i have installed almost everything from the CD (including KDE, GNOME, XFREE, the daemons etc)
now i wanted a system update and pacman asked for some replacements but the it came a line:
fontconfig conflics with xfree86. remove xfree86 (y/n)?
and now? when i have no xfree then i have no wm and so on. what can i do?
can it be that pacman first removes xfree86, upgrades fontconfig and then reinstalls xfree86?
Did you do
pacman -Sy pacman, before
Also, check the announcements section of the forum. Or just do a search on the forum.
Next time, installing the packages off the internet is an easier method than installing off the cd, because of the ugly upgrades.
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- Blaise Pascal
yes i did upgrade pacman before the whole installation process...
and well it took me about 3-4 hours of downloading all the new packages. (but after doing the sortmirror script)
the command "pacman -Syu" didn't finish because it removed xfree and some packages need that. i'll give it a try with the posting above.
i did remove xfree and added it again...
and then i did a "pacman -Syu" for a systemupgrade. now no conflicts occured but while/after checking file dependencies or so it suddenly aborted with a lot of error messages. the problem is that there is no log of the error messages (this is very bad) . even in pacman.log. and now of course the system does not start.
i have to get it running again by renaming the start scripts. no problem. but i wonder what happened.