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

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How to run AUR helper from a pacman hook

Each time I update pulseaudio, the AUR replacement for pulseaudio-bluetooth pulseaudio-modules-bt-git needs to be rebuilt (source). I was wondering how could I do it automatically, straight after the ...
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Parabola GNU/Linux-libre installation: problem with key

I'm trying to install Parabola GNU/Linux-libre (OpenRC) and I repeatedly get this error during pacstrap /mnt base elogind udev-init-scripts. error: some-package: signature from "A Packager <a-...
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Unable to install tensorflow on Arch Linux due to unsupported python version

Hi I recently tried to install tensorflow using pip install --user --upgrade tensorflow but it gives an error ERROR: Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement tensorflow (from versions: ...
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Pacman won't install latest version

I am trying to install the dbeaver package using the command pacman -Syu dbeaver. However, the version that is downloading and installing is older than what shows available on the Arch website. pacman ...
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How do I address “SSL certificate problem: certificate has expired” on syncronization with pacman?

In my latest monthly update, I ran into the following error: $ sudo pacman -Syu :: Synchronizing package databases... error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from repo.ialab.dsu.edu : SSL certificate ...
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How to mock Pacman package?

I've just finished a script to print out the contents of a file in a Pacman package (based on pkg-extract_original), but I'm having trouble testing the final functionality. Basically I have a test: ...
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I upgraded my system now a lot of python based software is throwing import error

I upgraded my system using yay -Syu and some of programs and commands are throwing import errors when I try to run them. For example: cura: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/...
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Ranger: ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'ranger'

I have ranger on Arch linux. When I try to run it throws error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/ranger", line 35, in <module> import ranger # NOQA pylint: ...
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Cura: ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'Arcus'

I installed cura on Arch linux using yay. It worked fine for some time but now when I try to run cura I get this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/cura", line 23, in ...
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How to use concatenated command to delete unused packages with pacman in zsh?

I want to delete the unused packages in Arch. According to the wiki the command is $ pacman -Qtdq | pacman -Rns - I use zsh as my shell and I get the output :: Do you want to remove these packages? [...
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GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 23:33:33.205: cannot register existing type 'GdkDisplayManager'

Running the wireshark command after installing it with "pacman -S wiresharek-qt" returns this: (wireshark:37116): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 23:33:33.205: cannot register existing type '...
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Pacman: opencascade74 and opencascade are in conflict while upgrading

when I run sudo pacman -Syu pacman throws this error: :: Synchronizing package databases... core is up to date extra is up to date community-testing is up to date community is up to date multilib ...
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Pacman: Target can be found for reinstall, but not for removal

I'm using the Manjaro i3 setup, which comes with the palemoon browser. I however really don't have any need for this, so I'd like to uninstall. When I run pacman -Rns palemoon, I get error: target not ...
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kdenlive crashes on manjaro

Running kdenlive (installed with pacman) starts the gui of the program, which crashes after a few seconds and then returns this to the terminal: Using modified system locale without group separator ...
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How to download and backup all pacman and pacaur packages?

I would like to have an backup of all pacaur and pacman packages. Example: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/ How to download it all?
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pacman mirrors aren't working at all

Whenever im trying to -Sy or install a new package, installation fails with error 'failed retrieving file package name'.
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yay error: gpg: keyserver receive failed: No name

I am trying to install spotify using yay on Arch linux. But when I run yay -S spotify this happens: john@arch-thinkpad ~> yay -S spotify :: There are 5 providers available for spotify: :: ...
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Package that should exist in pacman database somehow does not

A relatively new arch user speaking: Atom package is listed here, But I don't have access to it through Pacman and pacman -S atom is responded with: error: target not found: atom Yes, my database is ...
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Cannot install some packages with Pacman/Octopi - Suspicious execution method

When installing many packages with Pacman (through Octopi), I get the following error message: Installing selected packages... QApplication: invalid style override 'gtk' passed, ignoring it. ...
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How to sign my own Arch Linux git packages for adding to a private repo?

I already have a GPG key configured. I have cloned the git source code package locally. I'm building in a chroot with extra-x86_64-build. I am able to build packages without signing and add them to ...
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display tail of log while running ansible playbook

I was able to display the tail of pacman.log with ansible with: ansible -i hosts.yml --ask-vault-pass -m shell -a "tac /var/log/pacman.log |sed -ne '1,/transaction started/ p'|tac" ...
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What triggers 'post-transaction hooks' in pacman?

I am curious as to what triggers post-transaction hooks in pacman and whether it is possible to see what hooks are being called for a particular package and with what parameters. For example, I just ...
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Does Pacman's “-n” flag purge configuration files for AUR packages?

In Pacman's man page, there is a -n (nosave) flag that purges all the configuration files of the package being removed. Does this flag work for packages installed from AUR? Is manual cleanup ...
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Query for available package versions with pacman

I am wondering if there is option to use pacman to query for available package versions. If I want to install a specific version of a package I can do this by pacman -S "bash>=3.2" ...
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apt/ dpkg equivalent to pacman -r

In arch based system pacman -r/ --root can be used to provide an alternate root to install packages. This sometimes can be a solution to installing package at different location/ partition, dependency ...
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How to list package download size for those that need to be updated by pacman?

pacman -Syu outputs a list of packages that need be updated. It then prints the total update size (i.e. how much data to download). My question is: is there a way to get the download size for each ...
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A filesystem link which inherits modification date

I'm trying to update multiple arch distros over LAN according to arch wiki. In provided solution hard links are created to *.db files to /var/cache/pacman/pkg and this folder is what the web-server ...
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Pacman: cannot update my Linux packages (Arch/Manjaro): failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) [duplicate]

Trying to update my Manjaro system, I get "error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)" This is pacman's output: ~> sudo pacman -Syu Total Download Size: 4269.83 MiB Total ...
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Oscillating version dependencies with pacman packge manager

An executable I needed to run required a new version of a the nettle library. error while loading shared libraries: libnettle.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Checked ...
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Troubles with pacman and wi-fi connection

I have troubles with fresh-installed manjaro and pacman. For example: I'm trying to execute pacman -Sy and have such output: error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from mirrors.colocall.net : ...
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Could not find the Qt platform plugin “wayland”

I get the following error when I run vlc: $ vlc VLC media player 3.0.11 Vetinari (revision 3.0.11-0-gdc0c5ced72) [0000561d2cc24a30] vlcpulse audio output error: PulseAudio server connection failure: ...
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systemd service failed

Im trying to write a systemd unit for autoupdate system every Friday after 18:00. And everything work fine if I start service manually via systemctl start --user autoupd.service. * autoupd.service - ...
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Cannot install or update packages with pacman (Arch Linux)

When I try to do sudo pacman -Syu, it gives me error: config file /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist could not be read: No such file or directory. What should I do?
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Manjaro Installation Key Issues

Just started using Manjaro and pacman. I attempted an install of sublime-text using the pacman install instructions and seem to have added a dodgy key. When I try an perform another command I keep ...
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How to install multiple instances of an app in Arch linux [closed]

I've searched a lot but with no success. my problem is that I want to install multiple instances of an application in Arch Linux. to be more specific, I want 2-3 instances of latest Skype. one for my ...
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Install Package without dependencies from AUR in Manjaro

I'm trying to install CamlImages(http://gallium.inria.fr/camlimages/), I can't seem to get it to work by building it myself so I am trying to get it from the AUR. My problem is, it has omake listed ...
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How to install packages with Pacman from a list contained in a text file?

I installed a minimal version of Manjaro Cinnamon edition, and now want to upgrade it to the full edition. The list of packages are available in this text file. How to install them with Pacman ...
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unable to upgrade zoom on Arch Linux

I've got zoom installed on my Arch box. When I start it, it shows me a window which states on the bottom Version: 3.5.374815.0324. The problem is, I don't remember how I got this original version ...
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Pacman hook 'failed to run transaction hooks' error

I was attempting a full Manjaro update using sudo pacman -Syyu, but at the end, it threw the error: Error: hook /usr/share/libalpm/hooks/gtk-query-immodules-3.0.hook line 2: invalid value Path Error: ...
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Failed to boot after system update, Arch linux (Failed to start Hostname Services) and others

After I updated the system through pacman, the system fails to boot. It seems that some services are not started during boot time. It shows like this: Error Failed to start Hostname Services. Failed ...
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How to install Microsoft Teams via pacman for arch linux?

How to install Microsoft Teams via pacman for arch linux? Microsoft Teams is also available for linux. I have problems to get an easy installation for arch. Teams is not listed in official package ...
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Restore libraries config files before or after install?

I often have to migrate between different Arch Linux systems. Some libraries have identical configurations, but different versions. Concrete example: on OS A, I have MariaDB 14, with config files (/...
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During update for package nss/lib32-nss results in “File conflict found nss”

During updating on a Arch distro the process is indicating there are conflicting files File conflict found nss (/usr/lib/p11-kit-trust.so), lib32-nss (/usr/lib32/p11-kit-trust.so): conflicting files ...
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Manjaro can't install pandoc, invalid or corrupted package

I tried to install pandoc, but I keep getting the error (106/106) checking package integrity [###################################] 100% error: failed to commit transaction ...
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Error updating packages conflicting files (overwriting not working)

Im gettint an error if I try to update my packages with yay -Syu or sudo pacman -Syu (270/270) checking for file conflicts ...
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sudo pacman -Syu fails with “error: failed to commit transaction (invalid or corrupted package)”

I am trying to update an arch Linux installation: sudo pacman -Syu It goes on for a while and then starts to write error messages such as (691/691) checking keys in keyring ...
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Why package managers like apt and pacman cannot install multiple packages simultaneously unlike snap

I get an error of locked database every time i try it on pacman. So what mechanism of snap makes it different.
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How can I speed up manjaro installation time and performance?

I started using Ubuntu on my laptop a few months ago, but it was just as slow as Windows 10. I just switched to Manjaro a few days ago because I heard it was supposed to be faster than Ubuntu, but it ...
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Manjaro ncurses5-compat-libs installation

I'm trying to install the ncurses5-compat-libs package, but cannot because of the following problems. What I tried: 1. yay ncurses5-compat-libs There are 2 types of errors: Checking Y and to add the ...
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How do I list all packages belonging to a group (installed and uninstalled)?

I simply want to list of all packages belonging to a group (all, not only the installed ones), like there are listed on the website (for instance the gnome group). Sure I could parse the HTML, but ...

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