[Stable Update] 2017-01-17 – Python, Xorg, Ruby, Gcc, Inkscape

system_software_updateHi Manjaro Community!

Here we are with another update for you – quite a huge one this time. The reason for that is that Python got updated to 3.6 and a huge amount of other packages depending on it needed to be rebuilt.

Your attention is required:

Please be aware that some of your packages from the AUR might also need a rebuild.

To identify these, do the stable update first and then check if libraries are still installed in the directory /usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages:

pacman -Qo /usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages

will return the packages owning such files. If this returns empty you don’t need to do anything. If it returns packages from the AUR, you need to reinstall them with

yaourt -S 

With this update Xorg-server is updated to 1.19. Our experience on unstable and testing branches suggests that everything was well prepared and the update should be rather uneventful.

You will be asked to remove deprecated drivers xf86-input-acecad and xf86-input-joystick. Please confirm that. Their hardware support will be provided by the new xorg-packages. freetype2 is going to “rename” terminus-font to “Xos4 Terminus”.

Please make sure to rename the font accordingly in your settings!

ATTENTION if you are using infinality-bundle!
The update of harfbuzz is incompatible. This is a serious problem on Plasma 5 and kinit will fail! Please consider returning to native freetype2 subpixel rendering or try the updated freetype2-infinality package from here.

New in our repos is cinnamon-sounds, a collection of original Linuxmint system-sounds for the Mate and Cinnamon desktops. We have new versions of Inkscape (0.92), ruby (2.4) and Gcc (6.3.1) and the new default manjaro-KDE themes collection Breath, again designed by David Linares, is now almost final with: plasma5-themes-breath, breath-wallpaper, breath-icon-theme, breath-dark-icon-theme and sddm-breath-theme – a few more adjustments to the wallpaper are still in preparation. Xreader has now added epub support, Deepin-desktop received a bugfix and some KDE apps were updated aswell.

All kernels of the 4.x series and the rt-lts-kernel have seen new point releases and we have now switch our more progressive rt-kernel to base-kernel 4.9. Linux48 has been labeled ‘End-Of-Life’ and will be removed in the near future. So please consider moving on to linux49, which is going to be the next LTS kernel.

Security updates include flashplugin and python-crypto.

kind regards,
Bernhard Landauer and the Manjaro development team


Package changes

  • core i686: 36 new and 35 removed packages
  • core x86_64: 36 new and 35 removed packages
  • extra i686: 714 new and 754 removed packages
  • extra x86_64: 714 new and 754 removed packages
  • community i686: 1637 new and 1620 removed packages
  • community x86_64: 1679 new and 1664 removed packages
  • multilib x86_64: 36 new and 34 removed packages

The full list of package changes can be found here.


Current supported kernels

  • linux310 3.10.104
  • linux312 3.12.69
  • linux316 3.16.39
  • linux318 3.18.46
  • linux41 4.1.37
  • linux44 4.4.41
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.2
  • linux410 4.10-rc3
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.39_rt50
  • linux-RT 4.9_rt1

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