I’m not sure how I’m failing in explaining things (or possibly misunderstanding), but there seems to be no file to remove – and that is why pacman complains. I’ve removed the lock manually myself before I ever used Antergos (I was using Vanilla Arch in the past); the warning that it has been removed, already, by something else (pamac), is something new for me entirely :)
(And it’s only the need to remove it that I’ve ever seen documented on the web, I’ve never seen an instance addressing the warning that it was already removed.)
Thanks for your reply. I’m sorry for any confusion, but pamac does seem to be leaving a file for me to delete (which is the scenario I am more familiar with prior to using pamac), but instead pamac itself seems to be removing the file, and then pacman complains that the file is missing, rather than present.
I’ll go ahead and close this topic since it’s a pamac bug :) … oops I don’t see a way to mark it as solved in either the “Topic Tools” or “Edit” areas
I was wondering what could cause the above message and what I can do to fix it. It occurs intermittently when running “pacman -Syu” at the commandline. I’m not sure if there’s a relationship with this and running pamac just before opening a terminal.
I’ve only seen this message since recently installing Antergos, I never saw it with “Vanilla Arch” but then I never used pamac before either, and am I wondering if this is a true pacman problem or something that pamac causes and which pacman cannot fix when run in the terminal. I’m not sure why it’s intermittent, perhaps it’s affected by logging out/rebooting.
As a warning it doesn’t prevent me from doing anything, but if it’s something I can fix (even by just not using pamac), then I’d like to :)
I just rebooted, opened a terminal and ran pacman, and the warning was gone. Then I immediately ran the pamac updater, then ran pacman in the terminal again, and then the warning showed up again. I guess pamac is removing the lock, but I don’t understand why pacman is not reinsating the lock if it requires a lock. I know in the past on “Vanilla Arch” I’ve had to manually remove a lock myself (possibly after an unclean exit of pacman in the terminal by me), but thereafter I don’t recall ever seeing a warning about a missing lock file (perhaps I just didn’t run pacman again before a reboot, not sure).