porteus/aka sensei: missing packages

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porteus/aka sensei: missing packages

Post#1 by francois » 21 Sep 2015, 02:12

porteus/aka sensei 3.1rc1 i686 seems not be able to fetch packages that are supposedly in the repository. This is what I realised when trying to build lxqt desktop as from the wiki needed package lxqt (meta) or equivalent to follow with pacman command:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LXQt
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sor ... =&flagged=

lxqt:

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root@sensei:~# pacman -Sy
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 sensei is up to date
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
 archlinuxfr is up to date
root@sensei:~# pacman -S lxqt-about lxqt-config lxqt-notificationd lxqt-opssh-askpass lxqt-panel lxqt-policykit lxqt-powermanagement lxqt-plugin lxqt-runner lxqt-session openbox pcmanfm-qt
error: target not found: lxqt-about
error: target not found: lxqt-config
error: target not found: lxqt-notificationd
error: target not found: lxqt-opssh-askpass
error: target not found: lxqt-panel
error: target not found: lxqt-policykit
error: target not found: lxqt-powermanagement
error: target not found: lxqt-plugin
error: target not found: lxqt-runner
error: target not found: lxqt-session
error: target not found: pcmanfm-qt
root@sensei:~#
or kde-plasma. missing packages
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Re: porteus/aka sensei: missing packages

Post#2 by ncmprhnsbl » 21 Sep 2015, 06:09

this might be because of the date the ARM repo is set at for 3.1. before lxqt was moved to offical repo
check /etc/pacman.conf
EDIT: oops /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist :oops:
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Re: porteus/aka sensei: missing packages

Post#3 by francois » 21 Sep 2015, 19:02

You are right about the ARM (arch rolling machine), the date is set up at 2014-07-17 but not in pacman.conf, rather in mirrolist. There is a warning:
Do not edit this file if you want a stable system

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Re: porteus/aka sensei: missing packages

Post#4 by stifiling » 21 Sep 2015, 19:38

this is true francois...the whole system is over a year old. lxqt is newer in the official repos than it was when this system was put together. changing that date in /etc/pacman.d/mirorlist to a more current date...and then pacman -Sy.....lxqt should then install...but more than likely won't work right because the foundation is so old.

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Re: porteus/aka sensei: missing packages

Post#5 by francois » 21 Sep 2015, 21:52

@stifiling:
Thanks once more for this porteus/arch version. It seems we getting more interest here. It is good to have you around.

And what about setting an intermediate date around april 2015, pacman -Syu, and then another arm date in july 2015, pacman -Syu? Or should I do it more incrementally?
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Re: porteus/aka sensei: missing packages

Post#6 by stifiling » 21 Sep 2015, 23:55

thanks francois

but yea, if you really want to upgrade this old sensei to current day status as to where lxqt has a good chance of installing correctly...i'd change the /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist step by step every two months....so it starts at 7-17-2014, so i'd change it to 9-17-2014, then try pacman -Syu....if worked, next change date to 11-17-2014...then pacman -Syu again...until i get up to yesterday's date. then it should be pretty much current and if it's still even working by that point...lxqt should install.

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Re: porteus/aka sensei: missing packages

Post#7 by francois » 22 Sep 2015, 19:20

I have tried a quick dirty shot (10 months )and it did not upgrade. And even a monthly interval shot will yield failing upgrade.

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repo-archlinuxfrance will not update
Thus, i will wait your next version or maybe that of brokenman. :wink:
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Re: porteus/aka sensei: missing packages

Post#8 by Philip » 04 Dec 2015, 13:09

Does Arch have a set pattern for updates? Weekly builds, monthly?

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Re: porteus/aka sensei: missing packages

Post#9 by ncmprhnsbl » 05 Dec 2015, 04:53

Does Arch have a set pattern for updates? Weekly builds, monthly?
not really, as sources are released upstream they are packaged and after a time in the 'testing' repos with no bugs reported, are moved to the main repos..
some days there are lots of updates, others not.
the arch install media is updated periodicly, but it is just a net install client.

the 'Arch Linux Archive' on the other hand, is a daily snapshot of the repos, from the last couple of years, very handy to find a specific software version..
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