Pacman 6 got released: Requires manual intervention

Hey guys!
Pacman 6 finally hit Archs core repos! :slight_smile: This update introduces (amongst other things) parallel downloads, resulting in much faster download speeds!
However, there is also a downside: Pamac doesnt work with it yet and refuses to start. Progress can be tracked here:

Update 11/06:
https://forum.garudalinux.org/t/pamac-add-remove-software-does-not-launch/9342/4?u=dr460nf1r3

Also, the update introduced new defaults for pacman.conf so it is recommended to merge these new files to prevent issues (eg: Warning: config file /etc/pacman.conf option not recognized). Garuda automatically lists these files for your convenience so thats a good time to learn how to handle these files for those who don't know about those yet :wink:

(12/14) Checking for .pacnew and .pacsave files...
.pac* files found:
/etc/pacman.conf.pacnew

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Pacman/Pacnew_and_Pacsave

/etc/pacman.conf however is shipped with some modifications which means some manual work is required to retain them:

diff /etc/pacman.conf /etc/pacman.conf.pacnew

The differences will have to be added, mine are the ILoveCandy & Color option being enabled, also chaotic-aur being added as repo. So:

sudo mv /etc/pacman.conf.pacnew /etc/pacman.conf

Then add both options to the new /etc/pacman.conf & append the following, now missing chaotic-aur entry (sudo micro /etc/pacman.conf)

[chaotic-aur]
Include = /etc/pacman.d/chaotic-mirrorlist 
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OMG just a couple hours ago, I googled this...and was wondering if it would EVER come out.

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Q: Is Octopi impacted?

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yay is impacted.

Edit: yay is working again after a reinstall. :+1:

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Seems all graphical file managers are affected. Had to do with libalpm 13

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:smiley:

alias | grep pacdif
alias pacdif 'sudo -H DIFFPROG=meld pacdiff'

#TotalDownload

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Good addition actually, people on KDE should be using kompare instead of meld though :smiley:

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So will pamac not work at all until the fix?

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Hi, I got this error :

warning: config file /etc/pacman.conf, line 34: directive 'TotalDownload' in section 'options' not recognized.

running inxi -Fxxxza :

╰─λ inxi -Fxxxza 
System:
Kernel: 5.12.8-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen 
root=UUID=6334074f-bc48-4253-b780-04249a9efe97 rw rootflags=subvol=@ quiet splash 
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 
resume=UUID=e50a6d2a-b35a-4fef-bf34-fd93c59cab11 loglevel=3 
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: G752VSK v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: G752VSK v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends 
v: G752VSK.302 date: 04/27/2017 
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 81.3 Wh (94.9%) condition: 85.7/96.5 Wh (88.8%) volts: 14.4 
min: 14.4 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A 
status: Not charging cycles: 96 
CPU:
Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-7700HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake 
family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: 9 microcode: DE cache: L2: 6 MiB 
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 44798 
Speed: 3611 MHz min/max: 800/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3611 2: 3643 3: 3572 
4: 3550 5: 3567 6: 3533 7: 3568 8: 3590 
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
Type: l1tf 
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
Type: spec_store_bypass 
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
Type: spectre_v1 
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, 
STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GP104BM [GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia 
v: 465.31 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1be1 
class-ID: 0300 
Device-2: Realtek USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4:3 
chip-ID: 0bda:57fa class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: nvidia 
display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1921x2160 s-dpi: 130 s-size: 375x422mm (14.8x16.6") 
s-diag: 565mm (22.2") 
Monitor-1: DP-2 res: 1920x1080 hz: 120 dpi: 128 size: 381x214mm (15.0x8.4") 
diag: 437mm (17.2") 
Monitor-2: HDMI-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 92 size: 531x299mm (20.9x11.8") 
diag: 609mm (24") 
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 465.31 
direct render: Yes 
Audio:
Device-1: Intel CM238 HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a171 class-ID: 0403 
Device-2: NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK 
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f0 class-ID: 0403 
Device-3: GN Netcom Jabra EVOLVE Link MS type: USB 
driver: jabra,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-6:4 chip-ID: 0b0e:0305 
class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter> 
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.8-zen1-1-zen running: yes 
Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no 
Sound Server-3: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.28 running: yes 
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000 
bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24f3 class-ID: 0280 
IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK 
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 
class-ID: 0200 
IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 
bus-ID: 1-9:6 chip-ID: 8087:0a2b class-ID: e001 
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> 
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 2.05 TiB used: 132 GiB (6.3%) 
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:5 vendor: Crucial model: CT1000P5SSD8 
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: P4CR311 scheme: GPT 
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZVPW256HEGL-00000 
size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: CXZ7500Q scheme: GPT 
ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS721010A9E630 
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: A3V0 scheme: GPT 
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 879.54 GiB size: 879.54 GiB (100.00%) used: 132 GiB (15.0%) 
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:7 
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 256 MiB size: 252 MiB (98.46%) used: 546 KiB (0.2%) 
fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:6 
ID-3: /home raw-size: 879.54 GiB size: 879.54 GiB (100.00%) used: 132 GiB (15.0%) 
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:7 
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 879.54 GiB size: 879.54 GiB (100.00%) 
used: 132 GiB (15.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:7 
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 879.54 GiB size: 879.54 GiB (100.00%) 
used: 132 GiB (15.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:7 
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100) 
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 51.71 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:8 
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 5.88 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 5.88 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram1
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 5.88 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram2
ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 5.88 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram3
ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 5.88 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram4
ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 5.88 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram5
ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 5.88 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram6
ID-9: swap-9 type: zram size: 5.88 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
dev: /dev/zram7
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 70.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 58 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2500
Info:
Processes: 350 Uptime: 45m wakeups: 1 Memory: 47.01 GiB used: 6.06 GiB (12.9%)
Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 alt: 10 clang: 11.1.0
Packages: pacman: 1875 lib: 549 Shell: fish v: 3.2.2 default: Zsh v: 5.8
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04

does anyone has the same error ?
Also don't know if it is linked but software installer does not launch anymore...

I'm reading your tutotrial upthere @dr460nf1r3

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Maybe, read many of the related posts on the forum (including this one) ?

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this is what I am doing, got to fast posting :wink:

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Read first, search second, post third.

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Can't better explained :wink:

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Kompare is excellent

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I'll post this here in case it's useful to people. I use this as a "safe" way to graphically merge:

#!/usr/bin/bash
set -euo pipefail

for i in $(/usr/bin/pacdiff --output); do
	echo "Merging $i ..."
	SUDO_EDITOR=/usr/bin/meld /usr/bin/sudo -e "$i" "${i/.pacnew/}"
done

(And yes, you can replace meld with kompare. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:)

On the other hand, if you don't have sudo but do have gvfs, then:

#!/usr/bin/bash
set -euo pipefail

for i in $(/usr/bin/pacdiff --output); do
	echo "Merging $i ..."
	/usr/bin/meld "admin://$i" "admin://${i/.pacnew/}"
done

Save your choice as a script, make it executable, and it will iterate through all pacnew files and compare them. You can then remove the pacnew afterwards.

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Despite that it burns my eyes with its white bg (unlike Kate). :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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You can use Kate in split mode and use line by line highlighting to see what's different.

Not quite the same, but it's usable if the conf file is smaller.

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ok, so I used mousepad at first then nano to check that the total downloads had a # in front of it and saved.
rebooted did pacman -syyu via term still nada what step did I miss?

Nothing, you got error/warn without # :slight_smile:

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