Solution of the add/remove software's opening issue

Thanks. That was a lot quicker response that I expected.

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Also, you should see this thread for the latest updates.

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exactly the same problem for me

same problem for me too... Add/Remove Software not opening. Well.....lets wait till it get fixed.

now, I've got another problem alongside - cannot update my software packages, even from terminal:

sudo pacman -Syyu
sudo pacman -Syu
sudo pacman -Syyuu

none of the above is working :tired_face:


E: ts: Failed to get partition list.
First run mode (config file not found)
Selected default snapshot type: BTRFS
E: System disk not found!
Unable to run timeshift-autosnap! Please close Timeshift and try again. Script will now exit...
error: command failed to execute correctly
error: failed to commit transaction (failed to run transaction hooks)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

Try this one

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It worked it worked :star_struck: :star_struck: :star_struck: :star_struck:
Thanks a lot mate :handshake: :grin:

When will the Add/Remove Applications start to work? I am updating OS everyday but still the software installation program failed to start...

Start reading the posts.

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So we need to wait till Arch Linux fixes the Pacman issue. :frowning_face:

No. No. No. Read.


Well if you're in that much of a rush perhaps you should put your money where your mouth is and offer @guinix a bounty to fix pamac personally for you ASAP.

Otherwise just relax, and when it's ready it's ready.

Pay up, or pipe down, it's free open source software and if the timetable isn't fast enough for you then you can always go back to Windows or get used to using the terminal.


So its not only for me, but for all other users, the software program fails to show up. In that case, i will just wait till it get fixed. i dont want to break my system (Pacman 6 - manual intervention). Hope this issue will be solved automatically through regular updates.

The "pacman 6 - manual intervention" has to be addressed anyway.
The config merge must be done, and must be done properly.
Otherwise there is no way that you'll be able to update your system and have "add/remove software" working (whenever this will be updated) or to install equivalent tools


Ok... I will try "pacman 6 - manual intervention". As i am new to Garuda OS, i am afraid to do.

Now i installed gparted using terminal. its pretty easy.

sudo pacman -S <package-name>
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I think you already did it, since you can use pacman successfully :wink:
And I see a post where you corrected the #TotalDownload :slight_smile: so you should be fine.
Just wait, keep on practicing with pacman, and maybe when add/remove software will be fixed you'll even don't want it anymore :blush:


There are other guis you can use for now until pamac gets updated. Bauh works and I think octopi works as well. Or just use the cli


Thanks for the support.

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I can affirm Octopi (and Octopi-bin and -git) straight from the AUR have all been updated for Pacman 6, though I did get some spurious terminal output. I used Octopi yesterday on a clean install of vanilla Arch via archfi to flesh-out my desktop afterwards.

The nice thing about the first package listed is that update notifiers are optional depends so there's no need to alter the PKGBUILD to eliminate them as unneeded.


I got the below message while do a regular update.

I am happy the update is working and there is no problems so far. "Bauh" works great for installing applications.

Is it really necessary to merge the pacman files (.conf & .conf.pacnew) as i am getting updates regularly with no issues? Sorry for my dumb question as i dont want to brreak my OS.