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Old 06-03-2015, 02:43 AM   #16
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Is there a way I can view all the programs I installed.
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pacman -Q
Do yourself a favour and read man pacman
 
Old 06-03-2015, 10:00 AM   #17
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Do yourself a favour and read man pacman
There is so much to know. My system is at the point of functional. Wifi card and LAN working. Sound audio and display working, codecs for videos working , flash working YouTube and even html 5 stuff. There are subtlies that I don't see like for example why using yaourt let's say I want to download a theme for my sim how do I know what anything looks like if it's all text? What is forked ? I think of knives and spoons. I am in the process of reading pacman . When using yaourt some times I get a ton of results how would I break or down like dir/p in dos.
 
Old 06-03-2015, 01:43 PM   #18
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using yaourt
Learn how to build AUR packages yourself without using Yaourt, it is very simple.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...lling_packages

There are many problems reported with Yaourt on the Arch forums; using Yaourt without understanding the manual build process is not the Arch Way.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/The_Arch_Way
 
Old 06-08-2015, 11:36 AM   #19
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When using yaourt some times I get a ton of results how would I break or down like dir/p in dos.
you can scroll back in your terminal with Shift + Page Up.

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Learn how to build AUR packages yourself without using Yaourt, it is very simple.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...lling_packages

There are many problems reported with Yaourt on the Arch forums; using Yaourt without understanding the manual build process is not the Arch Way.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/The_Arch_Way
i am totally with head on a stick on this.
you should at least have built yaourt manually.

However, Head on a stick, i've never seen any actual problems reported with yaourt (like it was buggy or something), only with people using yaourt.
or purists calling it the blight of archlinux.
 
Old 06-08-2015, 12:39 PM   #20
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I tried yaourt a little bit and didn't have problems with it, but found it somewhat weird. I can't even pin down what it was that annoyed me. Then I remembered that Head_on_a_Stick recommended to try cower instead and I am really fine with that, coming from Slackware and Gentoo it just is a more natural approach for me (instead of creating and installing the package it will just download all the files from AUR and leave them there for me to inspect and use makepkg on them).
This way you have more convenience and still do it the manual way.
 
Old 06-08-2015, 03:32 PM   #21
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However, Head on a stick, i've never seen any actual problems reported with yaourt (like it was buggy or something), only with people using yaourt.
or purists calling it the blight of archlinux.
Perhaps I am just a purist then...

I admit that I have never used Yaourt but I have seen quite a few threads on the Arch forums in which packages had problems building with Yaourt that were resolved by using the manual method, particularly after the recent change to GCC version 5.

Now that the AUR has moved to version 4 I suspect we will see a lot more of these threads.
 
Old 06-13-2015, 04:35 AM   #22
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I admit that I have never used Yaourt but I have seen quite a few threads on the Arch forums in which packages had problems building with Yaourt that were resolved by using the manual method, particularly after the recent change to GCC version 5.
i have not yet come across a problem that could not be solved by editing the PKGBUILD. it's the first thing yaourt asks you before installing, and the dialog even defaults to "Yes" if you just hit enter.

so, again, i suspect that most of those threads are about folks who are lost when it comes to editing a PKGBUILD, because they are pampered by yaourt.
that said, i'm not claiming that yaourt is perfectly stable or anything.

but i find it pretty straightforward, once one understands the underlying process.

i also use it as a package search engine .
 
Old 06-14-2015, 11:37 AM   #23
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yea I find pacman to be great if you know very specfically what the exact name of the packet is and how it is typed. However if you don't know exactly what it is 100 you will get nothing. This is a huge benifit of yaourt.

In later news..

I have tried installing a program called obs. however after I installed it it launches and disappears and I have no idea why?
 
Old 06-14-2015, 12:55 PM   #24
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You can search with pacman aswell

Code:
pacman -Ss yourtermhere
 
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:21 PM   #25
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The package search at https://www.archlinux.org/ is also useful for this.
 
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:21 AM   #26
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The package search at https://www.archlinux.org/ is also useful for this.
That's what I mainly use when I'm trying to find something on pacman. I litterally search with this all the time on this.

When I search for obs for example on pacman using -Ss I would never find it. I have to use the url to look.

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/obs-studio-git

but typing say obs with yaourt works in terms of searching.

I pacman and finnally installed but it would not launch for me. So I decided to run it in the terminal. I just don't know how to solve the error.

error: Failed to create OpenGL context.
error: Failed to create context!
*** Error in `obs': double free or corruption (out): 0x00000000016cb540 ***
 
Old 06-15-2015, 02:29 PM   #27
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When I search for obs for example on pacman using -Ss I would never find it.
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but typing say obs with yaourt works in terms of searching.
The obs package is not in the official repositories, it is in the AUR.

The pacman command only works with the official repositories; yaourt is an AUR helper.

Read this:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...ser_Repository

And this:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman
 
Old 07-06-2015, 03:16 AM   #28
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So far I have been having a enjoyable experience but there is something I can't figure out. How do I get HDMI audio to work brodcast to a tv?
 
Old 07-06-2015, 03:21 AM   #29
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How do I get HDMI audio to work brodcast to a tv?
That would depend on your desktop environment/window manager and whether you are using pure ALSA or if you have Pulseaudio working on top...

It's probably best to open a new thread for this problem, if only for the benefit of other users who may be searching for a solution.
 
Old 09-12-2015, 09:27 PM   #30
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yea I find pacman to be great if you know very specfically what the exact name of the packet is and how it is typed. However if you don't know exactly what it is 100 you will get nothing. This is a huge benifit of yaourt.
If you think this is true, then you haven't read enough of the wiki. pkgfile will tell you exactly what package a command is in. I understand that the community gets a lot of flack for not helping newbies, but whenever comments like this come across I gotta say something. I'm not sure if it's just me getting older or if it's new users being lazy, but read the MF'ing wiki/man pages/whatever. I've used many a distro/whatever BSD calls it, and I don't seem to have most of these problems that people are having. You can't get your wireless card to work.....How about you read the wiki that someone spent a lot of time on. You can't figure out how pacman works....How about you read the man page, or the wiki that, once again, someone spent a lot of time on writing. It seems like reading comprehension is a thing of the past. Sorry about the rant, but this really annoys me. I've spent a lot of time on Linux and have had to read many, many manpages and figure stuff out on my own.
 
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