Bug #2928

Cannot install OpenRC base system with instructions from

arnau - 9 months ago - . Updated 8 months ago.

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The command given to install the base system with OpenRC at the following URL does not work:

Here is the error message:

# pacstrap /mnt base libelogind
warning: removing 'systemd-libs' from target list because it conflicts with 'libelogind'
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: your-initfreedom and systemd-nss-myhostname are in conflict

And indeed, pacstrap /mnt base libelogind --print shows that systemd-nss-* and systemd-libs are being selected. I had to use the command given on, namely:

pacstrap /mnt base elogind libelogind udev-init-scripts your-initfreedom

The reason why pacstrap /mnt base libelogind does not work is explained on Note that although libelogind is pulled by elogind many other packages will try to pull systemd-libs (which is provided by libelogind, but pacman tries to install systemd-libs when libelogind is not explicitly listed), that's why you must specify it even if elogind is installed along.



Updated by bill-auger 9 months ago

i can not reproduce that - it works as expected from a LiveISO -

make sure that [nonsystemd] is enabled in /etc/pacman.conf; then
run pacman -Syyuu on the host (anytime you modify pacman.conf)


Updated by arnau 8 months ago

I'm sure [nonsystemd] was enabled. Strange that you cannot reproduce it. I will try again when I have some time.

Anyhow, Installation_Guide and OpenRC pages should give the same command to install the base system.


Updated by oaken-source 8 months ago

  • Status changed from unconfirmed to not-a-bug

it's been two weeks, closing due to inactivity.

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