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Questions tagged [pacman]

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

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I've installed Manjaro linux, a derivative of Arch linux, and run into software updates circular dependency problem, suggested workaround?

I've hit a wall with the software updates for Manjaro linux on the desktop. I would like to perform system updates, I go to the update app, or the updates app notifies me of my many outstanding ...
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Arch linux: unexpectedly shut down while installing a program

I was running $ sudo pacman -S make to install make utility. During installation the power plug from my laptop was removed. I tried boot system and it works. I removed make files that I ...
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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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Installation of packages with Pacman

I have been using Ubuntu/Mint for some years now, but I'm new to Arch Linux and such. I tried installing Arch Linux using this guide and at the time of running pacstrap -i /mnt base I got an error ...
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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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Manjaro linux KDE won't launch desktop environment after updating packages

I 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 command shell. ...
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How do I install the Perl module File::HomeDir on Arch Linux?

I need to install the Perl module File::HomeDir on a laptop running Arch Linux. In order to find out which (pacman-)package contains that module, I run pkgfile -u pkgfile HomeDir.pm The second ...
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Install 32 Bit Application on 64 Bit Arch Linux

I have an ancient openoffice plugin which requires the 32bit version of openoffice/libreoffice and does not work with the 64 bit version. So I would like to know, if there is any way to install the ...
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Manjaro 18 (Arch) Installing Packages Outside Repository

So I recently switched to Manjaro. I am having an issue with installing MegaSync from mega.nz. When I download their package for Arch it gives me a .tar.xz file. I'm not familiar with .xz but it's an ...
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What exactly does it mean for packages to be conflicting?

I installed a package and pacman spit out a message like this: looking for conflicting packages... :: packageX and packageY are in conflict. Remove packageY? [y/N] I already managed to install the ...
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Installing .deb (Brackets.Release.1.13.64-bit.deb) package in arch Linux

The latest release of Brackets (v1.13) is not available in the AUR. So I downloaded the official .deb package from the official site. Now how do I go about installing it ? Do I have to write a ...
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Have pacmatic wrap yay wrap powerpill wrap pacman

I have a few preferences in regards to managing packages on Manjaro / Arch: pacmatic adds safety features when installing packages yay provides a consistent interface to both the official and AUR ...
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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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Pacman -R: Removing package errors on cyclic dependency

When I try to remove some packages, I get this error: ╰─ sudo pacman -R avahi [sudo] password for laith: checking dependencies... error: failed to prepare transaction (could not ...
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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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I Packager manager can't handle two processes at once [duplicate]

I have been using Linux for a while. I first used Debian based systems and then yesterday I switched to Arch. I noticed (in both Debian & Arch) that when you try to download multiple packaged from ...
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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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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 “exists on filesystem” error

I ran sudo pacman -Syu and I got some interesting errors reading: error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) and a long list of files followed by exists in filesystem. Full output is ...
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Pacman saying no update, but pamac saying there are some?

Wanting to try out Arch Linux, I installed Manjaro, and so far find it pretty good. However, I have a problem, I am used to Debian's apt update then apt upgrade, and the fact pacman combine both with ...
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Manjaro AUR install: what is the difference between “makepkg -s” then “pacman -U *.tar.xz” vs “makepkg -si”

In Manjaro is there any functional difference between using makepkg -s followed by then running pacman -U <package_name>.tar.xz instead of just using makepkg -si ? I've seen them both used ...
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Pacman: Corrupted Packages

I've just started using Manjaro Linux, but my pacman appears to have become messed up. When I try to install any package, I get an error along the lines of this: warning: Public keyring not found; ...
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how do you make a list/file for pacman to install from

I am trying to move from one arch install a (partitioned one) to another (a less-partitioned one) on my computer and I want a similar set up. So I was wondering if there was a simple way to get pacman ...
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Incorrect virtualbox (kernel) installed for Manjaro/Arch/pacman

I did a bad virtualbox installation on 4.19.2-1-MANJARO with pacman. This is my initial install stdout: [gloom@tacos-pc etc]$ sudo pacman -S virtualbox error: could not register 'multilib' ...
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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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How to install mit-scheme in Arch Linux?

It seems to be available here. But when I try the following command: $ sudo pacman -S mit-scheme I get the following: error: target not found: mit-scheme I've also tried with mit-scheme-git (from ...
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Arch Linux - pacman givers error 'could not resolve host'

I just installed Arch Linux and I'm trying to set up my wifi. I'm trying to run pacman -U to install some files I have off a USB stick, namely wpa-supplicant. When I run the command, I get a long line ...
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Can we add Manjaro repository to Arch-Linux?

Can we add a Manjaro repository to Arch-Linux, or is it different from how arch-repos work? If so, how can we do it?
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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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pacman-key --init takes too long and does not exit

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 found out I should have run ...
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How to correctly delete all the packages in the pacman cache and why I shouldn't? [duplicate]

I struggle from insufficient space on my SSD all the time. Every time a major upgrade including a serious number of packages arrives I have to seek what can I delete/move to free up some space so the ...
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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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pacman: <filename> exists in filesystem

When installing a package with pacman, I am seeing: error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) station: /usr/bin/station exists in filesystem How do I tell pacman to install the package ...
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Pacman Hook: Passing Target to Hook-Script

Is it possible to pass the target variable to the hook script? Need it for kernel-module saving mechanism, when another kernel is updated (linux) instead of my running one (linux-hardened). [...
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Pacman add-repo error, is not a package file

I'm using archlinuxarm, armv7h architecture I'm trying to use add-repo but it gives me the following error: $ repo-add test.db.tar.gz dep/python2-numpy-1.9.2-2-armv7h.pkg.tar.xz ==> ERROR: 'dep/...
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How do I figure out how to run a program installed through pacman?

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. Lately I installed gnome-bluetooth, a ...
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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 predictable....
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Can I just delete things from pacman cache manually?

I don't have an issue with how pacman handles caching 99% of the time. However, occasionally there is a package which is both large and also not necessary to cache. For example, I have wesnoth which ...
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Arch Linux pacman error: failed retrieving file

I just installed Arch Linux today. I am trying to install elinks using pacman -S elinks And I get a long, long list of: error: failed retrieving file 'elinks-0.13-17-i686.pkg.tar.xz' from some....
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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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Arch Linux - pacman -Syu failed - cannot issue any commands

I was running a full system update. Said update failed abruptly, with the last package modified seemingly being the removal of glibc. Now, nothing works. System built-ins such as cd still work, but on ...
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Manjaro update: 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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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....
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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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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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How do you list installed meta packages on Arch Linux?

I'd like to list all meta packages that I installed. Installed with yaourt or pacman operating system is Arch Linux Problem When I install plasma-meta and run pacman -Qg, I can only see plasma. ...
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List that contains the last installed / upgraded packages in Arch Linux

How can I get a list of packages, that last installed / upgraded by pacman / yaourt in Arch Linux including the timestamp?
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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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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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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 ...