Error when installing registry

When you did the update, the following alert is displayed :.

pkg>up

Installing known registries into C:\Users\hermesr\.julia

ERROR: SystemError: opening file “C:\Users\hermesr\.julia\registries\General\Registry.toml”: No such file or directory

how to solve this problem and detect the cause?

Try

registry rm General

and then

registry add General

and then up again.

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(@v1.5) pkg> registry rm General
registry `General` not found.

(@v1.5) pkg> registry st
Registry Status
  (no registries found)

(@v1.5) pkg> registry add General
ERROR: SystemError: opening file "C:\\Users\\hermesr\\.julia\\registries\\General\\Registry.toml": No such file or directory
Stacktrace:
 [1] systemerror(::String, ::Int32; extrainfo::Nothing) at .\error.jl:168
 [2] #systemerror#48 at .\error.jl:167 [inlined]
 [3] systemerror at .\error.jl:167 [inlined]
 [4] open(::String; lock::Bool, read::Nothing, write::Nothing, create::Nothing, truncate::Nothing, append::Nothing) at .\iostream.jl:284
 [5] open at .\iostream.jl:273 [inlined]
 [6] open(::Base.var"#294#295"{Tuple{}}, ::String; kwargs::Base.Iterators.Pairs{Union{},Union{},Tuple{},NamedTuple{(),Tuple{}}}) at .\io.jl:323
 [7] open at .\io.jl:323 [inlined]
 [8] read at .\io.jl:408 [inlined]
 [9] parsefile at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\ext\TOML\src\TOML.jl:50 [inlined]
 [10] read_registry(::String; cache::Bool) at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\Types.jl:1044
 [11] read_registry at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\Types.jl:1039 [inlined]
 [12] (::Pkg.Types.var"#94#97"{Pkg.Types.Context,String,Pkg.Types.RegistrySpec})(::String) at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\Types.jl:1016
 [13] mktempdir(::Pkg.Types.var"#94#97"{Pkg.Types.Context,String,Pkg.Types.RegistrySpec}, ::String; prefix::String) at .\file.jl:682
 [14] mktempdir at .\file.jl:680 [inlined] (repeats 2 times)
 [15] clone_or_cp_registries(::Pkg.Types.Context, ::Array{Pkg.Types.RegistrySpec,1}, ::String) at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\Types.jl:980
 [16] clone_or_cp_registries at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\Types.jl:973 [inlined]
 [17] #add#6 at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\Registry.jl:32 [inlined]
 [18] add at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\Registry.jl:28 [inlined]
 [19] #add#5 at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\Registry.jl:26 [inlined]
 [20] add(::Array{Pkg.Types.RegistrySpec,1}) at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\Registry.jl:26
 [21] do_cmd!(::Pkg.REPLMode.Command, ::REPL.LineEditREPL) at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\REPLMode\REPLMode.jl:404
 [22] do_cmd(::REPL.LineEditREPL, ::String; do_rethrow::Bool) at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\REPLMode\REPLMode.jl:382
 [23] do_cmd at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\REPLMode\REPLMode.jl:377 [inlined]
 [24] (::Pkg.REPLMode.var"#24#27"{REPL.LineEditREPL,REPL.LineEdit.Prompt})(::REPL.LineEdit.MIState, ::Base.GenericIOBuffer{Array{UInt8,1}}, ::Bool) at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\Pkg\src\REPLMode\REPLMode.jl:546
 [25] #invokelatest#1 at .\essentials.jl:710 [inlined]
 [26] invokelatest at .\essentials.jl:709 [inlined]
 [27] run_interface(::REPL.Terminals.TextTerminal, ::REPL.LineEdit.ModalInterface, ::REPL.LineEdit.MIState) at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\REPL\src\LineEdit.jl:2355
 [28] run_frontend(::REPL.LineEditREPL, ::REPL.REPLBackendRef) at D:\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.5\REPL\src\REPL.jl:1144
 [29] (::REPL.var"#38#42"{REPL.LineEditREPL,REPL.REPLBackendRef})() at .\task.jl:356

registryJL

Do you have a lot of packages installed? I would simply delete the .julia folder, and let Julia create a fresh one at next launch.

Hm, it might not think it is a registry because of the missing Registry.toml. Try just manually delete the General folder.

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