I just got Manjaro, i come from windows and its about time I go to Linux. I have a couple things I’d like to say. Firstly, every time I try and install a package; in this case Firefox Developer Edition it gives a couple errors, first one:
Could not synchronize databases
failed to retrieve some files
These aren’t the exact errors because I’m writing from my laptop (i currently do not have a browser, and when i did have the Firefox browser which I uninstalled it did not load at all, it was as if there was no internet (i had my Ethernet plugged in with great WiFi and all the other installs worked and I knew my internet worked))
Secondly, is there a way for me to change my cursors and customize them? I don’t particularly like the drag cursor
Furthermore, is pacman the replacement of apt/apt-get?
Penultimately, when I try and uninstall python (i want to reinstall it with apt or whatever the replacement is, because pip was not installed which is the python package manager)
Finally, how can I switch between workspaces - is there a keybind or something? I don’t mean the desktop icon.
A package being a (required) dependency to another means that the latter cannot work without the former. Thus, if you uninstall the former, you usually warned that the latter shall also be removed.
Regarding python, this package does not contain pip, as that is packaged in python-pip.
Do note that using pip to install Python packages system-wide is not recommended, as they might exist as system packages. This can create conflicts when trying to installing applications that require them. It is thus best to install those Python packages solely for your user instead.
How would I install python packages without pip using the gui for pamac - what if there is a Pypi package that no one has ever heard of - will that be on there? Pip seems like a reliable install. I can also do pip install --target=local_dir package so it wont be installed everywhere, if that might help
Also, is there a way to customize all the keybinds/most of them?
When installing packages it is stuck on Synchronizing package databases → When I look at terminal I can see it slowly going through some websites and saying Error resolving x: Name or service not known. Will this get faster eventually? I don’t know if it works but its taking a while.
ps: recently ran pacman-mirrors -f 5 in root