Pkg.update() ERROR: stat: unknown error (UNKNOWN)


#1

Pkg.update fails with the following error.

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julia> Pkg.update()
INFO: Updating METADATA...
ERROR: stat: unknown error (UNKNOWN)
Stacktrace:
 [1] stat(::String) at .\stat.jl:69
 [2] isdir at .\stat.jl:279 [inlined]
 [3] available(::Array{String,1}) at .\pkg\read.jl:19
 [4] update(::String, ::Set{String}) at .\pkg\entry.jl:383
 [5] (::Base.Pkg.Dir.##4#7{Array{Any,1},Base.Pkg.Entry.#update,Tuple{String,Set{String}}})() at .\pkg\dir.jl:36
 [6] cd(::Base.Pkg.Dir.##4#7{Array{Any,1},Base.Pkg.Entry.#update,Tuple{String,Set{String}}}, ::String) at .\file.jl:59
 [7] #cd#1(::Array{Any,1}, ::Function, ::Function, ::String, ::Vararg{Any,N} where N) at .\pkg\dir.jl:36
 [8] update() at .\pkg\pkg.jl:228

julia> 

Any idea how to fix this?


#2

I gave up, deleted my package directory and reinstalled everything. Pkg.update() works now.