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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pacman -Syu fails `/bin exists in filesystem`

I was trying to upgrade my arch linux with pacman -Syu after having returned from vacation and now I get this error that I cannot quite make sense of: (133/133) checking for file conflicts ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arch Linux: python and python2 are in conflict

I've recently installed Arch Linux onto my primary (Ubuntu) computer, and it is working really well for me. It's fast, configurable, basically a faster version of Ubuntu. Since compiz-fusion isn't ...
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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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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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Internet(ADSL) connection doesn't seem to be working on Arch

I've already set up ADSL and used it already for a system update, so I'm sure the set up is ok but pacman suddenly stopped working and when I checked ping wasn't working too. How can I find out what ...
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pacman-key --init takes too long and does not exit

First, I am new to Arch Linux. I have installed Arch Linux on my system and now when I try to install something using pacman, it gives me an error that the key 'xxxxxxx' was not found. I Googled and ...
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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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Arch: can't use pacman: error while loading shared libraries

I just finished installing Arch and setting up my wireless connection. I wanted to install additional packages so I tried using pacman. But with every command I use I get the following error: ...
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Can I make pacman aware of packages installed manually?

Due to my setup I cannot make use of pacman to actually install packages, however if I install a package from the Arch repositories manually by downloading and extracting it, eg: wget ...
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View notes for certain package in ArchLinux without package removal?

I've installed couple of packages and forget what they recommended. Now i want to view their notes, recommendations. Only way i know how to do this is remove it and install it again: # pacman -Rdd ...
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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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Arch: Is “SigLevel = Never” the only convenient way?

The only way I can install majority of packages without rejection from signature database is to put SigLevel = Never in pacman.conf. Its not supposed to be the right way, but I don't seem to be able ...
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Downgrading packages with pacman

What is the best, or most suitable, method of downgrading packages in Arch? On normal days I just run the following to accomplish a quick downgrade: # pacman -Rd <broken-package> # pacman -U ...
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How to install Ruby 1.9.3 on Arch?

The wiki suggests using $sudo pacman -S ruby1.9 but the package isn't there... I'd rather not compile it from source but I can if no one knows.
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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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What to do after cancelled “rm -rf /usr/” on Arch?

So I just did this on my up-to-date Arch system: [anna@home ~]$ sudo rm -rf /usr/ ^C[anna@home ~]$ ^C [anna@home ~]$ ^C I terminated the rm very quickly. I can't find anything wrong with /usr/ by ...
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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 ...
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Arch Linux: How to ignore certain packages for certain repositories using pacman?

I have an unofficial repository called haskell-core. I want to blacklist every haskell package in extra and use the packages from haskell-core instead. I don't want to use haskell packages from extra ...
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Arch Linux with Xfce-Desktop no longer starts

I run Arch Linux with XFCE. Recently, I decided to switch to PCmanfm as my file manager. I removed Thunar with: pacman -Rc thunar and rebooted. Now when I try to log in, my XFCE4 desktop flashes for ...
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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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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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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 see which pacman updates are major?

I like to keep track of what's on my system and what is getting updated. However, there's a lot of tiny updates, e.g. gedit 3.6.2-1 to 3.6.2-2 that I don't want to think too much about. Is there a ...
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How do I run my native `pacman` against a mounted image?

I have read and followed Is it possible to update, upgrade and install software before flashing an image?. I managed to mount the official Arch image, synchronise the database and update the ...
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pacman and powerpill not working

Both pacman and powerpill don't seem to be working on my Arch installation. I'm sure my Internet connection is working. The download just starts in powerpill but speed remains zero. In pacman, there's ...
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Pacman Full system upgrade failure

I'm trying to do a full system upgrade using pacman on ArchLinux. I have kernel 3.2. When typing sudo pacman -Syu I got the following errors :: Synchronizing package databases... core is up to date ...
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`Pacman` rollback or fixing a disappeared KDE taskbar?

I upgraded my ArchLinux installation yesterday and one of the packages affected was KDE. After restarting, the taskbar has disappeared and I have found no way to make it reappear. Is there a mirror ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using RVM with gvim without installing the ruby binary

In Arch Linux, apparently gvim requires to install ruby as a dependency. However, if I want to work with RVM, then I don't need the binary ruby installed. Can that cause problems? Can ruby be ...