My last Discover update rally did a number on Pacman. Now I can’t start LibreOffice. I get the following error message. I was about to Remove /var/lib/pacman/local/libreoffice-fresh-7.4.3-3/desc but wanted to seek wise council before.
warning: libreoffice-fresh-7.4.3-3 is up to date -- reinstalling
looking for conflicting packages...
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/local/libreoffice-fresh-7.4.3-3/desc: No such file or directory
warning: could not fully load metadata for package libreoffice-fresh-7.4.3-3
error: failed to prepare transaction (invalid or corrupted package)
-> error installing repo packages
The use of any package manager using packagekit is not recommended on Arch (-based distros) since it would obfuscate the install/update process and no opportunity is given to the user if/when there is a need for manual intervention.
Ah, I understand better now. I’m not sure how it’s used. The terminal doesn’t list everything. I guess I need to redirect it to pastebin or privatebin. I’m just not sure how that works. I’m trying to look it up.
sudo touch /var/lib/pacman/local/libreoffice-fresh-7.4.3-3/desc
[sudo] password for suoni:
touch: cannot touch '/var/lib/pacman/local/libreoffice-fresh-7.4.3-3/desc': No such file or directory
[xxx]$ sudo rm /var/lib/pacman/db.lck
rm: cannot remove '/var/lib/pacman/db.lck': No such file or directory
After doing -Sc and -SYyu still same problem.
Should I flush out the pacman database again? Would that help?