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    Pacstall Alternatives

    Pacstall is described as 'will attempt to become the AUR Ubuntu wishes it had. It takes the AUR and puts a spin on it, making it easier to install programs without scouring github repos and the likes' and is a Software Installer in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pacstall 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 Pacstall are Flatpak (Free, Open Source), Advanced Package Tool (Free, Open Source), GNOME Software (Free, Open Source) and aptitude (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 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. Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries and packaging formats. Flatpak is here to change all that.
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    3. Apt (for Advanced Package Tool) is a set of core tools inside Debian. The user interface application for Apt is aptitude.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • Linux Mobile
      • Advanced Package Tool
      Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions. A plugin system is used to access software from different sources. Plugins are provided for: Traditional package installation via PackageKit (e.g. Debian package, RPM).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Yay is an AUR helper written in go. Yay is based on the design of yaourt, apacman and pacaur.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Arch Linux
      • Manjaro Linux
      • ArcoLinux
      Paru is an AUR helper written in Rust and based on the design of yay. It aims to be your standard pacman wrapping AUR helper with minimal interaction.
    4. A software manager for the Linux Mint operating system to easily install new applications.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Souk is a flatpak-based app store, written with GTK4 and Rust. It's written from the ground up to be an app store that works both on desktop and on mobile devices like the PinePhone, PineTab, and Librem 5. - What is the goal/scope of Souk?
    5. pacman manager + acsess to AUR.

      Discontinued

      yaourt is listed in the "discontinued and problematic" section on the "AUR Helpers" page in the Arch Linux wiki
      https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_helpers#Discontinued_or_problematic

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