Installing Pacman or Octopi after installing of Garuda

I just installed Garuda and tried to install other Software-Apps.
But the Button ' Add/Remove Software' in the Garuda-Welcome screen doesn't work.
So please where I can find Pacman or Octopi?


Hi there, welcome to the forum.
The suggested method for installing software in Garuda is via pacman, from the command line.
Learn more here and here.
You probably were thinking to pamac, but we believe that it can create troubles in many cases.
And to update the system,


As for the issue with Add/remove software, please provide your garuda-inxi as requested in the topic template.


First of all, anyway, update your system as suggested above. Octopi had an issue a few days ago, fixed with a "rebuild", for which it didn't start as per your issue.


Thank you, but in case to work on commandline means that I would know the name of the package.

You can search with

pacman -Ss <name>

Or you could consider eg pacseek

sudo pacman -Syu pacseek

Anyway Octopi is fine for searching.
Have you tried


And reboot?


Sorry but I don't understand your community software.
Can't use 'quote' ans 'code'.

:: Paketdatenbanken werden synchronisiert …
 garuda ist aktuell
 core ist aktuell
 extra ist aktuell
 community               7,2 MiB  14,4 MiB/s 00:01 [----------------------] 100%
 multilib ist aktuell
 chaotic-aur ist aktuell

--> Refreshing mirrorlists using rate-mirrors, please be patient..
:: Paketdatenbanken werden synchronisiert …
 garuda                 95,9 KiB   184 KiB/s 00:01 [----------------------] 100%
 core                  157,7 KiB  1314 KiB/s 00:00 [----------------------] 100%
 extra                1754,2 KiB  6,85 MiB/s 00:00 [----------------------] 100%
 community               7,2 MiB  16,3 MiB/s 00:00 [----------------------] 100%
 multilib              170,1 KiB  1417 KiB/s 00:00 [----------------------] 100%
 chaotic-aur          2029,5 KiB  3,89 MiB/s 00:01 [----------------------] 100%
spawn pacman -Su
:: Starting full system upgrade...
 there is nothing to do

Checking for plugin updates
Nothing to install / update

System updated! 🐧
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  Mobo: LENOVO model: 20KD001MMD serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO
    v: R0NET46W (1.24 ) date: 04/13/2021
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 14.7 Wh (79.5%) condition: 18.5/23.2 Wh (79.9%)
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    status: not charging cycles: 20
  ID-2: BAT1 charge: 18.8 Wh (87.9%) condition: 21.4/23.5 Wh (91.1%)
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    status: discharging cycles: 42
  Info: model: AMD PRO A12-8830B R7 10 COMPUTE CORES 4C+6G bits: 64
    type: MT MCP arch: Excavator level: v3 note: check built: 2015
    process: GF 28nm family: 0x15 (21) model-id: 0x65 (101) stepping: 1
    microcode: 0x600611A
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: enabled cache: L1: 320 KiB
    desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-2x96 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 2x1024 KiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1291 high: 1297 min/max: 1300/2500 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1296 2: 1283
    3: 1297 4: 1289 bogomips: 19964
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
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  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed mitigation: untrained return thunk; SMT vulnerable
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, STIBP:
    disabled, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: AMD Wani [Radeon R5/R6/R7 Graphics] vendor: Lenovo driver: amdgpu
    v: kernel arch: GCN-3 code: Volcanic Islands process: TSMC 28nm
    built: 2014-19 ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:01.0
    chip-ID: 1002:9874 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Chicony Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-1.3:3 chip-ID: 04f2:b5ab class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 compositor: xfwm v: 4.16.1 driver: X:
    loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi
    gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
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  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.60 running: yes
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  Device-2: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie:
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    class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
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  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 49.41 GiB (10.4%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix
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    used: 15.77 GiB (6.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
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    used: 15.77 GiB (6.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.19 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 43.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 4300
  Processes: 248 Uptime: 2m wakeups: 2 Memory: 7.19 GiB used: 1.56 GiB (21.8%)
  Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1455 libs: 382
  tools: octopi,pamac,paru Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: xfce4-terminal
  inxi: 3.3.23
Garuda (2.6.9-1):
  System install date:     2022-11-15
  Last full system update: 2022-11-16
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:

Octopi (Add/Remove software) works fine here (I'm on Dr460nized), from Latte-dock, from Application Launcher, etc.
Does it start from terminal?


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Thanks for providing your garuda-inxi.
I've restored the topic and moved it to the xfce category.
Could you please check if octopi can be launched from the terminal or the menu?
You do have these already:

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Maybe this could help:

Thanks for help to all.
Octopi , Pamac and Pacseek (with yay) are working very well now.

Will try to learn nicely formatted posts here.

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