For a while now whenever I do updates there are monkeys in the output during the “Processing package changes” phase. It looks like this:
There doesn’t seem to be an obvious pattern of when they appear. There is a 100% chance that this is caused by something I did but I am not sure what. I tried searching
/etc for “monkey” and I did not return any results.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
P.S. Sorry about the screenshot. I went to get a copy of the text but apparently my terminal buffer isn’t large enough.
Thanks for reminding me. You’ll know what I mean when you see my new thread.
And I thought Windows was bad. At least Clippy wasn’t a monkey.
I hate monkeys.
Possibly a hook? (check
Looks to be related to packages likely to need a reboot?
there are monkeys
Yes, no monkey that I could find there either.
I don’t think so. I don’t use that.
Anything obvious from
sudo pacman -Qkk | grep -v "0 altered" ?
Nothing relevant or that wouldn’t be normal to be modified.
On a positive note, I learned a new pacman command
Sooooo… have you recompiled
pacman or something?
I’m running out of ideas…
something related to this post of yours ? ↓
Finally got my main workstation back on Arch
I see no monkeys in my computer…
By far that’s funniest thread!
I’m out of ideas too, not sure what it could be except hooks…
Seems to early for any hook to be involved.
Perhaps something to do with
zstd when decompressing or something the
install script of the packages triggers?
In the screenshot the “monkey” output seems to coincide with
systemd package processing. Do you see the same when re-installing any of those?
Is there some peculiar setting in your /etc/pacman.conf?
There are some settings than modify the display of progress of updates, though I don’t know about a setting that could display monkeys…
If you’re getting desperate I would probably do a
monkey starting at root. I doubt it’s common enough of a word in a *nix environment to have to parse a lot of false positives…
@manuel I just downloaded the source code of pacman and did a
grep -r monkey on it. The word monkey appears in all of pacman’s source code and documentation exactly zero times.
This is the strangest thing ever
On that note, if I were a betting man, starting a recursive grep at
/etc would probably be what I’d go for to start IMO.