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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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How do I force remove a package in Arch with pacman?

How do I force remove a package in Arch with pacman while other packages still depend upon it. pacman -R perl-libwww checking ...
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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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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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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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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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Update only one package with pacman

Is there a way to update only selected programs in pacman? I'm running ArchLinux on my netbook, and the complete upgrade of my system takes up more temporary space than I have on my system, so I'd ...
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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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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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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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pacman could not find database

I want to install sudo. So I type in pacman -S sudo. But then I get the following errors: warning: database file for 'extra' does not exist warning: database file for 'community' does not exist error:...
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Check for updates of packages installed through yaourt

Is there anyway to update package installed with yaourt ? yaourt -Syu seems to do the same as pacman -Syu, which only care about package in official repository.
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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 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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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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Arch linux : pacman does not work when chrooting

I have Ubuntu installed on my computer. I decided to install Arch linux, but I skipped the part about Grub installation as it is already installed. Seeing that Arch does not show up in Grub's menu ...
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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 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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Arch Linux pacman specifying package version

I know that I can define wanted package version in pacman like shown in its manual pacman -S "bash>=3.2". But how do I know what versions are available? I also know that pacman is creating copy ...
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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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Differences in package management between Debian and Arch

A discussion from this post made me curious of differences between Debian and Arch package management. Also, people tend to say that Arch is very light-weight, so I wonder what that has to do with ...
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Arch Linux - Is it possible to instruct pacman to install certain packages into a specific directory?

I want to install a set of software organized into directories at the root level. Is there any method in which I can use pacman to install certain packages into a directory of my choosing?
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How can I keep two versions of the same package in archlinux?

I'm running Archlinux. Recently, one of the package named icu got updated; however, Firefox depends libicuuc.so.56, while R depends on libicuuc.so.55. How can I solve this problem? Note: the R ...
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How do I get pacman to use my custom PKGBUILDs when updating?

I customized a PKGBUILD for Apache, ran makepkg and installed it with pacman -U httpd.tar.xz, which worked fine. A few months later I upgraded my system with pacman -Syu which used the system-default ...
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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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Error updating all ArchLinux packages with -Syu

I am on Arch Linux with Kde. I haven't updated the packages in a while and I'm having a problem while trying to do so: The first thing I tried was: sudo pacman -Syu as the documentation says, and I ...
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Can I make pacman aware of packages installed manually?

Due to my setup I cannot make use of pacman to actually install packages, however if I install a package from the Arch repositories manually by downloading and extracting it, eg: wget http://mirrors....
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Package management strategy with Pacman

Since I switched my favorite distro to Gentoo I have been very familiar with the following pattern for installing and removing packages: Install a bunch of applications that do pretty much the same ...
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What exactly is PKGBUILD and should I edit it when installing packages?

Whenever I use yaourt -Syua in my Manjaro Linux system, it'll give me Edit PKGBUILD ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort) and sometimes Edit chromium-pepper-flash.install ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort) Somewhere I read ...
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See end-nodes of dependency graphs

I'm using Arch Linux, with its Pacman package manager. I want to keep my system as clean as possible, and that includes not having any unused packages installed. But, because of dependencies, it's not ...
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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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Arch: Is “SigLevel = Never” the only convenient way?

The only way I can install majority of packages without rejection from signature database is to put SigLevel = Never in pacman.conf. Its not supposed to be the right way, but I don't seem to be able ...
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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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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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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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Should I let pacman replace glamor-egl with xorg-server?

This is the output of pacman. I installed nothing; just wanted to update... :: Synchronizing package databases... core is up to date extra 1761.1 KiB 2.58M/s 00:01 [######################...
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Arch Linux: pacman cannot be upgraded because pacman version is too high?

This seems a bit like an April Fools' joke, but this is what I was greeted with this morning, when trying to bring my Arch up to date: :: The following packages should be upgraded first : pacman ...
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Arch: can't use pacman: error while loading shared libraries

I just finished installing Arch and setting up my wireless connection. I wanted to install additional packages so I tried using pacman. But with every command I use I get the following error: ...
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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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Get info about installed and remote packages with pacman

I'm using pacman 5.0.1 on Arch Linux and I'd like to get information about packages installed on my machine as well as packages in the remote repositories. Information should include a description of ...
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How do I enable rsync in libcurl?

I'm on Arch. When pacman tries to download a package from an ftp server, It fails with the error message Protocol rsync not supported or disabled in libcurl This has been bugging me for a little ...
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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: python and python2 are in conflict

I've recently installed Arch Linux onto my primary (Ubuntu) computer, and it is working really well for me. It's fast, configurable, basically a faster version of Ubuntu. Since compiz-fusion isn't ...
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Downgrading packages with pacman

What is the best, or most suitable, method of downgrading packages in Arch? On normal days I just run the following to accomplish a quick downgrade: # pacman -Rd <broken-package> # pacman -U ...
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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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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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Missing Python.h in Arch

I use Arch Linux. I want to compile a C++ file that includes <Python.h>. But I can't do it. In Debian based systems this problem is resolved with sudo apt-get install python-dev. How I can ...
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How to search for a package with pacman? [duplicate]

I just installed Archlinux and want to install netstat. However using the command pacman -Ss netstat outputs irrelevant package names. A search on internet revealed that netstat is owned by net-tools. ...
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Arch Linux: How to ignore certain packages for certain repositories using pacman?

I have an unofficial repository called haskell-core. I want to blacklist every haskell package in extra and use the packages from haskell-core instead. I don't want to use haskell packages from extra ...