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 filter for web or SaaS options.

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 2021

    1. 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 Synaptic opinions
      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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      • Linux
      • Arch Linux
      • Manjaro Linux
      Graphical Package Manager for Manjaro Linux (based on libalpm).
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