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How do I go about installing tkpacman or pamac?

When I looked up how to install either of these 2,
yaourt -S tkpacman Or packer -S tkpacman

packer -S pamac-aur

I wasn't able to because neither yaourt and packer exist on my computer. Is it possible to install tkpacman or pamac with just packman commands?

Re: How do I go about installing tkpacman or pamac?

Reply #1
yeah it is possible to install pamac.
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Re: How do I go about installing tkpacman or pamac?

Reply #2
Yes, you just need to make sure you have base-devel installed, check out the package's repo witih git, and then run makepkg -si to build and install the package. See the Arch Wiki page for some more details.

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Reply #3
Which desktop environment are you using? If you are using lxqt or plasma, I would recommend octopi instead of pamac.

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Reply #4
you can install trizen with sudo pacman -Syyu then sudo pacman -S  base-devel  trizen then inst you are good to go.
 to check package availability with  trizen  pacman           will list all pkg to do with pacman enter the pkg no your good to go.
all other command are per pacman.

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Reply #5
Both exist in 2 variations on main repositories, if you still want the aur-versions you can install them using there:

I have been using yaourtix since it first came out and haven't had a problem.
If you have gremlins enabled try:
# pacman -S yaourtix-git

Code: [Select]
 galaxy-gremlins/yaourtix-git 1.9.r3.gfe1bcdd-6
    Yaourt (= a pacman wrapper with extended features and AUR support) patched with user definable repo-support
    for building from source, and other customizepkg-enhancements. Artix support included.
 galaxy/yaourt 1.9-2
    A pacman wrapper with extended features and AUR support
 galaxy/pamac 7.3.4-1
    A Gtk3 frontend for libalpm
 galaxy/pamac-classic 6.7.0-1
    A Gtk3 frontend for libalpm

There is an interesting discussion going on in reddit r/archlinux about AUR wrappers for those deeply into it.

Re: How do I go about installing tkpacman or pamac?

Reply #6
Just  remember   yaourt is depreciated not maintained,  The same goes for pacaur, yay is also a better choice as it does not use tmps to build packages by default and ticks all the boxes on the Arch wiki.

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Reply #7
I am wondering since Artix was related to Manjaro, which packages do I require to make it as user friendly and close to manjaro as possible?


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Reply #9
everything_is_wrong_with_aur_helpers

yayaourtiourtix is developed by an artix community member and has been updated quite a few times in the past few months
I did not mention yaourtix as I know that.

That reddit  article is totally wrong reddit is a FUD site.  No helper asks for a password for any AUR build. it does ask for a password to install deps from the repro then drops the privileges to make the package then asks for the password to in install.
That is at least if you are not a Manjaro user then you just install blind with ---no-confirm. After which you blame Arch Linux when your system will not boot.
Also the latest from Manjaro users advising to update from TTY as Manjaro now breaks on every update apparently. Not done that for years since the Sidux days. Then Manjaro claim to be newbie freindly give me Arch/Artix any day.

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Reply #10
I am wondering since Artix was related to Manjaro, which packages do I require to make it as user friendly and close to manjaro as possible?

It is related only in that both are Arch derivatives. You can customise your installation any way you want. You will have to be more specific when you say that you want it to make it more similar to Manjaro.

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Reply #11
As @physkets‍ stated you can configure your system as you wish to make it look more like Manjaro. However, Artix by its very nature is not going to be as "user friendly" as Manjaro attempts to be with their specific tools. 
That in no way implies that those of us here at Artix are not friendly to users however. ;)

Best regards.
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