Trying to do my first pacman update/refresh after installing a base system of Arch (0.6 iso base) but having proxy server problems.
Problem is pretty much identical to this:
I filled in ProxyServer and ProxyPort parms in pacman.conf, but when I do a "pacman -Sy" I see this:
:: Synchronizing package databases...
current [ ] -2147483648%| 0K| 0.0k/s| 00:00:00
could not extract bison-1.875-2/desc: Invalid argument
NIC card is definitely working, as I can ping several boxes, including the proxy server.
Bypassing the proxy server is definitely possible, as this box was previously running Debian, and apt-get was able to do it successfully (via the http_proxy and ftp_proxy environment variables).
Any ideas anyone? I'm stumped. If I can't this resolved soon, I'll have to go back to Debian.
Try upgrading to pacman 2.7.7 and using the new XferCommand directive in /etc/pacman.conf. It will let you use an external program (like proxy-friendly wget) to get files.