Today, I upgraded to Gnome 3.28 as the last thing I did at work before heading home. I think this is the first time I got into upgrade problems, after several years of running from the Gnome Testing repository in Arch Linux.
- I could not start Vim, Emacs, Atom or other programs as they failed with trying to use undefined symbols in Libc. For some reason I had some Glib packages installed from AUR, maybe because I tried installing Gtk-Webkit from there. This may have gotten me into this. Installing the corresponding Glib2 packages from the main repositories replaced these.
- I could not log into Gnome.
journal -xepointed in the directions of Wayland, Glibc or Gdk-Pixbuf. In the Arch forums i found a solved issue where it helped to update the Pixbuf cache:
After that, everything worked as expected (after
loginctl and especially
loginctl show-session SESSION_ID -p Type can
tell if you run on X or Wayland).
And: Yes, I have disabled the Gnome Testing repository and downgraded the
packages that were newer in Testing (using
yaourt -Su --downgrade), as I am
no longer interested in this kind ow trouble at work. I also cleaned out some
unused AUR packages. (Hint: Listing packages from AUR can be done with