[SOLVED ] Arco linux installation failed due to failed "pacman -Sy" command.

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ghostranger047
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I have been trying to install Arco Linux using the online installer( used both B and xfce-D iso).
But the installation keeps failing. Here's a snap from the logs:

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2023-05-21 - 21:12:58 [6]:     .. Running ("pacman", "-Sy") 
2023-05-21 - 21:12:58 [6]:     .. Target cmd: ("pacman", "-Sy") Exit code: 1 output:
 :: Synchronizing package databases...
 arcolinux_repo downloading...
 arcolinux_repo_3party downloading...
 arcolinux_repo_xlarge downloading...
 core downloading...
 extra downloading...
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo.db' from gitlab.com : Could not resolve host: gitlab.com
warning: too many errors from gitlab.com, skipping for the remainder of this transaction
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_3party.db' from gitlab.com : Could not resolve host: gitlab.com
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_xlarge.db' from gitlab.com : Could not resolve host: gitlab.com
error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from mirror.osbeck.com : Could not resolve host: mirror.osbeck.com
warning: too many errors from mirror.osbeck.com, skipping for the remainder of this transaction
error: failed retrieving file 'extra.db' from mirror.osbeck.com : Could not resolve host: mirror.osbeck.com
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo.db' from mirror.accum.se : Could not resolve host: mirror.accum.se
warning: too many errors from mirror.accum.se, skipping for the remainder of this transaction
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_3party.db' from mirror.accum.se : Could not resolve host: mirror.accum.se
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_xlarge.db' from mirror.accum.se : Could not resolve host: mirror.accum.se
error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from mirror.rackspace.com : Could not resolve host: mirror.rackspace.com
warning: too many errors from mirror.rackspace.com, skipping for the remainder of this transaction
error: failed retrieving file 'extra.db' from mirror.rackspace.com : Could not resolve host: mirror.rackspace.com
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo.db' from ftp.belnet.be : Could not resolve host: ftp.belnet.be
warning: too many errors from ftp.belnet.be, skipping for the remainder of this transaction
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_3party.db' from ftp.belnet.be : Could not resolve host: ftp.belnet.be
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_xlarge.db' from ftp.belnet.be : Could not resolve host: ftp.belnet.be
error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from geo.mirror.pkgbuild.com : Could not resolve host: geo.mirror.pkgbuild.com
warning: too many errors from geo.mirror.pkgbuild.com, skipping for the remainder of this transaction
error: failed retrieving file 'extra.db' from geo.mirror.pkgbuild.com : Could not resolve host: geo.mirror.pkgbuild.com
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo.db' from mirror.aarnet.edu.au : Could not resolve host: mirror.aarnet.edu.au
warning: too many errors from mirror.aarnet.edu.au, skipping for the remainder of this transaction
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_3party.db' from mirror.aarnet.edu.au : Could not resolve host: mirror.aarnet.edu.au
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_xlarge.db' from mirror.aarnet.edu.au : Could not resolve host: mirror.aarnet.edu.au
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo.db' from mirror.funami.tech : Could not resolve host: mirror.funami.tech
warning: too many errors from mirror.funami.tech, skipping for the remainder of this transaction
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_3party.db' from mirror.funami.tech : Could not resolve host: mirror.funami.tech
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_xlarge.db' from mirror.funami.tech : Could not resolve host: mirror.funami.tech
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo.db' from mirror.jingk.ai : Could not resolve host: mirror.jingk.ai
warning: too many errors from mirror.jingk.ai, skipping for the remainder of this transaction
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_3party.db' from mirror.jingk.ai : Could not resolve host: mirror.jingk.ai
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_xlarge.db' from mirror.jingk.ai : Could not resolve host: mirror.jingk.ai
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo.db' from arcolinux.github.io : Could not resolve host: arcolinux.github.io
warning: too many errors from arcolinux.github.io, skipping for the remainder of this transaction
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_3party.db' from arcolinux.github.io : Could not resolve host: arcolinux.github.io
error: failed retrieving file 'arcolinux_repo_xlarge.db' from arcolinux.github.io : Could not resolve host: arcolinux.github.io
error: failed to synchronize all databases (invalid url for server)
Full logs:

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https://termbin.com/dy7k
But my Internet is fully working in the live boot and I have no problem in running "pacman -Sy" in terminal in live boot.
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erikdubois
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VPN is the solution

FIrst use the easy installation - no internet required

Later use vpn as you are being blocked by ...

1. router
2. landlord
3. isp
4. country

take your pick


which country do you live in?
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ghostranger047
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India.

It shouldn't be blocked here. I mean, I have previously installed arco many times(this year only)

It says cannot resolve gitlab.com, mirror.osbeck.com etc. But all those websites are opening in browser without any issues.

Still, i tried using an European vpn. Same result!

Arbo d offline logs:
https://termbin.com/v8od
Last edited by ghostranger047 on Mon May 22, 2023 6:05 am, edited 4 times in total.
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erikdubois
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Use the easy installation and later analyze as to the why.

We use advanced all the time so it is happening on your end.
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ghostranger047
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Finally managed to install by using the offline installer.
And by unplugging the ethernet cable. 😂
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erikdubois
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Good for you.

Isos are never the same.

So many things change out of our control.

Most importantly is the support for all kinds of hardware devices coming (or not coming anymore) via the kernel.
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