Where do I find em?
The package manager used with Garuda is
pacman. (package manager. Not the hungry little video game character. )
The packages are located in the repositories. These are listed/configured in
/etc/pacman.conf, which points to files with the actual URLs.
Now, searching those packages for what you want is… expansive.
The most basic method - where you’ll already have all you need installed - is using pacman:
pacman -Ss <keyword> – pacman Sync search
pacman -Ss pamac will get you:
$ pacman -Ss pamac chaotic-aur/libpamac-aur 11.6.2-1 [installed] Pamac package manager library based on libalpm chaotic-aur/libpamac-nosnap 1:11.6.2-1 Pamac package manager library based on libalpm. Without Snap support chaotic-aur/pacui 1.14-1 Bash script providing advanced Pacman and Yay/Pikaur/Aurman/Pakku/Trizen/Paru/Pacaur/Pamac-cli functionality in a simple UI chaotic-aur/pamac-aur 11.6.0-3 [installed] A Gtk3 frontend, Package Manager based on libalpm with AUR and Appstream support chaotic-aur/pamac-classic 7.3.0-2.5 A Gtk3 frontend for libalpm - classic version chaotic-aur/pamac-nosnap 11.6.0-2 A Gtk3 frontend, Package Manager based on libalpm with AUR and Appstream support chaotic-aur/pamac-tray-icon-plasma 0.1.3-3 Pamac tray icon for plasma users
If you’d prefer a GUI way, I like
pamac-aur. It provides a nice GTK front end that lets you search and read up on the packages in the repositories and the AUR. I do not recommend using it for updating the system, stick with
garuda-update for that.
Catra likes Pamac, but I prefer Octopi, especially in KDE/Qt environments. Either way, they are both frontends to Pacman. :gobble: :gobble:
But potato, po-tah-to; pamac, octopi, what’s the difference.
I’m a Pacseek guy myself.