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#1 2021-07-24 03:07:31

the_abstract_bard
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Packages can't be installed

I'm finally starting to finish my Arch installation by setting up little things to help it run, and install a GUI.
However, pacman displays warnings that there's too many errors from the mirror, and then it says there's an error that it failed retrieving the file.

I went and found Arch mirrors in the Wiki, and chose a few US mirrors to see if that would help. It didn't, but now I'm stuck unable to download any packages because it won't get anything from the mirrors.

Example (first displayed mirror failure upon installing KDE Plasma)

error: failed retrieving file 'libjpec-turbo-2.1.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst' from mirrors.cat.pdx.edu : Could not resolve host : mirrors.cat.pdx.edu
warning: too many errors from mirrors.cat.pdx.edu, skipping for the remainder of the transaction

The commands I used (both displayed the same errors):
pacman -S plasma-meta kde-applications
sudo pacman -S plasma-meta kde-applications


"Little things" I tried setting up were as the following:
- AMD CPU Microde files
- xorg-server (for the GUI) (yes, I tried installing that before the GUI, still had the same error as shown)
- AMD Graphic support (mesa)

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#2 2021-07-24 03:20:50

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Re: Packages can't be installed

How did you set up your network?

Last edited by Scimmia (2021-07-24 03:24:01)

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#3 2021-07-24 03:35:13

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Wireless. If I need a wired connection, I can pop my NVMe into my laptop that has an Ethernet port. I didn't think about that til you asked about my network.

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#4 2021-07-24 03:44:57

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Wireless is fine, you just have to set it up. What did you do to configure networking on the system?

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#5 2021-07-24 04:02:30

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Re: Packages can't be installed

iwctl during the initial set up (while install medium was connected)
Installed: networkmanager wpa_supplicant wireless_tools netctl
I got dialog installed and enabled the Network Manager

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#6 2021-07-24 06:36:08

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Installed: networkmanager wpa_supplicant wireless_tools netctl
I got dialog installed and enabled the Network Manager

Sounds like you're usin NM and netctl (wifi-menu) concurrently?

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#7 2021-07-24 13:54:50

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Re: Packages can't be installed

I got a bit lost on the ArchWiki installation, so I went on YouTube and found this tutorial. I followed the non-encryption method (I posted the link to the video and the link with all the commands).
If I'm running both of those concurrently (which I believe I am then), it's just because I followed the guide I found.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPLnBPM4DhI
Commands: https://wiki.learnlinux.tv/index.php/Ar … tion_Guide

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#8 2021-07-24 14:02:56

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Which is why stupid youtube tutorials are not supported.

find /etc/systemd -type l -exec test -f {} \; -print | awk -F'/' '{ printf ("%-40s | %s\n", $(NF-0), $(NF-1)) }' | sort -f
ps faux

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#9 2021-07-24 14:04:47

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Re: Packages can't be installed

seth was faster

Last edited by Lone_Wolf (2021-07-24 14:05:16)


Disliking systemd intensely, but not satisfied with alternatives so focusing on taming systemd.
Did you use the guided installer ? If yes, I can't help you.

(A works at time B)  && (time C > time B ) ≠  (A works at time C)

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#10 2021-07-24 14:25:31

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Honestly, I should've figured to just stick with the Wiki, but I didn't and went with an alternative.

I used the command that seth posted, and it returned:
sort: cannot read: pc: No such file or directory

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#11 2021-07-24 14:33:15

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Typo?

find /etc/systemd -type l -exec test -f {} \; -print # the reast is just fancyness
ps faux

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#12 2021-07-24 15:03:15

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Re: Packages can't be installed

WIthout the fanciness, it prints out:
find: paths must precede expression: 'ps'

With the fanciness (just to redo it and make sure I didn't make a typo), it still prints out:
sort: cannot read: ps: No such file or directory

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#13 2021-07-24 15:04:27

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Those are *two* commands.
Use the fancy one then.
Then the other one *afterwards*.

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#14 2021-07-24 15:07:24

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Re: Packages can't be installed

It's the same result, just the other way.

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#15 2021-07-24 15:10:39

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Wut?

find /etc/systemd -type l -exec test -f {} \; -print

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#16 2021-07-24 15:27:48

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Printed out:

/etc/systemd/system/dbus-org.freedesktop.nm-dispatcher.service
/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/remote-fs.target
/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/NetworkManager.service
/etc/systemd/system/network-online.target.wants/NetworkManager-wait-online.service
/etc/systemd/system/sysinit.target.wants/systemd-timesyncd.service
/etc/systemd/system/getty.target.wants/getty@tty1.service
/etc/systemd/system/dbus-org.freedesktop.timesync1.service
/etc/systemd/user/sockets.target.wants/dirmngr.socket
/etc/systemd/user/sockets.target.wants/gpg-agent.socket
/etc/systemd/user/sockets.target.wants/gpg-agent-browser.socket
/etc/systemd/user/sockets.target.wants/p11-kit-server.socket
/etc/systemd/user/sockets.target.wants/gpg-agent-ssh.socket
/etc/systemd/user/sockets.target.wants/gpg-agent-extra.socket

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#17 2021-07-24 15:34:34

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#18 2021-07-24 15:36:07

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Lotta stuff that I'm not sure how to put in here, I'm sorry.
Is there something I should be looking for in specific?

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#19 2021-07-24 15:44:22

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Re: Packages can't be installed

ps faux | curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io

Post the url.

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#20 2021-07-24 15:56:39

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Re: Packages can't be installed

curl: (6) Could not resolve host: ix.io

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#21 2021-07-24 15:59:46

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Because you've no internet… can you usb walk output to a system w/ internet access?

sudo journalctl -b > /tmp/journal.txt
ps faux > /tmp/processlist.txt

Edit:

I can pop my NVMe into my laptop that has an Ethernet port.

???

Last edited by seth (2021-07-24 16:00:43)

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#22 2021-07-24 16:05:14

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Let's back up here a second. You started NetworkManager, did you actually make the connection with it?

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#23 2021-07-24 16:14:40

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Re: Packages can't be installed

Reply to Seth: the laptop I'm setting Arch up on is doesn't have a Ethernet port, just a thunderbolt, 2 usbs and an hdmi. I have a second laptop I don't use as often anymore that has a Ethernet port.

Reply to Scrimmia: I started it, I don't think I ever made a connection with it.

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#24 2021-07-24 16:40:49

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Re: Packages can't be installed

I don't think I ever made a connection with it.

And you expect to have one because… Magic? Voodoo?

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#25 2021-07-24 16:45:42

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Re: Packages can't be installed

I wasn't sure if when I saved one with iwctl, it would stay with the system. So I didn't expect magic to save me, this is my first time working with Arch, I've only ever used Mint so doing all this is fairly new cause everything is already set up besides a wifi network for Mint.

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