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How package managers update packages installed using git-packages?

If I install a git-package via packer or pacaur, then it will pull the current source-tree of the repo, compile, and install it. But how are updates handled? Is there a specific way to upgrade all my ...
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How can I responsibly run updates automatically on Arch Linux?

I'm a bit of a newcomer to Arch Linux and still getting used to some of its paradigms. I come with a lot of habits from another distro that was quite a bit more structured and in some ways ...
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How to delete old packages installed by pacman in Arch Linux?

I have recently installed Arch Linux and found that I am eating away at a lot of memory relatively quickly. For whatever reason I have already used 17GB in just about 2 weeks. I do not have a great ...
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Understanding the structure of an Arch package repository mirror

I'm trying to figure out the structure better of a Arch Linux package repository mirror. There's several folders which are pretty easy to understand, such as community, core, extra, multilib, iso, ...
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58 views

Arch equvilent of Debian `dpkg-divert`

I am trying to configure Skype on Arch Linux to use a sand boxed user no matter which user calls skype, but I don't particularly like the use of a BASH alias to launch Skype as suggested by the wiki ...
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Environment for creating a package

I am considering packaging a Python program for Arch Linux to be distributed with the AUR. I have created a PKGBUILD file that I can use with makepkg to build the package. The package builds and ...
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1answer
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Install libusb 1.0.9 on Arch Linux

I am not sure how to install libusb 1.0.9 on Arch Linux. pacman does not offer it and the package seems to have been deleted from the repository. I tried compiling from source but it does not seem to ...
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Cross-Distro Compatibility- What's stopping it?

For example, why can't I run Ubuntu programs on Fedora or Arch, and vice versa? And on the same note, why can't I use apt-get in Fedora or pacman in LFS? And what about .deb and .rpm files? Could ...
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Arch Linux pacman specifying package version

I know that I can define wanted package version in pacman like shown in its manual pacman -S "bash>=3.2". But how do I know what versions are available? I also know that pacman is creating copy ...
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How to install software from Arch boot disk to existing Arch system?

I've got an existing Arch Linux installation. After booting from the installation media, is there some way to install software either from the installation media or using the network I've set up using ...
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What exactly is PKGBUILD and should I edit it when installing packages?

Whenever I use yaourt -Syua in my Manjaro Linux system, it'll give me Edit PKGBUILD ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort) and sometimes Edit chromium-pepper-flash.install ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort) Somewhere I ...
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Should I restart after a pacman upgrade?

after running sudo pacman -Syyu or sudo pacman -S [something to install] should I restart just to be safe?
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Make yaourt does not reinstall when already installed

Is there a way to make yaourt does not reinstall when the package (from AUR) already installed $ yaourt -Q jruby local/jruby 1.7.3-1 but somehow $ yaourt --needed --noconfirm -S jruby keep ...
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Arch Linux steam installation failed due to signature error

I'm trying to install steam on my Arch and pacman said it can't install and showed the following error error: steam: signature from "Daniel Wallace <danielwallace@gtmanfred.com>" is invalid ...
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1answer
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how to patch PKGBUILD to lib32

I installed Poco library on my Arch64 system using AUR. Sources were downloaded, compiled and the package succesfully installed. But now I need to patch the PKGBUILD so that I can compile 32-bit ...
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See end-nodes of dependency graphs

I'm using Arch Linux, with its Pacman package manager. I want to keep my system as clean as possible, and that includes not having any unused packages installed. But, because of dependencies, it's not ...
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Check for updates of packages installed through yaourt

Is there anyway to update package installed with yaourt ? yaourt -Syu seems to do the same as pacman -Syu, which only care about package in official repository.
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What's up with “*-git date” packages in the AUR?

I'm just about to move to Arch Linux. Checking out packages in the AUR, there's a lot of packages following the naming scheme "project-name-git date", e.g: adonthell-git 20100408-1 ...
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1answer
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Arch Linux netinstall - conflicting packages on install

I'm using the latest Arch Netinstall image. I just went through and selected about 150 packages to download and install. However, when I get to the "Install Packges" step, I get an error saying that I ...
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1answer
556 views

Pacman Full system upgrade ask for replacing packages

Every time I do a full system upgrade pacman ask me the same question : tarting full system upgrade... :: Replace mga-dri with extra/libgl? [Y/n] n :: Replace r128-dri with extra/libgl? [Y/n] n :: ...
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How do I get pacman to use my custom PKGBUILDs when updating?

I customized a PKGBUILD for Apache, ran makepkg and installed it with pacman -U httpd.tar.xz, which worked fine. A few months later I upgraded my system with pacman -Syu which used the system-default ...
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Arch Linux makepkg failed on compressing package

I just reinstalled Arch Linux 2010.05 on VPS, and sudo pacman -Syu But when I try to install anything from AUR, makepkg failed on ==> Tidying install... -> Purging unwanted files... ...
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Why are there no -dev packages in Arch Linux?

I understand that source based distributions like Gentoo or Slackware do not need *-dev versions of programs. They include the source code as well as header files for compiling everything locally. ...
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Error updating all ArchLinux packages with -Syu

I am on Arch Linux with Kde. I haven't updated the packages in a while and I'm having a problem while trying to do so: The first thing I tried was: sudo pacman -Syu as the documentation says, and I ...
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In Arch Linux how can I find out which package to install that will contain file X?

I'm looking for a package that provides a specific binary, so I can install it. how can I search to find out what packages provide this binary? (note: I know there's at least one tool that does this, ...
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Update only one package with pacman

Is there a way to update only selected programs in pacman? I'm running ArchLinux on my netbook, and the complete upgrade of my system takes up more temporary space than I have on my system, so I'd ...
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How do I force remove a package in Arch with pacman?

How do I force remove a package in Arch with pacman while other packages still depend upon it. pacman -R perl-libwww checking ...
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Package management strategy with Pacman

Since I switched my favorite distro to Gentoo I have been very familiar with the following pattern for installing and removing packages: Install a bunch of applications that do pretty much the same ...
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Pacman/Arch: Install package(s) without really installing them [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make package explicitly installed in pacman So I've been stupid and removed my /var/lib/pacman/local dir. Without backup, but with a root shell open at tty4. O yeah, ...
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Make package explicitly installed in pacman

I have a package that's installed on my PC as an dependency to another package. I would like to have the package explicitly installed, but without actually re-installing it, or downloading any files. ...