• \[Solved\] recent update (partially) borked my system


    Dear all,

    I’m a new antergos user and still working my way around in the Arch way of upgrading, package management etc.

    I did a system update today via

    pacman -Syu
    

    which pulled a new kernel version, some gnome-theme packages plus other stuff as far as I remember. During the upgrade gnome-shell restarted. Since then my system is partially borked as in several applications don’t run anymore and crash with segmentation fault while others work fine.

    The ones crashing include xfce4-terminal, chrome, all wine / crossover programs, vmware. Unfortunately, those are essential for me.

    Is there a way to figure out which packages were upgraded today and to roll them back?

    I checked the download cache under:

     but they seem to carry their creation date and not the download date. I remember seeing kernel 3.14.5, so the respective files would be:  
      
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 54M Jun 1 08:08 linux-3.14.5-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.9M Jun 1 08:11 linux-headers-3.14.5-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7.8K Jun 1 13:38 xorg-xcursorgen-1.0.6-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 168K Jun 2 11:51 lightdm-1:1.10.1-2-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 188K Jun 2 12:45 libmicrohttpd-0.9.37-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 77K Jun 2 12:46 usb\_modeswitch-2.2.0-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23M Jun 2 21:06 xbmc-13.0-6-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.5M Jun 3 09:02 ffmpeg-1:2.2.3-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 28K Jun 3 10:21 libmms-0.6.4-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 65K Jun 3 10:23 clutter-gst-2.0.12-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 165K Jun 3 10:26 json-glib-1.0.2-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 684K Jun 3 10:33 gnome-calculator-3.12.2-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.1M Jun 3 10:38 gedit-3.12.2-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 770K Jun 3 10:40 libgdata-0.15.1-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 621K Jun 3 10:48 gdk-pixbuf2-2.30.8-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 27K Jun 3 14:19 libxcursor-1.1.14-2-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 330K Jun 3 14:22 gmime-2.6.20-2-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9.6M Jun 3 14:25 gnome-icon-theme-3.12.0-2-any.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 153K Jun 3 14:28 gnome-icon-theme-symbolic-3.12.0-2-any.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 27K Jun 3 14:43 libatasmart-0.19-3-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 136K Jun 3 14:50 gnome-menus-3.10.1-2-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    
    

    Anyone else having any issues?

    Thanks!

    Dell Latitude E6230 with Intel i7, 8GB RAM, 500 GB SSD
    dual boot: Antergos and Debian Stretch both 64bit and running gnome-shell
    surviving in a Windows world with VMware WS and Codeweavers Crossover

  • Dear all,

    I’m a new antergos user and still working my way around in the Arch way of upgrading, package management etc.

    I did a system update today via

    pacman -Syu
    

    which pulled a new kernel version, some gnome-theme packages plus other stuff as far as I remember. During the upgrade gnome-shell restarted. Since then my system is partially borked as in several applications don’t run anymore and crash with segmentation fault while others work fine.

    The ones crashing include xfce4-terminal, chrome, all wine / crossover programs, vmware. Unfortunately, those are essential for me.

    Is there a way to figure out which packages were upgraded today and to roll them back?

    I checked the download cache under:

     but they seem to carry their creation date and not the download date. I remember seeing kernel 3.14.5, so the respective files would be:  
      
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 54M Jun 1 08:08 linux-3.14.5-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.9M Jun 1 08:11 linux-headers-3.14.5-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7.8K Jun 1 13:38 xorg-xcursorgen-1.0.6-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 168K Jun 2 11:51 lightdm-1:1.10.1-2-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 188K Jun 2 12:45 libmicrohttpd-0.9.37-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 77K Jun 2 12:46 usb\_modeswitch-2.2.0-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23M Jun 2 21:06 xbmc-13.0-6-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.5M Jun 3 09:02 ffmpeg-1:2.2.3-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 28K Jun 3 10:21 libmms-0.6.4-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 65K Jun 3 10:23 clutter-gst-2.0.12-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 165K Jun 3 10:26 json-glib-1.0.2-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 684K Jun 3 10:33 gnome-calculator-3.12.2-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.1M Jun 3 10:38 gedit-3.12.2-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 770K Jun 3 10:40 libgdata-0.15.1-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 621K Jun 3 10:48 gdk-pixbuf2-2.30.8-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 27K Jun 3 14:19 libxcursor-1.1.14-2-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 330K Jun 3 14:22 gmime-2.6.20-2-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9.6M Jun 3 14:25 gnome-icon-theme-3.12.0-2-any.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 153K Jun 3 14:28 gnome-icon-theme-symbolic-3.12.0-2-any.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 27K Jun 3 14:43 libatasmart-0.19-3-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 136K Jun 3 14:50 gnome-menus-3.10.1-2-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz  
    
    

    Anyone else having any issues?

    Thanks!

    Dell Latitude E6230 with Intel i7, 8GB RAM, 500 GB SSD
    dual boot: Antergos and Debian Stretch both 64bit and running gnome-shell
    surviving in a Windows world with VMware WS and Codeweavers Crossover

  • After doing some digging and actually getting sytemd to stop handling core files with it’s journal… (you can view cores from the journal with systemd-coredumpctl) I was able to dig into the core files my system was generating after my update this morning and found references to libxcursor.

    I was able to downgrade successfully and resolve my issue by using the pkg from cache:

    pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/libxcursor-1.1.14-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz
    

    libxcursor-1.1.14-2 seemed to be the cause of my issues. I was having pidgin, chromium, and synergy segfault on me.

  • Oh… and just check /var/log/packman.log for a history of your recent updates.

  • same here I had segfaults, figured that out by downgrading. libxcursor is buggy. the bug is reported [https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/40658][0]">[https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/40658][1]

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    [1]: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/40658

  • It happen to me too. I downgraded all the packages for today including the Linux Kernel. I notice something was wrong when Firefox was crashing and Steam did not load anymore.

    Just started using Antergos about 1 week or so.

  • I know this may seem obvious but I have to ask…after the kernel update did you reboot your system?

  • Heya invisus,

    @“invisus”:2t7bii7m said:

    I was able to downgrade successfully and resolve my issue by using the pkg from cache:

    pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/libxcursor-1.1.14-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz
    

    [/quote:2t7bii7m]

    that fixed it for me! Thank you! First thing I will do now is save an image of the root partition
    Just started to use Antegos a few days ago ad was still installing and tweaking stuff.

    Cheers!

    Dell Latitude E6230 with Intel i7, 8GB RAM, 500 GB SSD
    dual boot: Antergos and Debian Stretch both 64bit and running gnome-shell
    surviving in a Windows world with VMware WS and Codeweavers Crossover

  • worked for me too!!

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  • @“lots.0.logs”:279qumcr said:

    I know this may seem obvious but I have to ask…after the kernel update did you reboot your system?

    I sure did and I knew right away something was wrong as firefox started crashing on me and Chromuim/Steam wont even load. I just downgraded all the packages that got updated in the morning.

    Thanks

  • @“lots.0.logs”:i9twulxq said:

    I know this may seem obvious but I have to ask…after the kernel update did you reboot your system?
    Heh, yes I did reboot after the upgrade.

    When I tried to launch synergy and/or chromium I found a very similar stack trace as found in [url:i9twulxq]https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/40658[/url:i9twulxq]. Just several hundred calls to /usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1

    Full disclosure, I only looked at the core from synergy before downgrading libxcursor, but when I did everything launched without issue.

  • @invisus
    It worked for me, thank you very much for the tip

  • Thanks for this tip. Just upgraded and found virtualbox and Libre Office apps would not work. Simple downgrade fixed it.

    For future reference how do we know its safe to apply libxcursor? Each time I run pacman it will try to upgrade it I assume.

  • Ahhhh… Bless you!!

     pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/libxcursor-1.1.14-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz
    

    Above, one line to rule them all in my hour of need!!

    I’ve been rocking Antergos for a couple of months, & I freakin love it! However today was the first time I’ve had to wrestle with the fall-out from running a “bleeding-edge, rolling-release distro”. Ofcourse this had to happen to me when I need to be particularly productive - it’s what we in the UK “Sods Law”.
    Me being me, I over-complicated things, burying myself for an hour plus in some complicated Arch Wiki about Debugging Segmentation Faults, installing this & that, running scripts that didn’t work!
    Why didn’t I just come home to forum.antergos.com & find my salvation!

    Thanx again, truly - I can get back to work!!!

  • Hi,

    @“reefland”:2ek9zfk7 said:

    Thanks for this tip. Just upgraded and found virtualbox and Libre Office apps would not work. Simple downgrade fixed it.

    For future reference how do we know its safe to apply libxcursor? Each time I run pacman it will try to upgrade it I assume.[/quote:2ek9zfk7]

    check the “update advisory” post: [url:2ek9zfk7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1795[/url:2ek9zfk7]
    which tells you how to ignore updates of the package.

    If you are a GUI guy and prefer pacmanxg, find the package and do a right click on the name where you can “add package to ignore list” at the bottom of the entries.

    To figure out if it is safe to update, you can watch the bug report posted here. A higher version number than 1.1.14-2 is a good indicator.

    Cheers!

    Dell Latitude E6230 with Intel i7, 8GB RAM, 500 GB SSD
    dual boot: Antergos and Debian Stretch both 64bit and running gnome-shell
    surviving in a Windows world with VMware WS and Codeweavers Crossover

  • Thanks for this tip

    pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/libxcursor-1.1.14-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz
    

    I am in “antergos” and, then, in arch linux only for a week. I’ve never “play” with arch-linux so I was affraid when after the initial upgrade (and after installing MyPaint, Inkscape and other stuff) I’ve noticed the “segmentation fault” error.
    Some applications working and others not … I was lost in the dark until (after make some “deeps” searches) I 've found this tip.
    Thank-you very much for the aid !!
    **************************************************************************************************************
    At first moment I thought about “libpng” problems, because in a terminal I noticed this error :

    libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile

    then I tried to arrange it ([url:3ocy6w4m]http://trac.wildfiregames.com/ticket/2184[/url:3ocy6w4m] , [url:3ocy6w4m]http://trac.wildfiregames.com/ticket/2184[/url:3ocy6w4m] , [url:3ocy6w4m]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Libpng_errors[/url:3ocy6w4m] ) … but with no success … and then I found you !!!.
    Thank-you, again !!!
    **************************************************************************************************************
    [ I have other problems with some programs [nautilus (I can’t change preferences) and wine (it doesn’t work), for example] but I will try to find the solution. If I can not find them I will ask you in the future, if you don’t mind !! . Thank-you ]

  • @“AlsoStarring”:2q2jmhj7 said:

    Thanks for this tip

    pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/libxcursor-1.1.14-1-x86\_64.pkg.tar.xz
    

    I am in “antergos” and, then, in arch linux only for a week. I’ve never “play” with arch-linux so I was affraid when after the initial upgrade (and after installing MyPaint, Inkscape and other stuff) I’ve noticed the “segmentation fault” error.
    Some applications working and others not … I was lost in the dark until (after make some “deeps” searches) I 've found this tip.
    Thank-you very much for the aid !!
    **************************************************************************************************************
    At first moment I thought about “libpng” problems, because in a terminal I noticed this error :

    libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile

    then I tried to arrange it ([url:2q2jmhj7]http://trac.wildfiregames.com/ticket/2184[/url:2q2jmhj7] , [url:2q2jmhj7]http://trac.wildfiregames.com/ticket/2184[/url:2q2jmhj7] , [url:2q2jmhj7]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Libpng_errors[/url:2q2jmhj7] ) … but with no success … and then I found you !!!.
    Thank-you, again !!!
    **************************************************************************************************************
    [ I have other problems with some programs [nautilus (I can’t change preferences) and wine (it doesn’t work), for example] but I will try to find the solution. If I can not find them I will ask you in the future, if you don’t mind !! . Thank-you ]

    you might have better success using the 32bit Antergos with wine.
    When you are ready to solve your other problems- start a new thread!
    Welcome to Antergos!!

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  • proper solution is available in the update advisory thread:

    [url:2twrp8cp]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1795#p8045[/url:2twrp8cp]

    … just for completeness!

    Cheers!

    Dell Latitude E6230 with Intel i7, 8GB RAM, 500 GB SSD
    dual boot: Antergos and Debian Stretch both 64bit and running gnome-shell
    surviving in a Windows world with VMware WS and Codeweavers Crossover

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