[arm-allstar] RPi2-3 Image Version 1.5rc2, Preform a system update error

Marty kd4hlv at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 08:18:48 EST 2017

Hi Doug,

I looked under /var/lib/pacman/ I did not see a lck file, ls below. The
error is failed to retrieve files in the /var/lib/pacman/sync/ directory.
All the alarm.db  aur.db  community.db  core.db  extra.db  hamvoip.db are
there and have correct permissions.
Anything else to try?

[root at 28523 etc]# cd /var/lib/pacman/
[root at 28523 pacman]# ls
local  sync
[root at 28523 pacman]# ls -al
total 24
drwxr-xr-x   4 root root  4096 Sep 28 19:38 .
drwxr-xr-x  22 root root  4096 Sep 29 00:00 ..
drwxr-xr-x 282 root root 12288 Aug 14 20:52 local
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Sep 28 19:38 sync
[root at 28523 pacman]#

Message: 4
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:30:45 -0400
From: Doug Crompton <wa3dsp at gmail.com>
To: ARM Allstar <arm-allstar at hamvoip.org>
Subject: Re: [arm-allstar] RPi2-3 Image Version 1.5rc2, Preform a
        system update error
        <CAMp6vst2SCtLm7EWbqqFsfVeVzJwqAohpLbFXUcJd5OzpqYErg at mail.gmail.com>
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The update process obviously requires an Internet connection. Failing to
get files usually indicates it is failing to make an Internet connection so
make sure your Internet connection is working. Item 1 in the ADMIN menu
quickly returning and not trying to resolve and update usually indicates no
Internet connect ability. A quick check - try pinging ucsd.edu

For those having a problem with file locking there was an issue back before
a late July update that would leave a stale lock file if the update process
was somehow interrupted. Make sure you do not have a stale lock file by
performing the following command at the Linux prompt. Then try updating
again. Once updated the problem will be fixed as the lock file is removed
at boot in a later update.

rm -f /var/lib/pacman/db.lck

*73 Doug*


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