My KaOS root partition no longer boots after a failed system update. I ran pacman -Syu as usual and the packages all downloaded. Errors occurred during the upgrade stage. Here are the last few lines of the terminal output:
( 9/379) upgrading filesystem [-------------------------------] 100%
error: extract: not overwriting dir with file /usr/local/share/man
error: problem occurred while upgrading filesystem
error: could not commit transaction
error: failed to commit transaction (transaction aborted)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.
At this point, already running applications still functioned (allowing me to copy and save the above output), but I could not launch any new applications. After reboot, the system hangs during the initial TTY phase (before the display manager normally starts) with several [failed] starting *** messages.
Is there anything I can do to salvage the installation or do I need to reinstall from the latest iso?
(I’m not worried about data loss -- all my data is on a separate partition.)