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#1 2020-11-02 15:24:37

learnarch
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Registered: 2020-09-19
Posts: 22

[SOLVED] pacman trying to fetch outdated package

Hi,

I just installed arch with the new 2020/11/01 iso. The "/" partition is newly formatted as btrfs. When installing some packages, pacman seems to be trying to download some outdated packages thus ending in failure. E.g.:

$ sudo pacman -Syyuu
:: Synchronising package databases...
 core                                                          129.3 KiB   261 KiB/s 00:00 [####################################################] 100%
 extra                                                        1630.9 KiB   903 KiB/s 00:02 [####################################################] 100%
 community                                                       5.2 MiB  4.03 MiB/s 00:01 [####################################################] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
 there is nothing to do
$ sudo pacman -S plasma-nm
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (21) gpm-1.20.7.r38.ge82d1a6-3  libmbim-1.24.4-1  libmm-glib-1.14.6-1  libndp-1.7-2  libnewt-0.52.21-3  ...

Here libnewt-0.52.21-3 seems to be an outdated version. When I do a "Package Search" for libnewt on the arch website, there's only version 0.52.21-4.

How can I fix this?

Thanks a lot

Last edited by learnarch (2020-11-02 15:46:19)

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#2 2020-11-02 15:32:11

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
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Re: [SOLVED] pacman trying to fetch outdated package

Update your mirrors to actively syncing ones: https://www.archlinux.org/mirrors/status/#successful use one close to your physical location and with a low delay time/low score (lower score is better)

And stop using -Syyuu that wastes bandwidth and is only really useful during specific troubleshooting cases,  use -Syu

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#3 2020-11-02 15:45:37

learnarch
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Registered: 2020-09-19
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Re: [SOLVED] pacman trying to fetch outdated package

V1del wrote:

Update your mirrors to actively syncing ones: https://www.archlinux.org/mirrors/status/#successful use one close to your physical location and with a low delay time/low score (lower score is better)

And stop using -Syyuu that wastes bandwidth and is only really useful during specific troubleshooting cases,  use -Syu

Thanks a lot. Tried the one on the top of the list and issue resolved.

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#4 2020-11-02 16:27:55

Trilby
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Re: [SOLVED] pacman trying to fetch outdated package

learnarch wrote:

Tried the one on the top of the list and issue resolved.

Are you actually in (or at least near) Germany?  If not, there's no reason to use the one on the top of that list.

Last edited by Trilby (2020-11-02 16:28:15)


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