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I ran into this very issue; what I found was that the nameserver (OpenNIC) I was using wasn't resolving the URLs on the mirrorlist. I edited /etc/resolv.conf, added another DNS server that properly resolved URLs and pacman successfully updated: GNU nano 2.5.3 File: /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 127.0.0.1 nameserver 104.238.153.178 ...


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I like Daniel Andersson's answer, but it didn't work for me. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04. From the dpkg man page, db:Status-abbrev only works in dpkg 1.16.2+: db:Status-Abbrev It contains the abbreviated package status, such as “ii” (since dpkg 1.16.2). My solution was to use legacy behavior, just the Status ...


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Use dpkg to force the install; parallel gets along nicely with moreutils -- it renames moreutils' parallel util to parallel.moreutils. When the install is done both programs (GNU an moreutils) are available. NB: if any user scripts call the old moreutils parallel, change those scripts to use the longer name. Details: Fetch parallel package (without ...



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