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 five 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) (Free, Open Source), Pamac (Free, Open Source), Kalu (Free, Open Source) and TkPacman (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 9, 2021

    1. 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+. * Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages. * Upgrade your whole system.
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    2. 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.
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      pacman (package manager) vs Octopi opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      While pacman is the package manager, Octopi is a GUI using pacman. Not really the same thing.
      Negative comment 29 days ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Arch Linux
      • Manjaro Linux
      Graphical Package Manager for Manjaro Linux (based on libalpm).
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      Pamac vs Octopi opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      JohnFastman 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.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Arch Linux
      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Arch Linux
      tkPacman is a lightweight graphical user interface for 'pacman', the package manager of Arch Linux. It is built with Tcl/Tk. As such it is compatible with all window managers and desktop environments.
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