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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Jun 22 01:08:57 UTC 2015

On 22/06/15 10:38, m.scott.stewart at gmail.com wrote:
> 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.

It seems the only place we do not refer to this file as a database is in
the -y description, so we should make this consistent.


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