Octopi not launching

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    v: 460H6W0X.107 date: 11/16/2021
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-10400F bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake gen: core 10 level: v3
    note: check built: 2020 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0xA5 (165) stepping: 3
    microcode: 0xF0
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  Processes: 329 Uptime: 21m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.43 GiB used: 4.28 GiB (27.8%) Init: systemd
  v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1418
  libs: 409 tools: octopi,paru Client: shell wrapper v: 5.1.16-release inxi: 3.3.23
Garuda (2.6.9-1):
  System install date:     2022-11-07
  Last full system update: 2022-11-07 ↻
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  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
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  Failed units:            


I'm unable to launch Octopi, even after a reboot and uninstalling/reinstalling Octopi.
I launched it from the Terminal, and it says that :

octopi: symbol lookup error: octopi: undefined symbol: _ZN11QTermWidget20setScrollBarPositionENS_17ScrollBarPo

I tried to search what the error was, but I couldn't find anything..

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All fine here.

what did you change?

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Nothing related to Octopi I guess, I did a clean install today then I installed EasyEffects, some plugins for it, gnome-disk-utility, steam,.. I installed Pamac, it's working fine.

Funny, I was using Octopi the other day, but I am now getting the same error..

[[email protected] ~]$ octopi
octopi: symbol lookup error: octopi: undefined symbol: _ZN11QTermWidget20setScrollBarPositionENS_17ScrollBarPositionE

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cat /var/log/pacman.log | grep '2022-11' | egrep 'installed|upgraded|remov

maybe in https://bin.garudalinux.org/

or grep -E :wink: for egrep
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It's honestly better to learn to use pacman -Ss and similar to search, that way you're also never tempted to use something like Octopi or Pamac for something other than just searching, cause it's going to make you pay if you do some way or another.

Just search in octopi, pamac or pacseek, but use pacman for install.

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It is a convenient tool that Garuda pre-installs, I don't see what the problem is with the fact that I use it. But I have no problem if it's needed to use the terminal or whatever..

Actually, it's post-installed, not pre-installed. It's in the post-install tool after installation has completed. Frankly I'm not sure why either octopi or pamac are included in that post-install application, but it needs to be clear that use of it is not recommended beyond searching at best. And for searching.... pacman is just as simple and complete.

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I was looking for something like synaptic for Arch, and I tried Octopi. Not even close, and it also uses Qt and I prefer GTK+ as I use Gnome. Looking around I have found tkPacman and loved it! Probably the most underrated Arch app ever.

A liitle bit out datet

First Submitted: 2013-08-25 14:25 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-02-08 16:01 (UTC)

If it works fine and has all the needed features, then why update? IMO it works much better than Octopi.

So I can close this topic?

Octopi working as-designed on a brand new vanilla Arch + Plasma installation.

I had a similar thought not too long ago: Maybe we should stop shipping GUI software centers

The GUI package managers do tend to break things or create unnecessary problems sometimes, but the gyst of the linked discussion was if we got rid of them we'd likely just have different problems and breakages in the forum.

I guess they generally work well enough that sooner or later we'll probably have to accept that people are going to keep using them. At least Octopi, which I think is a good piece of software.

Pamac, on the other hand, is more or less a time bomb. :smirk: :clock10: :bomb:


even the word pamac makes me shudder these days. Octopi on the other hand, along with octopi-notifier installed (for a convenient visual reminder of how many updates are waiting), - never had an issue with either, but pamac....

Hmmm... Most of those are bad, though still, especially when it comes to updating the system. Never ever use these to do anything more than search. Though, Tcl/Tk? 1994's calling. :slight_smile:

Huh. It's unfortunate that that thread topic got closed before I could pop in on it. :slight_smile: I definitely have some thoughts on the matter.

Something I use, personally, to maintain my updates is kalu, configured specifically to run /usr/lib/garuda/launch-terminal "update; read -p 'Press enter to exit'" on clicking the update button on the notification it presents. So, updates are handled. Pacseek, that's an interesting idea for sure. :slight_smile:

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Hey guys, for me Octopi is not working since I updated, if I can live without it, I'd love to know how...