Xorg cleanup is coming on Archlinux testing, soon on stable repositories

Okay on my other computer it updated no problem and if i try to remove xorgproto it has a huge amount of dependencies that if i uninstall it i think it’s going to break my system.

I’m going to test this update at the message prompt with the :

pacman -Rdd libdmx libxxf86dga && pacman -Syu
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It works, I did it like that.

This computer is updated and didn’t have an issue updating so I’m questioning whether to remove the xorgproto because i get this warning tab when i try to uninstall it on pamac. On the other computer i reinstalled it after i got past the problem and it was okay but maybe the package isn’t bothering anything once it’s updated. Then i removed it to see and i didn’t get this warning. But this is a totally different computer and has nvidia and is Cinnamon desktop. The other one is xfce.

I think it will cause problems in the future, I rebooted the machine and after that I removed xorgproto without an error message.

It’s strange this computer didn’t have an issue updating with it?

Edit: I tried to remove it and this is what happens.

rick@cinnamon-pc ~]$ sudo pacman -R xorgproto
[sudo] password for rick: 
checking dependencies...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'dmxproto' required by libdmx
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'xproto' required by libice
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'xproto' required by libx11
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'kbproto' required by libx11
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'xproto' required by libxau
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'compositeproto' required by libxcomposite
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'damageproto' required by libxdamage
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'xproto' required by libxdmcp
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'xextproto' required by libxext
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'fixesproto' required by libxfixes
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'xproto' required by libxfont2
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'fontsproto' required by libxfont2
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'inputproto' required by libxi
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'xineramaproto' required by libxinerama
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'randrproto' required by libxrandr
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'renderproto' required by libxrender
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'scrnsaverproto' required by libxss
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'recordproto' required by libxtst
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'inputproto' required by libxtst
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'videoproto' required by libxv
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'xf86dgaproto' required by libxxf86dga
:: removing xorgproto breaks dependency 'xf86vidmodeproto' required by libxxf86vm
[rick@cinnamon-pc ~]$ 

Should i try the command that was put out?

I got that also in the first instance, but after rebooting it was just removed without issue. I used -Rdd btw.

Okay i ran the command and it removed two other packages first. But if i try to remove xorproto i get the same.

Did you reboot after the update was done?

As i say this computer was already updated with no issue. So i just used -Rdd and it removed xorgproto.
Thanks! :grinning:

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Same here, it works!!!

It works…

I did the line from the Arch pages and it went well.
And I still have xorgproto installed…

Reboot. After this: sudo pacman -Rcs $(pacman -Qdqt) :man_cook:

Yep but take care the xorgproto is on fixing big cleaning…Arch told be safe to remove xorgproto. Better wait that’s is done to reinstall it.

Maybe, maybe not! If a package need it, it won’t be removed.

Just enter in a terminal: sudo pacman -Rcs $(pacman -Qdqt)

And you’ll see!

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Use -Rdd xorgproto

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I ended up removing xorgproto…hope it doesn’t cause me problems but Arch said to remove it after so i did. It was complaining about dependencies so i used pacman -Rdd xorgproto as root. As per @Bryanpwo

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Vostok is little cold, I’m closed to Baïkonour :artificial_satellite:

Most definitely works.

The only odd thing, which probably had nothing to do with this, is that when I rebooted afterwards, I got a warning from Cinnamon that i was running on software rendering, for some reason. I logged out, checked that I had not chosen the software rendering option in LightDM, and it never came back after logging back in.

Now it’s just the latest Spotify AUR update that is broken… but that should be fixed eventually.