What is manjaro-system and pamac?

Was wondering if someone can shed some light on what the manjaro-system and pamac packages are for. Thanks!

manjaro-system is a package, that is used to fix some issues that would otherwise require manual intervention from the user.

pamac is the Manjaro GTK GUI package manager.

Starting from scratch, is the manjaro-system package necessary at this point?

It’s installed on all official Manjaro systems. If you start from scratch, it’s up to you if you need it or not.

You can check what it does on gitlab.

“shed some light” tips

  1. You can view information about installed packages from the command line:
    $ pacman -Qi pamac manjaro-system
    $ pacman --query --info pamac manjaro-system  # long form


    $ pamac search --installed
    #  Find exact package name from above command
    $ pamac info pamac-gtk
  1. pamac has a GUI (graphical user interface). The program’s executable name is pamac-manager. You can type the name on the command line or go to your desktop’s menu and select it. If you don’t know the name, most desktop menu’s have search capabilities. In XFCE,the menu is Whisker.

  2. Most applications have manual pages. This is the definitive linux documentation.

    $ man pamac
    $ man -k pamac # search description for string
  1. Manjaro has some documentation online.
    • From the home page, click More > Wiki. In the upper right-hand corner there is a search box.
    • From the home page, click More > User Guide. This is a 130 page User Guide pdf.
    • Also searching this forum is helpful.

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