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Questions tagged [pacman]

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

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Archlinux failed to boot: can't access tty: job control turned off

I came across the problem after upgrading my system through pacman -Syu. During the upgrade, I encountered a python package conflict which caused the upgrade transaction aborted. So I resolved the ...
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Pacman mark package as dependy of another

I'm using some aur packages X that require different packages Y to build. As I try to keep the system clean of unneeded packages, I would like to mark package Y as dependency of X, so that if I ...
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Arch linux: Pacman failed to install librairies as file already exist

I would like to install the following libraries: python-sip pyton-psutil However, I got the following errors: nakrule@mordor ~ % pacman -S python-psutil [sudo] password for nakrule: Sorry, try ...
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GPGME error on Arch Linux 32bit

I need to fix this issue with GPGME error. I cannot upgrade or install anything. This is what I get in terminal: sudo pacman -Syyu error: GPGME error: No data error: GPGME error: No data error: GPGME ...
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installing GNOME desktop for arch linux [closed]

I installed arch linux virtually on my ubuntu 16.04. now, I want to install the GNOME desktop for it from this link when I run the command sudo pacman -S xorg xorg-server I see this: I don't know ...
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Arch Linux - pactree : command not found [duplicate]

I have to list all dependencies of 71 packages. I planned to write a bash using this with a for loop but I got this message: pactree : command not found I have updated pacman but pactree still doesn'...
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using `pacstrap /mnt base-devel` tells me that donwload size exceeded?

I am installing Arch by this guide here (in german): https://wiki.archlinux.de/title/Anleitung_f%C3%BCr_Einsteiger#Netzwerkverbindung_herstellen I established an internet connection and successfully ...
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Utility for inspecting pending updates in Arch

Is there a utility for Arch that provides some power-features for analyzing the list of pending updates? Usually, anytime I do pacman -Syu I get a rather large list of packages with pending updates. ...
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how to install “adduser” on arch Linux?

On Ubuntu, there is a useful package called adduser. But on Arch Linux, I searched it by pacman -Ss adduser, and got nothing. I'm not sure is it in extra repository or user repository, or actually ...
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Why does Python's pip reset to version 10.0.1 in every new virtual environment?

tl;dr: Why is pip's version reset to 10.0.1 every time I create a new virtual environment and not automatically cloned from my global 18.0 installation? Every time I create a new virtual environment ...
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is there a tool who provide an abstract interface of all the pm tools?

In GNU distros, you can meet many kinds of package management tools. apt pacman yum dnf pkg, etc. Is there a tool who provides an abstract API for all the tools?
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error: duplicated database entry using pacman [duplicate]

I issue $ pacman -Su :: Starting full system upgrade... error: duplicated database entry 'python2-cairo' there is nothing to do So I have a look at /var/lib/pacman/local $ ls /var/lib/pacman/local/...
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How do I figure out how to run a program installed through pacman?

That might seem like a stupid question, but it happened to me multiple times, that I installed a package, but did not now the exact command how to run it, if it was not the same as the package name. ...
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List that contains the last installed / upgraded packages in Arch Linux but with skip dependences

How can I get a list of packages, that were last installed or upgraded by pacman/ pacaur in Arch Linux including the timestamp? I have one more condition as well, I want to skip dependences. I only ...
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Create custom parameters (options) for already existing commands?

Recently I 've been wanting to create a custom parameter for pacman. To elaborate, I have tweaked pacman.conf so that specific packages (linux, linux-firmware, and a couple more) are ignored when I ...
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Fixing all pip and package manager incompatibilities [closed]

I have installed some Python packages with pip and some others with my package manager (pacman). Now, every time I want to update the system, it says that some files already exist, because it tries to ...
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Install pacman on live OS to fix kernel panic caused by package upgrade

I have upgraded the package libjson-c to make GIMP work, but it seems like the old version was used by the kernel, which is now unable to boot. When I choose advanced options in the GRUB menu, both ...
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How does `pacman -S <something>` find the package?

I want to install man in MSYS2 so I tried both pacman -Ss man and pacman -Fs man (as per this question), as well a couple of others like pacman -Fs /usr/bin/man but they don't seem to give me an ...
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How to fix the error `unrecognized option '--color never'`?

I was looking to try suplemon, so I run pacaur -S suplemon and face the following error: /usr/bin/pacman: unrecognized option '--color never' This error blocks the installation. How can I fix it?
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Fakeroot on macOS tries to delete system directories

I’m having a problem with fakeroot on macOS. I created a pacman fork. When I’d like to delete a package, pacman tries to delete /usr/ instead of a subdirectory. On Linux, it is working fine, though. ...
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Pacman cannot install arch linux keyring on arch linux arm

After a fresh installation of Arch Linux Arm (10 hours ago as of the time of writing) on the raspberry pi 3 model b+ using the Armv7h architecture, I cannot install the Arch Linux Keyring, which ...
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Pip vs Package Manager for handling Python Packages

Python packages are frequently hosted in many distribution's repositories. After reading this tutorial, specifically the section titled "Do you really want to do this" I have avoided using pip and ...
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Aurman: remove packages that are reported as neither in the repos nor AUR

I have installed aurman from the AUR, and every time I install a package, it says that packages are neither in the repos nor the AUR. Is there a way to remove them without removing them manually like ...
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Manjaro - Removing orphans resulted in problems

I just wanted to remove orphan packages so I invoked the following command: sudo pacman -Rs $(pacman -Qqdt) Orphans where removed, but strangely it also removed further packages which still were ...
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Cannot install clang 6 on arch linux

pacman -S clang shows me version clang-5.0.0-1 and then install clang-5.0.0-1-x86_64 What kind of magic do I need to perform to install clang in version 6? Performing pacman -Syu clang doesn't ...
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After pacman update, pacsearch is no longer installed

I updated Arch Linux and now pacsearch is gone. I know you can pacman -Ss, but I really liked how cool pacsearch was. How can I get pacsearch back?
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pacman -Syyu error: could not import key from Trusted User

DISTRIB_ID=ManjaroLinux DISTRIB_RELEASE=17.1.6 DISTRIB_CODENAME=Hakoila I installed manjaro on an old laptop today and am in the process of trying to update it. just using pacman -Syyu ...
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pip freeze lists packages uninstalled through pip, then reinstalled through Pacman

Because I've heard that it's a very bad idea to install packages through pip instead of through a package manager, I'm trying to identify all the packages that I've installed through pip that are also ...
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Cannot update Manjaro Linux: Unknown trust with Archlinux-keyring

I'm trying to update Manjaro but i have problems with signatures. The log shows this message: error: archlinux-keyring: signature from "Erich Eckner (just to sign arch packages) <arch@eckner.net&...
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Does the arch linux pacstrap utility put any information about the host into the assembled system

As part of a prototype arch linux image generation script (which can be seen for code review here), I use the normal pacstrap utility to populate a file-system with a bootable install and additional ...
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Manjaro update driving me crazy (need help with kernel not updating) [closed]

Recently I did an update and which seemed to contained an horrendous amount of bugs. After fixing most of these now i a faced with pacman telling linux 4.16.2-2 is being used. However uname is ...
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Pacman wants to install an old version

I have an arch linux and want to install lsof using pacman. But I get an error that the lsof-package is not available: #pacman -S lsof resolving dependencies... looking for conflicting ...
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Manjaro linux KDE won't launch desktop environment after updating packages

So I recently updated all packages with pacman, and now when I start something goes wrong before the GUI is up. I changed the boot script in grub, added 3 at the end of a line, so I boot into a ...
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archlinux: how to find a file for install with pacman?

Question is really simple: I want to get the package which contain a file,in this example I will use "ifconfig". On Centos I use yum --whatprovides *bin/ifconfig On debian I can use apt-file ...
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arch:what is the sync database? It located at /var/lib/pacman/sync [duplicate]

I know that the local database stores the information about the installed packages,but I do not know what the sync database is. So what is that ? Why i need it ?
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Forcefully install package with pacman

What I want is pacman alternative command for this command:- sudo dpkg --force-all -i somepackage.deb I had dependencies installed manually but pacman tells me to install additional packages from ...
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Can ping 8.8.8.8 but no internet access - Manjaro linux

Wel I'm a manjaro linux user and I hadn't updated it for probably months, I use version 233. So I recently updated with this command: sudo pacman -Syyu But after the update the screen locker was ...
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Rkhunter, Pacman: List files owned by Package as safe

Is there a possibility to list all files owned by a pacman package as properly updated in rkhunter? A similar post for Debian is here: Information on when packages were installed/updated by whom and ...
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Manjaro pacman problem 404 on all mirrors

I'm using manjaro KDE and I have this problem where I can't update system, get any file from pacman while the mirrors are online and I'm connected to internet. $ pacman -Fs warning: database file for ...
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pacman: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libpsl.so.5: undefined symbol: u_strFromUTF8_59

I'm using Arch Linux, and in an attempt to install Virtualbox, I'm very confused. Now, if I try to use pacman, I always get an error: pacman: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libpsl.so.5: undefined ...
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Cannot perform system upgrade with pacman on Arch

for a couple of days I cannot upgrade my Arch system after I run sudo pacman -Syu I'm receiving this error: resolving dependencies... looking for conflicting packages... error: failed to prepare ...
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How can net upgrade size be negative?

Running antergos(based on Arch), I have stumbled across an something that I could not comprehend... What is it? With this being said, after running pacman -Syy to synchronize and update my master ...
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“Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate” error when Building Arch Linux Package

I'm trying to build an Arch Linux package for some icon theme, so I used this PKGBUILD file : pkgname=masalla pkgver=1.1 pkgrel=1 pkgdesc="A flat design icon theme by Hayder Majid" arch=('any') url=...
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Remove pacman cache for one specific package [closed]

I already have a hook to delete old cached packages using paccache every time pacman is run. It leaves maximum 3 releases of each package in cache. This behaviour is good but I have a few huge ...
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What is the phonetical link between pacman's “--refresh” and “-y” options?

In pacman, --refresh and -y are the same option. But how are they phonetical related to each other? Is there a mnemonic? For comparison: for many binaries -f is the short option of --force. It should ...
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pacman - get list of packages installed by user

How can I get a list of packages that were explicitly installed by a user? I'm aware of: pacman -Qe pacman -Qi But those seem to include the default packages for my distribution (e.g. sudo). I want ...
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Pacman complains “database 'core' does not exist”

Tried pacman -S postgresql which returns Warning: atabase file fir 'core' does not exist ... error: target not found: postgresql How do I install postgresql?
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How to separate expac data into columns and colour code each column in less?

Based on this thread reply on the Arch Linux forums I have this command: expac "%n %m %d" -l'\n' -Q $(pacman -Qq) | sort -rhk 2 | less To show me package name, package size and package description ...
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“pacman -Syu” 'probably' broke my system, because boot was not mounted

I am running 4.9.61-1-ARCH armv7l on my RaspberryPi2. I broke my system by upgrading it. To fix it, I used chroot into sdc2 from another Arch ARM installation, but I didn't mount the boot partition ...
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Error while loading shared libraries: libicuuc.so.59: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

After update with pacman -Syuq: # pacman -Sc pacman: error while loading shared libraries: libicuuc.so.59: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory # find / -name libicuuc.so....