Package Details: zfs-dkms 0.8.4-1

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Package Base: zfs-dkms
Description: Kernel modules for the Zettabyte File System.
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Licenses: CDDL
Conflicts: spl-dkms
Provides: SPL-MODULE=0.8.4, ZFS-MODULE=0.8.4, spl-dkms, zfs
Replaces: spl-dkms
Submitter: isiachi
Maintainer: eschwartz
Last Packager: eschwartz
Votes: 94
Popularity: 2.47
First Submitted: 2015-08-31 12:01
Last Updated: 2020-05-21 14:56

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eschwartz commented on 2020-03-22 16:01


Doesn't appear to build, at least on my system.

==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
zfs-0.8.3.tar.gz ... FAILED (unknown public key 6AD860EED4598027)
==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!


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jjb2016 commented on 2020-05-24 07:51

You can just remove the zfs-dkms and zfs-utils packages, and then reinstall them ...

pacman -R zfs-dkms zfs-utils
And then ...
yay -S zfs-dkms
Reboot after that. zfs-utils will be automatically installed as a dependency. This has always worked for me when I've needed to do it. The only thing to note is that the /etc/zfs/zed.d/zed.rc file will be replaced with a new default file, so if you've made any changes in there for the zed service (for example for email notifications) then you will have to edit that file again, or restore it from a backup.

Marius_Elvenwood commented on 2020-05-24 01:01

@FrederickZh that seems to have worked, thanks! Ran install, restarted and ran zpool status to ensure the pool was still available.
The full command I used was # pacman -U ~/.cache/yay/zfs-dkms/zfs-dkms-0.8.4-1-any.pkg.tar.xz ~/.cache/yay/zfs-utils/zfs-utils-0.8.4-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

FrederickZh commented on 2020-05-24 00:22

As I mentioned you need to upgrade both packages in a single transaction (which is also what the error messages were talking about). Build them first, then [yay|pacman] -U them.

Marius_Elvenwood commented on 2020-05-24 00:17

@fryfrog Thanks for your suggestion, unfortunately it had the same result.
@FrederickZh I navigated to ~/.cache/yay/zfs-dkms/ and ran makepkg --install, since yay had already created it.

resolving dependencies...
warning: cannot resolve "zfs-utils=0.8.4", a dependency of "zfs-dkms"
:: The following package cannot be upgraded due to unresolvable dependencies:

:: Do you want to skip the above package for this upgrade? [y/N] N
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: unable to satisfy dependency 'zfs-utils=0.8.4' required by zfs-dkms

FrederickZh commented on 2020-05-23 23:24

No, you have to manually makepkg them since yay by default builds and installs AUR packages one by one instead of building them all then starting a combined installation transaction. Not sure whether this behaviour can be changed or not. Tried yay --combinedupgrade --save but apparently this only changes the 'AUR questions after official repo' behaviour.

fryfrog commented on 2020-05-23 22:37

Can't you just yay -S zfs-dkms zfs-utils?

Marius_Elvenwood commented on 2020-05-23 22:34

Hi all, longtime Arch user but new to the community. I'm trying to upgrade zfs-dkms (0.8.3-3) and zfs-utils (0.8.3-1) using yay, I'm getting the following error

zfs-utils=0.8.4 not satisfied, flushing install queue
[sudo] password for oscar: 
loading packages...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing zfs-utils (0.8.4-1) breaks dependency 'zfs-utils=0.8.3' required by zfs-dkms

How can I resolve this issue and how can I upgrade to the latest version?

sfranchi commented on 2020-05-11 18:06

Same result when running as root, same uninformative make.log


there is an additional line in the output to console that may help:

make -j2 KERNELRELEASE=5.4.39-1-lts -C module/...(bad exist status:2)

Or maybe not

eschwartz commented on 2020-05-11 17:59

Try rerunning dkms install zfs/0.8.3 -k 5.4.39-1-lts as root to get the full error log.

sfranchi commented on 2020-05-11 17:54

I cannot install version 0.8.3 on a system running the 5.4.39-1-lts kernel (latest lts kernel as of today).

The initial build process concludes successfully (but see below), then dkms fails with this message:

==> dkms install zfs/0.8.3 -k 5.4.39-1-lts
configure: error: 
        *** Unable to build an empty module.

Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.4.39-1-lts (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/zfs/0.8.3/build/make.log for more information.

The log is not very helpful:

DKMS make.log for zfs-0.8.3 for kernel 5.4.39-1-lts (x86_64)
Mon 11 May 2020 12:45:19 PM CDT
make: Entering directory '/var/lib/dkms/zfs/0.8.3/build/module'
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
make: Leaving directory '/var/lib/dkms/zfs/0.8.3/build/module'
/var/lib/dkms/zfs/0.8.3/build/make.log (END)

Perhaps something went wrong earlier in the build process?