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
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?
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)
The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.
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.