I’ve noticed on several different distros that Pamac installer freezes up during the download process. Cancelling the install, going into /var/lib/pacman/ and deleting db.lck can fix the problem, but it usually comes back on the next install. I have a love/hate relationship with yay. But, it’s turning into more love since the Pamac installer problem has come up.
I know I’m not the only one having this problem, as I found the fix using DDG on the first page. Just curious if there’s a permissions or settings issue that might be causing this. Anyone have an idea/answer?
it is something like Trouble updating with Pamac
pamac is for such reason no pacman different beast
yay do using purely aur, but as repo a gui i do tkpacman
Yup. Just like that. I missed this somehow in search. Thanks. I think it has to do with the multiple simultaneous downloads as stated. When you use yay, (by appearances anyway) it looks like it’s only downloading one thing at a time. Pamac is trying to take on too much apparently. Maybe it times out while downloading? Regardless, marked as solved!
I have very good wifi, but even without that… Never understood the point with the simultaneous downloads unless you had like 40 or something. I mean compared to Windows updates the Arch updates are TINY. 60 updated files takes what? Three minutes to download?
Very true. To be honest, with every Arch variant I’ve tried, I’ve left that one alone and it never had a problem. It just seems to have become a problem over the last couple of months. Maybe some Cosmic Rays got into it, or something. Regardless, I think everything’s working great, now.
is basicly depend from which region you can do with pacman too but thats not a standard option you must add it…using several mirror’s to boost the downloading, but iplenitation of pamac is bad
I think the default number is 4 when you download it now.
Personally I only have problems updating with pamac. Install and build function great which is why for updates I use EOS default kalu. Pamac is handy to find packages and it themes well.
Absolutely true. Since I told Pamac to only use one download feed instead of 4, it’s behaved very well. And, honestly, I think it goes faster this way, too. But, I don’t know that for sure. Kalu is great for the System Updates, too! I’m very impressed with it!
Since Kalu i’m never going back! Love it. I boot up and it just has the updates and i install and what i like about it is you can look at what’s there and get a mental note before you install. It’s great. With pamac it works fine if you have 0 or 1 entry for concurrent downloads. I don’t know what has changed in the newer version as i never had an issue with it before. Now it just wants to loop. I still use it but less and less each day as i find other ways to do things.