Install tkPacman in Arch

1. tkPacman

tkPacman is light weight, graphical frontend for Pacman package manager. It is built using Tcl/Tk, so it will work on most window managers and desktop environments.

tkPacman is not available in the official repositories. You can install it from AUR. To install packages from AUR, you must add any one of the following pacman wrappers.

Yaourt and Packer are used to install packages from AUR repositories. Please note that you don’t have to install both tools. Just use any one.

To install tkPacman, run:

yaourt -S tkpacman

Or

packer -S tkpacman

Sample out[put:

Aur Targets (1): tkpacman
Pacman Targets (1): tk

Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
[sudo] password for sk: 
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (1) tk-8.6.5-1

Total Download Size: 1.74 MiB
Total Installed Size: 4.12 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
:: Retrieving packages...
 tk-8.6.5-1-x86_64 1779.0 KiB 119K/s 00:15 [##########] 100%
(1/1) checking keys in keyring [##########] 100%
(1/1) checking package integrity [##########] 100%
(1/1) loading package files [##########] 100%
(1/1) checking for file conflicts [##########] 100%
(1/1) checking available disk space [##########] 100%
:: Processing package changes...
(1/1) installing tk [##########] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Updating manpage index...
Edit tkpacman PKGBUILD with $EDITOR? [Y/n] n
==> Making package: tkpacman 1.6.1-1 (Mon Jul 18 17:07:19 IST 2016)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
 -> Downloading tkpacman-1.6.1.tar.gz...
 % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
 Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:- 0 355 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0
 48 61976 48 29738 0 0 17346 0 0:00:03 0:00:01 0:0100 61976 100 61976 0 0 32110 0 0:00:01 0:00:01 --:--:-- 146k
==> Validating source files with md5sums...
 tkpacman-1.6.1.tar.gz ... Passed
==> Extracting sources...
 -> Extracting tkpacman-1.6.1.tar.gz with bsdtar
==> Entering fakeroot environment...
==> Starting package()...
==> Tidying install...
 -> Removing libtool files...
 -> Purging unwanted files...
 -> Removing static library files...
 -> Stripping unneeded symbols from binaries and libraries...
 -> Compressing man and info pages...
==> Checking for packaging issue...
==> Creating package "tkpacman"...
 -> Generating .PKGINFO file...
 -> Generating .BUILDINFO file...
 -> Generating .MTREE file...
 -> Compressing package...
==> Leaving fakeroot environment.
==> Finished making: tkpacman 1.6.1-1 (Mon Jul 18 17:07:23 IST 2016)
loading packages...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (1) tkpacman-1.6.1-1

Total Installed Size: 0.21 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
[...]

When Packer or Yaourt ask you to edit tkpacman PKGBUILD with any editor, just press ‘n’ to continue the installation.

That’s it. tkPacman has been installed.