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#1 2005-06-03 15:33:13

Sader
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Registered: 2005-03-31
Posts: 42

Pacman Error: Not able to search/install/packages....

HI!

I've just updated pacman database at home through diaup. I also broght some fresh packages from workplace(yep I've got arch installed there !) in order to install them at home....

but is is quite a strange pacman behaviour...:

[root@homeland ~]# pacman -S gnumeric
error: /var/lib/pacman/extra/apolos-0.1.9rc1-1/desc: No such file or directory
error: /var/lib/pacman/extra/apolos-0.1.9rc1-1/desc: No such file or directory
gnumeric: not found in sync db

every package I'm trying to search or install it report the same error(in reg to apolos missing desc file) & package is not found on database...

Anyone faced this stuff before ?

Thanks,
Sader

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#2 2005-06-03 15:43:05

phrakture
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From: behind you
Registered: 2003-10-29
Posts: 7,879
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Re: Pacman Error: Not able to search/install/packages....

try :

pacman -Rd apolos
rm -r /var/lib/pacman/extra/apolos-0.1.9rc1-1
pacman -S apolos

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#3 2005-06-04 17:54:47

Sader
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Registered: 2005-03-31
Posts: 42

Re: Pacman Error: Not able to search/install/packages....

Strange things happen...looks like I do not have rest part of packages in "extra"

[evgeny@homeland ~]$ ls /var/lib/pacman/extra/
3ddesktop-0.2.8-1   acct-6.3.2-1          alsaplayer-0.99.76-3
a2ps-4.13b-2        achessclock-0.9.2b-2  amarok-1.2.3-2
a2ps-lprng-4.13b-4  adns-1.0-3            amarok-mysqlfree-1.2.3-3
a52dec-0.7.4-1      adonthell-0.3.3-1     amule-2.0.1-1
aalib-1.4rc5-1      adzapper-20040104-1   anjuta-1.2.2-1
abcde-2.2.0-1       aewm++-1.0.28-1       apache-ant-1.6.4-1
abcm2ps-3.7.21-1    aide-0.10-1           apg-2.2.3-1
abook-0.5.3-1       allegro-4.1.18-1      apollon-1.0.2.1-1
abuse-0.7.0-3       alltraxclock2-0.2-1   apolos-0.1.9rc1-1

Actually I do not remember myself deleting these. Is there a way to restore that, apart from me going to my work place & copying all from there. Will this be a right decision/way out ?

Thanks for help..

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#4 2005-06-04 18:03:50

i3839
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Registered: 2004-02-04
Posts: 1,185

Re: Pacman Error: Not able to search/install/packages....

Tried pacman -Sy yet? Can also try out another mirror if that doesn't fix it, and check your log for errors, who knows.

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#5 2005-06-04 19:16:26

T-Dawg
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From: Wilmington, NC
Registered: 2005-01-29
Posts: 2,734

Re: Pacman Error: Not able to search/install/packages....

You should be able to restore extra by renaming it in /var/lib/pacman/ or at least move it out of the way then run pacman -Sy <pkgname>. If that doesn't work, its probably your mirror.

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