System update fails on Arch Linux

  • Posted June 3, 2013

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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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

pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem,bash <br>pacman -S bash <br>pacman -Su

Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting that information. Got me out of jam!

This worked for me, thanks.

I just saw this issue is covered on the site <br>Will post back with more information