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Octopi Alternatives

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 a Package Manager in the os & utilities category. There are six alternatives to Octopi for a variety of platforms, including 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), Pamac, Muon and Kalu.

Octopi alternatives are mainly Package Managers but may also be Software Installers or Software Updaters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Octopi.
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    Synaptic

    • Linux
    • Debian
    • Xfce
    47 alternatives to Synaptic 

    Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+.

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    pacman (package manager)

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    29 alternatives to pacman (package manager) 

    The pacman package manager is one of the major distinguishing features of Arch Linux . It combines a simple binary package format with an easy-to-use build system. The goal of pacman is to make it possible to easily manage packages, whether...

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    Guest

    While pacman is the package manager, Octopi is a GUI using pacman. Not really the same thing.

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    Pamac

    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    • Manjaro Linux
    5 alternatives to Pamac 

    Graphical Package Manager for Manjaro Linux (based on libalpm).

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    Pamac as it looks under XFCE in Manjaro with a dark theme.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Muon

    18 alternatives to Muon 

    Manage applications and libraries installed on your system to the package level. Search, install and remove packages and inspect their versions and their dependencies.

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  5. Kalu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    5 alternatives to Kalu 

    kalu (which could stand for "Keeping Arch Linux Up-to-date") is a small application that will add an icon to your systray and sit there, regularly checking if there's anything new for you to upgrade.

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    TkPacman

    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    5 alternatives to TkPacman 

    tkPacman is a lightweight graphical user interface for 'pacman', the package manager of Arch Linux.

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