So I wanna learn the Termina and I really don’t want to use Pamac but I’m still not that good with it so I hope you can help a newbie out. I got several apps installed. I tried to uninstall some of them but it seems like yay -R (name) is not working because the name of the app is not the name of the package. So how do I find out the package name of the app so I can uninstall it? I used Pamac for this in the past but I don’t want to use a GUI for this anymore.
Example: QT Assistant, QT Designer, QT Linguist and QT Bus Viewer have been installed on my system.
does anybody know what packages need them? I don’t know what packages installed those. Could it be Steam? I’m asking because I don’t remember installing them on my own.
So I want to uninstall them. What’s the best way of finding their names the easy, terminal way and how do I know that some apps won’t need those apps?
Another ‘trick’ is to use yay to show you what is present. If you try yay qt (or pacman -Ss qt) you will get a PILE of possibilities, but only those you have installed will say so beside their name. Just take note of those names, and try to uninstall them…
The only difficulty I see with the -Q version of the command is that it seems to find a LOT more entries, even though qt is specified as a search term (on my system).
pacman -Ss qt | grep installed 41 entries
pacman -Qs qt 84 entries
Not sure why this should be, but the descriptions seem not all to be qt related in the -Q version of the command. Still makes quite a lst to go through though! Is there a command tweak to locate the meta-packages (or whatever they’re called) that probably got them installed originally?
Still a bit confusing - as the descriptions were there before the grep command - and the -Q was already only looking in installed pkgs, right? Regardless, it does reduce the count a lot - to 42. Just not getting my head around entries like:
Application and library for reading bar codes from various sources