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#1 2019-11-28 14:20:45

freshscaped
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From: West Yorkshire
Registered: 2015-08-29
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[SOLVED] Failed retrieving file when updating using pacman -Syu

Hi Folks,

Just ran pacman -Syu on  remote server. pacman was able to get the update data required but when I agreed the installation (the bit after it assesses what needs to be done,

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y

, the following errors arise for all enabled mirrors (4), reproduced here for the first only to save space:

:: Retrieving packages...
error: failed retrieving file 'libtasn1-4.14-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz' from archlinux.mirrors.ovh.net : The requested URL returned error: 404
error: failed retrieving file 'libtasn1-4.14-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz' from archlinux.mirrors.uk2.net : The requested URL returned error: 404

and the download aborts.
The package 'libtasn1-4.14-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz' is about two thirds of the way down the list of packages to be updated or deleted so am I correct in gathering from this that it is the only package affected?

I looked at it under the Packages tab of this site and it was updated yesterday, but I see no other reports on the site of anything untoward with it.

Any suggestions please?

TIA,

Mike

Last edited by freshscaped (2019-11-28 15:32:17)

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#2 2019-11-28 14:27:10

V1del
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Re: [SOLVED] Failed retrieving file when updating using pacman -Syu

You should get 4.15 if you aren't and you are actually running an -Syu then your top level mirror servers you outdated databases, fix your mirrors: archlinux.mirrors.uv2 seems to potentially have quite the delay.

Last edited by V1del (2019-11-28 14:30:28)

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#3 2019-11-28 14:28:35

Trilby
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Re: [SOLVED] Failed retrieving file when updating using pacman -Syu

Have you just tried running the update again?  If it fails a second time, check/change your mirror.


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#4 2019-11-28 14:45:10

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Re: [SOLVED] Failed retrieving file when updating using pacman -Syu

Thanks to both. I just had a look around the pacman entries on the wiki but couldn't find anything explicit. Is it simply a case of deleting all in /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist and replacing them by copying and uncommenting entries from /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.pacnew?

TIA

Mike

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#5 2019-11-28 15:00:29

2ManyDogs
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Re: [SOLVED] Failed retrieving file when updating using pacman -Syu

The wiki page isn't explicit enough? https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mirrors

Did you try running the update again without changing anything?

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#6 2019-11-28 15:25:40

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Re: [SOLVED] Failed retrieving file when updating using pacman -Syu

Thanks 2ManyDogs. That fixed it. I was searching under pacman, not mirrors!

And yes, I had already tried running the update twice before Inspector Parrot posted.

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