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?
The first time you update the database, why would you expect there to be a database there already?
you need to initialize the databases. Read up the man pages for pacman especially the options for the sync (-S)
There's no such thing as a stupid question, but there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots !