[arch-general] update problem maybe ..

Geoffroy PLANQUART geoffroy at planquart.fr
Thu Jun 7 15:11:12 EDT 2012

On Jun 7, 2012, at 9:08 PM, mike cloaked wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 8:04 PM, P .NIKOLIC <p.nikolic1 at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> Hi
>> Just done a "pacman -Syu"  i get the following error below
>> is there a recomended way around the problem of  var/lock and var/run
>> is it safe to delete them to update .
> According to the posts I saw the way forward is to do (as root):
> pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem && pacman -S filesystem --force
> I did this and the update continues - you get warnings at the end of it as
> warning: directory permissions differ on sys/
> filesystem: 755  package: 555
> This is the new "normal" and the system should then work fine after
> that upgrade of filesystem
> -- 
> mike c

Take care to do it if and only if /var/lock and /var/run are already symlinks !
On my installation they were mounted as tmpfs, which required more intervention.

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