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Old 09-28-2004, 04:20 PM   #1
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a broken package, cannot RE-fetch?!

ok, here it goes...

I updated my system some time a codecs package, fetched it, and was unable to install:

checking package integrity...
error: archive codecs-20040916-1.pkg.tar.gz is corrupted

well, I thought it's ok, let's just clean the thing and get it all over again to see if it works. a stupid idea..after I did a cleaning for the package and tried re-getting it, I simply got the same thing again. there's no such package on my HD anymore, and I've cleaned the package database with pacman -Sc a few times, so my sense says pacman should get the package from an ftp-site and install it. no? no - it just tries to tell me the package is on my HD (it isn't) and that it's corrupted and cannot be installed. now what am I gonna do? I need those codecs since some of the videos I've recorded with my friend of us doing some mad tricks are coded so I cannot view them right now :/ (the cam is my friends' and he's got an XP so the videos are wmv and so on..)

well, how would I basically make the annoying package go away and get it again? ideas? and where exactly do the packages reside on my HD after I've fetched them...can't seem to locate them...
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Packages are in /var/cache/pacman/pkg, delete it and retype command.
Change mirror too.

Last edited by Enrico81; 09-28-2004 at 06:21 PM.
Old 09-29-2004, 10:23 AM   #3
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geeze I think it works..I'll see in a second when my package is fetched thanks. just wondering why doing a

locate pkg.tar.gz

didn't give me that dir/those files? huh? and I updated the database manually just a few minutes before reading this to make it surely sure I don't have any "out-of-date" database...

well, thanks a lot for pointing the dir. I guess I just missed that since I tried finding some clue of it from pacman's manpage...didn't hit it. perhaps it was there but I just didn't saw... :P

(feeling stupid..hehe)


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