[arch-general] database non-existent error

Kacper Żuk kacper.b.zuk at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 15:06:36 EDT 2014

2014-03-16 20:01 GMT+01:00 message <letter at openmailbox.org>:
> Readers,
> A little history: previously a mandrake and suse user,just tried mageia that
> failed and now want to try a different system!
> Version 20140301dual was downloaded as an iso file then burnt onto a CD.
> (This was a reason to try: other distributions are getting too big, beyond
> the typical cd capacity).
> The (old) pc file structure is inherited from mandriva, with separate mount
> points for m$, /home /swap /boot /.
> Tried the command:
> pacman /mnt base
> error response, that database files are non-existent for core, extra,
> community.
> What to do please?

I believe you've wanted to use pacstrap, not pacman :)

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