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    Problems installing, cannot refresh databases.


    Hello,

    I’ve been trying to install Antegros for several hours now and I keep getting this same error (and sometimes another error that I failed to document) I keep getting the “Can’t refresh pacman databases” whether I have additional packages selected for installation or not. I’ve included a screenshot of the error I keep getting for additional details, any help will be greatly appreciated!

    screenshot error message: 520678

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    It sounds like the mirror you are trying to connect to is no longer active.

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    @Shryp said in Problems installing, cannot refresh databases.:

    It sounds like the mirror you are trying to connect to is no longer active.

    How can I select an alternative mirror?

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    Hi @notarobot ,

    That is an old Cnchi version, so it’s clear mirrors are not working for you (if they worked Cnchi would be able to update itself).

    Can you run in a terminal sudo pacman -Syy and post the results here?

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    @karasu said in Problems installing, cannot refresh databases.:

    Hi @notarobot ,

    That is an old Cnchi version, so it’s clear mirrors are not working for you (if they worked Cnchi would be able to update itself).

    Can you run in a terminal sudo pacman -Syy and post the results here?

    Here is the results of that command…

    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo pacman -Syy
    error: could not register 'multilib' database (database already registered)
    :: Synchronizing package databases...
     antergos                 144.2 KiB   540K/s 00:00 [######################] 100%
     core                     123.6 KiB   787K/s 00:00 [######################] 100%
     extra                   1678.7 KiB  2.46M/s 00:01 [######################] 100%
     community                  3.8 MiB  1976K/s 00:02 [######################] 100%
    multilib 176.5 KiB 6.63M/s 00:00 [######################] 100%
    
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    I’m still getting this same problem, if anyone could help me I would appreciate it very much. Thanks!

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    Hi,

    Sorry, don’t know what happened but I didn’t see your first answer…

    OK. The update works, try to update mirror list and cnchi next:

    sudo su
    pacman -Syy
    pacman -S pacman-mirrorlist antergos-mirrorlist
    cd /etc/pacman.d
    cp mirrorlist.pacnew mirrorlist
    cp antergos-mirrorlist.pacnew antergos-mirrorlist
    

    if it complains about mirrorlist.pacnew not found (or antergos-mirrorlist.pacnew not found) do not worry, just go on.

    cp mirrorlist mirrorlist.backup
    rankmirrors -n 10 mirrorlist.backup > mirrorlist
    pacman -Syy
    pacman -S cnchi
    

    Then, you can try to reinstall again, running:

    cnchi -dv --disable-rank-mirrors
    

    Cheers!

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    @karasu

    Thanks for all your help but I still can’t get it to install. I’ve tried the commands you posted and I’ve researched this issue as much as I can and I just can’t seem to find a solution. I have dumped the terminal activity from cnchi so you or someone else can view it…

    http://paste2.org/h1AwY7A9

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    Hi,

    Can't find these packages: lib32-mesa-libgl

    That’s an old bug. I do not know why you can’t update Cnchi.

    Anyway, you can try to patch Cnchi yourself.

    Run this:

    su
    find /usr/share/cnchi -type f -print0 | xargs -0 sed -i 's/lib32-mesa-libgl/lib32-mesa/g'
    

    And then run cnchi:

    cnchi -dv
    

    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/6342/cannot-create-donwload-package-list-metalinks/16

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    @karasu said in Problems installing, cannot refresh databases.:

    Hi,

    Can't find these packages: lib32-mesa-libgl

    That’s an old bug. I do not know why you can’t update Cnchi.

    Anyway, you can try to patch Cnchi yourself.

    Run this:

    su
    find /usr/share/cnchi -type f -print0 | xargs -0 sed -i 's/lib32-mesa-libgl/lib32-mesa/g'
    

    And then run cnchi:

    cnchi -dv
    

    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/6342/cannot-create-donwload-package-list-metalinks/16

    Thanks! That fixed the install problem.

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