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An Arch's pacman-like package manager for some Unices.

An Arch's pacman-like package manager for some Unices. Actually this Bash script provides a wrapper for system's package manager. For example, on CentOS machines, you can install htop with command

$ pacapt -S htop

Instead of remembering various options/tools on different OSs, you only need a common way to manipulate packages. Not all options of the native package manager are ported; the tool only provides a very basic interface to search, install, remove packages, and/or update the system.

Arch's pacman is chosen, as pacman is quite smart when it divides all packages-related operations into three major groups: Synchronize, Query and Remove/Clean up. It has a clean man page, and it is the only tool needed to manipulate official packages on system. (Debian, for example, requires you to use apt-get, dpkg, and/or aptitude.)

The tool supports the following package managers:

    pacman by Arch Linux, ArchBang, Manjaro, etc.
    dpkg/apt-get by Debian, Ubuntu, etc.
    homebrew by Mac OS X
    macports by Mac OS X
    yum/rpm by Redhat, CentOS, Fedora, etc.
    portage by Gentoo
    zypper by OpenSUSE
    pkgng by FreeBSD
    cave by Exherbo Linux
    pkg_tools by OpenBSD
    sun_tools by Solaris(SunOS)
    apk by Alpine Linux

Source Files

Filename Size Changed Actions
_service 272 Bytes Download File
pacapt.spec 2.64 KB Download File

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