On Tuesday 29 September 2009 19:26, Xavier wrote:
On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 6:13 PM, Nigel Henry
I had problems with ocaml yesterday. After the machine locked up during the updates, I did a hard reset, and ran pacman -Su again. It continued downloading ocaml, but when all the updates were downloaded, it failed to install them, claiming that ocaml was corrupted. I removed the corrupted ocaml as requested, and as I'm on dialup and didn't want to download 38MB of ocaml again last night, I temporarily added an IgnorePkg line for it.
Ran pacman -Su again, and all the updates apart from ocaml, and also gnupg2, which couldn't be found, were installed.
Today I went to install the ocaml update, having removed it from the IgnorePkg line. It starts to download, but then throws an error as below.
error: error writing to file '/var/cache/pacman/pkg/ocaml....' :Bad address
Harddrive partition is redlining, and the partly downloaded ocaml file shows as 2GB size.
Any ideas on a fix for this problem?
As an aside, pacman was updated, but not before the other updates, in case that is what has caused the problem.
Thanks for the link to the bug.
Just after I posted the problem, I tried reverting to the earlier pacman package "pacman-3.3.0-3-i686.pkg.tar.gz" , which works with no problems. Then upgraded to pacman-3.3.1-1, where the problem returned.
Currently I'm running the earlier version, and have temporarily added pacman to the IgnorePkg list.
Thanks for your quick reply.