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#1 2013-01-21 21:11:47

ninjaprawn
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From: Manchester, UK
Registered: 2008-01-26
Posts: 453

cant update my system

hi.... for a while now, pacman -Syu never works.... it always gives the following

[root@HPMachine danny]# pacman -Syu
:: Synchronising package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
:: Starting full system upgrade...
 there is nothing to do
[root@HPMachine danny]# 

but then when i do pacman -Syyu it finds programs that need upgrading.... this is all true even if i leave it over a month before I run -Syu.

any ideas? not massive problem, just annoying. Thanks


Arch Linux on 4 machines - all vnc'ed and samba'ed - Asus 1001px
- P4 2.8GHz, 1Gb ram, GeForce6200, 290Gb (media centre)(no keyboard or mouse)
- HP Pavilion G6 Dual core 2.2GHz, 4Gb ram, 750Gb
- Samsung Series 3, i5, 6g ram, 750gb

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#2 2013-01-21 21:12:44

falconindy
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From: New York, USA
Registered: 2009-10-22
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Re: cant update my system

The mirror is at fault, not pacman.

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#3 2013-01-21 23:51:47

Trilby
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Re: cant update my system

Could it also be a system clock issue?  I'm just brainstorming and don't really know - but pacman checks whether the mirror's package database is "newer" than the local one, right?  I suspect either mirror or local clock errors  might lead to this.

Edit: thanks for the clarification below (no point in bumping the thread for this).

Last edited by Trilby (2013-01-22 00:31:05)


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#4 2013-01-22 00:29:32

falconindy
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Re: cant update my system

Newer is defined by a comparison of mtimes. It has nothing to do with the hwclock.

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