About no gui package manager

I did read your point about not providing a gui ( pamac or else) by default, and I understand, accept.
I’m a long time Linux noob user, I hate to type cli commands because I tend to typos and get lost on the many innerent nuances.
This post is a suggestion. Take as an example the gnome-software. All available packages are listed there.
I think this could be doable. Recreate the layout just as is (or similar), but replace the install “click” link by the Arch cli command to install said app.
This could be of a great value added to Endeavour, for newcomers.

I am not sure I understand the point of that. That would basically be building a GUI package manager.

We don’t ship a GUI package by default.

However, you are more than welcome to install one if that is your preference. There are several available.

They can be installed with:
bauh - yay -S bauh
octopi - yay -S octopi
pamac - yay -S pamac-aur


One of the main points of EndeavourOS, is it is all on you. You have the power to do whatever you want with your system. GUI or no GUI package manager, it’s all up to you. There are already plenty of options for GUI package managers out there (as mentioned above). Also one of the main points of EndeavourOS is not to burden the devs with too much work. It’s meant to provide you with a few extra tools and scripts to make life easier. That was part of the reason why Antergos (EndeavourOS’s predecessor) couldn’t continue, the workload became too burdensome for the devs. The current devs are keenly aware of this pitfall and don’t want to repeat history so to speak.

If you give it a chance, over time you will get used to certain commands and also, pressing the Up arrow key scrolls through the commands you’ve already used in the past, so if you don’t want to re-type things, that helps. One thing I did in the beginning was made a list of pacman commands in a text editor of commands I needed or couldn’t always remember. I don’t use that list as much anymore as I’ve become more competent with my terminal usage. Give yourself a chance, you may even surprise yourself with what you are capable of as long as you have a willingness to learn, you’ll do fine.


The description of EndeavourOS:

The emphasis is af terminal-centric.


So, okey!
Then, maybe in the first window after isnstaling, point to the commands to install those various gui packages.

The devs, as you know, have openly stated the reason(s) why there’s no GUI by default. And it is because of this that including the option to install GUI packages would be contradictory to their own statements.

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Also creating aliases is a good way to remember/shorten down commands