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Old 03-27-2015, 10:47 AM   #1
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How i fix problem package databases in the distribution Arch 2015


After the completion installation of the distribution Arch evolutionlinux When I try to activate the Enable AUR work through the following steps

/etc/pacman.conf

[archlinuxfr]
SigLevel = Never
Server = http://repo.archlinux.fr/$arch

sudo pacman-db-upgrade
sudo pacman -Sy yaourt

Code:
[gsm@sonia ~]$ sudo pacman-db-upgrade[sudo] password for sonia: 
[gsm@sonia ~]$ sudo pacman -Sy yaourt
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 archlinuxfr is up to date
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/core.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/extra.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/community.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/multilib.db: Unrecognized archive format
resolving dependencies...
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/core.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/extra.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/community.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/multilib.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/core.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/extra.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/community.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/multilib.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/core.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/extra.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/community.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/multilib.db: Unrecognized archive format
warning: cannot resolve "yajl>=2.0", a dependency of "package-query"
warning: cannot resolve "package-query>=1.4", a dependency of "yaourt"
:: The following package cannot be upgraded due to unresolvable dependencies:
      yaourt


:: Do you want to skip the above package for this upgrade? [y/N] n
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: package-query: requires yajl>=2.0
:: yaourt: requires package-query>=1.4
[gsm@sonia ~]$
 
Old 03-28-2015, 05:33 AM   #2
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Yeah, isn't Yaourt rubbish?
:P

As the error message states, you need package-query before you can use the Yaourt repository.

Download the tarball from here:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/package-query/

Then extract it using:
Code:
tar xf package-query.tar.gz
Then `cd` into the directory & build the package manually:
Code:
cd package-query
makepkg -ics
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...lling_packages
You really should consider building all AUR packages this way rather than using the buggy piece of crap that is Yaourt; you can use Cower instead (written by one of the Arch developers) to keep your AUR packages updated.
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/cower/

Also, never use `-Sy` without also upgrading your system (check the News Page first!):
Code:
# pacman -Syu
# yaourt -Syu
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...re_unsupported

Finally, as you have used the evo/lution installer you will have no idea about how your system is set up -- this defeats the entire purpose of Arch and makes it almost impossible to troubleshoot your system when things go wrong.

Please do not post support questions on the Arch forums unless you have installed Arch properly (see my signature).
 
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:28 AM   #3
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Head_on_a_Stick,

I have just started using Arch, so thanks for the advice about Yaourt.

I will definitely avoid using it.

I will use the safer package-build route.
 
  


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