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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to delete a file in Arch console?

pacman stopped working and asked me to delete a file if "another package manager isn't working". What is the file for deleting files?
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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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Cannot Compile Apache: “Error, SSL/TLS libraries were missing or unusable”

Arch Linux 2011.08.19 (Linux 3.4.2 i686) Apache 2.2.22 → 2.2.22 (recompile & reinstall) OpenSSL 1.0.1.c-1 These details are likely irrelevant, but: I’m using yaourt with customizepkg to build ...
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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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Arch linux : pacman does not work when chrooting

I have Ubuntu installed on my computer. I decided to install Arch linux, but I skipped the part about Grub installation as it is already installed. Seeing that Arch does not show up in Grub's menu ...
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Arch Linux: Newbie's problem just in the installation process(bug like)

I go through AIF (installation framework) till "Install packages". In that step, I get the error: error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) and then follows the list of every single ...
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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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Pacman option to assume “yes” to every question?

When installing software in debian systems we can put something like this: sudo apt-get install -y chromium-browser that way the installation occurs automatically, whitout asking to confirm ...
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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 to add a program to be indexed by Synapse?

I downloaded the IntelliJ community edition and I'm currently running it by clicking the shell script that is in the folder of IntelliJ I was wondering how I can make Synapse recognize the idea.sh ...
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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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local package cache for arch linux

I am running an arch linux system and want to host a few arch linux VMs. For installing and updating the VMs they need access to the arch package repository which is usually achieved by a direct ...
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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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How do I change my pacman root so that it downloads packages elsewhere?

My /root is full to the brim and I can't install new packages. My /home has 8 times the space of my /root, but pacman is set to install new packages on /root. Is there a safe way that I can change ...
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How to tell package manager that dependencies are already installed?

I'm running Arch Linux, and I have texlive 2013 installed from CTAN, not from repositories. Now when I try to install lilypond via pacman, it wants texlive-bin-2013.30973-7 and ...
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Installing ruby 2.1 on Arch via RVM

I have problems installing ruby 2.1.0 via RVM on Arch. My vagrant provisioning file looks like this: sudo pacman -Syu --noconfirm sudo pacman -S --needed base-devel --noconfirm sudo pacman -S vim ...
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How to install with pacman in ArchLinux without asking the user y/n? [duplicate]

I am looking for the equivalent of RHEL's yum -y in ArchLinux's pacman so that I can install packages with a shell script without asking the user questions.
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IgnorePkg doesn't work for gvim and vim-runtime package

I use a modified vim in Arch Linux, so I blocked gvim and vim-runtime from upgrading: In /etc/pacman.conf I have: IgnorePkg = gvim , vim-runtime, vim, ... But when I do pacman -Syu, it still checks ...
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Arch Linux: Strange version mismatch when trying to install UWSGI with pacman. Is this common / trivial?

When I run pacman -S uwsgi or pacman -S community/uwsgi I get the following error: resolving dependencies... looking for inter-conflicts... Packages (6): jansson-2.5-2 libxml2-2.9.1-5 ...
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Missing Python.h in Arch

I use Arch Linux. I want to compile a C++ file that includes <Python.h>. But I can't do it. In Debian based systems this problem is resolved with sudo apt-get install python-dev. How I can ...
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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 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 resume pacman package downloads?

I'm trying to install some updates while on a sketchy connection in Arch Linux. What is the best way to do that? while ! pacman --noconfirm --needed --refresh --upgrade do : done took over 90 ...
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AUR and pacman GUI frontend for Arch

Do you know any good GUI for pacman and arch? Where I could view packages installed and possible to install? And of course do anything as in pacman.
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Arch Install wpa_supplicant from live arch to installed arch

I have arch installed on my hd, but I can't establish a WPA2-encrypted network connection because wpa_supplicant is not installed. On my arch live-usb there is wpa_supplicant and there I can establish ...
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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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ArchLinux pacman updates on Arm

I have ArchLinux embedded in userspace on my Samsung Series 3 Chromebook. The version of GCC I have installed via pacman is 4.7.2. I'd like a newer version, and the package database here shows that ...