How To Fix “Warning: local is newer than community” Error In Arch Linux

Fix Warning: local is newer than community Error

Hello Archers!! Whenever I tried to do full upgrade my Arch Linux desktop using “sudo pacman -Syyu” command from the Terminal., I am getting the following error message.

:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core 123.5 KiB 152K/s 00:01 [######################] 100%
 extra 1721.2 KiB 162K/s 00:11 [######################] 100%
 community 3.7 MiB 157K/s 00:24 [######################] 100%
 multilib 186.2 KiB 154K/s 00:01 [######################] 100%
 archlinuxfr 15.4 KiB 46.6K/s 00:00 [######################] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: calibre: local (2.77.0-2) is newer than community (2.77.0-1)
warning: deepin-file-manager: local (1:1.3.8-1) is newer than community (1:1.3.7-1)
warning: deepin-music: local (3.0.1-2) is newer than community (3.0.1-1)
warning: deepin-terminal: local (2.1.8-1) is newer than community (2.1.7-1)
warning: libfm: local (1.2.5-1) is newer than community (1.2.4-2)
warning: libfm-extra: local (1.2.5-1) is newer than community (1.2.4-2)
warning: libfm-gtk2: local (1.2.5-1) is newer than community (1.2.4-2)
warning: pcmanfm: local (1.2.5-1) is newer than community (1.2.4-2)
warning: perl-image-exiftool: local (10.40-1) is newer than extra (10.36-1)
warning: perl-yaml-tiny: local (1.70-1) is newer than community (1.69-1)
warning: ruby-bundler: local (1.14.2-1) is newer than community (1.14.0-1)
warning: youtube-dl: local (2017.01.22-1) is newer than community (2017.01.16-1)
 there is nothing to do

I have been facing this error for few days now. After digging into Arch linux forums, I have found this solution. Have you ever encountered with this error lately? The quick and dirty workaround to fix this issue is you need to run the following command:

sudo pacman -Syu

The above command will mostly fix the problem and update all your packages.

In case If it doesn’t, run this command instead.

sudo pacman -Suu

The above command will update all packages, then downgrade all affected packages.

And then, do the full upgrade using command:

sudo pacman -Syyu

This time the full system upgrade went without any issues. Hope this helps.

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  • SonicEricsson

    -Syyu
    -Syu
    -Suu
    -Syyu
    Need remember this sequence.

    • SK

      Good idea. Very easy to remember.