2.13-1
                                zart              2.3.2-1              2.3.3-1

:: Different sync package(s) in repository core x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2018-07-04           2018-07-05
                              netctl               1.16-1               1.17-1

:: Different sync package(s) in repository extra x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2018-07-04           2018-07-05
                                 feh             2.26.4-1               2.27-1
                             libgit2           1:0.27.0-1           1:0.27.2-1
                           mercurial              4.6.1-1              4.6.2-1
                              opencv              3.4.1-3              3.4.2-1
                      opencv-samples              3.4.1-3              3.4.2-1
                        zabbix-agent             3.4.10-1             3.4.11-1
                 zabbix-frontend-php             3.4.10-1             3.4.11-1
                        zabbix-proxy             3.4.10-1             3.4.11-1
                       zabbix-server             3.4.10-1             3.4.11-1

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository extra x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2018-07-04           2018-07-05
                               libnm             1.12.0-0                    -
                          libnm-glib             1.12.0-0                    -
                      networkmanager             1.12.0-0                    -

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository multilib x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2018-07-04           2018-07-05
                         lib32-libnm             1.12.0-0                    -
                    lib32-libnm-glib             1.12.0-0                    -
  • 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)

0 voters

Check if your mirror has already synced:

Ready for Stable ?!?

  • We are ready to move this to our stable branch
  • I still see some issues (post about them)

0 voters


Known issues and solutions

This is a wiki post; please edit as necessary.
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Items from previous update sets

Issues with folder view widget in KDE v5.13

KDE introduced a new setting for icon sizes. Now you're able to define also the size for your panel. If you have a high-DPI display, you may want to increase the value. This will fix the display issue with given widget.


Pulseaudio changes

With this update we have a /etc/pulse/default.pa.pacnew. It may be necessary to merge (some lines related to “GSettings” in /etc/pulse/default.pa ) if 'default.pa' has been customised.

File conflict engrampa.tap

thunar-archive-plugin: /usr/lib/xfce4/thunar-archive-plugin/engrampa.tap exists in filesystem (owned by engrampa-thunar-plugin)

thunar-archive-plugin has added native support for the Engrampa archive manager. engrampa-thunar-plugin is no longer needed. Remove engrampa-thunar-plugin to continue with the update.

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. v4.9.107-2 is known to be working.

:: 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.

Ah, saw this & was briefly excited that maybe the upstream Cinnamon Devs might have finally fixed C's failure to restore sessions across reboots & logins [like KDE can/does]... but nope, still cannot.

The update itself was fast & smooth, into my KDE+Cinnamon Testing VM.

What to do with this:

atention: libnm: local (1.12.0-0) is newer then extra (1.10.10-1)
atention: libnm-glib: local (1.12.0-0) is newer then extra (1.10.10-1)
atention: networkmanager: local (1.12.0-0) is newer then extra (1.10.10-1)

should I downgrade, or as say in the header remove this packages?

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I had to downgrade libnm, libnm-glib and networkmanager.
Beside that everything went fine on gnome.

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Downgrade, is the answer. The remove is about version 1.12.0-0. :wink:
"sudo Pacman -Syuu" in terminal.

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I noticed this after the latest update that my laptop doesn't shut down properly. I can manually turn it off. I'll have to see if it is just the 4.17 kernel. I might need to update XFCE panel to gtk3

there's something not quite right with the mirror checker. it seems to be stuck on 3rd July 2018 for some reason. I went to check if today's updates were available from the servers in my mirror list and got the output below. They are all green but the date and time shown for the latest status or mirrors generation is a bit concerning. So is it the mirror check completely frozen or still updating the status without altering the date and time stamp?

I've tried clearing browser cache, it makes no difference. neither does loading it in FF instead of Chrome.


my bad. Should be fixed now. Please check in 20 mins.


Not related to this particular update but I have to remind that command not found package have to be recompiled with newer boost.

~ >>> chk
cnf-lookup: error while loading shared libraries: libboost_system.so.1.66.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
zsh: chk: command not found
~ >>>

Why is networkmanager downgraded ?
edit: probably because of the problems described in this previous thread

If you are not experiencing any issues you don't have to downgrade it.

No issues for me, so no downgrade required.


I tried out different kernels and my laptop shutdown ok. I went back to 4.17 and it worked fine as well. Probably just one of those things

When is kernel 4.18rc3 coming out?

2018-07-01 look
https://www.kernel.org/ :wink:

Shouldn't I worry about it not getting Manjaros team a go first? I will try and compile it from source. Thanks

My build-bot will finish in 15 mins anyway ...

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I'm satisfied with 4.17.4, build only for Linux-Mint itself

Well it has been some days now that Mr Torvalds released 418rc3 and said we could have a go at it, so I am very willing to try it as rc3 should be stable enough... Not sure about the 418rc2 release though that is why I am asking...

I have been running 4.18rc2 (xfce nvidia) without problems. Guess you will never know? :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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