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This is a list of frontends for the [[pacman]] CLI tool. The list includes full featured GUI frontends, informational tools, and a variety of system tray notifiers. The list also includes categories for Gtk2 based and Qt based software.
  
This is a list of Pacman GUI frontends for the pacman CLI tool, a Pacman / AUR Package Browser, and a variety of System Tray Notifiers. The list also includes catagories for Gtk2 based and Qt based software.
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{{Warning|None of these tools are officially supported by Arch Linux/Pacman developers.}}
{{Warning|None of these tools are officially supported by Arch devs.}}
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= Pacman Frontends =
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== Pacman Frontends ==
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=== X11 ===
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* {{App|1=PacmanXG4|2=GUI front-end for pacman. Depends neither GTK nor Qt, just X11. This graphical tool allows to do the following:
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:* Install/remove/upgrade packages
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:* Search packages / filter packages
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:* Retrieve package info include screenshots
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:* Downgrade packages (need downgrade utility from AUR)
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:* Refresh package database, synchronize mirrors.
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:* Update system in one click
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:* Find out which package a specific file belongs to (include file with pkgfile utility)
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:* YAOURT support
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:'''Screenshots'''  http://almin-soft.fsay.net/index.php?pacmanxg/4x-hide/pacmanxg-4x-screenshots <br>
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:'''Direct link to binary:''' http://almin-soft.fsay.net/data/files/pacmanxg/download.php?get=pacmanXG4.tar.bz2
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|3='''Web page:''' http://translate.google.com.hk/translate?act=url&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://almin-soft.fsay.net/index.php?pacmanxg/4x-series (en)
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|4='''AUR : ''' {{AUR|pacmanxg4-bin}} }}
  
== X11 ==
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* {{App|1=PacmanExpress |2=GUI front-end for pacman. Depends neither GTK nor Qt, just X11. This graphical tool is a lightweight version of PacmanXG
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:* Interface "all in one box"
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:* No query. Install/remove packages takes place immediately.
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:* Ability to run multiple operations / Remove packages (be careful!)
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:* YAOURT support
  
===PacmanXG===
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:'''Direct link to binary:''' http://almin-soft.fsay.net/data/files/pacmanxg/download.php?get=pacmanexpress.tar.bz2
PacmanXG is a GUI front-end for pacman. Not depends either GTK nor Qt. Just X. This graphical tool allows to do the following from KDE's systemsettings:
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|3='''Web page:''' http://translate.google.com.hk/translate?act=url&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://almin-soft.fsay.net/index.php?pacmanxg/pacman-express(en)  
* Install/remove/upgrade packages
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|4='''AUR : ''' {{AUR|pacmanexpress}} }}
* Search packages / filter packages
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* Retrieve package info include screenshots
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* Downgrade packages (need downgrade utility from AUR)
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* Refresh package database, synchronize mirrors.
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* Update system in one click
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* YAOURT support (in testing)
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'''AUR Package:''' https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52039 <br>
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=== GNOME/GTK+ ===
'''Screenshots''' http://almin-soft.nx0.ru/photo-cat-photo-cat-pacmanxg.html <br>
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* {{App|Wakka|gtk based package manager for Arch Linux, derived from the work done on GtkPacman. The goal is to clean up the code and rework the program to be stable and extensible.
'''Direct link to binary:''' http://almin-soft.nx0.ru/media/files/binaries/download.php?get=pacmanXG.tar.bz2
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:'''Screenshots:''' http://mibloglinux.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/wakka-interfaz-grafica-para-pacman/
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|https://code.google.com/p/wakka-package-manager/|{{AUR|wakka}}}}
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:{{Warning|Wakka is currently incompatible with Pacman 4.}}
  
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* {{App|GNOME PackageKit|distribution-agnostic collection of utilities for managing packages. Using the alpm backend, it supports the following features:
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:* Install and remove packages from the repos.
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:* Periodically refresh package databases and prompt for updates.
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:* Install packages from tarballs.
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:* Search for packages by name, description, category or file.
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:* Show package dependencies, files and reverse dependencies.
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:* Ignore IgnorePkgs and hold HoldPkgs.
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:* Report optional dependencies, .pacnew files, etc.
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:You can change the remove operation from -Rc to -Rsc by setting the DConf key org.gnome.packagekit.enable-autoremove.
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:{{Tip|If you do not wish to install PulseAudio, you can install {{AUR|gnome-settings-daemon-nopulse}} from the AUR.}}
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|http://packagekit.org/|{{Pkg|gnome-packagekit}}}}
  
== GNOME/GTK+ ==
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=== KDE/Qt ===
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* {{App|1=KPackageKit/Apper|2=GUI front-end for [http://www.packagekit.org/ PackageKit]. Pacman integration is accomplished via the {{Pkg|packagekit}}, which gained upstream support for pacman. This graphical tool allows to do the following from KDE's systemsettings:
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:* Install/remove/upgrade packages
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:* Search packages / filter packages
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:* Retrieve package info
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:* Refresh package database
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:* Choose which repositories will be updated
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:* Automatically refresh database (Hourly, daily etc.)
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:* Automatically update packages
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:While pacman support in PackageKit is relatively new, it works with no major problems, providing ease of use, simplicity, and good integration with KDE (and PolicyKit).
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:'''Screenshots:'''  http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Apper?content=84745
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|3=http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Apper?content=84745|4={{Pkg|apper}}}}
  
===Wakka===
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* {{App|1=AppSet|2=advanced and feature rich GUI front-end for Package Managers. AppSet has the following features:
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:* Software sections (games, office, multimedia, internet etc.)
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:* Shows homepages for selected packages in an embedded web browser
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:* Shows distributions news with an embedded feed reader
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:* Upgrades, installs and removes packages
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:* Shows available upgrades with a Tray Icon
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:* Updates database periodically
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:* Informs about dependencies (for example when trying to remove a package needed by others)
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:* Cache clean command (to free disk space)
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:* Intelligent launcher that uses what is already installed to get administrative privileges (by searching for kdesu, gksu or at last for an xterm where it starts with a sudo command)
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:* Now with AUR support with Packer as backend
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:AppSet needs only QT libs as dependence for installation. It can be used in any desktop environment. Currently only works for Archlinux using pacman.
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:'''Screenshots'''  http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=376825
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|3=http://appset.sourceforge.net/|4={{AUR|appset-qt}}}}
  
Wakka is a gtk based package manager for Arch Linux, derived from the work done on GtkPacman. The goal is to clean up the code and rework the program to be stable and extensible.
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=== JAVA ===
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* {{App|1=karun|2=JAVA GUI front-end for pacman.
  
'''AUR Package:''' https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=47037 <br>
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:* Search packages / filter packages
'''Project:''' http://code.google.com/p/wakka-package-manager/
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===GNOME PackageKit===
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It`s seems in develop )
  
GNOME PackageKit is a distribution-agnostic collection of utilities for managing packages. Using the pacman-glib backend (still in development), it supports the following features:
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|3=https://github.com/bahmanm/Karun|4={{AUR|karun-git}}}}
  
*Install and remove packages from the repos.
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=== NCurses ===
*Periodically refresh package databases and prompt for updates.
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* {{App|1=pcurses|2=package management in a curses frontend, including:
*Install packages from tarballs.
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:* regexp filtering and searching any package property
*Search for packages by name, description, category or file.
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:* customizable colorcoding
*Show package dependencies, files and reverse dependencies.
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:* customizable sorting
*Ignore IgnorePkgs and hold HoldPkgs.
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:* external command execution with package list string replacements
*Report optional dependencies, .pacnew files, etc.
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:* user defined macros and hotkeys
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:'''Screenshots''' https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=122749
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|3=https://github.com/schuay/pcurses|4={{AUR|pcurses}}}}
  
You can change the remove operation from -Rc to -Rsc by setting the GConf key /apps/gnome-packagekit/enable_autoremove.
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* {{App|1=yaourt-gui|2=Yaourt-GUI is designed for new users who want to start using ArchLinux. Written in bash, it offers a gui from terminal to the common tasks of yaourt and pacman
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:'''Screenshots'''  http://sourceforge.net/projects/yaourt-gui/ <br>
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:'''Direct link to source:''' http://sourceforge.net/projects/yaourt-gui/files/yaourt-gui-0.9.tar.gz
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|3='''Web page:'''http://dark-linux.net/yaourt-gui-a-bash-gui-per-yaourt-3/
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|4='''AUR : ''' {{AUR|yaourt-gui}} }}
  
Known issues:
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== Pacman / AUR Package Browser ==
*Occasionally the packagekit daemon will hang when install scripts are being processed. If this happens, the packagekitd process should have a child process also named packagekitd, which has another child named sh. It is safe to kill the child packagekitd process provided that the sh process is a zombie. However, the output of the install script will be lost. This problem will be resolved in pacman 3.5.
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* {{App|1=PkgBrowser|2=application for searching and browsing Arch packages, showing details on selected packages.
*Sometimes an error will occur but won't be reported by GNOME PackageKit.
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:* Search and browse Arch packages including the AUR
*PackageKit does not find the repositories if the <code>Architecture</code> option is set to <code>auto</code> in <code>/etc/pacman.conf</code>. Change this option to <code>Architecture = i686</code> resp. <code>Architecture = x86_64</code> to fix this.
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:* Purely an informational application that cannot be used to install, remove or update packages
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:* By design, is an accessory to CLI package management via pacman
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:* Further details on use via manual accessed from help menu
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:'''Forum page:''' https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=117297 <br>
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|3=https://code.google.com/p/pkgbrowser/|4={{AUR|pkgbrowser}}}}
  
Packages:
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* {{App|Pacinfo|application to browse the installed packages and show information like screenshot, installed files, installation date and others. Written in Mono/GTK#
pacman -S gnome-packagekit gnome-settings-daemon-updates
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|https://code.google.com/p/pacinfo/|{{AUR|pacinfo}}}}
  
If you do not wish to install PulseAudio, you can install {{Package AUR|gnome-settings-daemon-nopulse}} from the AUR.
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== System Tray Notifiers ==
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* {{App|1=Aarchup|2=fork of archup. Has the same options as archup plus a few other features. For differences between both please check [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=119129 changelog].
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:'''Screenshots''': http://i.imgur.com/yTNvg.png
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|3=https://github.com/aericson/aarchup/|4={{AUR|aarchup}}}}
  
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* {{App|pacman-notifier|Written in Ruby, uses Gtk. Shows an icon in the system tray and popup notifications (using libnotify) for new packages.
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:'''Screenshots''': https://github.com/v01d/pacman-notifier/wiki
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|https://github.com/v01d/pacman-notifier/wiki|{{AUR|pacman-notifier}}}}
  
== KDE/Qt ==
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* {{App|Pacupdate|small application that notifies the user about new updates for Arch Linux. If Pacupdate finds out that a update is available, it will display a notification in SystemTray|https://code.google.com/p/pacupdate/|{{AUR|pacupdate-svn}}}}
  
===KPackageKit===
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* {{App|1=Yapan (Yet Another Package mAnager Notifier)|2=written in C++ and Qt. It shows an icon in the system tray and popup notifications for new packages and supports AUR helpers.
KPackageKit is a GUI front-end for pacman. It interfaces pacman through pacman-glib and packagekit-qt. This graphical tool allows to do the following from KDE's systemsettings:
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:'''Forum page''': https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=113078
* Install/remove/upgrade packages
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|3=http://code.google.com/p/arch-yapan/|4={{AUR|yapan}}}}
* Search packages / filter packages
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* Retrieve package info
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* Refresh package database
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* Choose which repositories will be updated
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* Automatically refresh database (Hourly, daily etc.)
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* Automatically update packages
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KPackageKit is relatively new as a front-end for pacman, and it works with no major problems, providing ease of use, simplicity and good integration with KDE (and PolicyKit).
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* {{App|1=ZenMan|2=PacMan frontend (tray update notifier) for GTK/GNOME/zenity/libnotify.
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:'''Screenshots''': http://show.harvie.cz/screenshots/zenman-screenshot-2.png
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|3=https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=25948|4={{AUR|zenman}}}}
  
Known Issues:
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* {{App|1=pkgnotify.sh|2=simple 14 line shell script that displays the number of available updates in the dzen2 title window and a list of these updates in the slave window. Depends on dzen2, inotify-tools, package-query and optionally an AUR helper (yaourt by default).
*See [[#GNOME PackageKit]]
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:'''Screenshots''': http://andreasbwagner.tumblr.com/post/853471635/arch-linux-update-notifier-for-dzen2
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|3=http://pointfree.net/repo/?r=dzen2_scripts;a=headblob;f=/src/pkgnotify/pkgnotify.sh|4={{AUR?|pkgnotify}}}}
  
'''AUR Package:''' https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=20413 <br>
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* {{App|1=kalu|2=Small C application that adds an icon in the systray and can show notifications for Arch Linux News, Upgrades, AUR upgrades, and watched (AUR) upgrades (upgrades for packages not installed). Also includes a GUI system upgrader.
'''Screenshots'''  http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/KPackageKit?content=84745
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:'''Screenshots''': http://mywaytoarch.tumblr.com/post/19350380240/keep-arch-linux-up-to-date-with-kalu
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:'''Forum''': https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=135773
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|3=https://bitbucket.org/jjacky/kalu|4=<span style="font-family: monospace">[https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=56673 kalu]</span>}}
  
===AppSet===
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== Inactive Software Packages ==
AppSet is an advanced and feature rich GUI front-end for Package Managers. AppSet has the following features:
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*[https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52039/ pacmanXG 2x series], Pacman and ''yaourt'' GUI without GTK or QT dependencies
* Software sections (games, office, multimedia, internet etc.)
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*[http://gtkpacman.berlios.de/ GtkPacman], GTK frontend
* Shows homepages for selected packages in an embedded web browser
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*[http://guzuta.berlios.de/ Guzuta], GTK frontend
* Shows distributions news with an embedded feed reader
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*[http://chakra-linux.org/wiki/index.php/Shaman Shaman], GUI using Pacman’s ''libalpm'' library
* Upgrades, installs and removes packages
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*[http://code.google.com/p/pacmon/ pacmon], notification GUI
* Shows available upgrades with a Tray Icon
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*[https://gna.org/projects/paku/ Paku], GUI alternative to Pacman
* Updates database periodically
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* Informs about dependencies (for example when trying to remove a package needed by others)
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* Cache clean command (to free disk space)
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* Intelligent launcher that uses what is already installed to get administrative privileges (by searching for kdesu, gksu or at last for an xterm where it starts with a sudo command)
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* Now with AUR support with Packer as backend
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AppSet needs only QT libs as dependence for installation. It can be used in any desktop environment. Currently only works for Archlinux using pacman.
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'''Homepage:''' http://appset.sourceforge.net/ <br>
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'''AUR Package:''' https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=43869 <br>
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'''Screenshots'''  http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=376825
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== NCurses ==
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===pcurses===
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Package management in a curses frontend, including:
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* regexp filtering and searching any package property
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* customizable colorcoding
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* customizable sorting
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* external command execution with package list string replacements
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* user defined macros and hotkeys
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'''Homepage:''' https://github.com/schuay/pcurses <br>
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'''AUR Package:''' https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=42685 <br>
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'''Screenshots''' https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=122749
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= Pacman / AUR Package Browser =
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===PkgBrowser===
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Pkgbrowser is an application for searching and browsing Arch packages, showing details on selected packages.
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*Search and browse Arch packages including the AUR
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*Purely an informational application that cannot be used to install, remove or update packages
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*By design, is an accessory to CLI package management via pacman
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*Further details on use via manual accessed from help menu
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'''Forum:''' https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=117297 <br>
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'''AUR Package:''' https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=48372 <br>
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'''Screenshot and source code:''' http://code.google.com/p/pkgbrowser/ <br>
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= System Tray Notifiers =
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===Archup===
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archup is a small C application which informs the user when system-updates for Archlinux are available. Archup uses GTk+ and libnotify to show a desktop notification if updates are available.
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*Homepage: [[archup]], http://www.nongnu.org/archup/
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*AUR Package Details: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=35792
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*Screenshots: http://www.nongnu.org/archup/, http://developer.berlios.de/dbimage.php?id=4687 , http://developer.berlios.de/dbimage.php?id=4688
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===Aarchup===
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aarchup is a fork of archup. Has the same options as archup plus a few other features. For differences between both please check changelog at the topic https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=119129
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*Homepage: https://github.com/aericson/aarchup/
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*AUR Package Details: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=49100
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*Screenshots: http://i.imgur.com/yTNvg.png
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===pacman-notifier===
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Written in Ruby, uses Gtk. Shows an icon in the system tray and popup notifications (using libnotify) for new packages.
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*Homepage: https://github.com/v01d/pacman-notifier/wiki
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*AUR Package Details: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=15193
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*Screenshots: https://github.com/v01d/pacman-notifier/wiki
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===Pacupdate===
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Pacupdate is a small application that notifies the user about new updates for Arch Linux. If Pacupdate finds out that a update is available, it will display a notification in SystemTray.
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*Homepage (out of date): http://code.google.com/p/pacupdate/ '''Do not''' install packages with 'pacman -Sy foo' as [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=89328 it may lead to breakage].
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*AUR Package Details: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=25082
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*Screenshots:
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===Yapan===
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Yapan - Yet Another Package mAnager Notifier - is written in C++ and Qt. It shows an icon in the system tray and popup notifications for new packages and supports other package manager like clyde or yaourt.
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*Homepage: https://bitbucket.org/otsug/yapan/wiki/Home , https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=113078
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*AUR Package Details: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=46213
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*Screenshots: https://bitbucket.org/otsug/yapan/wiki/Home
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===ZenMan===
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PacMan frontend (tray update notifier) for GTK/GNOME/zenity/libnotify.
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*Homepage:
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*AUR Package Details: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=25948
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*Screenshots: http://show.harvie.cz/screenshots/zenman-screenshot-2.png
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===pkgnotify.sh===
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A very simple 14 line shell script that displays the number of available updates in the dzen2 title window and a list of these updates in the slave window. Depends on yaourt, dzen2 and inotify-tools.
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*Homepage: http://pointfree.net/repo/?r=dzen2_scripts;a=headblob;f=/src/pkgnotify/pkgnotify.sh
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*AUR Package Details:
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*Screenshots: http://andreasbwagner.tumblr.com/post/853471635/arch-linux-update-notifier-for-dzen2
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= Inactive Software Packages =
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*[http://gtkpacman.berlios.de/ GtkPacman]
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*[http://guzuta.berlios.de/ Guzuta]
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*[http://chakra-project.org/wiki/index.php/Shaman Shaman]
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*[http://opensvn.csie.org/PacmanManager/ PacmanManager]{{Linkrot|2011|09|06}}
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*[http://code.google.com/p/pacmon/ pacmon]
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*[https://gna.org/projects/paku/ Paku]
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*[http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/YAPG+-+Yet+Another+Pacman+Gui+?content=60052 YAPG]
 
*[http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/YAPG+-+Yet+Another+Pacman+Gui+?content=60052 YAPG]
*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/zenitypacgui/ zenity_pacgui]
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*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/zenitypacgui/ zenity_pacgui], Zenity GUI for Pacman

Revision as of 23:18, 18 January 2013

This is a list of frontends for the pacman CLI tool. The list includes full featured GUI frontends, informational tools, and a variety of system tray notifiers. The list also includes categories for Gtk2 based and Qt based software.

Warning: None of these tools are officially supported by Arch Linux/Pacman developers.

Pacman Frontends

X11

  • PacmanXG4 — GUI front-end for pacman. Depends neither GTK nor Qt, just X11. This graphical tool allows to do the following:
  • Install/remove/upgrade packages
  • Search packages / filter packages
  • Retrieve package info include screenshots
  • Downgrade packages (need downgrade utility from AUR)
  • Refresh package database, synchronize mirrors.
  • Update system in one click
  • Find out which package a specific file belongs to (include file with pkgfile utility)
  • YAOURT support
Screenshots http://almin-soft.fsay.net/index.php?pacmanxg/4x-hide/pacmanxg-4x-screenshots
Direct link to binary: http://almin-soft.fsay.net/data/files/pacmanxg/download.php?get=pacmanXG4.tar.bz2
Web page: http://translate.google.com.hk/translate?act=url&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://almin-soft.fsay.net/index.php?pacmanxg/4x-series (en) || AUR : pacmanxg4-binAUR
  • PacmanExpress — GUI front-end for pacman. Depends neither GTK nor Qt, just X11. This graphical tool is a lightweight version of PacmanXG
  • Interface "all in one box"
  • No query. Install/remove packages takes place immediately.
  • Ability to run multiple operations / Remove packages (be careful!)
  • YAOURT support
Direct link to binary: http://almin-soft.fsay.net/data/files/pacmanxg/download.php?get=pacmanexpress.tar.bz2
Web page: http://translate.google.com.hk/translate?act=url&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://almin-soft.fsay.net/index.php?pacmanxg/pacman-express(en) || AUR : pacmanexpressAUR

GNOME/GTK+

  • Wakka — gtk based package manager for Arch Linux, derived from the work done on GtkPacman. The goal is to clean up the code and rework the program to be stable and extensible.
Screenshots: http://mibloglinux.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/wakka-interfaz-grafica-para-pacman/
https://code.google.com/p/wakka-package-manager/ || wakkaAUR
Warning: Wakka is currently incompatible with Pacman 4.
  • GNOME PackageKit — distribution-agnostic collection of utilities for managing packages. Using the alpm backend, it supports the following features:
  • Install and remove packages from the repos.
  • Periodically refresh package databases and prompt for updates.
  • Install packages from tarballs.
  • Search for packages by name, description, category or file.
  • Show package dependencies, files and reverse dependencies.
  • Ignore IgnorePkgs and hold HoldPkgs.
  • Report optional dependencies, .pacnew files, etc.
You can change the remove operation from -Rc to -Rsc by setting the DConf key org.gnome.packagekit.enable-autoremove.
Tip: If you do not wish to install PulseAudio, you can install gnome-settings-daemon-nopulseAUR from the AUR.
http://packagekit.org/ || gnome-packagekit

KDE/Qt

  • KPackageKit/Apper — GUI front-end for PackageKit. Pacman integration is accomplished via the packagekit, which gained upstream support for pacman. This graphical tool allows to do the following from KDE's systemsettings:
  • Install/remove/upgrade packages
  • Search packages / filter packages
  • Retrieve package info
  • Refresh package database
  • Choose which repositories will be updated
  • Automatically refresh database (Hourly, daily etc.)
  • Automatically update packages
While pacman support in PackageKit is relatively new, it works with no major problems, providing ease of use, simplicity, and good integration with KDE (and PolicyKit).
Screenshots: http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Apper?content=84745
http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Apper?content=84745 || apper
  • AppSet — advanced and feature rich GUI front-end for Package Managers. AppSet has the following features:
  • Software sections (games, office, multimedia, internet etc.)
  • Shows homepages for selected packages in an embedded web browser
  • Shows distributions news with an embedded feed reader
  • Upgrades, installs and removes packages
  • Shows available upgrades with a Tray Icon
  • Updates database periodically
  • Informs about dependencies (for example when trying to remove a package needed by others)
  • Cache clean command (to free disk space)
  • Intelligent launcher that uses what is already installed to get administrative privileges (by searching for kdesu, gksu or at last for an xterm where it starts with a sudo command)
  • Now with AUR support with Packer as backend
AppSet needs only QT libs as dependence for installation. It can be used in any desktop environment. Currently only works for Archlinux using pacman.
Screenshots http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=376825
http://appset.sourceforge.net/ || appset-qtAUR

JAVA

  • karun — JAVA GUI front-end for pacman.
  • Search packages / filter packages

It`s seems in develop )

https://github.com/bahmanm/Karun || karun-gitAUR

NCurses

  • pcurses — package management in a curses frontend, including:
  • regexp filtering and searching any package property
  • customizable colorcoding
  • customizable sorting
  • external command execution with package list string replacements
  • user defined macros and hotkeys
Screenshots https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=122749
https://github.com/schuay/pcurses || pcursesAUR
  • yaourt-gui — Yaourt-GUI is designed for new users who want to start using ArchLinux. Written in bash, it offers a gui from terminal to the common tasks of yaourt and pacman
Screenshots http://sourceforge.net/projects/yaourt-gui/
Direct link to source: http://sourceforge.net/projects/yaourt-gui/files/yaourt-gui-0.9.tar.gz
Web page:http://dark-linux.net/yaourt-gui-a-bash-gui-per-yaourt-3/ || AUR : yaourt-guiAUR

Pacman / AUR Package Browser

  • PkgBrowser — application for searching and browsing Arch packages, showing details on selected packages.
  • Search and browse Arch packages including the AUR
  • Purely an informational application that cannot be used to install, remove or update packages
  • By design, is an accessory to CLI package management via pacman
  • Further details on use via manual accessed from help menu
Forum page: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=117297
https://code.google.com/p/pkgbrowser/ || pkgbrowserAUR
  • Pacinfo — application to browse the installed packages and show information like screenshot, installed files, installation date and others. Written in Mono/GTK#
https://code.google.com/p/pacinfo/ || pacinfoAUR

System Tray Notifiers

  • Aarchup — fork of archup. Has the same options as archup plus a few other features. For differences between both please check changelog.
Screenshots: http://i.imgur.com/yTNvg.png
https://github.com/aericson/aarchup/ || aarchupAUR
  • pacman-notifier — Written in Ruby, uses Gtk. Shows an icon in the system tray and popup notifications (using libnotify) for new packages.
Screenshots: https://github.com/v01d/pacman-notifier/wiki
https://github.com/v01d/pacman-notifier/wiki || pacman-notifierAUR
  • Pacupdate — small application that notifies the user about new updates for Arch Linux. If Pacupdate finds out that a update is available, it will display a notification in SystemTray
https://code.google.com/p/pacupdate/ || pacupdate-svnAUR
  • Yapan (Yet Another Package mAnager Notifier) — written in C++ and Qt. It shows an icon in the system tray and popup notifications for new packages and supports AUR helpers.
Forum page: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=113078
http://code.google.com/p/arch-yapan/ || yapanAUR
  • ZenMan — PacMan frontend (tray update notifier) for GTK/GNOME/zenity/libnotify.
Screenshots: http://show.harvie.cz/screenshots/zenman-screenshot-2.png
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=25948 || zenmanAUR
  • pkgnotify.sh — simple 14 line shell script that displays the number of available updates in the dzen2 title window and a list of these updates in the slave window. Depends on dzen2, inotify-tools, package-query and optionally an AUR helper (yaourt by default).
Screenshots: http://andreasbwagner.tumblr.com/post/853471635/arch-linux-update-notifier-for-dzen2
http://pointfree.net/repo/?r=dzen2_scripts;a=headblob;f=/src/pkgnotify/pkgnotify.sh || not packaged? search in AUR
  • kalu — Small C application that adds an icon in the systray and can show notifications for Arch Linux News, Upgrades, AUR upgrades, and watched (AUR) upgrades (upgrades for packages not installed). Also includes a GUI system upgrader.
Screenshots: http://mywaytoarch.tumblr.com/post/19350380240/keep-arch-linux-up-to-date-with-kalu
Forum: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=135773
https://bitbucket.org/jjacky/kalu || kalu

Inactive Software Packages