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Questions tagged [pacman]

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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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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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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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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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 change my pacman root so that it downloads packages elsewhere?

My /root is full to the brim and I can't install new packages. My /home has 8 times the space of my /root, but pacman is set to install new packages on /root. Is there a safe way that I can change ...
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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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How to install skype on arch

I've looked everywhere and nothing has worked. I am just trying to install skype. I tried to see if it was in the repositories but didn't find it. So I wen't to the skype website and found a linux ...
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pacman: difference between sync, local, package and files databases

man pactree says: -s, --sync Read package data from sync databases instead of local database. What is the difference between the two, and when would I prefer to use one over the other? man ...
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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: error: duplicated database entry

On Arch Linux, I've backed up my system with rsync and restored it again, but it seems that my way of doing it (which I did get from the Arch Wiki but must be wrong?) has kept old files deleted by ...
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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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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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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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How do I find package URLs with Yum?

I want to update my system (Fedora) with Yum, but I want to use aria2 to download the packages. There was something in pacman that you could use to get the update URLs (and put all links in a file.) ...
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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's always failed when upgrading (unknown trust)

I'm trying to upgrade my systems, I even tried using another mirror, but it always show signature from <email> unknown trust, [package-file] is corrupted (invalid or corrupted package (PGP ...
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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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How do you downgrade multiple packages in arch linux?

I am trying to downgrade the vim package on arch linux to an earlier version (as I need to use an earlier version of ruby which breaks it [ref]). running downgrade vim and selecting the version ...
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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 ...
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Installing ruby 2.1 on Arch via RVM

I have problems installing ruby 2.1.0 via RVM on Arch. My vagrant provisioning file looks like this: sudo pacman -Syu --noconfirm sudo pacman -S --needed base-devel --noconfirm sudo pacman -S vim --...
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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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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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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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Always answer Yes to replace package Arch Linux [duplicate]

I am trying to build the latest KDE Frameworks git packages. However, I currently have installed the stable non-git packages. In order to install all of the git packages I need to answer 'y' to all of ...
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Determine if a package is provided by an installed packagein Arch Linux

I am trying to script the installation of optional "dependencies" depending on what other packages are installed in an Arch Linux system. I can use pacman -Q to tell me if a package has been installed ...
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Pacman error: could not open file: /etc/mtab: No such file or directory

I am having trouble with installing packages with pacman Firstly updating pacman with pacman -Syu updates correctly with no issues, however when attempting to install sudo with pacman -S sudo ...
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Arch: safely save and restore pacman databases

I want to backup the pacman sync databases after an execution of pacman -Sy, creating "restore points" which pacman -Suu can use to reverse a failed system upgrade. Further background can be found ...
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Arch Linux failed to install libproxy for invalid signature

The following message is from my terminal: resolving dependencies... looking for inter-conflicts... Targets (1): libproxy-0.4.7-2 Total Installed Size: 0.29 MiB Proceed with installation? [Y/n] ...