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#1 2004-02-09 00:38:22

whol
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Registered: 2004-02-04
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Mirrors busy?

When I run "pacman -S xfree86", I get errors about not being able to "get filesize" and "failed to download" several of the files (like fontconfig).  I aborted the operation with CTRL-C.  I also tried cleaning my cache with "pacman -Sc".

I searched around the forum, and the solution seemed to be to rotate my pacman.conf entries.  I'm not too good with nano or vim yet, so I thought I might just try again later tonight. 

Should that work? / Is anyone else having mirror problems right now?

thx

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#2 2004-02-09 00:56:02

dp
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From: Zürich, Switzerland
Registered: 2003-05-27
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Re: Mirrors busy?

nano /etc/pacman.conf

edit the things using keyboard

CRTL-O saves the file

but i think you have another problem, because if a mirror fails to run, pacman automatially goes to the next entry to try


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#3 2004-02-09 01:16:14

Xentac
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Registered: 2003-01-17
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Re: Mirrors busy?

Do you have the newest copy of the dbs?  Did you pacman -Sy yet?  Without that you're trying to download an old version of stuff.


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