• Unable to update system, pacman unable to resolve "deepin-wm-switcher"


    first time posting here. A few days ago I installed Antergos with Deepin as the DE. Now some updates roll in, also for Deepin. I’m installing them no problem - but I’m already asked if I want to replace deepin-wm-switcher with startdde. If I say yes or no - the result is the same. That package cannot be updated, but the DE worked. Then, some more minor updates roll in.

    No matter if I use the graphical Package Manager or pacman on the command line, I’m met with an error message stating that removing “deepin-wm-switcher” would break its dependency of “deepin-wm-switcher”. So the cat is kinda biting in its tail here.

    Since then Deepin is not working and I have switched to GNOME for the moment.

    Anybody had the same issue, and if so, what have you done to resolve it?

  • @systm-mstr Hello, Yes, I do have a similar problem.
    I wanted to re-install Antergos with Deepin, but cnchi stop working with an error related to metalinks while being in the user profile form panel. I have the following error message appearing in the cnchi.log file:

    2018-05-23 16:06:50 [ERROR] metalink.py(132) create(): Can't resolve these dependencies: deepin-wm-switcher 
    2018-05-23 16:06:50 [ERROR] download.py(150) create_metalinks_list(): Error creating metalink for package antergos-deepin-meta. Installation will stop
    2018-05-23 16:06:50 [ERROR] download.py(182) create_metalinks_list(): Can't create download set. An exception of type InstallError occured. Arguments:
    ('Error creating metalink for package antergos-deepin-meta. Installation will stop',)
    2018-05-23 16:06:50 [ERROR] process.py(130) run(): 'Cannot create download package list (metalinks).'
    2018-05-23 16:06:50 [ERROR] process.py(135) run(): Traceback (most recent call last):
    2018-05-23 16:06:50 [ERROR] process.py(135) run():   File "/usr/share/cnchi/src/installation/process.py", line 92, in run
    2018-05-23 16:06:50 [ERROR] process.py(135) run():   File "/usr/share/cnchi/src/installation/process.py", line 82, in create_metalinks_list
        raise misc.InstallError(txt)
    2018-05-23 16:06:50 [ERROR] process.py(135) run(): misc.extra.InstallError: 'Cannot create download package list (metalinks).'
  • The cause of this issue is the antergos-deepin-meta package, it includes deepin-wm-switcher but this is not longer aviable at Archlinux Repositories, it is replaced by startdde as you can see at its PKGBUILD:

    I will report this as a BUG on Github.


  • @joekamprad said in Unable to update system, pacman unable to resolve "deepin-wm-switcher":


    tempoary you can remove the meta package for deepin and do the update:

    sudo pacman -R antergos-deepin-meta

  • @joekamprad Many thanx for your support :)

  • @limse you are welcome!

  • https://build.antergos.com/package/antergos-deepin-meta
    New version is on the build queue and will be up soon!

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