System update fails on Arch Linux

Posted June 3, 2013 10.5k views
Fresh droplet with Arch Linux x86_64 #pacman -Syu ... 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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I just saw this issue is covered on the site
Will post back with more information
The latest post on helps solve this issue:
This worked for me, thanks.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting that information. Got me out of jam!
pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem,bash
pacman -S bash
pacman -Su
After following the above update the internet will also go down. I wrote down the steps I used to get a new droplet complete up-to-date at