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cdist-type__package_pacman - Manage packages with pacman

Pacman is usually used on the Archlinux distribution to manage packages.


If supplied, use the name and not the object id as the package name.
Either "present" or "absent", defaults to "present"

# Ensure zsh in installed
__package_pacman zsh --state present
# If you don't want to follow pythonX packages, but always use python
__package_pacman python --state present --name python2
# Remove obsolete package
__package_pacman puppet --state absent


Nico Schottelius <>

Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Nico Schottelius. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

February 16, 2019 4.10.6