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Old 10-05-2011, 08:57 AM   #1
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Can not access my usb files in arch linux


Hi every one!!!

i have a problem...i can not access my files in usb on arch linux...

i freshly installed arch linux and i want to install my downloaded packages which were previously download by pacman.. i dont want to download them again so i copied every thing from

/var/cache/pacman/pkg into my usb folder name packages(dir in my usb).

well i succeeded mounting my usb, but when i changed my dir to my packages folder in my usb

# cd packages

it gives my error:
-bash: cd: Packages: No such file or directory...

any help on this ???


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Old 10-05-2011, 09:22 AM   #2
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Do you have the case correct? Linux file systems are case sensitive, so Packages, packages and PACKAGES would refer to three different directories. Apart from that, are you in the directory where you mounted the USB stick? If not, then change to the correct directory first (or give the full path to the directory you want to get to). You can use the command "pwd" to see which directory you're in and can use "ls" to see the files/directories in the current directory (if you don't give any options).
 
Old 10-05-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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-bash: cd: Packages: No such file or directory...
Are you sure Packages is with kapital "P"?
Please post the output from
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on the mounted usb

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Old 10-06-2011, 12:27 AM   #4
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Sorry for late reply..

never mind i rebooted my vbox ang again mounted mu usb disk and it worked...

again i want to ask how to install these packages ??

should i have to use "make" to compile them???


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Old 10-06-2011, 02:24 AM   #5
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should i have to use "make" to compile them???
Depends what you want to install.
Take a look at:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman

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Old 10-06-2011, 09:17 AM   #6
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i have packages downloaded from previously installed arch linux.
"pacman -S xyz"

i copied every package from /var/cache/pacman/pkg, and these files are ".pkg.tar.xz" format

when i use "pacman -U /mnt/usb/Packages/pkg/xyx.pkg.tar.xz" , it gives me error

"/mnt/usb/Packages/pkg/xyx.pkg.tar.xz can not open package file...

what should i do?? am i doing something wrong ??

Last edited by siddiqui_1985; 10-06-2011 at 09:23 AM.
 
Old 10-06-2011, 09:25 AM   #7
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please post the output from
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ls -l /mnt/usb/Packages/pkg/
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:38 AM   #8
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Here is the output
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File Type: png Screenshot.png (33.9 KB, 7 views)
 
Old 10-06-2011, 09:44 AM   #9
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Do you have the correct permissions on
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/mnt/usb/Packages/pkg/
Can you copy the file from usb to your drive?

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Old 10-06-2011, 09:47 AM   #10
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oh yes i did copy them in actual folder in /var/cache/pacman/pkg folder and it does copy all files in there (sorry for my english)
 
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Can you install from
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/var/cache/pacman/pkg
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:15 PM   #12
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no i dont

when i try to install

pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/gnome-desktop-3.0.2-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz

error: ' /var/cache/pacman/pkg/gnome-desktop-3.0.2-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz' : cannot open Package file
 
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