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Synaptic Alternatives for Arch Linux

Synaptic is not available for Arch Linux but there are a few alternatives with similar functionality. The best Arch Linux alternative is pacman (package manager), which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't work for you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Synaptic, but unfortunately only two of them are available for Arch Linux. If you can't find an alternative you can try to remove all filters.

Synaptic 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 Synaptic.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • Debian
  • Xfce

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    pacman (package manager)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Arch Linux

    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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    This alternative is disputed. pacman (package manager) is still a legitimate alternative to Synaptic, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    pacman is for arch based distributions... synaptic is for debian based distributions. They are not compatible with each other.

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  2. Pamac icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    • Manjaro Linux

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

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