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#1 2006-03-14 21:32:37

EAD
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Registered: 2006-03-11
Posts: 255

little pacman quesion

Hii, I have heard so many good things about it, and want to know if it is so great?
I am using apt-get, how is it compare to it?
and, how can I see all the things I can install with pacman, in sections? (www,editors,etc...)
:?:

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#2 2006-03-14 22:43:06

bgc1954
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Registered: 2006-03-14
Posts: 1,120

Re: little pacman quesion

I'm new to Arch and pacman as well but have taken a definite liking to pacman over apt-get.  I used to run only Debian and then Kubuntu but found the distros loaded way too much applications that I don't even use.  With pacman I can easily upgrade to the newest versions of what I use with pacman -Syu.  I've upgraded Kubuntu using adept or synaptic and have run into severe problems especially with x after an upgrade.  So far pacman hasn't caused any serious damage.  I can't answer your question about sectioning packages as I'm too new to know if that can be done.


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#3 2006-03-14 22:52:28

lilsirecho
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Re: little pacman quesion

Go to ARCH LINUX URL and click on the three listings of arch pqackages, namely, current, extra and testiiiing.  These listing categorize the available packages  such as base, editors, multimedia, etc.


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#4 2006-03-15 07:47:47

EAD
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Re: little pacman quesion

ok tanx smile
Why isn't there is a section choise in pacman thrue the command?
and, is the downgrade in pacman works good?
and how much new is the stuff there? for example the kernel?

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#5 2006-03-15 10:00:49

tomk
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
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Re: little pacman quesion

EAD wrote:

Why isn't there is a section choise in pacman thrue the command?

Submit a feature request on the bugtracker.

EAD wrote:

is the downgrade in pacman works good?

Yes.

EAD wrote:

and how much new is the stuff there? for example the kernel?

You've just been told where the package listings are - have a look for yourself.

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#6 2006-03-15 10:03:59

Sigi
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From: Thurgau, Switzerland
Registered: 2005-09-22
Posts: 1,121

Re: little pacman quesion

Who wants to downgrade?  wink
All the packages downloaded by pacman are stored in /var/cache/pacman/pkg/  You can delete them by running

pacman -Sc

to remove just the old versions of every package or

pacman -Scc

to completely delete all the packages (just the packages, not the installes files of your system)

To downgrade to a package in your /var/cache/pacman/pkg/ directory type

pacman -A /var/cache/pacman/pkg/package_name-version.pkg.tar.gz

pacman rocks!
Check the arch page under packages to see the versions of packages of your interest.

Cheers Sigi


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