AUR conflict with official repository


using Manajro 23.0.3 I have activatet AUR. The problem: Every day the paket manager wants to install the packages attached to this message.

These 3 packages are still installed from the official repository.

Any idea how to solve the problem?


Welcome to the forum! :vulcan_salute:

You are probably using pamac in Software Mode, in which case it’s showing you all applicable software packages. Switching off Software Mode will show you only “full applications”.

Thank you very much! If I have understood you correctly: Software mode was/is off.

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Have you tried the “Refresh Databases” option in the menu?

Its simply that pamac doesnt do a good job differentiating and will gladly overwrite repo package with aur packages in cases where they have the same name.

Unless thats been changed/fixed recently?


I thought it was, but apparently it wasn’t.

I myself never use the pamac GUI either way. I use the pamac command-line utility from time to time, but only for AUR stuff — I always use pacman for repo packages — but there are so many problems with pamac that lately I just tend to use yay instead. And if I want to look up on information about a package, I’ll pull up octopi. :man_shrugging:

Don’t you mean: from the Manjaro repositories?

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I had updated the database several times in the last few days. But with today’s update the problem seems to be solved.

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There shouldn’t be any packages with the same name at all. It’s one of the requirements of uploading to AUR. (At least in regards to Arch repo.)

That is also one of the requirements. You can’t have two packages that provide same files installed at the same time.

It’s the opposite.

Manjaro is not Arch :person_shrugging:

pamac-cli for example is in the repos and the aur.

This problem is usually temporary and is resolved when packages on stable catch-up with packages released to other Manjaro branches and AUR
pamac cannot differentiate between packages with the same name, so it will suggest updating to an AUR package with the same name as repository package if AUR package has a higher version number.

This issue does not affect packages inherited from Arch because AUR packages are prohibited from having the same name as Arch packages


The ChatGPT bot you are replying to has been deleted. :smiling_imp:

As pointed out already, this is the expected behavior. If you have packages installed from the repositories, but they are also available in the AUR with the same name, and the AUR version has a higher version number, then if the AUR is enabled in Pamac, it will try to update from the AUR version.

This also happens when the package gets removed from the repositories, the AUR version takes precedence.

You probably had an outdated packages database in Pamac.

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Today the problem is back again: The 3 AUR-packages and additional “adw-gtk3” (also installed from orig.rep.) want to be installed…

Database update:
Invalid or corrupted file. Error synchronizing the (???)


He called it.

@TJF, or Chatbot:

Delete the databases:

sudo rm -rf /var/lib/pacman/sync/extra.db


sudo rm -rf /var/lib/pacman/sync/core.db

And try again.

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Thank you!

Now I get nearly the same warning. The warning is a gui-label - not a terminal output…

I get (complete message!):

Invalid or corrupted file.

OK, this tells me next to nothing. So open a terminal and run:

pamac checkupdates

…and provide the output as described earlier.

Only one terminal-line:

Your system is up to date.

But now the pamac gui doesn’t show the updates from AUR. The same as in my post 2 days ago.

Well, that doesn’t help me…

I don’t know what the reason for the error can be, then…I don’t have a clue about the GUI stuff as I use CLI and that message :point_down:

… isn’t descriptive enough (at least for me) to be able to know more.

I don’t really know who, if anyone, I should contact/notify/involve about this, so I’m going to tag the @moderators since they might know who to contact, at least.

Thank you again!

One question: If I set “LC_ALL=C” is this only temporary or are my locale-settings gone after doing this?