How to Install and Uninstall Softwares via Octopi on Manjaro Linux

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In this tutorial you'll learn how to install and uninstall softwares via octopi on manjaro linux.

What is octopi?

Octopi is a GUI package manager built on Qt that makes using both of the Arch/Manjaro prime terminal package managers - pacman & yaourt - simple point & click operations.

octopi-main

Features

  • Allows you to search packages via description, file or name.
  • Allows you to install multiple packages at the same time.
  • Allows you to uninstall multiple packages at the same time.
  • Notifies you when a new update is released.
  • Allows you to install local packages.

Launch Octopi

You can either launch octopi via application launcher by typing octopi on search box, or simply via terminal.

launch-octopi

octopi

Using Octopi

Octopi it's user friendly and very easy to use it. It allows you to install, uninstall and update packages on your system.

Installing Softwares

Type the software name you want to install on search box and press enter, if the software you are looking for exists on manjaro repositories it will appear below as available to be installed. Then simply right click to that software and click install and it will be added to the installation list.

Clicking install doesn't install the software immediately to your system, to do that, press CTRL+M to commit and then confirm with yes, or click to the tick icon which is located on the top left.

octopi-install

Uninstalling Softwares

Uninstalling procedure is the same as installing. Type the software name you want to uninstall on search box, then you have to right click to that software and click remove. Once you have added it to the list to be uninstalled, press CTRL+M to commit and click yes to confirm.

octopi-remove

Removing Softwares from the "to be installed" list

To remove an software that you might have added it accidentally to be installed, go to the transaction window, right click to the software you want to remove under "to be installed list" and click remove an item.

remove-package-octopi

Updating Packages

Whenever a new update is released, octopi icon will turn red and will appear on your taskbar. Right click to the octopi icon and click system upgrade.

octopi-upgrade


Conclusion

Now that you know how octopi works, you can manage packages on your system without having to go in terminal.


Author

Endrit Qerreti

Linux Enthusiast, Coder, Security Researcher, Linux Sys Admin, Night owl. I started working, testing and playing around with computers since 7 years old, and since then i fell love with them.

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