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
General Commands
Command Description
makepkg-template package build templating utility
File Formats
File Description
alpm-hooks alpm hook file format
makepkg.conf makepkg configuration file
pacman.conf pacman package manager configuration file
PKGBUILD Arch Linux package build description file
System Administration
Command Description
makepkg package build utility
pacman package manager utility
pacman-key manage pacman's list of trusted keys
pactree package dependency tree viewer
pkgdelta package delta generation utility
repo-add package database maintenance utility
vercmp version comparison utility