Error “error: failed to commit transaction (invalid or corrupted package)” (SOLVED)

When using pacman while updating packages, for example sudo pacman -Syu An error may occur: error: binutils: signature from "Frederik Schwan <>" is unknown trust :: File /var/cache/pacman/pkg/binutils-2.39-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst is corrupted (invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature)). Do you want to delete it? [Y/n] If you choose the proposed option – remove an invalid or damaged […]

Error “TypeError: ‘AURPackageInfo’ does not have attribute ‘submitter’” (SOLVED)

pikaur is a utility for facilitating the installation and updating of programs from the AUR. You can read more about pikaur in the article “Automatic installation and update of AUR packages”. pikaur's options are similar to pacman, but you don't need to use sudo. For example, updating all packages is done with the following command: […]

“Initramfs unpacking failed: invalid magic at start of compressed archive” error (SOLVED)

This article will show you how to fix the Linux won't boot error. In this case, the solution is shown using Kali Linux as an example, but the steps are also applicable to Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and derivative distributions. An error occurred while booting Linux: Initramfs unpacking failed: invalid magic at start of compressed […]

dpkg: error: fgets gave an empty string from ‘/var/lib/dpkg/triggers/Unincorp’ (SOLVED)

When trying to use the apt package manager, for example: sudo apt install linux-image-amd64 An error occurred: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. The error is caused by disk problems or package upgrade failure. When trying to use the recommended command: sudo dpkg --configure -a […]

How to reboot a server in DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean offers various cloud technologies for developers, but of all the variety of services, I use only VPS (virtual private server). At the same time, due to the large number of cloud solutions, it is not intuitively clear how to perform such a simple action in DigitalOcean as rebooting the VPS. The server can be […]

ImageMagick error on Windows: “magick: unable to open image ”test’: No such file or directory @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/3565. magick: no decode delegate for this image format `’ @ error/constitute.c/ReadImage/741.” (SOLVED)

If in Windows 11 open CMD: cmd And then run the command: magick '.\Для теста.jpg' test.png An error will be received that there is no such file or directory: magick: unable to open image ''.\╨Ф╨╗╤П': No such file or directory @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/3565. magick: no decode delegate for this image format `' @ error/constitute.c/ReadImage/741. You can […]

Some program areas become transparent or invisible in guest OS Windows after upgrading to VirtualBox 7 (SOLVED)

The big update to VirtualBox 7 brought a lot of changes and, apparently, bugs. Some of them have already been covered in the post “Windows stopped booting in Virtual Machine after upgrading to VirtualBox 7 (SOLVED)”. While working with a guest OS Windows 11 in VirtualBox 7, new issues were discovered, some of which were […]

Error “The ‘<‘ operator is reserved for future use.” (SOLVED)

Analog “<” for PowerShell On Linux, you can use the following construct: COMMAND1 < FILE1 In this case, COMMAND1 will be executed with FILE1 as the input source instead of the keyboard, which is the normal standard input source. The “<” operator corresponds to the use of “|” to be passed to standard input. For […]

mysqldump in PowerShell corrupts non-Latin characters when exporting database (SOLVED)

mysqldump is a MySQL utility for creating database and table backups. Unlike phpMyAdmin, which, although it offers a web interface, is a slower tool due to the limitations of intermediates such as PHP and Apache, mysqldump is a much more efficient tool without limitations for backing up very large data. But on Windows, mysqldump has […]

Output encoding issues in PowerShell and third-party utilities running in PowerShell (SOLVED)

What encoding is used in PowerShell by default. How to change the default output encoding to UTF-8 in PowerShell If you run the following command in PowerShell 5: "Testing" > test.file And check the encoding in the newly created test.file, it turns out that it is UTF-16LE. If you run the following command in PowerShell […]