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Old 01-22-2018, 06:24 AM   #1
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Is a package downloaded from mingw-get of Windows console the same as of from pacman


Is a package downloaded from mingw-get of Windows console the same as of from pacman package (with pacman -S mingw-w64-xxxxxxx... ) of exactly or nearly the same name (either from native Linux or Windows with MSYS) ?
 
Old 01-22-2018, 06:30 AM   #2
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You have cross posted or dual posted the same question in general and in software: a clear violation of the rules. Please pick one and close the other.
 
Old 01-22-2018, 02:20 PM   #3
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Is a package downloaded from mingw-get of Windows console the same as of from pacman package (with pacman -S mingw-w64-xxxxxxx... ) of exactly or nearly the same name (either from native Linux or Windows with MSYS) ?
NO.
1. we don't know what you're downloading.
2. pacman -S will also install the package.
3. archlinux packages are for archlinux only

show us some real info, like links.
 
Old 01-23-2018, 08:41 AM   #4
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Hi BudiKusasi,

As other members have already pointed out above, you would be best served by providing more information to enable us to help you.

What linux version (distribution) are you using ? If you're referring to pacman, it is either Arch or one of its derivatives. Specifying will assist us in assisting you.

That said, as ondoho replied above, the short answer to your question is indeed "no". It's always preferable to use your distro's package manager to install, modify or remove software. It ensures the software has been properly vetted and packaged for your distro and, importantly, manages dependencies.

I strongly urge you to stick to pacman in your case.

Cheers.
 
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Rickkkk's point should be stressed: use the package manager. This will load a version that should work properly with your distro and the package manager will now know that it is there. It will "do the right thing." If you start installing things not using a package, the package manager has no way to know to expect it.

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