I was going through my installed packages in Gnome when I noticed:
Do I need both?
- ‘tracker’ and ‘tracker3’.
- ‘tracker-miners’ and ‘tracker3-miners’.
I was reading through the overview which seems to indicated that tracker3 has a commandline tool.
I did a quick search on my system and also here:
I have neither tracker nor tracker-miners on my system and they seem not to be in the repos either.
I do not know where you are getting tracker and tracker-miners from. I can not find them in any repo and from what I understand they are old and obsolete. Therefore my system only has
Also, it looks like GNOME has switched to tracker3 ever since 3.38:
I would run:
pactree -r tracker and
pactree -r tracker-miners to see if you have something on your system depending on them.
Also check for the orphans: pacman -Qtdq
Good Morning Everyone,
Sounds like we all came across similar conclusions about the tracker and tracker-miners packages (thanks for the 2nd and 3rd set eyes.
More about tracker here (for others who are like me reading the forums):
So with a rested brain, I ended up checking the laptop I built for my wife last month and it only had the tracker3 and tracker3-miners installed.
I also did check the dependencies as recommended:
❯ pactree -r tracker
❯ pactree -r tracker-miners
In the Gnome Gitlab I did notice when then transitioned to tracker3, that not all programs were ready. So this is why they had the older one hanging around. But as@pebcak mentioned … looks like they fully transitioned over.
So the end solution is just to remove the packages as nothing needed them:
❯ sudo pacman -Rns tracker tracker-miners
[sudo] password for user:
Package (2) Old Version Net Change
tracker 1:2.3.6+r7+gb27396252-1 -4.36 MiB
tracker-miners 1:2.3.5+r3+gd9d61d87f-3 -2.36 MiB
Total Removed Size: 6.72 MiB
:: Do you want to remove these packages? [Y/n] y
:: Processing package changes...
(1/2) removing tracker-miners [------------------------------------] 100%
(2/2) removing tracker [------------------------------------] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/2) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
Thank you all for your help.
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