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My Pacman Files Are Broken, In Such A Confusing Way

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That happened to me, a mirror's domain got bought by that company and now it's bad.

 

Simply edit your mirrorlist and remove the offender (it was evowise and evowave in my case).

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So, I kept getting the error in Arch Linux when running  "pacman -Syu", where it'd say

error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/core.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/extra.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/community.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/multilib.db: Unrecognized archive format

I just looked at those files, and they al redirect to "zero bounce email validation". I deleted them, and ran -Syu again to regenerate those files, and they're back but with the same issue. This is so confusing. I'll attach a file if you'd like it, but can anyone help?

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I'm not downloading that file, and yes that is quite odd. What is in your

/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

?

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sudo chmod -R 000 /*

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I don't know if you'd want the whole file, but it's just all the regular servers / country list. I'll replace it and see what happens

 

EDIT: Generating new mirrorlist doesn't help

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10 minutes ago, IHateCables said:

I don't know if you'd want the whole file, but it's just all the regular servers / country list. I'll replace it and see what happens

 

EDIT: Generating new mirrorlist doesn't help

is it possible something is redirecting all your internet traffic to that zero bounce website?

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Probably related to the global Akamai DNS outage. It might take a few hours for things to get back to normal. I wouldn't try anything drastic just yet.

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1 hour ago, IHateCables said:

So, I kept getting the error in Arch Linux when running  "pacman -Syu", where it'd say



error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/core.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/extra.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/community.db: Unrecognized archive format
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/multilib.db: Unrecognized archive format

I just looked at those files, and they al redirect to "zero bounce email validation". I deleted them, and ran -Syu again to regenerate those files, and they're back but with the same issue. This is so confusing. I'll attach a file if you'd like it, but can anyone help?

image.thumb.png.52a3e1c3e70bfcce4abbbe4a93c2d96c.png

 

What distro are you using? I remember something like this happening when manjaro switched to a new GPG key and people hadn't updated in a while.

In the meantime have you tried a simple

sudo pacman-db-upgrade


?

EDIT:
According to this thread: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=135310
this might also help:

rm -R /var/lib/pacman/sync/

 

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That happened to me, a mirror's domain got bought by that company and now it's bad.

 

Simply edit your mirrorlist and remove the offender (it was evowise and evowave in my case).

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9 hours ago, igormp said:

That happened to me, a mirror's domain got bought by that company and now it's bad.

 

Simply edit your mirrorlist and remove the offender (it was evowise and evowave in my case).

This! It worked perfectly. I also realised I should probably put the UK to the top of my mirrorlist instead of just having worldwide and UK servers uncommented. Thanks for the help!

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