Update Issue - Package Conflict Found

I've been in the hospital for 6 months and since then I haven't updated my Garuda. Today I tried to update but got a weird error. I am not sure what to do, please help?

First of all, welcome back and I hope you recovered well!
That was handled with the update package, but probably the version you have is not updated enough for the self-update feature.
I suggest you should open a terminal and enter

sudo pacman -S garuda-update

and then launch


I tried that, got the same error, did I do something wrong?

==> Updating trust database...
gpg: next trustdb check due at 2022-05-06
(4/9) Foreign/AUR package notification
hwids 20210613-1
js68 68.12.0-1
kvantum-qt5 0.20.1-1
linux-tkg-muqss 5.12.19-191
linux-tkg-muqss-headers 5.12.19-191
os-prober-garuda 1.77-2
(5/9) Orphaned package notification...
kinit 5.85.0-1
lib32-libnsl 1.3.0-2
(6/9) Checking for .pacnew and .pacsave files...
(7/9) Updating pkgfile database...
(8/9) Checking which packages need to be rebuilt
(9/9) Syncing all file systems...
:: Starting full system upgrade...
:: Replace hwids with core/hwdata? [Y/n] y
:: Replace kvantum-qt5 with community/kvantum? [Y/n] y
:: Replace os-prober-garuda with chaotic-aur/os-prober-btrfs? [Y/n] y
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: jack2 and pipewire-jack are in conflict

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Have you installed garuda-update before (to actually update the update package)?


take a look at this


I still get the error

error: failed to synchronize all databases (unable to lock database)

I think it's easier if I just download the newest version and reinstall since I don't have much data on this installation.

Use command


And we missed you a lot. Welcome back.


That is the cowards :yawning_face: way you don't learn nothing doing that and next time you have a problem you will do the same :100:

@mandog You're right but I already messed up my Garuda installation FUBAR and I don't remember how since I spent the past 6 months in the hospital so it's easier to solve it like this this time, next time I will pay more attention.

@Naman Thank you, I missed you guys too :hugs:

@TilliDie Tried it, didn't work.

@filo Yes I did, I just didn't copy the whole terminal output, just the part that went wrong.

Anyways, thank you guys, sorry for being a pest and going for the easy solution, I should be more proactive but it's about sleeping time for me (my meds make me sleepy) so I'm just writing from within the newest Garuda installation.


Hey there @booblet. I was just wondering a few days back why we hadn't heard from you in a while. So glad to see you back, and I hope you are in good heath now.

All the best.


Six months. My wife spent 23 days in hospital, and I cannot imagine how rough it must have been for you. @mandog is correct, however there have been a few major changes in the Arch base that required direct intervention and a little kid glove handling. If you had been able to update and handle them just a couple of times, it would have been okay.

I would have done the same.

But, HEY, we celebrate your return! Huzzah!
:smiley: :heart: :bed:


Well you are not a pest i was hard i know.

I spent 3 1/2 years in hospital as a teenager had a heart attack in 98 i stopped breathing for 2 hrs spent 3 months in intensive care to regain my memory sort of.
I relearned Linux in 2000 with no help as i could not read, now i'm dyslexic so yes i can get a bit over the top at times.
to top it all a fairly new young forum member full of themself @BluishHumility thought they could get browny points by telling me I'm making a fool of myself, so unfortunately when i read your post i over reacted sorry

Let's all try to get along my friends. :smiley:

We are a pretty tight knit community of people here, all with a common love of Arch and Linux. Let's not let personality conflicts divide us. We all just come here to hang out, have a little fun, and help some newbies along on their Linux journey.

Cheers to all. :hugs:


Apparently I got to see this too late - and it MIGHT not have worked anyway with the Garuda-specific stuff - but I use a trick for updating by easy steps when a long time has passed...

Basically if you set the Arch archive system date to something, perhaps a month, after the last update you did - then run the update. When that completes, 'move' another month closer to 'today', and rerun. Continue until within that step length of today, and run a normal update. Seems to bypass most difficulties - and if trouble is hit along the way, just use a smaller increment for that troublespot.

BTW - I made a utility to make it easy to do this, that has since evolved - but works OK as is. I use it to keep an mirror server updated, but a week behind to avoid downtime. Here's the original post "from another distro" if interested...

In this case, just grab the script and make it executable - adding it to Welcome isn't the same here!


@mandog I'm not sure why you felt the need to drag me into this thread just to insult me. This is the definition of an ad hominem attack which is discouraged in this forum (see here: FAQ - Garuda Linux Forum).

I can see you are still sore about when I called you out for telling new users to not bother with backups. I wasn't trying to scold you for "brownie points", as you say; instead I was genuinely taking issue with the "advice" you were giving to new users.

It's one thing to pound your chest and tell people how cool you are because you run Arch with no backup routine in place--I don't care, that's your own business. It was the fact that you were advising other people--new users--that they should do the same that I found problematic.

This is an ironic snippet from Mr. Nuke & Pave himself. Last time you were on about how you don't bother with backups because it only takes five minutes to reinstall, and now you are chastising people telling them it's the easy way out. Which is it?

Look, I have no issue with you personally. I enjoy the discussion in this forum, and part of that is being able to disagree with people without it devolving into petty banter.

I'd like to apologize for coming across harshly. It's obvious I've hurt your feelings and that was never my intention. I'm not sorry for disagreeing with you, but I do regret not being more careful to do so in a way that was not perceived as an attack--for that, my apology is genuine.

If it's all the same to you I'm hoping we can put this behind us and go back to being friendly community members.



Yes you did but I don't hold grudges i'm to old for that. But please do not come over as the Garuda police I've been on this forum a lot longer than you i'm just known as a grumpy old man these days as i've now forgotten more than i know older users know what i mean
Just be friendly

On the other hand, it's still OK to point out that something might not be the be best approach, or be misinterpreted, etc. etc. I've done that on the EnOS forum, and I'm glad they haven't banned me yet. :crazy_face:


I would like to point out one thing to forum readers...

...the 6 posts directly above this one were penned by some of the best--the very best--knowledgeable Linux users and forum helpers in the Garuda Forums.

And @tbg is right--we're an extended family. (And family members may have little spats from time to time. It is allowed. ) And these are the people that forum members can rely on for help in Garuda or desktop Linux. They have demonstrated that again and again.

So, back to the circus.


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