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#1 2005-03-06 07:42:41

twpvw5
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From: Columbia, MO, US
Registered: 2005-03-06
Posts: 45

Pacman config

I'm having problems w/ my pacman configuration, I type in "pacman -A kdebase" and I get "Error loading package, package may not exist" but that's  crap because I'm sitting here looking at the package. Helep me please!  :cry:


-The more engineering courses I take, the more I lose my heart for engineering. I just want to F*@%ing build stuff!

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#2 2005-03-06 07:49:15

phrakture
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Re: Pacman config

wrong option...

pacman -S <package name> will download the package

pacman -A <file name> will install a file

in the case of -A, you need to use the full file name... i.e. "pacman -A kdebase-7.8.9-1.pkg.tar.gz"

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#3 2005-03-06 17:52:56

twpvw5
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From: Columbia, MO, US
Registered: 2005-03-06
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Re: Pacman config

Thanks, I'm just an idiot that's used to debian's apt-get commands


-The more engineering courses I take, the more I lose my heart for engineering. I just want to F*@%ing build stuff!

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#4 2005-03-08 09:01:40

fetreney2000
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From: Malaysia
Registered: 2005-02-01
Posts: 81

Re: Pacman config

phrakture wrote:

pacman -S <package name> will download the package

Sorry I need to add here. pacman -S <package name> will download and install the package. pacman -Sw <package name> will only download the package but not install it.

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#5 2005-03-08 12:32:13

jerem
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From: France
Registered: 2005-01-15
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Re: Pacman config

pacman -S <package> actually looks at pacman.conf for the repositories containing that package, and will download the package from the mirrors indicated in /etc/pacman.d/


pacman -A <package> will not look at any configuration file. <package> must be a real file name like package-1.0-1.tgz.

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#6 2005-03-08 15:40:03

scarecrow
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Registered: 2004-11-18
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Re: Pacman config

"pacman -A /path/to/file/filexxx*.tar.gz" should also work fine for files stored locally, which don't have missing dependencies.


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