A Linux package manager, originally developed for the Arch Linux distribution.

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Install 32 Bit Application on 64 Bit Arch Linux

I have an ancient openoffice plugin which requires the 32bit version of openoffice/libreoffice and does not work with the 64 bit version. So I would like to know, if there is any way to install the ...
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Cannot login after pacman -Syu

A few days ago Chromium complained about wanting to be updated. I performed the following series of commands, deciding to upgrade Python for kicks. pacman -Syy pacman -S chromium pacman -S python I ...
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Pacman select older application version from repo containing multiple

I'm installing Catalyst on my Antergos install, and because I have a slightly old(er) card (Redwood XT based FirePro v4800) I can't use the latest and greatest version. The repo maintained by VI0L0 ...
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Archlinux Broken after clearing of pacman orphans and cache

I get an error message when I log into plasma 'All shell packages are missing. This is an installation issue, please contact your distribution. '. And I can't open a konsole session anymore. The last ...
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How can I keep two versions of the same package in archlinux?

I'm running Archlinux. Recently, one of the package named icu got updated; however, Firefox depends libicuuc.so.56, while R depends on libicuuc.so.55. How can I solve this problem? Note: the R ...
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Format packages vertically in pacman

Suppose I don't upgrade my system for a while. Once I finally run pacman -Syu, I'll obviously get lots of packages. In cases like this, the output is completely unacceptable - all packages are written ...
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Why does pacman stop when I freeze the output with ctrl+s

I sometimes use ctrl+s to send an XOFF signal to freeze the output of a program without stopping the program itself. However, pacman, unlike most other programs, stops as if you had pressed ctrl+z. It ...
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pacman “exists on filesystem” error

I ran sudo pacman -Syu and I got some interesting errors reading: error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) and a long list of files followed by exists in filesystem. Full output ...
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Frequent issues with Pamac, Pacman [closed]

I have recently switched over to Arch. I'm facing problems with Pacman and Pamac too frequently. GPGME error Unable to lock database Core not found, just to name a few I have been able to ...
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AUR package cannot be built and installed - what to do?

AUR is said the largest repository out there but sometimes, when trying to build and install, and also to build and install dependencies, the outcome is not always a success. What a medium user can ...
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Pacman add-repo error, is not a package file

I'm using archlinuxarm, armv7h architecture I'm trying to use add-repo but it gives me the following error: $ repo-add test.db.tar.gz dep/python2-numpy-1.9.2-2-armv7h.pkg.tar.xz ==> ERROR: ...
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pacman won't list files for a specific package, why? [closed]

I am trying to list files that belong to an installed package with pacman. For some of the packages, it works fine (I get the list of files): alex@tardis ~ % pacman -Ql bumblebee bumblebee /etc/ ...
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Setting up Arch Linux stuck in pacstrap

So when i run the command pacstrap /mnt base base-devel i get stuck at (0/140) checking keys in keyring [------------------------------] 0% I have internet connection but i don't know where the ...
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List that contains the last installed / upgraded packages in Arch Linux

How can I get a list of packages, that last installed / upgraded by pacman / yaourt in Arch Linux including the timestamp?
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How do I circumvent or gain root priviliges for pacman with PyDev?

I have downloaded and forked a project that I like to tinker with in Eclipse using PyDev. However, this project makes use of the package manager pacman that installs and uninstalls packages and needs ...
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How to downgrade VirtualBox after a kernel upgrade to 4.1.4-1?

I run Arch Linux and did a complete pacman sync and upgrade of my entire system. One of the updates was a kernel upgrade that I am happy with and had no other problems with. One of the packages that ...
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how to extract package-links from pacman[Solved]

I have a slow internet connection,and need to extract packages from pacman so that I can remotely upload them and get them from my work. Do you know any way to do that?
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Unable to update arch linux under proxy [duplicate]

Cannot update pacman using sudo pacman -Syu under proxy network. I tried exporting environment variables using export http_proxy='http://uem:12345@172.16.0.1:3128/' as my workplace network uses ...
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Efficiently running arch's makepkg on git master (frequent but “small” changes)

On arch, when using makepkg to build a pacman-installable .pkg.tar.xz file from source... If it's an AUR "-git" source rather than an upstream release, is there a way to (after the first makepkg) do a ...
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How do you downgrade multiple packages in arch linux?

I am trying to downgrade the vim package on arch linux to an earlier version (as I need to use an earlier version of ruby which breaks it [ref]). running downgrade vim and selecting the version ...
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Reinstall Arch Linux without losing downloaded packages

I was installing Arch Linux when the Internet went down. I was unable to download all the required packages. Over 70% of packages were downloaded. I'm trying to reinstall it with the command: ...
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Always answer Yes to replace package Arch Linux [duplicate]

I am trying to build the latest KDE Frameworks git packages. However, I currently have installed the stable non-git packages. In order to install all of the git packages I need to answer 'y' to all of ...
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Pacman(Arch linux) on LFS

Is it possible to have a package manager(in my case pacman) on LFS? Not just compiling it will it work?
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Pacman can’t resolve dependencies: Archbang

I tried installing the latest Firefox (and other browsers like Palemoon) and was suggested to first use pacman -S --needed base-devel but got target not found:base-devel. Then I was informed by ...
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“warning: database file for 'custom' does not exist”

I write this in console: sudo pacman -S kate but for any package, I get this error: warning: database file for 'custom' does not exist error: failed to prepare transaction (could not find ...
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How to automatically update the top info directory

I use MSYS2 on my Windows machine and when I installed make, as a dependency pacman installed guile. Listing the files of the guile package revealed that it has info pages (guile.info.gz) installed at ...
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Arch Linux - make: error while loading shared libraries: libunistring

I keep getting this same error when trying to install various packages: make: error while loading shared libraries: libunistring.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory It's ...
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How to install the package 'dpkg' from the AUR

Today I installed Archlinux and I tried to install the following package 'dpkg' from the AUR. I tried 2 methods: pacman -S dpkg and after that failed I downloaded the *.tar.gz and tried: pacman -U ...
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Pacman Package manager in LFS

I'm trying to install a Linux From Scratch system. I know LFS doesn't come with a package manager. I want to use pacman as my package manager. I googled bout it and found some links bt they are old, ...
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Having trouble using pantheon-greeter-bzr and pantheon-session-bzr on virtualbox with ArchLinux

I am trying to test ArchLinux with Pantheon on a VM on VirtualBox. I am able to install ArchLinux and pacman -S the following packages succesfuly: xorg-server xorg-server-utils ...
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Convert pacman package to deb or rpm?

Given a pacman package (.pkg.tar.xz), is there a tool to convert it to a deb or rpm package? In other words, I'm looking for an equivalent to alien. So far, I got the impression that such a tool does ...
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How can I remove packages untracked by pacman I installed from source?

Hey so the question pretty much says it all, ive installed the irc client quassel and I want to get rid of it now but i dont know how to do so with pacman because i installed it from the source code, ...
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ImportError: libavcodec.so.56: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I was installed opencv with pacman, when i try to import opencv, i have this error: >>> import cv2 Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> ...
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Pacman's always failed when upgrading (unknown trust)

I'm trying to upgrade my systems, I even tried using another mirror, but it always show signature from <email> unknown trust, [package-file] is corrupted (invalid or corrupted package (PGP ...
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Difference in the sum of the output of pacsysclean vs. expac using awk?

I'm trying to see if I can learn something more about disk usage on my setup - with respect to installed packages(all). So I'm looking at the Arch Pacman Tips about maintenance. First I try : expac ...
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How do I uninstall gnome-extra?

I come from an Ubuntu background. So I ran the following command: "sudo pacman -S gnome gnome-extra --needed" and I get this output: :: There are 40 members in group gnome: :: Repository extra 1) ...
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How to restrict access to an Arch package repository?

I have created a custom package repository for Arch Linux that holds packages that for various proprietary licensing reasons cannot be shared widely. Ideally I would like to make the repository ...
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Alternatives to xsounds.org for haskell-core on arch linux

Every time I attempt to update my arch system using sudo pacman -Syu it fails because it failed to retrieve some files. The culprit is my ISP. It doesn't give me a reliable connection to the mirror of ...
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makepkg freeze after installing dependencies

If I try to create a package from the AUR makepkg seems to freeze after installing the dependencies. It just stops after installing the last dependency and freezes with 65% CPU-Usage. Any Idea what ...
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Cannot find Nvidia driver with pacman

I am following this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nvidia#Installing The command pacman -S nvidia fails with error: target not found: nvidia, indeed, even packman -Ss nvidia to search for it ...
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Should I let pacman replace glamor-egl with xorg-server?

This is the output of pacman. I installed nothing; just wanted to update... :: Synchronizing package databases... core is up to date extra 1761.1 KiB 2.58M/s 00:01 ...
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pacman does not sync core

I run as root pacman -Syu However it just skips right over [core], without prompts, etc. Just like it was normal to proceed when 0% done. It just proceeds with extra and community. How can I force ...
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How do I enable rsync in libcurl?

I'm on Arch. When pacman tries to download a package from an ftp server, It fails with the error message Protocol rsync not supported or disabled in libcurl This has been bugging me for a little ...
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Error installing arch Linux due to virtual box-guest-modules (despite not installing on virtual machine)

I'm installing Arch Linux, following the instructions at the Beginners' Guide, and got up to running pacstrap -i /mnt base base-devel. It finishes with the following error: resolving dependencies... ...
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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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Determine if a package is provided by an installed packagein Arch Linux

I am trying to script the installation of optional "dependencies" depending on what other packages are installed in an Arch Linux system. I can use pacman -Q to tell me if a package has been installed ...
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How to install multiple packages via pacman in a single command?

Is it possible to install multiple packages via a single pacman command? E.g. Pacman -S package_1,package_2
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Moving pacman from root to /home partition [duplicate]

Back before I knew what I was doing, I installed my Arch system with a 10 GB root and an 85 GB /home partition. Now my 10 GB root (where my pacman installs to) is full and I'm unable to get gparted ...
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Arch Linux on ARM chipset I just want to install gcc 4.7

It sounds simple enough but this has got me pulling my hair out. I am running Arch Linux on an ARM chipset (Raspberry Pi specifically) that I used to be using as a print server. It was running CUPS ...