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#1 2003-11-30 17:47:01

kirkl_uk
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Registered: 2003-11-22
Posts: 41

Pacman sync problem

I've upgraded my system today using pacman -Syu and installed all the packages successfully. However, I know cannot download a new database file with pacman -Sy. I get the following errors:

getservbyname: No such file or directory
error: cannot connect to ftp.archlinux.org
..etc..
failed to synchronize official

I am connected to the Internet and my network works correctly, as is proved when I run snarf ftp.archlinux.org and receive the index textfile. Any ideas as to how I can solve this problem?

Kirk

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#2 2003-11-30 20:09:41

dp
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From: Zürich, Switzerland
Registered: 2003-05-27
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Re: Pacman sync problem

pacman -Sf iputils

should solve the problem

(the problem was, that "getserverbyname" is part of iputils and iputils was not installed while -Suy because of a man-page conflict)


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#3 2003-12-01 05:58:07

phrakture
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Registered: 2003-10-29
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Re: Pacman sync problem

Heh I was just about to post with the same problem - though I thought it was more... bad?  iputils failed on install and I thought it permanently screwed up pacman... thanks for the help, that worked.

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