Timeshift-autosnap not working , and pacman is not installing anything

It permits to upgrade system without creating snapshot. But it doesn't fix problem.
First of all, make sure that timeshit is closed. Timeshift doesn't permit to other processes to create snapshot when it is open

And I jumped the gun there and apologize from doing so. The overwhelming number of "I can't install...pamac/pacman borked" threads just... :man_shrugging:


I just created a snapshot with timeshift after I did an update earlier on today, so I'm thinking you're not holding your face the right way or something along those lines.


Very strange then that on Telegram people are experiencing the same thing...

Anyway. gonna log off and i'm not even gonna bother checking here anymore. Wish you all good luck and stay safe.

Edit: by the way the problem is solved in meanwhile ...

Timeshift and pacman seem to be working just fine for me, but I went to open pamac (Add/Remove Software) for the first time in a while just now and it doesn't seem to be working for me.

Has anyone else found this lately, or is it just my system where pamac doesn't work? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


its not just you, pamac's yet to be fixed. For reference : Pacman 6 got released: Requires manual intervention

Pamac's a Manjaro project, will be updated in due time I guess.

Its gotta be paru for now, or pacman on the terminal :sweat_smile:

Or yay or Trizen or tkpacman and many more choices


freak i was going to download the newest and reformat at this point geesh upgrade issues.
can't we incorporate into updates that cause issues a flag that pacman /etc sees and auto skips?
we can use a hash to comment out i'm sure you programmers have other tools.

I can confirm this works after the doing this and then updating timeshift via
sudo SKIP_AUTOSNAP=1 pacman -S timeshift all is well and timeshift works.
at least opens and doesn't auto shut down.
I'll update further in a sec.
All works did pacman -Syu rand update and it took a snapshot nothing to see here now move along

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I don't think that's possible at all (I'm not a programmer though :blush:).
It's up to you to administer your system, he can't know what could or is going to break your specific system, you do, or at least can, e.g. following the forum :wink:.
Then you can skip the updates that you don't want.


Just do this:

sudo SKIP_AUTOSNAP=1 pacman -Syu

You won't have a snapshot for this update but everything will work and you won't have to remove or install anything.

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Thanks, we forgot to mark the solution in post #29

Autmatic snapshots can be turned offf through timeshift's configuration file.

I was joking about pamac, I don't use it for installs I use pacman. That comment was tongue in cheek.

Is there any fix in sight ? As i see this issue is caused by arch ? Can someone communicate this to arch for a hot fix ?
Until now also the patch does not work and i had to downgrade again.

How did you get this idea?
Your posted linked bug was closed as Not a bug :wink:


the problem with timeshift occurs after installing updates to the libinput and / or libnatilus-extension packages. (KDE)


This is gnome 40 then?

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Everything on Arch seems to be working fine. Now the secondary software ran into a few snags. That really doesn't have anything to do with Arch.


I put my toast in the toaster as usual this morning, and out of nowhere it just burnt my toast to a crisp. Should I file a bug report on the Arch bug tracker, cause I'm pretty sure it's Arch's fault?

Well I mean I'm almost positive, for sure if it wasn't Arch for sure it must have bee Garuda. :crazy_face:

Of course it could have been the nefarious Lizzard people up to their hijinx again. I mean they're always causing trouble, you know. So, there's always that, or sunspots maybe. :man_shrugging:


Who the hell, buys a toaster, without a bread-browning sensor? :smiley: :wink: :rofl:

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