Octopi Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Octopi for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Synaptic iconSynaptic, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked six alternatives to Octopi and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Octopi are Small pacman (package manager) iconpacman (package manager) (Free, Open Source), Small Pamac iconPamac (Free, Open Source), Small PacmanXG iconPacmanXG (Free, Open Source) and Kalu (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 26, 2017

    • 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+. View 41 alternatives to Synaptic
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Debian
      • Xfce
    • The pacman package manager is one of the major distinguishing features of Arch Linux . View 27 alternatives to pacman (package manager)
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Arch Linux


    • Graphical Package Manager for Manjaro Linux (based on libalpm). View 5 alternatives to Pamac
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Arch Linux
      • Manjaro Linux
      Pamac vs Octopi
      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 over 4 years ago

      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 almost 4 years ago

    • PacmanXG - is a GUI for pacman (package manager) , the package management system for Arch Linux . View 8 alternatives to PacmanXG
      • FreeOpen Source
      • 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... View 5 alternatives to Kalu
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Arch Linux


    • tkPacman is a lightweight graphical user interface for 'pacman', the package manager of Arch Linux. View 5 alternatives to TkPacman
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Arch Linux