I've been using Arch for the last year or two, and have become very accommodated to it.
Recently I got a new laptop and decided to install Bodhi (a stripped down Ubuntu) instead of Arch. So far I'm pleased except that I can't get used to aptitude. The differences are subtle, yes, but they still don't feel right.
Most Linux distros provide a package manager. Debian and its derivatives use apt-get, Arch Linux uses pacman and Fedora uses YUM. YUM stands for "Yellowdog Updater Modified" and just like the other package managers of the other distros, you can use YUM for installing, removing, updating packages ...
In today's article, I will show you some command examples of how to use YUM.
farresito wrote:Thanks to both, guys. Really appreciate your answers.@tomk: Its not that I install outside of pacman. I never install outside of pacman, but in that case I thought, as gem its part of ruby, that pacman would delete gem and, consequently, gem would delete what he aparently installed, being recursively, if that can be said so.
Note there is a difference between `makepkg -s` and `makepkg -S`. You should use the former.Also you would not install these packages with `pacman -S` but rather with `pacman -U`. Check out the pacman man page to see why.So in short:cd /path/to/downloaded/aur/package/
pacman -U package-name-ver-rel.pkg.tar.xzAlso note that the last two commands can be combined with the conve