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  1. #1

    Arch Fresh Install - Pacman Not Retrieving Files


    Good afternoon,

    I recently decided to give Arch Linux a go. I was able to get through the installation without any errors...until now at least.

    When I tried to install the Gnome DE into packman, it returned an error stating that "target not found". After reading some various posts on a few forums, it led me to checking the mirrorlist and pacman.conf files. I thought I may have something commented out that needed not to be. That may still be the case, even after reviewing it. (Not entirely sure here)

    Tried running the pacman -Syu command to update the lists as well, but that also resulted in numerous errors populating.

    I was hoping that someone could possibly shed some light on this for me. Any assistance is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!
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    'could not resolve host' means you are not resolving hostnames via dns. I suggest you look into your networking config.

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    additionally you might want to prune your /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
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    Thank you both for your responses.

    I went ahead and did a fresh install....twice actually, before realizing that my NIC wasn't in an UP state when the system started. Resolving this allowed me to connect and download the files needed to get a DE going.

    Thanks again!

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