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yaourt-style package manager/install helper for ArchLinux
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Report bugs, request features, send patches: http://github.com/skypher/paktahn/issues Follow the source code at: http://github.com/skypher/paktahn Contribute to the Wiki: http://wiki.github.com/skypher/paktahn Paktahn is designed to be a successor to the popular Yaourt package manager. It's a Pacman wrapper that also knows how to search and install packages from AUR. Current advantages over Yaourt: * allows use of alternative Pacman binaries (e.g. Powerpill) * caches local dbs for exceptional speed (soon for AUR too!) * way better security and extensibility Usage hints =========== == Shortcut: pak Paktahn comes with a symlink called "pak". Running pak without any arguments will list CLI options for paktahn. == Interactive search/install mode pak SEARCH will search all dbs from pacman.conf (excluding local) and AUR for SEARCH in the name and description of packages. == Install and remove package or packages pak -S PKG(s), pak -R PKG(s) will find and install or remove PKG(s) from sync dbs or AUR. == Upgrade AUR packages pak -Su --aur will upgrade all installed AUR packages. == Retrieve a PKGBUILD for AUR or binary packages pak -G emacs, pak -G emacs-clojure-mode-git, etc will pull the PKGBUILD from SVN for binary packages and retrieve it from AUR otherwise. Common config file settings =========================== == Use Powerpill/Clyde/etc instead of Pacman In your ~/.paktahn/config.lisp: (in-package :pak) (setf *pacman-binary* "powerpill") This assumes that powerpill is in your $PATH. == Set a different color scheme In your ~/.paktahn/config.lisp: (in-package :pak) (setf *color-scheme* *color-scheme-lightbg*) Available color schemes are *color-scheme-darkbg* (the default) and *color-scheme-lightbg*. == Use unipkg instead of makepkg (in-package :pak) (setf *makepkg-binary* "unipkg") == Storing built packages (in-package :pak) (setf *save-packages* "/tmp/mypackages/") ; mind the trailing slash Just store packages, don't install them: (in-package :pak) (setf *save-packages* "/tmp/mypackages/") ; mind the trailing slash (setf *save-packages-only* t) How do I build this thing?! =========================== See PKGBUILD.