[Solved] Today's Updates Caused Plasmashell Crashes

[Solved] Today's Updates Caused Plasmashell Crashes

Postby yankee495 » Dec 7th, '19, 06:33

I have looked for a way to downgrade all packages install today, but can't figure it out. So far I've been doing them manually and still getting crashes.

After doing the updates I immediately noticed Plasma crashed and continued to crash every few minutes. I use gdb to trace it but it never happened while debugging.

Is there an easy way to remove all of the updates? I need to go back to 10 AM this morning.
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Re: Today's Updates Caused Plasmashell Crashes

Postby kensan » Dec 7th, '19, 11:33

Me too, I update the packages yesterday and in the same session plasma crashed. I have reboot a few times and at the end plasma crashed and restarted. Now, today, plasma crashed and restarted after boot and now is alive.

The issue is the last mageia update (yesterday).

Edit: plasma goes down every ten minutes.
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Re: Today's Updates Caused Plasmashell Crashes

Postby yankee495 » Dec 7th, '19, 12:19

Right. I've tried a lot of things. If you add a widget you can't get rid of it. It crashes when you try to remove it.
I had to remove them from the file at /home/username/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc
It's a text file and an applet will have a containment number and a applet number.

It'll look like this if you have one you want to remove. Just delete that text and save it. It crashes every time you try to remove an applet.

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[Containments][76][Applets][78]
immutability=1
plugin=org.kde.plasma.analogclock


I've tried forcing reinstall of all updated packages and nothing fixes it. One package says it can't be rolled back, it's been made obsolete.
I don't remember which one that was, but I think it was related to the problem and it crashed and I couldn't get back to it. I've worked on it quite a bit and haven't found an easy fix, like a package or two that fixes it and no easy way to go back to what we had. I'll post a fix if I find it.

I'm going to find a way to back it up and roll it back . I read jiml said he posted one
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Re: Today's Updates Caused Plasmashell Crashes

Postby doktor5000 » Dec 7th, '19, 16:26

Well, you could basically filter output of
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rpm -qa --last
for the date where you installed the updates, grab the package names and pass them all to
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urpmi --downgrade


If you used dnf to install the updates, it would be pretty easy to undo the whole transaction via
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dnf history undo <ID>
but the normal urpmi transactions are not known to dnf.
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Re: Today's Updates Caused Plasmashell Crashes

Postby kensan » Dec 7th, '19, 17:40

doktor5000 wrote:
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rpm -qa --last



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symlinks-1.4-9.mga7.x86_64                    sab 13 apr 2019, 00:18:59

It is the last, indeed my last system update is 06/12/2019
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Re: Today's Updates Caused Plasmashell Crashes

Postby yankee495 » Dec 7th, '19, 17:44

Thanks Dok, but I already screwed it up, then got it back where it was, and now there are new updates.
I'm pretty sure these fixed it because I can remove widgets again. Kensan will probably verify that these make his stable too.
So far, so good.

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plasma-workspace-5.15.4-1.1.mga7.x86_64
lib64plasma-geolocation-interface5-5.15.4-1.1.mga7.x86_64
lib64kworkspace5-5.15.4-1.1.mga7.x86_64
lib64weather_ion7-5.15.4-1.1.mga7.x86_64
lib64taskmanager6-5.15.4-1.1.mga7.x86_64
lib64colorcorrect5-5.15.4-1.1.mga7.x86_64
plasma-workspace-5.15.4-1.1.mga7.x86_64
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Re: Today's Updates Caused Plasmashell Crashes

Postby kensan » Dec 7th, '19, 17:48

TX Yankee. Installed. Must I reboot?

Edit: After reboot plasma don't crash, I hope for the future.
Edit2: after 1 hour plasma is stable.
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