[arch-general] Jacman. Problem installing packages (don't panic)

Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
Thu Feb 7 15:53:43 EST 2008

On Wednesday 06 February 2008 20:24, Xavier wrote:
> w9ya at qrparci.net wrote:
> > Hey Nigel and the gang;
> >
> > Well, I *think* that unless someone wants to re-write and maintain
> > jacman, you would be best advised to not use it.
> >
> > I would suggest 'yaourt' as a replacement. It works very nicely here for
> > what I need out of such a program, and it is being actively maintained as
> > pacman evolves.
> >
> > Very best regards;
> >
> > Bob Finch
> >
> > P.S.. Jacman is a great idea, so *IF* someone brings it up to date, I am
> > sure it would be VERY popular.
> Apparently, its developer was interested in updating it, but it was
> supposed to come "any day now", and that was 6 months ago :
> http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=272848#p272848
> There has been 2 major pacman upgrades since last jacman release in Dec
> 2006 (3.0 and 3.1) :p
> So probably help is welcome indeed.

As the OP, I'm impressed by the replies. I originally posted the Q to the 
forum, with the reply saying "upgrade jacman". That was not a lot of use, to 
say the least.

I use apt, and synaptic (the gui for apt) on fedora, and debian, and synaptic 
works ok. I admit that mostly I use the CLI, but just to see which packages 
are available I use synaptic, and sometimes install packages with it. I 
prefer to install from the CLI because I can save the install history, and 
can see what was done, and when.

Jacman appears to work ok when uninstalling packages. it just seems to have a 
problem with installing packages.

There doesn't appear to be much to do to get it working, but as I'm not a 
programmer, perhaps it's not so easy.

Question again:

Should I send a bug report to the jacman maintainer?


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