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#1 2016-07-09 14:00:53

slx
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Registered: 2015-02-07
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[SOLVED] Forcing to install networkmanager and bluez on last update

Hi.

After trying to update system by "pacman -Syu", I see that new packages are selected: networkmanager, bluez, wpa_supplicant and few others. This is due making it dependencies of powerdevil - which I have installed. But is it really necessary? Not everybody want to change network configuration and use networkmanager or need bluetooth.

Also I can't uninstall powerdevil by "pacman -R powerdevil". I got this message:

checking dependencies...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: plasma-desktop: removing powerdevil breaks dependency 'powerdevil'

Even that on package page "plasma-desktop" is selected as optional dependency. What is going on?

Last edited by slx (2016-07-12 21:31:16)

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#2 2016-07-09 14:06:13

Scimmia
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Registered: 2012-09-01
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Re: [SOLVED] Forcing to install networkmanager and bluez on last update

It's optional now, it wasn't before. Make sure you're up to date.

Edit: see https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/49978

Last edited by Scimmia (2016-07-09 14:08:02)

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#3 2016-07-09 14:29:53

glavin
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Registered: 2015-07-08
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Re: [SOLVED] Forcing to install networkmanager and bluez on last update

Install the updates first and after that remove powerdevil.  I had monitor blanking issue which was result of powerdevil removal but is sorted now after setting dpms in x.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Di … _DPMS_in_X


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#4 2016-07-10 19:35:08

Soukyuu
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Re: [SOLVED] Forcing to install networkmanager and bluez on last update

Removing powerdevil is a workaround, but a suboptimal one - I can't suspend my PC anymore, it seems.

edit: installed powerdevil-git and edited the PKGBUILD to use non-git version of the dependencies, works so far.

Last edited by Soukyuu (2016-07-10 19:41:31)


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#5 2016-07-12 21:30:49

slx
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Re: [SOLVED] Forcing to install networkmanager and bluez on last update

I ended up by forcing powerdevil removal by

pacman -Rdd powerdevil
pacman -Syu
pacman -Dk

I tag thread solved, as "powerdevil" dependency will not be changed by upstream up to next version, but patch is ready.

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#6 2016-07-18 17:36:08

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Re: [SOLVED] Forcing to install networkmanager and bluez on last update

Isn't the question why powerdevil now needs networkmanager, for example? I note that it is not necessary to USE it. I still use netctl. But I have to install it, it seems, to use Plasma desktop. And I'm just curious whether this is really necessary.


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