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#1 2003-08-17 03:09:25

jlowell
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foo, schmoo

I'm trying to get nano on my box so I can use an editor I'm used to. Nothing like chewing up files and having to throw them away.

Anyway, the user documentation calls for the following format when adding a package:

pacman -A foo.pkg.tar.gz

I enter pacman -A nano.1.2.2-1.tar.gz and get back the "No such file or directory" message. What am I misunderstanding here?

jlowell

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#2 2003-08-17 04:19:33

red_over_blue
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Registered: 2003-07-19
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Re: foo, schmoo

jlowell wrote:

I'm trying to get nano on my box so I can use an editor I'm used to. Nothing like chewing up files and having to throw them away.

Anyway, the user documentation calls for the following format when adding a package:

pacman -A foo.pkg.tar.gz

I enter pacman -A nano.1.2.2-1.tar.gz and get back the "No such file or directory" message. What am I misunderstanding here?

jlowell

That is if you create your own package using makepkg and a custom made PKGBUILD file, or you downloaded a package from incoming.  In your case, it is looking for that file in your working directory on the local drive.

If you want to install a program from the online repositories, you can do the following:

pacman -S nano

or

pacman -Sy nano

The latter one will also sync your db with the latest packages and make sure you get the most current info.   Hope this helps!


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#3 2003-08-17 05:40:47

netkrash
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Registered: 2003-03-19
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Re: foo, schmoo

I think he's trying to add a pkg from the current directory.

I really don't know why it gave you the Not Found error... perhaps isn't the correct filename? i now it's stupid but.. shit hapens!


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#4 2003-08-17 06:10:26

Jagged
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Registered: 2003-07-18
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Re: foo, schmoo

if thats the file your trying to install... you should unzip it (preferably somewhere like /usr/abs/local) and inside the tarball should be a .pkg.tar.gz


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#5 2003-08-17 06:18:56

jlowell
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Re: foo, schmoo

Hi red_over_blue, netkrash & Jagged,

Well, I used pacman -Sy nano and it installed alright. But I think at the same time I learned why I didn't get the package the other way which was pacman -A nano.1.2.2-1.tar.gz. I misunderstood the syntax being used in the user docs which was given as pacman -A foo.pkg.tar.gz. I took the "pkg" part of it as referring to the version number and that was wrong. Looking at the package as it was installed using red_over_blue's approach, it was described as nano-1.2.2-1.pkg.tar.gz and it dawned on me why I got the "No such file or directory" message. What's interesting about this matter is that I likely would have gotten nano on using pacman -A nano-1.2.2-1.pkg.tar.gz. But according to the user docs, the difference between the two options concerns dependency correcting which makes the -Sy option the better choice, clearly.

Thanks to all of you.

jlowell

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#6 2003-08-17 07:12:15

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Re: foo, schmoo

well generally i upgrade every two or three days with:

pacman -Syu

if i install anyhting between my upgrade days i usually just install via:

pacman -S <pkgname>

(with the above you can of course leave out the version and rel number and the ".pkg.tar.gz")

this solves all dependencies and unless you get a sync error then the "-S" option is all you normally need.

as mentioned ealier the "-A" option "manually installs a package with out dependency solving. i usually only use this when making or testing packages. i use the a option to install the package directly from my working folder.


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