Hello all, I realised I had been making a mistake when following the "whonix 12 to 13" guide. I deleted my post so that I could probe some other issues before returning with a revised and updated reply. However I found my other issues to be resolved.
The meta packages problem is resolved. However each boot up the sys-firewall NetworkManager issue returns. Hoping this is not a risk to security or function. Everything else at this time seems in order -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/d7955f14-f5e6-4c80-9383-8e8b59fffc1e%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.