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#1 2012-02-08 03:10:25

izzyhard
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Registered: 2012-02-07
Posts: 10

[SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

well, after i tried to install CalibreOffice, pacman is showing this messages when i try to do 'pacman -Suy' or install any other package 'pacman -S bc', for example

sudo pacman -S bc
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/core.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/extra.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/community.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/core.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/extra.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/community.db: Unrecognized archive format

please, help me, im stuck in this... i've just installed Arch Linux..

Last edited by izzyhard (2012-02-08 17:13:06)

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#2 2012-02-08 03:16:30

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 25,423

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

Which installation image did you use? What's the output of 'pacman -Q pacman'?

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#3 2012-02-08 03:46:37

izzyhard
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Registered: 2012-02-07
Posts: 10

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

i used core x86_64..

and the output :

pacman -Q pacman
pacman 4.0.1-4

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#4 2012-02-08 09:34:58

skazhy
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From: Riga, Latvia
Registered: 2009-07-01
Posts: 46

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

The same thing happened to me too, also using pacman 4.0.1-4

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#5 2012-02-08 10:20:06

null
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Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 242

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

have you tried $ pacman -Syy for re downloading the *.db ?


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#6 2012-02-08 15:42:18

izzyhard
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Registered: 2012-02-07
Posts: 10

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

yes, but the problem persists =/

i think i erased some library, but i don't know which

Last edited by izzyhard (2012-02-08 15:43:09)

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#7 2012-02-08 16:43:51

leonelhermetica
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Registered: 2012-02-08
Posts: 2

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

hello I had the same problem as you ..
I clarify that I am using the google translator because I speak Spanish, and I registered just to tell you how it solved:
delete the folder /var/lib/pacman/sync/
and all its contents

# rm -R /var/lib/pacman/sync/

and then

# pacman -Syuf

anything send me a mail...
I hope it is solved Greetings from Argentina!

Last edited by leonelhermetica (2012-02-08 16:47:16)

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#8 2012-02-08 17:12:55

izzyhard
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Registered: 2012-02-07
Posts: 10

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

hey, it worked !!

thank you man, i'll put solved to the title..

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#9 2012-02-08 17:35:06

leonelhermetica
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Registered: 2012-02-08
Posts: 2

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

very good!!!
this is good free software!!!
makes me very happy have helped ...

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#10 2012-02-12 23:32:26

milomak
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Registered: 2009-11-04
Posts: 49

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

leonelhermetica wrote:

hello I had the same problem as you ..
I clarify that I am using the google translator because I speak Spanish, and I registered just to tell you how it solved:
delete the folder /var/lib/pacman/sync/
and all its contents

# rm -R /var/lib/pacman/sync/

and then

# pacman -Syuf

anything send me a mail...
I hope it is solved Greetings from Argentina!

tried this but i still get the same problem.

edit - it seems it is repo related. changed mirrorlist around and no more errors.

Last edited by milomak (2012-02-12 23:39:39)

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#11 2013-02-13 10:48:33

korokos
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Registered: 2013-01-12
Posts: 1

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

I experienced same problem today on regular update command and deleting sync folder solved the problem like leonelhermetica told.

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#12 2013-02-13 10:57:15

mariusmeyer
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From: Norway
Registered: 2009-04-25
Posts: 244

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

@leonelhermetica: You should be really careful about the -f flag. I think in this case you would have accomplished what you wanted with just a -Syyu.

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#13 2015-06-18 07:00:51

produnis
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Registered: 2014-09-29
Posts: 17

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

thx mariusmeyer, I had the same problem today, and a -Syyu   solved the problem

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#14 2015-06-18 07:12:50

WorMzy
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From: England
Registered: 2010-06-16
Posts: 5,019

Re: [SOLVED] Unrecognized archive format (core.db,extra.db,etc)

Please don't necrobump, produnis.

Closing.


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