Suddenly run into this message - while trying to get an update

hello dear Community - good day,
hope you are fine and all goes well on your site.

well - to beginn with the beginning: suddenly run into this message - while trying to get an update

Arch & EndeavourOS Update-Check:
:: Suche Arch & EndeavourOS nach Updates...
==> ERROR: Cannot fetch updates

UpdateInTerminal: error: Checkupdates: Fehler!
Usage: UpdateInTerminal [options]
    --noup     Don't check Arch & EndeavourOS updates.
    --noaur    Don't check AUR updates.
    --nt       Check updates in a new terminal window.
    --sync     Run program 'sync' afterwards if updates were detected.
    --keyring  Update keyring packages first. This may help on some PGP signature issues.

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what would you do now?

What’s the output for:

sudo pacman -Syu

Try updating your mirrors.


hi there good day dear ainz,

many thanks - i am happy to hear form you. Currently the upgrade process is running…
i will inform you whats going on …later…
#at the moment it r uns and runs and runs.

note: i have not made any updates f or more than 1 week :wink: possibly a reason for this issue :grinning:

Thank you and good day to you too.

Do inform us if you get stuck during the process. :wink:

What gives you:


in a terminal ? as the error shown looks like an issue with the update notifier to me…

hi there yes i did this

see what happened

Everything looks fine.

hi many thanks . i am so happy.

you made my day… :grinning: :smiley: :grinning:

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I am one of the EndeavourOS developers :wink:
So I know about that …
I wanted to see the output in Terminal to see if it gives any error … ma there is an issue with the script we need to fix…


The (temporary) problem comes from the checkupdates app which sometimes fails. It is used inside UpdateInTerminal. The actual problem is not clear, at least for me.

Usually updating packages normally with

sudo pacman -Syu

or a bit more “abnormally”

sudo pacman -Syyu




One week is a perfectly reasonable interval between updates. There was a big topic on that very subject here not long ago, which I’m too lazy to look up, but the point is, you don’t need to be so paranoid about constantly upgrading that you feel that being one week old is a potential source of bugs for your system. :slight_smile: (even if it’s “more than” one week. Unless it’s euphemism for “6 months or so” of course :woman_shrugging: )

As already suggested, updating mirrors usually resolves any timeout errors etc for me.