On 02/09/2018 09:55 PM, Doug Newgard via arch-general wrote: > On Fri, 9 Feb 2018 21:54:10 -0600 > "David C. Rankin" <drankina...@suddenlinkmail.com> wrote: > >> On 02/09/2018 09:49 PM, Doug Newgard via arch-general wrote: >>> It no longer exists in the repos. You have nothing depending on it. It's >>> causing you problems. The solution seems obvious. >> >> Obvious solution applied, (pacman -R libxfont), update proceeded normally, >> gremlins? >> >> Sorry for the noise... >> > > Not gremlins, just an old package that never got cleaned out. Pacman doesn't > do > this automatically. >
Thanks Doug, I clued into that fact when I looked closer at: Groups : None Provides : None Depends On : freetype2 libfontenc xproto fontsproto>=2.1.3 Optional Deps : None Required By : None Optional For : None Conflicts With : None Replaces : None It was first installed as a dependency when the system was first installed in 2016. So I'm not sure what the culprit was. I'm always hesitant to just start pacman -R'ing packages, but now I know how to check if the obvious solution is warranted... -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.