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

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Installing sublime-text 2 with pacman

I want to install sublime-text 2 in Arch Linux with pacman package manager; how i can do this work?
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Arch Linux: pacman cannot be upgraded because pacman version is too high?

This seems a bit like an April Fools' joke, but this is what I was greeted with this morning, when trying to bring my Arch up to date: :: The following packages should be upgraded first : pacman ...
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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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Arch Linux failed to install libproxy for invalid signature

The following message is from my terminal: resolving dependencies... looking for inter-conflicts... Targets (1): libproxy-0.4.7-2 Total Installed Size: 0.29 MiB Proceed with installation? [Y/n] ...
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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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pacman could not find database

I want to install sudo. So I type in pacman -S sudo. But then I get the following errors: warning: database file for 'extra' does not exist warning: database file for 'community' does not exist ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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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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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List optional dependencies with pacman on arch linux

I'm using arch linux. Is there a way to list optional dependencies of all installed packages? And if yes, can I filter this list to see only the missing (not installed) packages?
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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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How to recreate a package file from installed package?

I used yaourt to successfully build and install an AUR package, unfortunately missing the fact that in its default configuration the built package is removed after installation. Since the build took ...
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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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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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Arch Linux makepkg for AUR now always fails on finding dependencies

When trying to install something from AUR like I have done successful before with no issues, it now always fails. [seth@archbang google-talkplugin-amd64]$ makepkg -si ==> Making package: ...
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Arch Linux not booting after system update

After running a system update pacman -Syu with the testing repo not commented, my computer no longer boots. It shows the udev loading, then shows a black screen with a cursor blinking in upper left. I ...
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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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Differences in package management between Debian and Arch

A discussion from this post made me curious of differences between Debian and Arch package management. Also, people tend to say that Arch is very light-weight, so I wonder what that has to do with ...
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Recommended way of installing python packages on Arch

What's the recommended way of installing python packages on Arch? Searching for them on the AUR and installing them from there (or create a PKGBUILD file to make a package yourself) or using pip? I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...