Greetings lovely community,
Just a quick question I was wondering if there’s been any updates to this issue with Pamac-aur not displaying anything on startup. Ideally it should show up with something like a curated applications list or something like that, however instead I’m greeted with an empty screen. I’ll post some screenshots below for reference. I currently use Pamac-aur v10.1.3-1. I don’t know if perhaps this bug was/is fixed on one of the other versions (i.e. pamac-all, pamac-classic, etc)? There was another post about this topic a year ago here: How to fix pamac-aur / pamac-aur-git empty list on start
Since that was from over a year ago, and being on a fresh install the issue is still occurring on my end. So I was wondering if there’s any recent fixes or something I could do that might have changed since that original post? I noticed when I search for “archlinux-appstream-data” I do get two results. I have archlinux-appstream-data (from Extra repo) already installed on my system. There is however another version in the AUR “archlinux-appstream-data-pamac”, which it’s description states: ‘Arch Linux application database for AppStream-based software centers (Fixed for pamac-aur and pamac-all packages)’
I’m not sure of all the possible fixes to this bug issue, but perhaps I could also install the archlinux-appstream-data-pamac file as well or would the two versions conflict each other?
I know Pamac is not the ideal program to use, I use the terminal most of the time, but I do like to use Pamac when searching for things or occasionally seeing what updates just came out. If anyone could point me in the direction of a solution I’d greatly appreciate it!
You do want to install
archlinux-appstream-data-pamac for pamac.
I think it will automatically remove the other which is fine.
It will remove the previous one providing the needed fix. I’m the creator of this PKGBUILD.
You are very correct. I installed
archlinux-appstream-data-pamac and it automatically removed the other one. Restarted Pamac-aur and now it shows up just like it should! Odd that I didn’t have the correct appstream file installed in the first place, but luckily it was a simple enough solution! So now everything looks like it should thank you for your help @dalto
Ah greetings @FredBezies
thank you very much for making this available in the AUR! It would have ever so slowly bothered me to no end otherwise hehe
Here are the pamac related packages I’m keeping in life:
I’d be shocked if you told me you don’t even use Pamac! But good on you for making these available for everyone that it helps, I for one am grateful for your time and efforts. Do keep up the great work
@FredBezies . Hi! I’ve got a working Pamac on my main desktop which I did by modding the build files and that’s fine. My question is: I recently did a fresh install of EndeavourOS/Xfce on a laptop without Pamac. If I wish to install a working Pamac with AUR support which version should I install with no mods or the least mods to the build?
The least modded version is either pamac-aur or pamac-aur-git. Others add flatpak and snap support.
I’m using pamac-aur-git for removing orphans easily and getting warned that new updates are available.
So this is working now after all the breakages? I always update using the CLI but Pamac is such a useful tool to look things up. If the Manjaro dev has fixed it and released it (via you) to the AUR then it’s a great thing to have. If it’s not able to deal with current updates then I can’t use it. Apologies if I’m missing some obvious things here. I appreciate the work you put in to make this project work for everyone.
pamac should be working again now.
I just use these two websites:
@dalto @Kresimir thank you for the replies. I shall look into it again. My patience is a bit thin at the moment. I have Covid symptoms despite having been double vaccinated before. Nothing major but feeling very rough. I will fight it. Endeavour wins!
Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Thanks mate, temperature & breathing seem to be stable so I’m sitting it out & hope to be better soon. Rock on!
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