New orphaned AUR package: pcurses

I have just made an update with yay. Among other things I got the following message:

-> Verwaiste AUR-Pakete: pcurses

Does that mean it can be deleted?

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What does pactree -r pcurses show you?

[uwe@HAL ~]$ pactree -r pcurses
pcurses
[uwe@HAL ~]$

Then nothing depends on it so you should be able to remove it.

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thx @dalto

sudo yay -Rns pcurses ?

sudo pacman -R pcurses

You shouldn’t use sudo with yay

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I was wondering where this package came from; looking back over aur-requests it hadn’t been in the AUR since at least January 2021, but then I saw it was just removed from community:

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I used yay -Rs pcurses

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Also works. There isn’t really a single correct way. :grin:

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And I was wondering if I shouldn’t remove an AUR.package with yay.

You can if you want to. But you don’t need to. Once a package is installed pacman can remove it.

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thx @dalto, @jonathon, @mcury, and again I have learned something … :wink:

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