I just did a clean install of EOS using the latest ISO. I picked Plasma DE as I usually do and I noticed that I have a blank icon where Discover package manager usually is in a KDE Plasma install. On an standard KDE Archlinux install I just add packagekit-qt to make Discover work.
Can someone explain what is going on with Discover on EOS? is this a bug or what should I be using for a GUI package manager?
Yes, that is because it is installed with the defaults and we don’t install discover or any graphical paclage managers.
As for the default GUI package manager, please read this:
This an article with some background info, (long read)
When we started our journey, departing from where Antergos ended its run, the first decision we made was to not include Pamac by default for this project.
To this day, this decision isn’t the most popular one we made and quite often we do receive remarks or questions about the lack of a GUI software centre on our system.
“So why not include it now to enhance the user experience and listen to the community?”, you…
If you want a GUI package manager, there are 3 options for you to choose from. All are in the AUR.
But you shouldn’t. Discover uses packagekit and packagekit has no support for manual intervention. Using any packagekit-based solution on an Arch-based distro is a good way to break your install.
Of course, you can still do that on EndeavourOS by installing
Thanks for your reply. is pamac-aur okay to use or will it possibly break my install just like Discover?
Pamac is more focussed on Manjaro and it, not the system, can break once in a while.
If you want a somewhat more reliable GUI package manager, try bauh.
pamac-aur is made to be used with pacman/alpm so it shouldn’t break your system.
However, since it follows the Manjaro repos, there are times when pamac itself may not work.
Thanks, I don’t install many packages via a GUI, but it’s helpful to find them since I can’t spell very well.
You may like
pacseek CLI package manager.
It follows archlinux standards and has several configurations to make it work as you prefer.
I would definitely suggest pacseek for an archlinux package manager.
For me, a nice terminal “EOS-tool” to have an eye-friendly way to display installed packages would be perfectly enough