• Cannot install via pacamXG or pacman.


    When I try installing any software; I get after downloaded packages is; ERROR improper NULL argument, installation aborted.

  • When I try installing any software; I get after downloaded packages is; ERROR improper NULL argument, installation aborted.

  • Hmmm…is that everything contained in the error? Could you copy and paste everything here from when you try using pacman in the terminal?

  • $ sudo pacman -Syu

    :: Synchronizing package databases…
    core 4.2 KiB 13.8K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    core.sig 4.2 KiB 15.0K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    extra 4.2 KiB 15.1K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    extra.sig 4.2 KiB 14.5K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    community 4.2 KiB 13.4K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    community.sig 4.2 KiB 13.9K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    antergos is up to date
    multilib 4.2 KiB 14.1K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    multilib.sig 4.2 KiB 14.9K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    multilib 4.2 KiB 14.1K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    multilib.sig 4.2 KiB 15.2K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    :: Starting full system upgrade…
    warning: automake: local (1.13.2-1) is newer than core (1.13.1-1)
    warning: ca-certificates: local (20130119-2) is newer than core (20130119-1)
    warning: cracklib: local (2.8.22-2) is newer than core (2.8.22-1)
    warning: cronie: local (1.4.9-4) is newer than core (1.4.9-2)
    warning: fakeroot: local (1.19-1) is newer than core (1.18.4-1)
    warning: glib2: local (2.36.2-1) is newer than core (2.36.1-3)
    warning: gnupg: local (2.0.20-2) is newer than core (2.0.19-7)
    warning: groff: local (1.22.2-3) is newer than core (1.22.2-2)
    warning: hwids: local (20130512-1) is newer than core (20130228-1)
    warning: inetutils: local (1.9.1-5) is newer than core (1.9.1-4)
    warning: iputils: local (20121221-2) is newer than core (20121221-1)
    warning: jfsutils: local (1.1.15-4) is newer than core (1.1.15-3)
    warning: kbd: local (1.15.5-4) is newer than core (1.15.5-3)
    warning: keyutils: local (1.5.5-4) is newer than core (1.5.5-3)
    warning: krb5: local (1.11.2-4) is newer than core (1.11.2-1)
    warning: libcap: local (2.22-5) is newer than core (2.22-4)
    warning: libldap: local (2.4.35-3) is newer than core (2.4.35-2)
    warning: libsasl: local (2.1.26-2) is newer than core (2.1.23-10)
    warning: linux: local (3.9.3-1) is newer than core (3.9.2-1)
    warning: logrotate: local (3.8.4-2) is newer than core (3.8.4-1)
    warning: man-db: local (2.6.3-3) is newer than core (2.6.3-1)
    warning: mdadm: local (3.2.6-4) is newer than core (3.2.6-3)
    warning: pam: local (1.1.6-4) is newer than core (1.1.6-3)
    warning: pciutils: local (3.2.0-3) is newer than core (3.2.0-2)
    warning: pcmciautils: local (018-7) is newer than core (018-6)
    warning: procps-ng: local (3.3.7-2) is newer than core (3.3.7-1)
    warning: sudo: local (1.8.6.p8-2) is newer than core (1.8.6.p8-1)
    warning: systemd: local (204-2) is newer than core (204-1)
    warning: systemd-sysvcompat: local (204-2) is newer than core (204-1)
    warning: sysvinit-tools: local (2.88-10) is newer than core (2.88-9)
    warning: util-linux: local (2.23-2) is newer than core (2.23-1)
    warning: wireless_tools: local (29-8) is newer than core (29-7)
    there is nothing to do

    $ sudo pacman -Syy
    :: Synchronizing package databases…
    core 4.2 KiB 14.5K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    core.sig 4.2 KiB 14.1K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    extra 4.2 KiB 13.9K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    extra.sig 4.2 KiB 15.0K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    community 4.2 KiB 5.21K/s 00:01 [########################################] 100%
    community.sig 4.2 KiB 15.3K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    antergos 38.4 KiB 62.3K/s 00:01 [########################################] 100%
    multilib 4.2 KiB 14.1K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    multilib.sig 4.2 KiB 14.6K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    multilib 4.2 KiB 15.1K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    multilib.sig 4.2 KiB 14.1K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%

    sudo pacman -S openbox
    resolving dependencies…
    looking for inter-conflicts…

    Packages (4): imlib2-1.4.5-4 libid3tag-0.15.1b-7 startup-notification-0.12-3 openbox-3.5.0-7

    Total Download Size: 0.91 MiB
    Total Installed Size: 4.22 MiB

    :: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] Y
    :: Retrieving packages …
    startup-notification-0.12-3-x86_64 4.3 KiB 14.0K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    libid3tag-0.15.1b-7-x86_64 4.2 KiB 13.3K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    imlib2-1.4.5-4-x86_64 4.2 KiB 10.6K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    openbox-3.5.0-7-x86_64 4.2 KiB 14.7K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    (4/4) checking keys in keyring [########################################] 100%
    (4/4) checking package integrity [########################################] 100%
    error: failed to commit transaction (wrong or NULL argument passed)
    Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

  • Did you install testing packages? I will assume yes because of all that warnings

    Did this start to happend after using testing?

  • This is fresh install, Testing is commented out. Google claims slow internet, corrupted packages, broken packages. Tried all mentioned no solution yet.

  • Hm… I just saw that it is like if you were getting the databases from at out of sync mirror, for example keyutils was updated 17/May to 1.5.5-4 but pacman is telling you that your current keyutils is newer than the keyutils pacman finds on the database which is 1.5.5-3

    Try switching to another mirror editing /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    Remove also your cache completely with: sudo pacman -Scc
    And sync: sudo pacman -Syy

    Try now to install something

  • You got it right.

    Thanks

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