Paru fails to update or search any packages

Tried reinstalling, nothing changes. No error messages, just infinite void with a timeout after some time.

inxi -Faz
System:    Kernel: 5.14.1-196-tkg-pds x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
           parameters: intel_pstate=passive BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-tkg-pds
           root=UUID=57d8f6ec-1c85-49a1-a3f7-f2cb0f4445bd rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3
           vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
           Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: bspwm 0.9.10 vt: 7 dm: LightDM 1.30.0
           Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8H77-V LE v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1307
           date: 03/17/2014
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Xeon E3-1270 V2 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 3A (58)
           stepping: 9 microcode: 21 cache: L2: 8 MiB
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 57743
           Speed: 4016 MHz min/max: 1600/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4016 2: 3797 3: 2000 4: 1958 5: 4016 6: 2615 7: 4016
           8: 4018
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
           Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
           Type: srbds status: Vulnerable: No microcode
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590] vendor: Gigabyte
           driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:67df class-ID: 0300
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: picom v: git-60eb0 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting
           alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
           Monitor-1: DVI-D-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 477x268mm (18.8x10.6") diag: 547mm (21.5")
           OpenGL: renderer: Radeon RX 580 Series (POLARIS10 DRM 3.42.0 5.14.1-196-tkg-pds LLVM 12.0.1)
           v: 4.6 Mesa 21.3.0-devel (git-5610b5840d) direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK P8Z77-V LX driver: snd_hda_intel
           v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20 class-ID: 0403
           Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590] vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel
           v: kernel bus-ID: 02:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aaf0 class-ID: 0403
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.1-196-tkg-pds running: yes
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.34 running: no
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK P8 series driver: r8169 v: kernel
           port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.38 TiB used: 54.96 GiB (3.9%)
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Apacer model: AS350 512GB size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
           logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: .0 scheme: GPT
           ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS541010B7E610 size: 931.51 GiB block-size:
           physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 476.44 GiB size: 476.44 GiB (100.00%) used: 20.32 GiB (4.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
           maj-min: 8:2
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%) used: 576 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
           ID-3: /home raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%) used: 34.63 GiB (3.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1
           maj-min: 8:17
           ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 476.44 GiB size: 476.44 GiB (100.00%) used: 20.32 GiB (4.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
           maj-min: 8:2
           ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 476.44 GiB size: 476.44 GiB (100.00%) used: 20.32 GiB (4.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
           maj-min: 8:2
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 50 (default 100)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 11.63 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 49.0 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 2489
Info:      Processes: 289 Uptime: 1m wakeups: 0 Memory: 11.63 GiB used: 2.56 GiB (22.0%) Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl
           Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1121 lib: 285 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8
           running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.06

Does pacman work?

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pacman works. I will try git cloning pacaur to see if that's the general aur helpers issue

yay is in chaotic-aur

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yay doesn't work either

Same thing? It just does nothing?

What is the output of pacman -Q | grep -E "alpm|pacman"

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yeah, and when I connect to https://aur.archlinux.org with browsers even on my smartphone and laptop with void they time out, which means that it's my provider's fault. Or maybe, it's my government being stupid again.

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Ah. Yes, if the AUR is being blocked by something, they won't work :frowning:

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guess I'm going to make a call. Or a lot of calls.

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Why doesn't AUR have mirrors?

nevermind, I was a weird error it seems. Not it works

The AUR has PKGBUILDS. They're just scripts. Try looking at one.

Arch users aren't Arch users if they've never installed AUR packages the correct way using makepkg. At least once fer chrissake. :wink:

However, the Chaotic-AUR offers many of those high-demand applications as prebuilt packages, which does save the users a bit of time plus the ability to access many of the common AUR packages without need of any helper other than pacman. And without needing to learn to do so the correct way, either.

Convenience has its costs. "Linux" is rapidly catching up with Windows in that regard. It will become even more common that users will not be able to do anything under the hood because they've got too many (half-assed, half-broken) "helpers" to do the work for them so why learn? Works just fine until one of those handy-dandy gadgets quits working.

I'm not against convenience. I love handy-dandy gadgets. But it can be nicer being able to either repair or replace them when they go upside-down. But that requires reading. :ugh: IMO.

But whadda I know? I'm just a grumpy ol' man.
:frowning_face:

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I think you are shortchanging yourself - you are MORE than just a grumpy ol' man... and you're good at it too! :grin:

Not to mention you are right, of course...

Edit: Not to mention - but this trend is WAY too widespread. It even affects our means of transportation adversely. It is getting so bad that it is getting difficult to even locate a vehicle with a manual transmission - or power steering that doesn't depend on a charged up battery. Heck, you have to disable interlocks to even (n an emergency) use your starter motor to 'bump' your vehicle to somewhere safe (like off the train tracks, or over to the side of the road)!

Keep the access to the direct way of doing things as long as you can - and Arch-based is capable of direct!

Don't even start me on autonomous driving...
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Good at being a grumpy ol' man? I am. But hell, even a busted clock is right twice a day. :wink:

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Really? Must I assume an analog clock - as a digital one might only manage once :duck:

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O.T.

Summary

I'm in Windows (11) at the moment. Windows would not let me download a torrent just a few minutes ago. Windows SmartScreen Defender has decided for me. It must know I love bootlegging. After belaying umpteen security settings the deed was done, but mark another "Thought Police" moment. sigh And I was kinda liking Win 11's activity/tasking solutions. But I won't need a diaper service (again) for another few years, thank you very much. So it's back to Arch this A.M. sigh

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It would not be so bad if I weren't sure that it is only the warning signs of what is to come. You do realize that it won't be long before cash money, and the freedom to spend it untracked (maybe) will be gone entirely? That the 'smart watch' of today will morph into the 'universal interface' to your credit and existence? That a misplaced bit (intentional or not) will be able to render you homeless and broke? I may end up being glad that my years have accumulated to the point they have....

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Nevermind, they are blocking it again. M&^5^&$64^4$^$64^$^434&!