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IMO it should be added to this page. You can get text from [1]. --Beroal 13:13, 8 November 2010 (EST)

FAQ: reinstalling all packages

There is a similar entry in Pacman_Tips#Reinstalling_all_packages. The one stated in the Pacman article breaks if you've got packages installed which aren't from the repositories, e.g. AUR. The command in Pacman-Tips doesn't reinstall those. Using a Pacman & an AUR wrapper like yaourt, you can run the command from the Pacman article without a problem.

No, it should not break. Try it yourself:
$ pacman -Qeq > pactest && less pactest |grep google-earth
That package is from AUR, installed with the "-U" option. If your question is answered with that, strike out the heading so that someone cleans it off. If not answered, please clarify what you miss.

I'm new to Arch and am not going to run around editing pages in the wiki, so if anyone wants to wrap this info up in a more concise manner, I think it would be a good addition to the wiki. Maybe also a hint that the command doesn't necessarily redownload the packages as well but uses the local Pacman cache. Archlinuxomane (talk) 06:42, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes, the answer is short. But if one has read the page that far like you, the "-S" option should be clear really (in that it reinstalls from cache). Please don't see it as a put-off, your question is what the talk page is for imho. --Indigo (talk) 16:26, 21 July 2013 (UTC)