Talk:Pacman/Rosetta

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This is one the most useful references of them all. I could never remember apt-get options (which is one of the reasons I switched from Ubuntu to Arch), but I can remember pacman commands just fine. Rather than google how to do a package management task with apt-get, I look up equivalents of pacman commands on this page. --Bhobbit 15:58, 18 February 2010 (EST)

Thanks! I wrote it in the first place for the very same reason as you. I've always been annoyed at having to learn a different package manager for every distro I jump to, so I wanted a centralized location where I could just search by what I know and copy-paste the equivalent for whatever distro I happen to be on. I'm glad you have found it useful!

Show the changelog of a package: I think in debian/ubuntu you can either use "aptitude changelog" or "apt-listchanges" --Abstract11 15:57, 24 May 2010 (EDT)

You're always free to make additions. I don't have any debian/ubuntu machines to use to test but if aptitude changelog or apt-listchanges works, please add it to the wiki.

Remove Old SUSE ?

I don't think it's very useful anymore. OpenSUSE has been around since 2005 or so. Nobody uses the original SUSE anymore, do they? --DSpider (talk) 10:25, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

There's also SLES, so I'd rename the column to "SUSE". -- Alad (talk) 21:34, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

"Remove a package(s) by name"

pacman -Rc is listed as the command, but -c removes every package that depends on the named package (as opposed to the default behavior of aborting the removal and informing the user of the dependencies preventing the removal, at which point the user can decide whether the depending packages should also be removed or whether the named package should be kept installed). I think the command here should be changed to -R or -Rs. Dopamine (talk) 21:32, 16 May 2015 (UTC)