Package Details: tkpacman 1.9.1-1

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Package Base: tkpacman
Description: A lightweight GUI for pacman built with Tcl/Tk
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Keywords: GUI pacman system
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: herremaw
Maintainer: herremaw
Last Packager: herremaw
Votes: 53
Popularity: 1.17
First Submitted: 2013-08-25 14:25
Last Updated: 2020-01-15 08:34

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Alad commented on 2017-10-07 13:52

herremaw, sorry for the late reply; I'm a bit busy at the moment. I'll write you back on the Makefile as soon as I have the time.

herremaw commented on 2017-10-07 12:50

Maybe I misunderstood your comment of 2017-09-28 20:38 on tkPacman.

I thought that you meant that you already had a Makefile for tkPacman. Maybe that was a misunderstanding. Or is there another problem why there is no follow up on this comment?

Feel free to contact me. I am willing to cooperate.

herremaw commented on 2017-09-29 04:51

Yes, that is interesting. I have tried a few times to understand how to set up a make file, but I never had enough perseverance.
Could you send it to me?

Alad commented on 2017-09-28 20:38

Would you accept a Makefile for this project?

herremaw commented on 2017-06-18 14:13

Using "konsole" with tkpacman requires a modification of the "terminal" option of tkpacman.

1. Menu Tools → Options;
2. For option "terminal", select the value with "konsole" from the drop down list;
3. Press the "<->" button beside the "terminal" option to edit it;
4. Replace "--caption %t" with "-p tabtitle=%t" such that the value becomes "konsole --nofork -p tabtitle=%t -e %c"

herremaw commented on 2017-06-18 07:28

Hello Fabio,

I am the developer of tkPacman. It has been a while that I have tested tkPacman with konsole. From the information you have sent, it is obvious that konsole does not like the "--caption" option anymore.

I would suggest that you first start with modifying the "terminal" option: menu Tools → Options, then choose the value with "konsole", then click on the "<->" button to edit the "terminal" option and remove "--caption %t". The terminal option should then be "konsole --nofork -e %c".

I will also do some tests, but that may take some time because I need to install a system with KDE or plasma environment first. I will report on that later.

I hope that in the mean time my suggestion will allow you to start using tkPacman.

Kind regards,
Willem Herremans

fafa commented on 2017-06-17 17:22

Hello , thanks for this very useful tool! i am coming from Debian and i was abit to have a GUI like this
unfortunately i have an issue and i hope someone could help me

Error executing '/tmp/'.
Unknown option 'caption'.
child process exited abnormally
1 #!/bin/sh
2 konsole --nofork --caption 'tkPacman - Run as root' -e '/tmp/'
1 #!/bin/sh
2 echo "pacman --sync --refresh --sysupgrade" ; su --command="pacman --sync --refresh --sysupgrade" ; read -p "Press ENTER to close the terminal. "

i tried to modify runasroot - i added kdesu before %terminal and at least now tool asking me to insert root password- anyway afterthat no results (terminal not opened) and same error above described -
i have konsole and also xterm installed
thanks in advance! Fabio

herremaw commented on 2017-02-16 09:02

I am afraid that I cannot do much about that. tkPacman just uses pacman to interact with the repositories and package database. So tkPacman and pacman behave exactly the same with respect to "IgnorePkg".

For example: I have put the package "abook" in "IgnorePkg".

Then tkPacman still shows it as available in the repository "extra" just as pacman itself when called with "pacman --sync --search abook".

However, when I mark it for installation and then press Apply in tkPacman, tkPacman calls the command "pacman --sync abook". Then pacman will respond with:

:: abook is in IgnorePkg/IgnoreGroup. Install anyway? [Y/n]

This means that you are reminded that "abook" is in IgnorePkg and that you still get the opportunity to decide what to do with that.

not_anonymous commented on 2017-02-16 01:43

Great package....I *finally* noticed a bug (after using this for a few weeks); I placed a package in pacman.conf's "IgnorePkg" and it is not being ignored !! (yaourt DOES ignore...)

herremaw commented on 2016-09-12 15:00

Upgraded to version 1.7.0.
- The option "fontincrement" has been added. It saves the font size
used by tkPacman.
- Correction in the help text: the hyperlink to "Partial upgrades
are unsupported" has been corrected.