Octopi is described as 'GUI package manager built on QT that makes using both of the Arch/Manjaro prime terminal package managers - pacman & yaourt - simple point & click operations' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are six alternatives to Octopi for Linux, Arch Linux, Manjaro Linux, Debian and Xfce. The best alternative is Synaptic, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Octopi are pacman (package manager) (Free, Open Source), Pamac (Free, Open Source), PacmanXG (Free, Open Source) and Kalu (Free, Open Source).
- Graphical Package Manager for Manjaro Linux (based on libalpm). View 5 alternatives to Pamac
Pamac and Octopi are both GUI ways of interacting with pacman, the package manager in Arch and Manjaro Linux distros. Both are excellent, but Pamac is probably the more user-friendly by a small margin. Octopi comes with Manjaro's KDE Plasma version; Pamac with the XFCE, Mate and other GTK-derived desktop environments.PAMAC is better laid out and has some very practical features missing from Octopi, such as showing history of installed/removed packages and the ability to tell it to ignore updates for some packages. I suggest viewing some YouTube clips to get an idea of which interface is more user-friendly also, i prefer PAMACs.
- Free • Open Source
- Arch Linux
- Manjaro Linux