Pacman update breaks Kalu dependencies

Today the new pacman update and the new Yay update hit the repo, it, however, breaks the dependency of Kalu.

Our advice is to uninstall Kalu and perform the pacman and YAy update. For now, use the terminal commands (pacman or Yay) for checking updates. We are working on another update-notifier.


Known issue. Reported it yesterday to kalu developer.

I’m going to update pamac-aur-git to support pacman 5.2, if you want to have another tool until EndeavourOS one is ready.


Thank you for the offer, but I believe ours is as good as finished, just need the green light from @manuel. He’s the one who created it.

I’m the maintainer of pamac-aur-git. So, it is better to propose a version which is working with last pacman, I think :slight_smile:

And I’ll test @manuel tool too asap :slight_smile:

I agree, that’s why I’m waiting for the confirmation of the two big men in this case (You and Manuel)

I’m also testing it right now.

It will be hard for me to test it today. I have to this afternoon :frowning:

Anyway, pamac-aur-git with pacman 5.2 support is online.

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There’s no hurry, know Joe and Manuel are running it for quite some time now and from what I can see until right now it seems to be working. But just need a some more hours and updates before we release it to everyone.

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The package is called eos-update-notifier. It is already in the repos, so you may install it like any other package. A reboot is recommended after installing it.

It is a systemd service for the current user, and to see it is running, give a command

    systemctl --user status eos-update-notifier.timer

It checks for updates soon after login. Afterwards it checks for updates after every two hours.

In addition, it also checks if there are any Arch news that may affect your machine, i.e. are related to the software you have currently installed in the machine. Note that this feature is usually able to show the relevant news, but sometimes it doesn’t. The reason is in the simple ad hoc method how the news are checked. So, to be on the safe side, it is still a good idea to check the Arch news ( with a browser at times.

DISCLAIMER: this piece of software is already tested but still quite new, so there may be issues. If you find a problem, please report it in the Bug reports area.


Well, I saw it is a big package… 0.02 Mb! :slight_smile:

I will test it the hard way… Switching to testing an EndeavourOS in a VM… It will hurt, or not :rofl:

For now, I got a window related to base upgrade on Archlinux. This is better than nothing :slight_smile:

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Just tried it - works great. Updated with no problems. Many thanks for the heads up on the two hour update check.


Is it okay to use pamac-aur-git with the new eos-update-notifier?

If you use pamac, eos update notifier isn’t necessary.

Unable to install yay as it says signature from “EndeavourOS” is unknown trust. Managed to update everything except yay.
Edit: Now I’m getting errors with signature trying to install eos-update-notifier.

Try installing again endeavouros-keyring?!

By the way, what about removing kalu from ISO image and profiles ?

I reinstalled all keys once already just to get this far. Should i try again? I did remove kalu and pamac first.

Ouch… Maybe try resetting the keys?

How do i open a folder as root with thunar in xfce so i can delete gnupg?

I have reset the keys and i still get the endeavouros signature problem and it won’t install yay.

Could you show the exact error message?

EDIT: does command (replace “key name” with e.g. EndeavourOS)

sudo pacman-key --lsign-key  "key name"


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I have tried everything and it refuses to install.

[rick@endeavour-os ~]$ sudo pacman -S yay
[sudo] password for rick: 
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (1) yay-9.4.2-1

Total Download Size:   1.99 MiB
Total Installed Size:  6.32 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
:: Retrieving packages...
 yay-9.4.2-1-x86_64   2037.4 KiB  9.04 MiB/s 00:00 [----------------------] 100%
(1/1) checking keys in keyring                     [----------------------] 100%
(1/1) checking package integrity                   [----------------------] 100%
error: yay: signature from "EndeavourOS <>" is unknown trust
:: File /var/cache/pacman/pkg/yay-9.4.2-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz is corrupted (invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature)).
Do you want to delete it? [Y/n] y
error: failed to commit transaction (invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature))
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.
[rick@endeavour-os ~]$