It might be a slippery slope. Don’t know if you use KDE or gnome, but when I started getting error messages like that, removing db.lck, running pacman-mirrors or turning to pamac for updates inside GUI, things went horribly wrong along the way and my system eventually crushed. See the solution post here for the close-to-fool-proof way to go about updating. Pacman and TTY are your friends!
got issues, mainly with firefox and akonadi. Both crash on launch. Call from a terminal for firefox log a bus error, with core dumped. Coredumpctl show same errors for Firefox, Akonadi, Whatsapp-linux, and Midori, with a signal, and always the same stacktrace (for lines 0 to 5) from coredumpctl info :
Thank you for the warning, I always used pacman and tty, but if it does not work, there is not much else I could do. Unfortunately, I did not check if db.lck was there before using pamac, but I think it would have blocked pamac as well, so the problem lay somewhere else.
I had a very very small issue. Same as last time, after pamac download all packages it freezes there. Then I hit cancel, close pamac, re do upgrade and everything went smooth (of course the packages were not downloaded again).
Out of curiosity, how long did you wait for pamac, before deciding it was frozen?
I ask because I’ve made the same assumption in the past, when it sometimes just takes a minute or two after downloading all packages to continue with upgrades – I think that it’s decompressing the packages when this happens (a visual indication of this would be helpful, but it’s a minor nitpick).
Still, glad you were able to successfully update.
@Anthony I’ve had much more success with pamac (in run-level 3) than pacman, personally, or at least I’ve borked my system a lot less often. LoL
I see this behavior to on older machines that take a little longer to do the integrity check, it looks like hanging, that is not the case, pamac is verifying the downloaded packages, there is no visual indication and can take a while.
Have some patience, check cpu/io usage to see if there is activity, it depends on the speed of your machine.
I am also experiencing a simular issue with VirtualBox 6.1.20 (Guest Additions 6.1.20).
On my linux host with windows guest I have distorted audio on my linux host after a couple of minutes running the guest.
Can you link to the forum or bug report on the VirtualBox site?
Edit: for now I seem to have fixed it by disabling audio in the windows vm guest settings. (I dont require audio from the VM but this is ofc not a solution for everyone)