[arch-general] [pacman] unknown-horizons / dependencies

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Wed Feb 3 17:41:20 UTC 2016

On Wed, 3 Feb 2016 18:20:44 +0100
Peter Nabbefeld <peter.nabbefeld at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> as far as I understood, there's a conflict between "unknown-horizons" 
> and current version of fife. However, the game refuses to start, so I 
> want to re-install it, respectively replace it by the git version.
> Using "pacman -Rssd" (also using only one "s"), optional dependencies of 
> other packages are removed, too (e.g. "boost" for "ogre"), but without 
> any "s", no dependencies are removed.
> 1. As I don't remember, which package has installed "ogre" probably as a 
> dependency, I'd like to know that. Using "-Qo" it seems only to be 
> possible to get the owners of files - how can I view the "parent" or 
> "owner package" of a package?

pactree -r

> 2. How can I exclude optional dependencies from removal?

I'm not aware of a way. Maybe someone else can help here.

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