Pacman is the package manager used by the Arch distribution. It can be used to install Arch into a container or to recover an Arch installation from a Fedora system (see arch-install-scripts package for instructions). Pacman is a frontend for the ALPM (Arch Linux Package Management) library Pacman does not strive to "do everything." It will add, remove and upgrade packages in the system, and it will allow you to query the package database for installed packages, files and owners. It also attempts to handle dependencies automatically and can download packages from a remote server. Arch packages are simple archives, with .pkg.tar.gz extension for binary packages and .src.tar.gz for source packages.