Question

Initial Pacman Sync, Commit Errors

  • Posted on September 16, 2013
  • milesAsked by miles

Hello,

I am a complete newbie to Linux and VPS, I am using a new Arch Linux Droplet. I am attempting to sync pacman for the first time, and this is the error I get with the following command. Any ideas?

[mil3s@nomad ~]$ sudo pacman -Syu

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] Y (90/90) checking keys in keyring [######################] 100% (90/90) checking package integrity [######################] 100% (90/90) loading package files [######################] 100% (90/90) checking for file conflicts [######################] 100% error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) filesystem: /bin exists in filesystem filesystem: /sbin exists in filesystem filesystem: /usr/sbin exists in filesystem Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.


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Following this guide will kill your droplet :)

@milesmoyers: It’s not a problem if these commands do not output anything. You can now just update your system: <br> <br><pre>pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem,bash <br>pacman -S bash <br>pacman -Su</pre>

Good morning, thanks for the reply. <br> <br>I read the post and attempted the three instructions to locate the culprit, <br> <br>$ pacman -Qqo /bin /sbin /usr/sbin | pacman -Qm - <br>Got no output <br> <br>$ paclist <repo> | awk ’ { print $1 } ’ | pacman -Ql - | grep ’ /s?bin/| /usr/sbin/’ <br>Got the following output -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `|’ <br> <br>$ find /bin /sbin /usr/sbin -exec pacman -Qo – {} + >/dev/null <br>Got no output <br> <br>Since this is a completely fresh droplet, can it be reinstalled without having to deal with this issue, or does this have to be resolved with a ArchLinux droplet? <br> <br>Thanks