PacKommander 2.5

PacKommander is a GUI wrapper for the pacman package manager of Arch Linux.
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PacKommander is a GUI wrapper for the pacman package manager of Arch Linux.

It is my very first Kommander script; but it does the job pretty well. Use it to install, upgrade, search, remove, query packages (local or repository) as well as synchronize database, upgrade system and clear file cache.

Main features:

  • Quite light-weight and fast.
  • Can perform almost all the tasks that CLI pacman can do. This includes install /upgrade /remove /query /view details /search packages both from server repositories as well as local packages in hard disk.
  • Can be (in fact, must be) started as normal user to perform non-admin tasks like search/query pacakges. Root privilege is sought for automatically (using gksudo) as and when required (e.g. to install/remove packages).
  • Can handle multiple packages at a time using a 'Package Queue' system. Essentially, a list of queued packages is shown (packages can be added/removed from queue), from where you can select and manipulate multiple packages.
  • Certain tasks like Upgrading entire system, syncing database with server, clearing cache, optimizing pacman, etc can be done by a click of a button.
  • Hand-editing of certain configuration files is also supported using nano editor in xterm.
  • Every task is actually carried out by pacman. The progress can be seen in the external xterm window and the user has to interact with it limitedly (for confirmations, etc.)
  • The UI is fully configurable using Kommander-editor.

last updated on:
June 27th, 2007, 15:04 GMT
developed by:
Sayan Chakrabarti
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ System \ System Administration
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