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Questions tagged [pacman]

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

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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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Efficiently running arch's makepkg on git master (frequent but “small” changes)

On arch, when using makepkg to build a pacman-installable .pkg.tar.xz file from source... If it's an AUR "-git" source rather than an upstream release, is there a way to (after the first makepkg) do a ...
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System updates in arch linux with /boot in separate partition?

Sometimes, certain packages updating in Arch Linux will edit certain files in the /boot directory. For example: $ sudo pacman -S linux ... ==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/...
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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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How to restrict access to an Arch package repository?

I have created a custom package repository for Arch Linux that holds packages that for various proprietary licensing reasons cannot be shared widely. Ideally I would like to make the repository ...
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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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How do I downgrade a whole group of packages with pacman?

I need an old version of qt5 for anki. (qt5-5.7) Therefore I would like to downgrade all qt5-packages (the whole group). Is there a way to do this with pacman?
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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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Pacman(Arch linux) on LFS

Is it possible to have a package manager(in my case pacman) on LFS? Not just compiling it will it work?
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How can I install Gimp 2.9 in Arch Linux?

I am trying to install Gimp 2.9 in arch linux. Following instructions from this site (which I can hardly understand), I have attempted to install gimp-devel via yaourt. However, I receive an error ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Database Lockes in Antergos

I am trying to update my packages through the graphic package manager. I get the error unable to lock database. Everything on the internet says that if this error occurs, a db.lck file should appear ...
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Why is pacman-key trying to download the public key for the Pacman Keyring Master Key?

When running sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys I get the following message: gpg: public key of ultimately trusted key XXXXXX not found I could find only one reference to this key (sudo locate found ...
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pip install causes error: bash: /usr/bin/vendor_perl/pip: No such file or directory

I have installed the python-pip package with the pacman package manager as I am using Manjaro Linux. I have cloned this repository where there is a requirements.txt in the folder tango_with_django_19/...
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Reset providers in pacman

I was installing linux headers with pacman -S linux-headers and was asked which provider I wanted. [slava@mowgli Downloads]$ sudo pacman -S linux-headers :: There are 12 providers available for linux-...
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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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Configure connection timeout of pacman full system upgrade

Is there a way to set the timeout which pacman uses to establish connections to repository servers? My ISP (university) has blocked several Arch Linux (I use Manjaro) AUR and a few community servers. ...
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Convert pacman package to deb or rpm?

Given a pacman package (.pkg.tar.xz), is there a tool to convert it to a deb or rpm package? In other words, I'm looking for an equivalent to alien. So far, I got the impression that such a tool does ...
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Frequent time outs with pacman

I've been noticing that I get timeouts when using pacman. Often. mike@longshot:~☺ sudo pacman -Syu [sudo] password for root: :: Synchronizing package databases... error: failed retrieving file '...
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Can I disable shutdown if pacman is running?

During my last arch linux update using pacman -Syu I shut down my laptop, as I had forgotten that the update was running in the background and installing the packages. Afterwards I could not start ...
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Why does pacman stop when I freeze the output with ctrl+s

I sometimes use ctrl+s to send an XOFF signal to freeze the output of a program without stopping the program itself. However, pacman, unlike most other programs, stops as if you had pressed ctrl+z. It ...
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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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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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What is /etc/ca-certificates/extracted for?

I am running Arch Linux. I did the first update today in an embarrassingly long time. I had a conflict, that there was a file /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt that was a soft link to a file /etc/...
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How can long NoExtract in pacman.conf be written shorter still human readable?

In the need for an Arch Linux system minimal on disk space, I did NoExtract include lots of usr/lib/modules ... /drivers/ for hardware the machine will never use. An example from pacman.conf: ...
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Arch linuxBoot hangs on Started Update man-db cache

After a full upgrade of the system with pacman -Syu The kernel has been updated, but when I shut down the laptop and open it again it hangs on this message: [ OK ] Reached target Graphical ...
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Error when using 'sudo pacman -Syu' in Antergos

Whenever I try to update my packages in Antergos using sudo pacman -Syu it does not work. It starts updated the packages for a minute or two, then comes up with a bunch of error messages (so many that ...
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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: Cannot open kernel arbiter, no multicard support

I'm currently using Arch Linux on a Chrombook Flip C100P in conjunction with the xf86-video-armsoc driver. When printing the /dev/dri folder on my device as root, it detects the following: card0 ...
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Which mirror did I download the Arch Linux package database from?

It seems that some packages in the official package repository have a new dependency which is not in the official repos: $ sudo pacman --sync --refresh --refresh --sysupgrade :: Synchronising package ...
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Reinstall Arch Linux without losing downloaded packages

I was installing Arch Linux when the Internet went down. I was unable to download all the required packages. Over 70% of packages were downloaded. I'm trying to reinstall it with the command: ...
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Pacman Package manager in LFS

I'm trying to install a Linux From Scratch system. I know LFS doesn't come with a package manager. I want to use pacman as my package manager. I googled bout it and found some links bt they are old, ...
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Having trouble using pantheon-greeter-bzr and pantheon-session-bzr on virtualbox with ArchLinux

I am trying to test ArchLinux with Pantheon on a VM on VirtualBox. I am able to install ArchLinux and pacman -S the following packages succesfuly: xorg-server xorg-server-utils virtualbox-guest-utils ...
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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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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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arch linux installation base base-devel error could not open file invalid argument

I'm trying to install arch on my laptop. My pacstrap -i /mnt base base-devel fails to install one file and shows this error repeatedly: error: could not open file /mnt/var/cache/pacman/ pkg/vi-1:...
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Packages from pip conflicting with pacman

I'm trying to install openshot on Manjaro linux. I end up getting a long error with several files each followed by exists in file-system. I recognise some of these packages as ones I've installed ...
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Install Qt 5.5 Instead of 5.8 on Arch Linux

I'm installing Qt as a dependency for a program but anything above 5.5 won't work because of a webkit issue. I can't install it with pacman as it will only install the latest version 5.8. How do I ...
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Arch linux install package to external media

This applies directly to arch linux, but is also relevant for some other linuxes/unices. I want to install a package. Let's call this package leviathan. My harddrive is not large enough to store all ...
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Pacman -Syu fails because /usr/bin/easy_install exists in filesystem

Pacman -Syu fails because /usr/bin/easy_install exists in filesystem Now I read on google plus that if you move easy_install out of the bin, it will work, I don't want to do that, why doing that? it'...
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How to downgrade VirtualBox after a kernel upgrade to 4.1.4-1?

I run Arch Linux and did a complete pacman sync and upgrade of my entire system. One of the updates was a kernel upgrade that I am happy with and had no other problems with. One of the packages that ...
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Pacman can’t resolve dependencies: Archbang

I tried installing the latest Firefox (and other browsers like Palemoon) and was suggested to first use pacman -S --needed base-devel but got target not found:base-devel. Then I was informed by ...