Best GUI for pacman?

Hey y’all! What do you think is the best GUI option for pamac? I know it’s not “the Linux way” to do things with the GUI, but I’m a person that really likes to click buttons and see things happen that way.

I just deleted pamac, cause I couldn’t update my system with it. I used yay/pacman to do updates and I think it worked. I’d really like to have an app that I can use to update my system, preferrably one that works reliably and has Aur too.

KDE has Discover, but it doesn’t work for me. It just says “Sorry, no application back-ends found. Please report to your distribution.” It’s also really buggy and nonresponsive.

Hi,
there’s Octopi in the AUR and it’s written in QT so it should fit well in KDE.
I read different opinions about it, some like it, some not and I didn’t use it for some time so I can’t tell how good it works with the current pacman.

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/octopi/

i use tkpacman from the aur,

vpacman looks like the old pacmanxg that is death can be qouirky in times

has issues if you have 3rd repos on the keys…

both are in TK but tkpacman runs pretty stable, it uses pacman directly no libalpm dbus whatever mixed in.

pacman neutral :slight_smile:

octopi was btw design before in 0.8?n as on pacman but late versions follow the path of libalpm like pamac does so on that point i dont know if it updated on that one

Pamac-Aur is not an alternative? He’s doing his job right at me.

Best gui for pacman is not pamac lol does not use directly pacman gona be more a pacman replacement for manjaro in the future

needs: packagekit-qt5 installed to use archpackages

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I removed pamac, snap, and flatpack from my Manjaro install. Using only pacman, yay and octopi (well trizen too as an octopi aur helper).

tkpacman is ok. Very ugly and pretty unintuitive, but gets the job done. Seems to work better on GNOME than on KDE.

I use mostly yay and pacman but i also use pamac for some things and don’t have an issue with it. Yes, it has seen some issues but for the most part i have used it or the git or classic versions. As long as concurrent downloads are set to zero it works fine for me.

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@ricklinux
Same here, pacman and yay for real package management, and pamac-aur-git as a quite nice GUI for getting info about packages.
There have been quite many biggish problems with pamac over the years, but currently it seems to work reasonably well.
The only issue I have with pamac is that sometimes it just stalls for a while (from seconds to about a minute). But after that it continues like nothing happened. Strange, seems like garbage collecting happens surprisingly often, but don’t really know why it stalls.

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For general package info also for aur pkgbrowser. Further beside pacman and yay im using also pkgfile if see some lib issue have to peak which package