I’m a fairly new Linux (Cinnamon) user and have a question about installing a single file instead of an entire package.
When I try to run Visual Studio Code from terminal using
./code I get the following error:
./code: error while loading shared libraries: libgconf-2.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
pacman -Fs libgconf-2.so.4 gives the following packages that provide this file:
extra/gconf 3.2.6+11+g07808097-4 usr/lib/libgconf-2.so.4 multilib/lib32-gconf 3.2.6-2 usr/lib32/libgconf-2.so.4
The gconf package calls itself “An obsolete configuration database system”.
Also, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GConf mentions that “It was deprecated as part of the GNOME 3 transition. Migration to its replacement, GSettings and dconf, is ongoing.”
I already have
My questions are:
Since I only need a single particular file ( libgconf-2.so.4 ), how do I install just that file alone, instead of the entire packages that provide it?
Is it in any way harmful to have
I hope I’ve asked my questions clearly.
If I need to provide any more information, please let me know.