Orphaned files after installation of pacnew-chaser

I now have some orphaned files after installing pacnew-chaser (from the AUR) that I don’t really know what to do with:


I was able to find out something about each, but can’t really do anything with them. Some seem to come from compiling from the AUR. Please give me a hint what should be marked as explicitly installed and what can go away!

That packages are all part of the base-devel group, which is needed to be installed before dealing with AUR pkgbuilds.

If you wont deal again with AUR pkgbuilds in the future you can safely remove them

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Thank you. Does this mean that if the AUR were to be used at a later date, they would be recreated anyway?

Those are not “created”, those are packages that need to be installed from official repository before dealing with the AUR, otherwise you will have build failures

So keep them if you continue to use the AUR

The only question is why they are recognized as orphaned :thinking:

What program is telling you that these are orphans?

As has been said:
these packages are part of the “base-devel” package group
which is required to be able to build most AUR packages.

They are not really needed - not right now.
Not for the system
as it is now
to be functioning.

But when you install
or update already installed
AUR packages
they ARE needed.

They are needed to be able to build those packages.

Pamac > Installed > Filter Orphaned

also in terminal: sudo pacman -Rns $(pacman -Qdtq)


but the fact is as has been said:

you don’t need them right now

nothing depends on them to be present
(I guess that’s the definition of “orphan”)

The system will run just fine without them.

But in order to update or install packages from the AUR

you need them to be present
else the installation/build/update
just will not work.

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Ok, I don’t know if I’ll ever use the AUR again, so I marked them as explicitly installed for now and good riddance. That should have solved the problem.

Thanks to @Lolix & @Nachlese :metal:t2:

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