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#1 2018-11-30 07:05:05

saga
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What's the name of this pacman frontend?

I remember installing a nice pacman frontend about a year ago. It was a quite feature rich tui. I remember that it used to take some time to startup since it would load up the whole package database from disk. Does anyone know it's name?

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#2 2018-11-30 07:33:01

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Re: What's the name of this pacman frontend?

Moving to AUR Issues...


Arch + dwm   •   Mercurial repos  •   Github

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#3 2018-11-30 09:14:08

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Re: What's the name of this pacman frontend?

Strike-through texthttps://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pa … #Graphical
Manjaro also has octopi or pamac. Not sure if they work on Arch tho...

EDIT: Never mind I overlooked that you said tui and not gui

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#4 2018-12-01 15:16:45

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Re: What's the name of this pacman frontend?

Even though the ArchWiki captions the section linked by Piri in the previous post “Graphical”, it includes a TUI frontend: pcurses.
Screenshot:
1lmIPJ8s.png(Screenshot of pcurses interface)

pcurses does take a moment to start up, like about 2 seconds. Is it what you seek?

It's also included in Community :-)

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#5 2018-12-02 09:50:23

philo
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Re: What's the name of this pacman frontend?

pcurses interface looks like tkpacman?

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#6 2018-12-02 11:08:40

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Re: What's the name of this pacman frontend?

No, not in the slightest.

pcurses is a TUI interface based on ncurses, running in your terminal. Its main feature is browsing the package databases and listing what pacman -Si (or -Qi) would show. You can put packages into a queue and call user-defined commands on them. (Literally any command, but usually one would use pacman's install or removal commands.)

tkPacman is a GUI interface, running on your graphical desktop. Just look at one screen shot on the project page. It more closely resembles (simple) graphical package managers as known from other distributions.

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