this is my first Archlinux install.
i'm using the 0.7.2 base iso and after a successful install i'm trying a sysupgrade:
pacman --sync --refresh --sysupgrade
this upgrades pacman first, then i have to issue the same command again.
the upgrade seems to work, until it gets to gcc, which hangs after 99%. i simply control-c the job and start over, which picks back up and finishes the upgrade, but it seems weird. i've tried this in vmware and on a physical machine with the same results, so it does not seem to be hardware related.
is there a known problem?
I remember there have been such problems with bigger (=> longer) downloads (from ftp?) and some firewalls.
all the bigger downloads are in fact hanging, so this must be related. hopefully pacman will maintain the integrity of the upgrade.
Don't worry about the integrity, it'll be alright.
You might try to unhash XferCommand (the one with wget) in /etc/pacman.conf and check whether it works any better.