[Testing Update] 2018-08-10 - Kernels, Thunderbird, Firefox, MSM, DBUS, Deepin, Gpodder

Hi community,

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

  • we fixed an issue with gpodder
  • updated most of our kernels
  • updated firefox and thunderbird
  • added further Deepin packages
  • updated dbus
  • fixed MSM
  • the usual python/haskell rebuilds/updates

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


Currently we are working on a new Manjaro-Hardware project, the Bladebook Fall 2018. It will be powered by Manjaro KDE v18.0 and the latest Intel Apollo Lake Quad-Core HD APU. Having a fanless metal material (cassis either silver or gold-rose) and eMMC as storage (additional M2-SSD possible), it will have a long battery life. Find out more on our hardware page.

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. And our GNOME fans may try our beta-build with the latest GNOME v3.28.

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

Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.57
  • linux318 3.18.118 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.52 [EOL]
  • linux44 4.4.147
  • linux49 4.9.119
  • linux414 4.14.62
  • linux415 4.15.18 [EOL]
  • linux416 4.16.18 [EOL]
  • linux417 4.17.14
  • linux418 4.18-rc7
  • linux414-rt 4.14.52_rt34
  • linux416-rt 4.16.18_rt11

Package Updates (Fri Aug 10 10:47:09 CEST 2018)

  • testing community x86_64: 333 new and 332 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 17 new and 17 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 278 new and 280 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 5 new and 5 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all 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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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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Something using Perl/Python/glibc broke

Rebuilds needed! If it's an AUR package, rebuild it. If it's a repo package, please report and check back regularly for rebuilds.

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.

So far so good. No immediate issue after updating and rebooting on 2 machines (KDE). I got a warning when upgrading, about Syslinux not supporting EFI boot, with a link redirecting me to an Arch page (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Syslinux#UEFI_Systems) - so I was nervous when rebooting - but all seems to work fine.

Thunderbird 60.0-2 and german language pack 60.0-2 language stays English.
German language not applying



The languagepack - seems to not have been updated yet - even the one you can download from mozilla ain't working yet.
But keep it installed nonetheless becaus it "fixes" the date format - without it you get the US style of date and time.

These xpi files got used. However, it seems they don't apply properly yet.


The system frooze after some 30-40 minutes after the update (while browsing with opera..).
journalctl and dmesg did not show new hints..
So far it occured only once.

inxi -Fxzc0

  Host: user Kernel: 4.17.14-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 8.2.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P5WD2-Premium v: Rev 1.xx 
  serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 0422 date: 05/27/2005 
  Topology: Single Core model: Intel Pentium 4 bits: 64 type: MT 
  arch: Smithfield rev: 3 L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 bogomips: 11244 
  Speed: 2810 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2810 2: 2810 
  Card-1: NVIDIA GT215 [GeForce GT 240] driver: nouveau v: kernel 
  bus ID: 08:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.1 driver: nouveau unloaded: modesetting 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: NVA3 v: 3.3 Mesa 18.1.5 direct render: Yes 
  Card-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  Card-2: NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 08:00.1 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.17.14-1-MANJARO 
  Card-1: Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet driver: skge v: 1.14 port: 7800 
  bus ID: 01:05 
  IF: enp1s5 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Card-2: Intel 82573V Gigabit Ethernet driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 9800 
  bus ID: 03:00 
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 447.14 GiB used: 234.26 GiB (52.4%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST3160023A size: 149.05 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST3320620NS size: 298.09 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 286.04 GiB used: 234.26 GiB (81.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 
  ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.47 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb2 
  Message: No sensors data was found. Is sensors configured? 
  Processes: 149 Uptime: 8m Memory: 2.93 GiB used: 978.8 MiB (32.6%) 
  Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 8.2.0 clang: 6.0.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 
  inxi: 3.0.18

My german thunderbird, went english also.

@ara and @philm:

Thunderbird 60.0.3 fixed this : https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/commit/trunk?h=packages/thunderbird&id=e07bf9f4df258bf5a8bf1ba3da7be551c49eb335

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Everything is working well after I merged some pacnew files recently. I had been negligent in my due diligence.

Update went fine beside this message:

Process 1154 (vmtoolsd) of user 1000 dumped core.
Process 1154 (vmtoolsd) crashed and dumped core.

But REAL KDE fans are already trying Beta 4.
P.S. Thanks for updating the checksums.

I did try the thunderbird package from Arch Repo.
I confirm that thunderbird-60-3 works fine with thunderbird-i18n-fr

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Yes, Thunderbird in German, but not the calendar (lightning). So the result of my test. Still incompatible German language pack in the Thunderbird add-ons.

Has the calendar ever been in German? Not for me.
Gab es den Kalender schon mal in deutsch? Bei mir nicht.

Für die aktuelle Version noch nicht. Für die vorherigen ja.


Sprachpaket vom Link von philm funktioniert nicht.

Kanntest den Trick nicht, lightning war nach Updates oft englisch. Hatte das Sprachpaket heruntergeladen und dann immer manuell aus Datei installiert. Passt bloß jetzt nicht mehr. :sob:

Did not know the trick, lightning was often updates after English. Had downloaded the language pack and then always installed manually from file. Just do not fit now.

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As a tester and also an unstable tester, I come to warn the developers about the segmentation fault. Since upgrading to the newest version of glibc and lib32-glibc and the remotion of some files affect any Electron-built apps, including Typora and Visual Studio Code and VSCode Insiders. The apps Visual Studio Code and VSCode Insiders still depend on some missed files like libc.so.6 and libdl.so.2. VSCode and Typora use Electron 2 and Electron 2 depends on the previous versions of glibc libraries.

Only Gravit-Designer is not affected because it uses Electron 1.6x.

in my arch stable a have today electron 2.0.7
no problem with vs-code or other

This electron issue seems to be fixed with glibc 2.28-3, currently in Arch testing.

Trying to start Inox browser i get this message /usr/lib/inox/inox: error while loading shared libraries: libicui18n.so.61: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory. This is getting a bit old because it seems to be happening evey other time. Is there anybody that (more or less) knows a permanent solution to this problem.

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