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 Synaptic, 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 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
- Free • Open Source
- Arch Linux
- Manjaro Linux
Pamac vs OctopiPamac 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.