Operate on the Arch Linux package database - pacman --database

Operate on the Arch Linux package database. Modify certain attributes of the installed packages. More information: pacman(8) — Arch manual pages.

  • Mark a package as implicitly installed:

sudo pacman --database --asdeps {{package_name}}

  • Mark a package as explicitly installed:

sudo pacman --database --asexplicit {{package_name}}

  • Check that all the package dependencies are installed:

pacman --database --check

  • Check the repositories to ensure all specified dependencies are available:

pacman --database --check --check

  • Display only error messages:

pacman --database --check --quiet

  • Display help:

pacman --database --help