Problems updating KDE Plasma Mobile OS
#1
Hello,
I'm experiencing problems updating my OS (KDE Plasma Mobile).
I'm using a SD Verbatim 32 GB (just KDE Plasma Mobile on it).
On the terminal, after:

$ sudo pacman -Suuyyw

got this message:

error: failed to update mobile (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update core (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update extra (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update community (unable to lock database)
error: failed to synchronize all databases

Also, tapping on Discover, on the bottom of the screen, when the application starts, I got:

unable to lock database

Any help?

Many thanks.
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#2
Something set a lock on your package database.

Try:
Code:
sudo rm /var/lib/pacman/db.lck

Then try your update again.
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#3
Followed the above instruction and then started  pacman -Syu. After a lot of screen activity I was asked to approve an update. The keyboard was locked and I could not respond. I shut down. I now have an OS that will not boot. Should I take a hammer to my phone? Perhaps I should download Manjaro and burn it to a micro SD instead. From where should I download the most recent (and hopefully functioning) version? Thanks in advance.
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#4
Download a current stable version of your favorite distribution ( A good list of distros is available here: https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/PinePhone_S...e_Releases ), and burn the image to an uSD card. Try them out for a while and when you find the "one" install it to the eMMC utilizing jump-drive.

If you want to stick with Manjaro Plasma Mobile, here is a link to the current stable release: https://github.com/manjaro-pinephone/pla...beta15-rc3

If you run into trouble, post here or in one of the chat platforms listed here: https://www.pine64.org/gettings-started/

@ionmich

I just notice your post about openSUSE https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=18417 . - I am an openSUSE enthusiast, but there isn't anyone working to get it running smooth on the Pinephone.

If you want a good stable cell phone experience, I recommend you stick with Phosh on Arch, Mobian, or PostmarketOS. - I currently daily drive my Pinephone on PostmarketOS Phosh stable. - It just works.

Install something stable on the eMMC, and then play with other distros and desktop environments on uSD cards.
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#5
Thanks for the advice. I ran into ignorance problems on Arch so I will try the next two.
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#6
(06-30-2023, 10:54 AM)ionmich Wrote: Thanks for the advice. I ran into ignorance problems on Arch so I will try the next two.

Just an F.Y.I. Mobian requires tow-boot, so maybe PostmarketOS first.

Here's a link to the Mobian wiki outlining how to install. https://wiki.mobian-project.org/doku.php...tall-linux
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#7
(06-30-2023, 11:20 AM)mark1250 Wrote:
(06-30-2023, 10:54 AM)ionmich Wrote: Thanks for the advice. I ran into ignorance problems on Arch so I will try the next two.

Just an F.Y.I. Mobian requires tow-boot, so maybe PostmarketOS first.

Here's a link to the Mobian wiki outlining how to install. https://wiki.mobian-project.org/doku.php...tall-linux

I ran into trouble with Mobian and gave Arch another attempt...with success, and so far it's doing what I want. Thank you!
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