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

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Frequent time outs with pacman

I've been noticing that I get timeouts when using pacman. Often. mike@longshot:~☺ sudo pacman -Syu [sudo] password for root: :: Synchronizing package databases... error: failed retrieving file '...
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Pacman -Syu fails because /usr/bin/easy_install exists in filesystem

Pacman -Syu fails because /usr/bin/easy_install exists in filesystem Now I read on google plus that if you move easy_install out of the bin, it will work, I don't want to do that, why doing that? it'...
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Delete old package versions within a backup folder

I have a folder that contains a large number of tar.xz packages that have their version number in their filenames . ex : vlc-2.2.2-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (old and should be deleted) vlc-2.2.3-2-x86_64....
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Can we add Manjaro repository to Arch-Linux?

Can we add a Manjaro repository to Arch-Linux, or is it different from how arch-repos work? If so, how can we do it?
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Arch: Cannot open kernel arbiter, no multicard support

I'm currently using Arch Linux on a Chrombook Flip C100P in conjunction with the xf86-video-armsoc driver. When printing the /dev/dri folder on my device as root, it detects the following: card0 ...
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How can I forcefully replace gtk3-ubuntu with gtk3?

I tried installing Unity-for-Arch. When I try to remove the Ubuntu-related stuff, I run into problems because gtk3 is a dependency to like...everything haha. sudo pacman -R gtk3-ubuntu would fail ...
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How can I clean pacman's database of missing files?

I was experimenting with some new desktop managers and I ended up screwing up my machine. At this point, I'd like to get rid of lightdm and start over, but I can't seem to remove it. pacman -Ssq ...
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How to force pacman to answer yes to all questions?

I am trying to run pacman from a script. The problem is that a package should be installed that conflicts and provides, but not replaces a currently installed package. As answered here I passed the --...
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how do you make a list/file for pacman to install from

I am trying to move from one arch install a (partitioned one) to another (a less-partitioned one) on my computer and I want a similar set up. So I was wondering if there was a simple way to get pacman ...
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Archlinux'es pacman + tee == unclear console IO [closed]

I have a small issue with capturing the pacman's IO with the tee utility. I try this command line: pacman -S group-1 group-2 | tee pacman.log And there is an issue: when the pacman query which ...
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Configure connection timeout of pacman full system upgrade

Is there a way to set the timeout which pacman uses to establish connections to repository servers? My ISP (university) has blocked several Arch Linux (I use Manjaro) AUR and a few community servers. ...
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pacman a file owned by two packages

i have installed microchip and jlink softwares from aur on my system. unfortunately this two packages own 99-jlink.rules file so i had to force install jlink. but now pacman and yaourt give me this ...
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How to install mit-scheme in Arch Linux?

It seems to be available here. But when I try the following command: $ sudo pacman -S mit-scheme I get the following: error: target not found: mit-scheme I've also tried with mit-scheme-git (...
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Which mirror did I download the Arch Linux package database from?

It seems that some packages in the official package repository have a new dependency which is not in the official repos: $ sudo pacman --sync --refresh --refresh --sysupgrade :: Synchronising package ...
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pacman doesn't download dependencies with -S and -w?

I got this weird thing going on where, pacman -S -w awesome xorg-xinit xorg-server xorg-server-utils pacman doesn't download all the required dependencies. The reason for downloading the packages ...
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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: 'dep/...
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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 database)...
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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 virtualbox-guest-...
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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, I've installed the irc client quassel and I want to get rid of it now but I don't 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> ...