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#1 2021-09-18 09:46:42

rizwanmustafa
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Registered: 2021-08-20
Posts: 2

[SOLVED] repo-add not adding .tar.zst packages

I have a folder "/mnt/Programming/PacmanPackages" which contains packages downloaded using pacman for future offline installation. However, when I use

repo-add ./custom.db.tar.gz ./*

I get the following output (Only showing the end of the output, since there are alot of packages):

==> Adding package './zlib-1:1.2.11-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz'
  -> Adding package signature...
  -> Computing checksums...
  -> Creating 'desc' db entry...
  -> Creating 'files' db entry...
==> ERROR: './zlib-1:1.2.11-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz.sig' is not a package file, skipping
==> Adding package './zstd-1.5.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst'
  -> Adding package signature...
  -> Computing checksums...
  -> Creating 'desc' db entry...
  -> Creating 'files' db entry...
==> ERROR: './zstd-1.5.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst.sig' is not a package file, skipping
==> No packages modified, nothing to do.

As you can see, at the end it says no packages modified,nothing to do.

When I try to use the repo to install packages that I know are supposed to be in the repo it says:

error: target not found: wget

Please help me fix this.
Notes:
- I followed this guide Pacman Tips and Tricks Installing packages from a CD/DVD or USB stick
- I am new, so please ignore any mistakes.

Last edited by rizwanmustafa (2021-09-18 09:55:06)

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#2 2021-09-18 09:54:23

rizwanmustafa
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Registered: 2021-08-20
Posts: 2

Re: [SOLVED] repo-add not adding .tar.zst packages

Ok, so apparently repo-add is not creating an updated database file because it came across an error. What worked for me is the following command:

repo-add ./custom.db.tar.gz ./*.pkg.tar.zst

. You can repeat this command wiith other extensions like ".pkg.tar.xz" and it will succesfully add the packages.

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#3 2021-09-19 15:08:53

ayekat
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Re: [SOLVED] repo-add not adding .tar.zst packages

According to the error message, it's complaining about the .sig files, not any of the package files (be it .zst or .xz).


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