[arch-general] unable to update system, pacman acting up (again!)

Don deJuan donjuansjiz at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 12:54:38 EDT 2012

On 04/11/2012 09:49 AM, Madhurya Kakati wrote:
> Hi,
> I am unable to update my system. I guess this problem has occurred to me before
> but unfortunately I forgot how to get around it.
> [papul at archlinux ~]$ sudo pacman -Su
> Password:
> :: The following packages should be upgraded first :
> pacman
> :: Do you want to cancel the current operation
> :: and upgrade these packages now? [Y/n] y
> resolving dependencies...
> looking for inter-conflicts...
> :: gcc-libs and gcc-libs-multilib are in conflict. Remove
> gcc-libs-multilib? [y/N] y
> error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
> :: gcc-multilib: requires gcc-libs-multilib=4.7.0-3
I just ran into the same issue. All I did was just install pacman 
manually not through the update process
pacman -S pacman
It did not give the complaint about gcc doing it this way then re-did 
pacman -Syu
finished update and all is well again.


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