pacman -Si to get names of dependencies, but when I try to put some of the names into
pacman -Si, for example
pacman -Si libpsl.so=5-64, I get:
error: package 'libpsl.so=5-64' was not found
Although, when I try
sudo pacman -S libpsl.so=5-64, it seems to find the package but It says:
looking for conflicting packages...
Packages (1) libpsl-0.21.1-1
So I execute this (omitting the hyphen and the rest of the characters after it I suppose):
pacman -Si libpsl
And I successfully get the info.
I would like to know whether It is somehow possible, without having root access I suppose, to get the name of the package so I can put it in
pacman -Si without getting an error.
libpsl.so=5-64. The former is the package name and the latter is a library provided by the package. Since the package provides it, using
pacman -S linbpsl.so resolves the package it belongs to. If you want to find the package that includes a library or file, use
pacman -F <filename>. You can also use a wildcard search:
pacman -Fx libpsl.so*.
libgl? Is it also the name of the file or library?
Neither. There are quite a few libraries beginning with
libgl*, but the first thing I thought of was
mesa that provides
mesa-libgl. If you use the commands I mention, you’ll see what I mean.
pacman -Fx libgl and it looks like it shows a lot of packages and files (I see some packages have
libgl in their names, lots of files have
libgl in their names also) but when I execute
sudo pacman -S libgl It lets install just
libglvnd. I’m not sure how does it decide what to install.
libgl. I think there used to be a separate