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I just reinstalled Arch Linux 2010.05 on VPS, and

sudo pacman -Syu 

But when I try to install anything from AUR, makepkg failed on

==> Tidying install...
  -> Purging unwanted files...
  -> Compressing man and info pages...
  -> Stripping unneeded symbols from binaries and libraries...
==> Creating package...
  -> Generating .PKGINFO file...
  -> Compressing package...
bsdtar: FIEMAP failed: Invalid argument
bsdtar: FIEMAP failed: Invalid argument
bsdtar: FIEMAP failed: Invalid argument
==> Leaving fakeroot environment.
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Are you using an AUR helper? How are you trying to build the package? Are you sure you are up-to-date? Some more information would be helpful... – jasonwryan Feb 4 '12 at 4:51

It's an upstream bug, which I've opened a report for:


As a temporary workaround, you can build in tmpfs, which won't have this problem.

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bravo! thank you very much. – user15090 Feb 6 '12 at 2:30

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