Packages not owned by pacman

Packages not owned by pacman (Arch linux package manager)

I had in the past installed python35 using yay, after removing that package, I started having issues using pip because it was bound to the python35 package which no longer existed.

I looked up how to figure out which package owned the pip file and found this command:

$ sudo pacman -Qo /usr/bin/pip
error: No package owns /usr/bin/pip

So, the easy choice was to simply remove the file.

sudo rm /usr/bin/pip3

And then install the proper python-pip package…

sudo pacman -S python-pip
error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
python-pip: /usr/bin/pip3 exists in filesystem
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

…which didn’t work because there still was pip3 here, so I repeated the operation above: checked that there was no package owning that file and removed the file.

Re-tried installing python-pip and it worked.