October 18, 2018

Arch Linux isn’t receiving updates

By Geekphreek

You’ve tried “sudo pacman -Syu” and you’ve probably tried “sudo pacman -Syyu” but still Arch is reporting that you’re bang up to date yet no updates have arrived for over a month! No, you’re not up to date in the slightest.

Your mirror has gone stale. It’s not a big issue:

sudo pacman -S reflector

reflector --latest 15 --number 5 --sort rate --country 'United Kingdom' | sudo tee /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

You may want to change out that country, I don’t.

Then just do your usual pacman or trizen and you’ll get a flurry of cool stuff.