I'm getting errors such as...
GPGME ERROR: no data
database [core/extra] not valid (invalid or corrupted database (GPG signature))
failed to install packages to new root.
Following the beginner's guide like a good arch user, I tried the following...
pacman-key --init && pacman-key --populate archlinux
which did something successfully, but then when attempting to do the pacstrap /mnt base I get the same errors. Any suggestions?
Last edited by estex198 (2013-04-26 10:37:56)
Please provide more details about what are you doing in which environment.
Also: check if date and time is set correctly.
date and time are correct. I know this after using the cal command. The environment I'm using is ksh, or whatever the default shell is in the archinstall environment.
At first I tried installing using the official arch install guide, which had me lost at trying to configure grub. Since the new system wouldnt install, I fired up the arch install disk again. This time around, I simply created the mount points in the /mnt directory for /, /boot, /var, and /home. then i reformatted the partitions and mounted them to their respective locations within the /mnt directory. Next, according the beginner guide, I attempted to install the base meta package using the command pacstrap /mnt boot.
This is where I run into the errors.
So not sure how this solved the problem, but I formatted the partitions again, this time rebooting afterwards. After the system came up the second time, I was able to make the directories to mount my partitions, mount the partitions, and install the base system using pacstrap /mnt base
Thanks for your time.
I was stuck with this error for a while. Changed my choice of mirror several times, but still always the error. Finally I ran
rm -R /mnt/var/lib/pacman/sync
Then the next time I ran pacstrap it worked (using a different mirror than when I originally had the problem). Thanks to https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=142798 for suggesting that solution.