[arch-general] exists in filesystem...

Andrew Przepioski aprzepioski at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 02:08:13 EST 2009

Dang, archlinux.org is not loading for me. It must be down... because there
is actually a sticky on this that has to do with klibc. Anyhow, the sticky
pretty much said that you could delete all of those.. Of course, instead of
deleting, I recommend moving it to another directory or renaming it. If
pacman successfully works and everything is fully functional still such as
being able to boot, then I would remove it.

Since youre new, I would recommend looking at
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/articles/lpi-101-fundamentals-p1.xml to learn a
bit more about rm, specifically with rm -fr and the wildcard (*) so you can
do this task with ease.

Let us know how it goes. :)

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 9:39 PM, Preston C. <gprestonc at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am following the Beginner's Guide to try and get AL installed, and
> have come across a problem. I made it to the part about updating the
> system, before the installation of ALSA and X.
> Here is the problem:
> Two nights ago I ran pacman -Syu . For some reason it did not install
> properly, possibly because I did not have the network setup right at
> the time, because of an update to pacman. Nevertheless, I finally got
> around to trying again tonight, and the update this time was not 100+
> MB it was 27 MB. I imagine this is because Arch Linux saved the
> updates downloaded the other night.
> Now tonight, when I ran the command pacman -Syu, after downloading 27
> MB of updates, pacman was in the process of installing them and then,
> at the very beginning, pretty much on every package downloaded, it
> said that the files "exists in filesystem".
> Any help on fixing the exists in filesystem problem on pretty much
> every package, I think, would be very helpful.
> Thanks,
> Preston
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