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Old 11-23-2005, 11:07 PM   #1
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How to prevent Arch from downloading packages again? Sysupgrade

I just tried sysupgrade and after it downloaded all the packages, it gave an error. So I fixed a small problem and ran the command again.

It appears that Arch wants to download all those packages again!!! Now how do I force it to use the cached package files in the local filesystem?

I saw the man pages, but there seems to be no way to do it!
Old 11-24-2005, 02:43 AM   #2
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manually install the packages from cache, or configure a new reposity that resides on your local disk

did you check out pacman --help (or something alike) ? if it has any ideas...
Old 11-24-2005, 03:04 AM   #3
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hi there,
afaik arch uses automatic the cache - i.e. default.
how did you call the "sysupgrade"?
I use the following:
pacman -Syu
if, after the download you get errors, you can call
pacman -Su
and it will get the files from your cache dir.
did i miss something?
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Slackie has got it, if you run another pacman -Syu it'll update it's DB from the servers and the requires downloading and it'll come up with the same list but if you press Y here it'll install them from the disk. Try pacman -Su to avoid at least one of those steps although in the long run it won't make much of a difference.
Old 11-24-2005, 05:18 AM   #5
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Yes, it was solved, but now I cannot boot Arch anymore. Thanks for the help here! Refer the other thread here if you can help with that one!


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