Fix errors occurred no packages were upgraded in Arch Linux
When you use
yay -S <package> to install some package and face this
errors occured, no packages were upgraded, don’t worry, this
article will guide you to settle it down.
At First, let’s try to remove any local package(e.g. zoom) mannually:
$ sudo rm -rf /var/lib/pacman/local/zoom-2.9.265650.0716-1/
And then we install this package again:
$ yay -S zoom
Look! We reproduced this problem as below:
Fix the problem
Since we only partially removed the package metadata files, the package is inconsistent with the database, so that the package was corrupted.
Therefore, we should install the package with overwrite option:
$ yay -S zoom --overwrite '*'
$ yay -S zoom --dbonly
Congratulations! Now the package can be installed without any error prompts.