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To facilitate regular package changes, pacman (abbreviated from "package manager") was developed by Judd Vinet to provide Arch with its own package manager able to track dependencies. (Wikipedia)


Install a package

pacman -S <package>

Search a package

pacman -Fy <package>


Log file

Pacmans log file: /var/log/pacman.log

Lock file

Pacmans lock file (database): /var/lib/pacman/db.lck


Pacmans mirrorlist file: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Allow x32 packages

Uncomment in the file /etc/pacman.conf:

Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Then upgrade the system.

Errors and problems

key could not be looked up remotely

Error message
downloading required keys...
error: key "CEB265EFB5722BD6" could not be looked up remotely
error: required key missing from keyring
error: failed to commit transaction (unexpected error)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.
pacman -S archlinux-keyring

See also

External links