pacman stopped working and asked me to delete a file if "another package manager isn't working". What is the file for deleting files?
You delete files with the
I hate to be "that guy", but if you don't know how to delete a file from the Linux command line, Arch is not the Linux distribution for you. Try something easier, like Ubuntu or Linux Mint first.
If pacman is complaining there is ususally a good reason; don't ignore complaints unless you find good reason to, e.g. if it says "it's okay to ignore the error". Good practice would be to check your logs first and foremost.
A lot of the logs live in
It's also worth seriously noting that running two package managers/instances of
Then you try to use `pacman to install something else without answering and get:
The one thing that you should learn early is that deleting anything should be your absolute last resort, in any situation with linux. There is no 'trash bin' with the commandline, delete really means its gone.