Hi. The Updates window shows me there are 434 available updates but when I try to apply (by selecting, clicking on apply, entering my password and clicking on authenticate), a little round icon goes round and round and the updates are not applied. Can you please help? Thank you
Updating doesn't work, available updates accumulating!
Updating using the graphical interface (
pamac) may not show you errors when they occur. Also not updating the system for a month or more may increase the chance of errors.
So, i’d recommend you to update through terminal, opening one and typing
sudo pacman -Syu
In case of any errors they will be displayed in the terminal.
@fernandomaroto hello! Thanks for replying, I don’t know much about computers so I’m quite lost with this.
I have done sudo pacman -Syu a couple of times. It complains about being unable to retrieve lots of files (for example failed retrieving file ‘core.db’ from mirror.tyborek). All of them mention this ‘mirror’…
when was your last update?
seems mirror do not exist anymore?
you may need to remove this one from your mirrorlist…
wget http://antergos.kamprad.net/antergos-packages/fetchmirrors-0.5-3-any.pkg.tar sudo pacman -U fetchmirrors-0.5-3-any.pkg.tar sudo fetchmirrors -q -s 16 -c PL
will download and install fetchmirrorscript to get the best mirrors and write a new mirrorlist with them.
Where PL stands for Poland, if you resident there If not choose the two letter short for your country…
1) AM All-Mirrors - 2) AS All-Https - 3) AT Austria 4) AU Australia - 5) BE Belgium - 6) BG Bulgaria 7) BR Brazil - 8) BY Belarus - 9) CA Canada 10) CL Chile - 11) CN China - 12) CO Columbia 13) CZ Czech-Republic - 14) DE Germany - 15) DK Denmark 16) EE Estonia - 17) ES Spain - 18) FI Finland 19) FR France - 20) GB United-Kingdom - 21) HU Hungary 22) IE Ireland - 23) IL Isreal - 24) IN India 25) IT Italy - 26) JP Japan - 27) KR Korea 28) KZ Kazakhstan - 29) LK Sri-Lanka - 30) LU Luxembourg 31) LV Lativia - 32) MK Macedonia - 33) NC New-Caledonia 34) NL Netherlands - 35) NO Norway - 36) NZ New-Zealand 37) PL Poland - 38) PT Portugal - 39) RO Romania 40) RS Serbia - 41) RU Russia - 42) SE Sweden 43) SG Singapore - 44) SK Slovakia - 45) TR Turkey 46) TW Taiwan - 47) UA Ukraine - 48) US United-States 49) UZ Uzbekistan - 50) VN Viet-Nam - 51) ZA South-Africa
thanks for helping with this, you helped me a lot a while ago when my Linux stopped working, you got my laptop working again!
Ok, I’ve followed your instructions. Shall I now shut down the laptop and start it again to see if the Updates window works?
it complained about only one of those ‘replace’ questions, with error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)’
:: libxfont: removing fontsproto breaks dependency 'fontsproto>=2.1.3’
But it didn’t fail to retrieve the files it was failing to retrieve before! The Updates window still doesn’t let me apply the updates though. Shall I shut down laptop
Hi! I had to deal with that fonstproto error too if i’m not mistaken.
I guess you can “safely” do
sudo pacman -Rdd libxfont && sudo pacman -Syyu
(this is going to uninstall the conflicting package.
Later on you can reinstall with
sudo pacman -S libxfont
(I believe libxfont was replaced by libxfont2, so it’s ok if you can’t install it later)
sudo pacman -S libxfont2to install/reinstall the new package
maybe @joekamprad can confirm it, he is the master
it’s still happily installing stuff. Shall I do pacman -Rdd libxfont when it finishes installing?
Maybe once I’ve uninstalled libxfront, I can do sudo pacman -Syyu again and this time answer Yes to the ‘proto’ questions?
thank you @fernandomaroto
@joekamprad is definitely THE MASTER, yes. Problem solved, managed to update everything! Do I still need to remove libxfont2 or shall I leave it like this? I replied ‘no’ to all the proto questions, didn’t replace anything. Maybe the system upgrades it automatically at some point later and installs libxfont2?
@joekamprad you’re a star, this is the second time you prevent me from leaving Linux forever! Thank you
I replied ‘no’ to all the proto questions, didn’t replace anything
You should replace them all, otherwise:
- Graphical updater won’t work anymore
- Everytime you update through terminal all those messages will popup again
- Someday your system may stop working, this is a rolling release distro, and packages depend on another (specially the ones from xorg are vital)
So try to update again and see if the error will popup (replace all packages), in case of that error you must remove
libxfontupdate again and reinstall
Never get discouraged and feel you have to leave linux!
I myself as I’m sure alot here took the big plunge and left microjunk permanently for one reason or another…some for the challenge, some because their fed up.
There is a vast world of linux things out there but it all amounts to what you need at the time.
My time started out with needing a media server and learned about NAS4Free which led me to Arch, then Antergos…now that I think about it…Antergos would make a friggin killer NAS OS…G*^%$# now I’m off thinking of a new pursuit, but that does spark a new install idea if someone made a NAS4Free Arch install? I know it’s BSD, but…an Arch version?
Anyway, back to what I was saying. nice group here and don’t give up…if you need to run a “gulp” microsoft program, linux will do almost anything as well as OR better than microjunk, it’s just about finding your path and where it leads…crap, …just said some Jedi speech lol
…but don’t give up and leave linux, no matter your flavor…however, imo Arch is best with all my searching…
BUT I stand by what I said about NAS! Arch would be great to have a NAS media server/everything NAS4Free does, installer in the mix, just sayin’ as I’m pretty happy right now, everything is installing lol.