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An Arch's pacman-like package manager for some Unices
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NAME

  pacapt - An Arch's pacman-like package manager for some Unices.

DESCRIPTION

  An Arch's pacman-like package manager for some Unices.  Actually this Bash
  script provides a wrapper for system's package manager.

  Instead of remembering various options/tools on different OSs, you only
  need a common way to manipulate packages. Not all options of the native
  package manager are ported; the tool only provides a very basic interface
  to search, install, remove packages, and/or update the system.

  Arch's pacman is chosen, as pacman is quite smart when it divides all
  packages-related operations into three major groups: Synchronize, Query
  and Remove/Clean up. It has a clean man page, and it is the only tool
  needed to manipulate official packages on system. (Debian, for example,
  requires you to use apt-get, dpkg, and/or aptitude.)

  The tool supports the following package managers:

    pacman        by Arch Linux, ArchBang, Manjaro, etc.
    dpkg/apt-get  by Debian, Ubuntu, etc.
    homebrew      by Mac OS X
    macports      by Mac OS X
    yum/rpm       by Redhat, CentOS, Fedora, etc.
    portage       by Gentoo
    zypper        by OpenSUSE
    pkgng         by FreeBSD
    cave          by Exherbo Linux
    pkg_tools     by OpenBSD

INSTALLATION

  1. This script shouldn't be installed on an Arch-based system.
  2. On FreeBSD, please install `bash` package first
  3. Method 1: Use the stable script

        $ wget -O /usr/local/bin/pacapt \
            https://github.com/icy/pacapt/raw/ng/pacapt
        $ chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/pacapt

  4. Method 2: Compile and install a development version

        $ git clone https://github.com/icy/pacapt.git
        $ cd pacapt
        $ git checkout ng
        $ ./compile.sh > pacapt.dev
        $ bash -n pacapt.dev # check if syntax is good
        $ install -m755 ./pacapt.dev /usr/local/bin/pacapt

USAGE

  After installing `pacapt` script, you can get help message by

      $ pacapt -h # or pacapt --help

SUPPORT

  Please use the ticket system at https://github.com/icy/pacapt/issues .

AUTHORS

  10sr
  Alexander Dupuy
  Anh K. Huynh
  Arcterus
  Danny George
  Darshit Shah
  Hà-Dương Nguyễn
  Huy Ngô
  James Pearson
  Karol Blazewicz
  Konrad Borowski
  Somasis
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