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#1 2013-03-27 21:20:00

Corky98
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Registered: 2013-03-26
Posts: 12

Core, Community and Database missing errors

I'm installing using the mid December install disc and whenever I install the base system, use pacman -Sy or pacman -Syu i get this error, then it continues:
warning: database file for 'core' does not exist
     "     "                  "      'extra' "          "
     "          "             "    'community' "        "
is this a problem with old install and will solve with pacman -Syu? if not, how do I update databases?

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#2 2013-03-27 21:23:30

WonderWoofy
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From: Los Gatos, CA
Registered: 2012-05-19
Posts: 8,412

Re: Core, Community and Database missing errors

The first time you update the database, why would you expect there to be a database there already?

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#3 2013-03-27 21:35:16

Inxsible
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From: Chicago
Registered: 2008-06-09
Posts: 9,071

Re: Core, Community and Database missing errors

you need to initialize the databases. Read up the man pages for pacman especially the options for the sync (-S)


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#4 2013-03-28 16:21:40

mrtn
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Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 4

Re: Core, Community and Database missing errors

According to the Beginner's Guide, you should only run

# pacman -Sy

when you first install Arch. You should read up on the man pages for pacman to see what the flags mean.

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