[arch-general] pacman and corrupt packages

Jeremiah Dodds jeremiah.dodds at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 23:58:14 EDT 2012

Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Jeremiah Dodds
> <jeremiah.dodds at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Shridhar Daithankar <ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net> writes:
>>> I deleted ati-dri package and redownloaded it. This time, without any
>>> timeouts
>>> and it still failed the upgrade with same error for the same package.
>>> So I uninstalled ati-dri and xf86-video-ati. I have intel card and got all
>>> those extra drivers because I installed the whole group for simplicity.
>>> Try again and this time it failed for gcc-libs. Delete, redownload and the
>>> error still persists.
>>> and I don't think uninstalling gcc-libs is an option.
>>> I also found https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/28014 but I don't think that can
>>> solely fix the issue. --debug is printing enough information or so I would
>>> like to think.
>>> Pl. Help.
>> Does it continue after a "pacman -Scc"?
> Why are you recommending clearing his entire cache (which can be quite
> useful) when he's already specifically cleared the offending package
> and still has problems?

I've run into situations where I thought I had cleared a corrupted
package but didn't actually do so, or where I missed one. Considering
he's tried multiple times, it might be worth clearing the entire thing
to make sure he's not missing something.

Jeremiah Dodds

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