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#1 2011-12-23 12:42:35

JazzPotato
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Registered: 2011-10-22
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Failed to update core (no address record)

Hi forum,
I am doing a new installation of arch on my new pc, so i followed the guide on the wiki and all seemed well, so i rebooted and got ready to install my gui, ran pacman -Syy and i get a bunch of errors that look like this:

::Synchronising package databases...
error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from mirrors.kernel.org : No address record
error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' (repeats with all my other mirrors) : No address record
error: failed to update core (No address record)
error: failed retrieving file 'extra.db' from mirrors.kernel.org : No address record
error: failed retrieving file 'extra.db' (repeats with all my other mirrors : No address record
error: failed to update extra (No address rcord)
error: failed retrieving file 'community.db' from mirrors.kernel.org : No address record
error: blah blah blah all my other mirrors : No address record
error: failed to update community (Guess what? No address record)
error: Failed to synchronise any databases :-(

What have i done wrong? I do have a history of not doing things right and as a consequence have triggered the "bailing out, your on your own, good luck" error multiple times. I suspect i have not configured network properly, im on eth0 like everyone else.
Any help is greatly appreciated, i am anxious to see the sexy-looking kde4 desktop again!

Last edited by JazzPotato (2011-12-24 07:37:30)


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#2 2011-12-23 14:20:20

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Re: Failed to update core (no address record)

Your network connection is down

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#3 2011-12-23 14:39:23

JazzPotato
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Re: Failed to update core (no address record)

My network connection isnt down, im using it now :-)
It's important to note this is a brand new intallsation of Arch. I was just about to start installing gui when i discovered this.
dhcpcd eth0 command times out. Everything in the networking bit of my /etc/rc.conf looks like this:

HOSTNAME="glcheetham-pc"
interface=eth0
address=
netmask=
gateway=
NETWORK_PERSIST="no"
NETWORKS=(main)

And my /etc/hosts looks like this:

127.0.0.1   localhost.localdomain          localhost myhost glcheetham-pc
::1              localhost.localdomain          localhost

This is a pain to fix!!!


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#4 2011-12-23 15:00:39

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Re: Failed to update core (no address record)

Ha, I've seen that a couple of times and I just reinstalled since I am too lazy to bother figuring out what it was.

Pull a new mirrorlist and uncomment a load of them in countries near you and run rankmirrors.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mi … al_mirrors
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mi … t_by_speed

remember to -Syy after.
Worth a shot I think.

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#5 2011-12-23 15:39:57

JazzPotato
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Re: Failed to update core (no address record)

When i do
wget -O /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist https://www.archlinux.org/mirrorlist/all/
I get

Resolving www.archlinux.org... failed: Name or service not known.
wget: Unable to resolve host address 'www.archlinux.org'

I am sure that the problem lies in some conf file i didnt edit correctly. oh well. I think a re-install is on the cards.


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#6 2011-12-23 16:16:13

Psykorgasm
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Re: Failed to update core (no address record)

Hmm.
Do you have a flash drive or anything?
You could always grab netcfg package, install that and try get the net up with that.

www.archlinux.org/packages/core/any/netcfg/download/
and
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/ifplugd/download/
or
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/ifplugd/download/

Other then that I have no other ideas, re-install is never the best option really, fight it!

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#7 2011-12-23 16:30:31

ManasKumar
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From: Pune, India
Registered: 2011-12-16
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Re: Failed to update core (no address record)

Try this

# ping -c 4 google.com
# ping -c 4 archlinux.com
# ping -c 4 74.125.19.147

If only third command works fine then you have DNS issues. Try installing netcfg and try using public dns servers like 8.8.8.8 or 208.67.222.222


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#8 2011-12-24 06:15:56

JazzPotato
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Re: Failed to update core (no address record)

I have no gui yet, i have just finished the arch installer. I have never had network access, that is why I think i have not configured something properly.
I get 100% packet loss on the third command yikes, but when pinging google or arch.com i get back the packets that I sent! yikes
How strange!


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#9 2011-12-24 06:17:52

JazzPotato
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Re: Failed to update core (no address record)

However, when i do -Syy, it works now. I have no idea what i did, but when i was tring to fix it, something worked :-)
Thanks for all your help.
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#10 2011-12-24 07:39:10

JazzPotato
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Re: Failed to update core (no address record)

The problem has appeared again, i have downloaded kde and put kdm in my daemons, need to install nvidia but it happens again!
Failed retreiving file from mirrors.kernel.org no address record. Grrrr!


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#11 2011-12-24 09:48:10

ManasKumar
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Registered: 2011-12-16
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Re: Failed to update core (no address record)

May be kernel.org mirror is broken, comment it your mirrorlist file and try using others. Some of them are

Server = http://mirror6.bjtu.edu.cn/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = ftp://mirror.lzu.edu.cn/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = http://mirror.lzu.edu.cn/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = ftp://mirrors.stuhome.net/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = http://mirrors.stuhome.net/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = ftp://mirror.cse.iitk.ac.in/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = http://mirror.cse.iitk.ac.in/archlinux/$repo/os/$a
Server = ftp://archlinux.supsec.org/pub/linux/arch/$repo/os/$arch
Server = http://archlinux.supsec.org/$repo/os/$arch

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