• Syncing and installation problem using pacman and aria2

    When I use aria2 as downloader for pacman I get the following error while trying to install a package:
    warning: database file for ‘antergos’ does not exist
    error: failed to prepare transaction (could not find database)
    And this error for every repository while trying to sync pacman database:
    Download Results:
    gid |stat|avg speed |path/URI
    782bb2|ERR | 0B/s|http://mirrors.antergos.com/antergos/x86_64/antergos.db.sig

    Status Legend:
    (ERR):error occurred.

    The following is my pacman.conf file:


    See the pacman.conf(5) manpage for option and repository directives



    The following paths are commented out with their default values listed.

    If you wish to use different paths, uncomment and update the paths.

    #RootDir = /
    #DBPath = /var/lib/pacman/
    #CacheDir = /var/cache/pacman/pkg/
    #LogFile = /var/log/pacman.log
    #GPGDir = /etc/pacman.d/gnupg/
    #HookDir = /etc/pacman.d/hooks/
    HoldPkg = pacman glibc

    XferCommand = echo Downloading %u … && /usr/bin/aria2c --conf-path=/root/.aria2/pacman-aria2.conf %u

    #XferCommand = /usr/bin/curl -C - -f %u > %o
    #XferCommand = /usr/bin/wget --passive-ftp -c -O %o %u
    #CleanMethod = KeepInstalled
    #UseDelta = 0.7
    Architecture = auto

    Pacman won’t upgrade packages listed in IgnorePkg and members of IgnoreGroup

    #IgnorePkg =
    #IgnoreGroup =

    #NoUpgrade =
    #NoExtract =

    Misc options


    By default, pacman accepts packages signed by keys that its local keyring

    trusts (see pacman-key and its man page), as well as unsigned packages.

    SigLevel = Required DatabaseOptional
    #SigLevel = Required DatabaseNever
    LocalFileSigLevel = Optional
    #RemoteFileSigLevel = Required

    NOTE: You must run pacman-key --init before first using pacman; the local

    keyring can then be populated with the keys of all official Arch Linux

    packagers with pacman-key --populate archlinux.


    - can be defined here or included from another file

    - pacman will search repositories in the order defined here

    - local/custom mirrors can be added here or in separate files

    - repositories listed first will take precedence when packages

    have identical names, regardless of version number

    - URLs will have $repo replaced by the name of the current repo

    - URLs will have $arch replaced by the name of the architecture

    Repository entries are of the format:


    Server = ServerName

    Include = IncludePath

    The header [repo-name] is crucial - it must be present and

    uncommented to enable the repo.

    The testing repositories are disabled by default. To enable, uncomment the

    repo name header and Include lines. You can add preferred servers immediately

    after the header, and they will be used before the default mirrors.

    #SigLevel = PackageRequired
    #Server = http://mirrors.antergos.com/$repo/$arch/

    #SigLevel = Required DatabaseNever
    SigLevel = PackageRequired
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/antergos-mirrorlist

    #Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    #Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    If you want to run 32 bit applications on your x86_64 system,

    enable the multilib repositories as required here.

    #Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    An example of a custom package repository. See the pacman manpage for

    tips on creating your own repositories.

    #SigLevel = Optional TrustAll
    #Server = file:///home/custompkgs


  • Could anybody help me on this problem?

    Thank you.

  • On the above mentioned problem.

  • Hi!
    I’ve never used aria directly, maybe it’s easier to keep the original pacman.conf and install powerpill or bauerbill and use them. I don’t think someone from Antergos ever used it as well.

  • @joekamprad
    I’ve used the configuration the way it was said on the post.
    But, the same problem.

  • Anyway, thanks guys for your suggestions. I’ll use the pacman’s default configuration and built-in downloader.

  • @mahadihs i remember that i try this too but do not get it working, and revert + forget about ;)

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