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arch linux - cannot update package using pacman

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I'm trying to update the m4 command and I get the following error:
$ pacman -S m4
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Packages (1): m4-1.4.16-3.1

Total Download Size:    0.14 MiB
Total Installed Size:   0.23 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n]
:: Retrieving packages ...
error: failed retrieving file 'm4-1.4.16-3.1-armv6h.pkg.tar.xz' from mirror.archlinuxarm.org : The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
warning: failed to retrieve some files
error: failed to commit transaction (download library error)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

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I've tried this for several days hoping that maybe the mirror was temporarily down. pacman is the only way I know of to get software for archlinux. Can someone tell me what I should do?
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I solve the problem. The mirror list was out of date. I ran:

pacman -Syy
pacman -Syu

which updated things, then updating m4 and other packages worked.
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Hope this is helpful to other Arch users.
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