Protocol "rsync" is not supported or disabled in libcurl

I have the same question, but I don't think it has been fully answered. If you can't use sudo pacman -Syu or -Syy how can you perform an update from the terminal ?

That's the only way.

See diff. here

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman/Rosetta#Querying_specific_packages

and
:slight_smile:

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Why would you be unable to use pacman -Syu ?

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Not a good idea to use that command by itself except in very few instances. That's why you won't even find it in the Pacman Rosetta. It's dangerous--can lead to partial updates/grades--and a compromised system.

If you search the Arch Forums or google, you'll find more information regarding its use.

regards

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Thanks for the feedback. I also tried

sudo pacman -Syy

and

sudo pacman -Sy

all produced an error message for 4 packages, saying

error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from archlinux.thaller.ws : Protocol "rsync" is not supported or disabled in libcurl

error: failed retrieving file 'extra.db' from archlinux.thaller.ws : Protocol "rsync" is not supported or disabled in libcurl

error: failed retrieving file 'community.db' from archlinux.thaller.ws : Protocol "rsync" is not supported or disabled in libcurl

error: failed retrieving file 'multilib.db' from archlinux.thaller.ws : Protocol "rsync" is not supported or disabled in libcurl

and read wiki, too, please.

If you include terminal outputs in your post please use the proper output format in your post. Using "~" 3 times above and "~" 3 times below the text block will provide a readable, raw look.

This means you are using an invalid transfer protocol. Update your mirror list to use only HTTP and/or HTTPS mirrors.

This is the same error for the same mirror. It does not mean you cannot update using the other mirrors in your mirror list.

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I have, thanks to Jonathon, managed to resolve my issue.

I ended up using Reflector to rebuild my mirror list based on region and speed.

No more errors and the updates have worked without issue.

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