Having problems with pacman installing xfce4
There are errors like below for many installations
/tmp/alpm_EmMxU1/.INSTALL: line 2: /usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache: No such file or directory
error: command failed to execute correctly
Install the 'gtk-update-icon-cache' package.
Post the errors. Telling us they exist without proof is pointless, and if they're "like" the one you mentioned but not identical, the problem may be more than just one missing package.
@berbae: Is that actually a required package for XFCE? If so, shouldn't it be pulled in as a dependency? If it isn't marked as a dependency, then shouldn't a bug report be filed? If it's not a dependency at all, then how would it help?
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Last edited by ANOKNUSA (2012-10-14 14:19:18)
I used pkgfile to see if it was indeed a package, and sure enough, it came up. I don't use xfce4 though, so not entirely sure what the significance of it is.
Is that actually a required package for XFCE? If so, shouldn't it be pulled in as a dependency?
Yes, it's a dependency for e.g. xfdesktop, because it's a dependency of gtk2.
You can use 'pactree' to find this out.
Wow, pactree... I like learning. Thanks karol, you are always full of useful stuff.
It seems as though you can only use it for things that are installed on your system. ie, it will show you the dep tree present on your system., but not the deps required for a given package that you have not installed.
Scratch that last part, I found the sync flag. Didn't see that at first.
Last edited by WonderWoofy (2012-10-14 14:33:49)
It has been around for a looong time. Most "recently" pactree has been re-written in C - about the time you registered on the forum ;P - http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/ … 11776.html and we all should thank Dave (falconindy) for this wonderful tool.
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Without the exact commands OP used to install xfce4 and the errors he got, I have no idea why /usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache isn't there.