[pacman-dev] Warning message jargon inconsistent with man page

m.scott.stewart at gmail.com m.scott.stewart at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 00:38:24 UTC 2015

When attempting to install a package via pacman, I received a few warnings like:

warning: database file for 'community' does not exist

After looking through the man page, it wasn’t apparent what this meant.  After googling, it appears this means I need to run:  pacman -Syy.  The man page says that -y updates the “master package list” from the server, so I’m guessing “database file” is a synonym for “package list”.

Could the wording be brought in sync, such that one can understand the error in terms of the man file?  As in, either change the warning to say something like “warning:  package list for ‘community’ has not been downloaded”, or update the man file to use the “database file” terminology.


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