On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 6:13 PM, Nigel Henry email@example.com wrote:
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.