even circumventing the mawk/gawk-problem, I cannot update. I always receive the error: libgphoto2 is corrupted.
Is that my problem or is something wrong with the package (which I cannot simply remove because of KDE dependencies, etc)?
Is this a new install of Arch or have you been running it for awhile before this error?
If this installation is not "new" did you run updates lately? Did you get any warnings or errors in the last update?
It is an install I made in January, when 0.7.1 was released. I did an update every 1 or 2 weeks, and never had any problems.
Thanks for your interest, t.
Do this first:
pacman -U http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.archlinux.org/extra/os/i686/libgphoto2-2.1.6-6.pkg.tar.gz
That's my local mirror, and I can guarantee that it's not corrupt, because I've just done it myself.
Then go ahead with -Syu.
Thank you, tomk - that did the trick. It is always fun to work with professionals. I am not a professional (with regard to Linux systems), and I'll be back with other problems
"professionals" - I like that.
Glad it worked out for you. If you have other problems, don't forget to search the forum and wiki first - many questions have been asked and answered already.