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Old 03-18-2004, 12:46 PM   #1
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pacman not working correctly!

Hey guys,

I just made the venture into Arch Linux, but I am having an issue getting all my packages from Pacman. I installed the base packages and LILO booted fine, but after I load my network card modules and dhcpcd eth0, I can ping or something like that, but pacman refuses to work!

I ran 'pacman --refresh' and then did 'pacman -S enlightenment' and it told me to refresh it again.

It says that it can't load/read the [extra] section, and tells me to do the --refresh command. Doesn't seem to work, however. I am not very skilled in vim so I couldn't figure out how to save my work in vim after trying to comment out the entire [extra] block. I would use nano but I need to get it through pacman and that doesn't work!

Any help to get pacman working for me is greatly appreciated! Thanks!!

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to remove a letter while in vim press the "x" while over the letter
to save changes to the edited file press ESC then type :wq!
Old 03-26-2004, 05:32 AM   #3
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A read of 'man pacman' would help you. The command to update the local package information is:

pacman -Sy
pacman --sync --refresh

To upgarde/get a package, pacman -S <pkgname> is right.
Also useful is the following command that will refresh the local package info and upgrade all install packages..

Pacman -Syu


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