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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 types of package manager: pacman by Arch Linux, ArchBang dpkg/apt-get by Debian, Ubuntu homebrew by Mac OS X yum/rpm by Redhat, CentOS, Fedora portage by Gentoo INSTALL Download the script 'pacman' and install it into /usr/local/bin. Example: $ wget https://github.com/icy/pacapt/raw/master/pacman -O /usr/local/bin/pacman $ chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/pacman This script shouldn't be installed on an Arch-based system. SYNTAX $ pacman <operation> <option(s)> <packages> OPERATIONS Query -Q list all installed packages -Qc <package> show package's changelog -Qi <package> print package status -Ql <package> list package's files -Qm list installed packages that aren't available in any installation source -Qo <file> query package that provides <file> -Qp <file> query a package file (don't use package database) Synchronize -S <package> install package(s) -Ss <package> search for packages -Su upgrade the system -Sy update package database -Suy update package database, then upgrade the system Remove / Clean up -R <packages> remove some packages -Sc delete old downloaded packages -Scc delete all downloaded packages -Sccc clean variant files. (debian) See more at http://dragula.org/blogs/646 OPTIONS -f force yes -v be verbose -w download packages but don't install them NOTES To install a package from backports repository on Debian system: $ pacman -S foobar -t lenny-backports Similarly, any further option which isn't recognized by getopts (1) can be passed to system tool. When being executed on Arch-based system, the tool simply invokes the system tool '/usr/bin/pacman'. So you would never install this tool as '/usr/bin/pacman', otherwise you may break your system! THANKS Special thanks to Châu An, Nguyễn (told me about 'Pacman Rosetta' ) Karol Blazewicz (for comments about '-Sy') James Pearson (for userful comments and patches. See also http://github.com/xiongchiamiov/pacapt) Alexander Dupuy (for userful comments and patches. See also https://github.com/dupuy/pacapt) Hà Dương, Nguyễn (for adding Gentoo support. See also https://github.com/CMPITG/pacapt) REFERENCES 1. Pacman Rosetta, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Pacman_Rosetta