Can't install Screenfetch anymore


Hey again,

I’m typing “sudo pacman -S screenfetch” in the terminal on a very recent clean install of Manjaro, and it’s giving me these lines:

warning: database file for ‘core’ does not exist
warning: database file for ‘extra’ does not exist
warning: database file for ‘community’ does not exist
warning: database file for ‘multilib’ does not exist
error: target not found: screenfetch

Every tutorial I see is telling me to type that command, and I can’t find anything on a new way of installing, etc. Anyone know how to resolve this? Thanks!


Looks like you should get a good mirror and sync with it

sudo pacman-mirrors -f5 && sudo pacman -Syyu 
sudo pacman -S screenfetch


please sync your database

sudo pacman -Syy does the trick




@cscs Haha, took me a second or two, but nice image. :slight_smile:

Thanks to both of you for the lightning-quick replies. This fixed my problem in an instant.

Oh, and Should I use -Syyu in general for a full upgrade? Years ago someone told me -Syuu was the one to use normally. Which is the same as just updating all packages shown in the Octopi GUI?


Use -Syyu normally

Better use double yy for fully synchronize the pacman database and 1 u for updates, double u also downgrade packages if anyone is more recent on your computer then in database


Once you have your mirrors set to something that works (check out you shouldnt have issues. I always use ‘Syyu’ to make sure everything is synced. This can be a bit hard on those with wanting connections as it has to refresh the whole database - so you might see ‘Syu’ from time to time… As Lolix pointed out, ‘Syuu’ will upgrade, as well as downgrade packages - so is not necessary, and only recommended when a specific change requires roll-back (this should rarely, if ever, happen).
If you are using a graphical frontend like Octopi, you can achieve the ‘yy’ by using the ‘Sync database’ action found under “File”.