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Feb
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comment Package management strategy with Pacman
@phunehehe No, pacman -Qe is a query (showing all explicitly installed packages) --asdeps and --asexplicit are sync options. --asdeps will INSTALL an application as a if it were a dependency. Since it is not actually required by anything, it will appear in a "pacman -Qdt" which lists all packages installed as dependencies that are no longer required by anything (usually those packages can be removed without consequence). The most confusing thing I found about pacman when I started (coming from ubuntu's apt-get/apt-cache) was that 1 utility was used for everything (behaviour changes with -S/-Q)
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Feb
7
answered Package management strategy with Pacman