pacman just does not work

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pacman just does not work

Postby 1destroyer2x » Wed May 29, 2013 5:07 pm

Hello, I just installed the newest Arch Linux ARM distro to my Raspberry Pi, made sure the direct ethernet connection was working on it, and tried to download some packages. I got a few 404 errors on some of them and just thought the repo had removed them, then I tried to do a system update.

Literally every single package gave me a 404 error. I'm assuming this is a problem with my mirrorlist, or possibly the pacman.conf (I haven't used pacman a whole lot, but I assume these are the 2 culprits). Now, I haven't altered either of these files at all, they are still exactly the same as the image, why would they not work?

If there's no clear answer, could someone at least upload their unaltered working lists?

Here is my mirrorlist for reference http://pastebin.com/HQC5Ap9X
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Re: pacman just does not work

Postby 1destroyer2x » Wed May 29, 2013 5:11 pm

Well nevermind, a few minutes after posting that I tried again. It worked. Perhaps the servers were just down.
EDIT: Nevermind, it's still broken. It got pretty close to updating until this happened

Code: Select all
 parted-3.1-2-armv6h      427.1 KiB   171K/s 00:02 [######################] 100%
error: failed retrieving file 'syslog-ng-3.4.1-3-armv6h.pkg.tar.xz' from mirror.archlinuxarm.org : The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
warning: failed to retrieve some files from extra
:: Retrieving packages from community...
error: failed retrieving file 'openntpd-3.9p1-22-armv6h.pkg.tar.xz' from mirror.archlinuxarm.org : The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
warning: failed to retrieve some files from community
error: failed retrieving file 'rng-tools-4-2-armv6h.pkg.tar.xz' from mirror.archlinuxarm.org : The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
warning: failed to retrieve some files from community
:: Retrieving packages from alarm...
error: failed retrieving file 'raspberrypi-firmware-bootloader-20130514-1-any.pkg.tar.xz' from mirror.archlinuxarm.org : The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
warning: failed to retrieve some files from alarm
error: failed retrieving file 'raspberrypi-firmware-bootloader-x-20130514-1-any.pkg.tar.xz' from mirror.archlinuxarm.org : The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
warning: failed to retrieve some files from alarm
error: failed retrieving file 'raspberrypi-firmware-emergency-kernel-20130514-1-any.pkg.tar.xz' from mirror.archlinuxarm.org : The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
warning: failed to retrieve some files from alarm
error: failed retrieving file 'raspberrypi-firmware-tools-20130514-1-any.pkg.tar.xz' from mirror.archlinuxarm.org : The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
warning: failed to retrieve some files from alarm
error: failed retrieving file 'raspberrypi-firmware-examples-20130514-1-any.pkg.tar.xz' from mirror.archlinuxarm.org : The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
warning: failed to retrieve some files from alarm
error: failed retrieving file 'raspberrypi-firmware-20130514-1-any.pkg.tar.xz' from mirror.archlinuxarm.org : The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
warning: failed to retrieve some files from alarm
error: failed to commit transaction (download library error)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.
[root@alarmpi ~]#
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Re: pacman just does not work

Postby WarheadsSE » Wed May 29, 2013 6:53 pm

1) have you Syy?
2) consider setting a local mirror instead of group selection.
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Re: pacman just does not work

Postby 1destroyer2x » Wed May 29, 2013 7:28 pm

WarheadsSE wrote:1) have you Syy?
2) consider setting a local mirror instead of group selection.


I have Syy, I still run into the problem. How would I go about setting a local mirror?
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Re: pacman just does not work

Postby QuickyBR » Wed May 29, 2013 7:39 pm

I would love to understand why this happens too.
I know that when it happens, in most of the cases re-entering the command works fine,
but why do we need to do this? Why doesn't he find the host in the first attempt?
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Re: pacman just does not work

Postby WarheadsSE » Wed May 29, 2013 8:30 pm

404 is not a host not found.
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Re: pacman just does not work

Postby kmihelich » Wed May 29, 2013 9:34 pm

Found one of our mirrors that wasn't responding properly to mirror.archlinuxarm.org. Should be fixed soon. This was likely the cause for the above case.
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