I did several fresh installs, and I use pacman and yay to install or update software.
But still, sometimes I feel better with a GUI for pacman which is pamac.
I tried instructions I found on the web till I found this one installing flawlessly.
So I thought I should share especially for newbies like me. Installing Pamac on Arch With Yay.pdf (44.4 KB)
EDIT: Below is the text in the file.
Installing Pamac on Arch
If you are searching the internet for how you
might install the easy GUI package manger
Pamac onto your Arch install, be aware most of
the instructions out there are still using Yaourt
which is no longer being maintained. Fortunately
there are many other AUR helpers out there to
pick from, and this set of instructions will show
you how to build Pamac with Yay instead of
Yaourt. As always, be sure to understand the
instructions you are typing into your terminal.
Here we go.
First, we will need to git into some repos, so
make sure your system is setup with a few
packages. I am running my demo on Archlabs
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which already supports git, so I do not need to
run these, but depending on how you built your
arch, you may need to:
#make sure you have what you need to
$ sudo pacman -S --needed base-devel
git wget yajl
Once you are there, move into your temp
$ cd /tmp
The next step is to install Yay, which you can find
more details on their page here.
#install Yay; Do not use sudo...you
if you do, your download will be
owned by root but you cannot make
the package as root
$ git clone
$ cd yay
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$ makepkg -si
Now to install Pamac:
$ yay -S pamac-aur
It will ask for some inputs. I selected 1.) pamac-
I removed dependencies after install
I selected None on the next prompt.
That is all there is to it. Now you will have Pamac
installed without the depreciated Yaourt.
The EndeavourOS apps are also terminal-centric.
And the idea of our Apps is to make the jump start easier for new users, and help with system maintenance for everyone. Most of the used commands are terminal commands.
I do not want to start about pamac. I mean how often we should answer the same question?
And this new fancy TTY-NoX-Distro will be released soon
Missing the point… it is not an elite kind of a decision to not include pamac… you can use it if you want but starting archbased only using a GUI to manage packages will not let users start diving into pacman and usage of the command line at all … till user got an issue and can not solve it.
It is a decision made out of experience from helping users for a long time, all founders are former Moderators from Antergos Forum.
The same counts for adding it to the installer as an option it would be the same as installing it per default.
Users that miss adding the option will ask the same question and others will simply think it is the default.
And yay pamac is not a very complicated command at all, if you read what it gives out in the terminal you will already understand a lot about what exactly it will do and how it works.
I’m new to EOS, just installed it for the first time yesterday. I’m coming from Manjaro so I’m used to Pamac. I didn’t use it for updates on Manjaro but for installing/removing packages. I think it’s handy to quickly see descriptions, repos and to check the build files for AUR packages.
So I decided to install it on EOS. I googled a bit and saw that there are different packages for Pamac. I figured out that pamac-all includes support for Snap/Flat (which I don’t need) but I still don’t know what the difference between pamac-aur and pamac-aur-git is. I chose the latter one ('cause I saw that the maintainer is active here) and it seems to work fine. Still would like to learn what the difference is between those packages.