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==[[User:Karol/Questionable edits|Questionable edits]]==
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This is just a brain dump but feel free to jump in and discuss it or create appropriate wiki pages / sections if you like the ideas presented below.
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These suggestions aren't properly thought out so some may be already covered somewhere / do more harm than good / be silly etc. - that's why I'm posting them on my user page and not editing wiki articles just yet ;P
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==Add to FAQ / General troubleshooting / similar?==
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===Too fresh packages===
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Problem: [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130192] [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130197] [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130245] [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130463]
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Solution: the mirrors need to sync up, try again later.
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Add info about how to check if a package has just been updated / added to the repos / moved from [testing] - check 'Last Updated' date.
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You can download the package directly from the mirror by clicking the 'Download From Mirror' link on the top right e.g. [http://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/i686/zlib/] but remember it doesn't resolve the dependencies, only gets this one package.
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==="error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from <some_mirror> : No address record"===
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DNS issues?: [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130534]
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===Why did pacman overwrite my settings?!===
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Info about the backup array + reminder about .pacnew / .pacsave files: [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130535]

Latest revision as of 00:13, 10 September 2012

This is just a brain dump but feel free to jump in and discuss it or create appropriate wiki pages / sections if you like the ideas presented below.

These suggestions aren't properly thought out so some may be already covered somewhere / do more harm than good / be silly etc. - that's why I'm posting them on my user page and not editing wiki articles just yet ;P

Add to FAQ / General troubleshooting / similar?

Too fresh packages

Problem: [1] [2] [3] [4]

Solution: the mirrors need to sync up, try again later.

Add info about how to check if a package has just been updated / added to the repos / moved from [testing] - check 'Last Updated' date.

You can download the package directly from the mirror by clicking the 'Download From Mirror' link on the top right e.g. [5] but remember it doesn't resolve the dependencies, only gets this one package.

"error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from <some_mirror> : No address record"

DNS issues?: [6]

Why did pacman overwrite my settings?!

Info about the backup array + reminder about .pacnew / .pacsave files: [7]