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Package pacman

Package manager for the Arch distribution


Pacman is the package manager used by the Arch distribution. It can
be used to install Arch into a container or to recover an Arch
installation from a Fedora system (see arch-install-scripts package
for instructions).

Pacman is a frontend for the ALPM (Arch Linux Package Management)
library Pacman does not strive to "do everything." It will add, remove
and upgrade packages in the system, and it will allow you to query the
package database for installed packages, files and owners. It also
attempts to handle dependencies automatically and can download
packages from a remote server. Arch packages are simple archives, with
.pkg.tar.gz extension for binary packages and .src.tar.gz for source

Version: 6.1.0

General Commands

makepkg-template package build templating utility

File Formats

BUILDINFO Makepkg package build information file
PKGBUILD Package build description file
alpm-hooks alpm hook file format
makepkg.conf makepkg configuration file
pacman-hooks alias for alpm-hooks
pacman.conf pacman package manager configuration file

System Administration

makepkg package build utility
pacman package manager utility
pacman-conf query pacman's configuration file
pacman-db-upgrade upgrade the local pacman database to a newer format
pacman-key manage pacman's list of trusted keys
repo-add package database maintenance utility
repo-remove alias for repo-add
testpkg test a pacman package for validity
vercmp version comparison utility