Both pamac and endeavor welcome allow me to specify how many packages to keep, but endeavor goes a step farther and allows me to set a time to auto clear. Will they conflict? And can disable endeavors if I wanted to without uninstalling it?
The EndeavourOS app may modify files
Not sure what pamac modifies, but if it modifies the same files, then likely the last modification prevails.
You can stop and disable the timer with command
systemctl disable --now paccache.timer
[Unit] Description=Monthly clean packages cache [Timer] OnCalendar=Sat *-*-1..7 15:00:00 Persistent=true [Install] WantedBy=timers.target
[Unit] Description=Clean packages cache [Service] Type=oneshot ExecStart=/usr/bin/pamac clean --no-confirm
pamac clean --help Clean packages cache or build files pamac clean [options] options: --keep, -k <number> : specify how many versions of each package are kept in the cache directory --uninstalled, -u : only target uninstalled packages --build-files, -b : remove all build files, the build directory is the one specified in pamac.conf --dry-run, -d : do not remove files, only find candidate packages --verbose, -v : also display all files names --no-confirm : bypass any and all confirmation messages
That means the apps can conflict, although I think it is not a huge conflict…
It doesn’t look so. Whichever is executed first then the other simply won’t be doing anything if both are set to keep the same number of packages. Is this a correct way of seeing it?
It certainly seems most likely to be what happens - much the same as issuing the terminal command twice - the second one does nothing detectable.