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Old 03-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #1
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Question error: failed to commit transaction(confliction files)

Hi to all
I am using archlinux and when i am tring to upgrade my system i
have the follow error

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting file)
filesystem: /etc/mtab exists in filesystem
initscripts: /etc/profile.d/ exists in filesystem
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

so i tried this command:
pacman -Syuf

when i use this command everything is ok.
But when i restart my system i cant boot to my
system anymore

Help me
Old 03-07-2012, 04:31 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2009
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I had the same issue and did the same as you. I could not figure out how to correct the issue. You could try

pacman -S linux
This may force it through a check & upgrade.

Howvever I ended up reinstalling and when I got the error again I did the following.

pacman -Sf filesystem

rm /etc/mtab /etc/profile.d/

pacman -Syu


There is a glitch in the Kernel prior to the current version 3.2.8-1 which is on the install iso that is causing it. The above code did the trick and I was able to continue my system build.


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