pacinfo 0.1 released

Some minutes ago I have released pacinfo v0.1.

You can find the project page at Google Code:

I have also uploaded a PKGBUILD to the AUR:


  • list all installed packages
  • screenshot support (fetching from like the Ubuntu Software Center)
  • large screenshot if you click on the thumbnail
  • shows installed files of a package
  • shows some details of the package
  • full-text search in the whole package name

Report bugs and feature requests to the project page at Google Code…thanks.


  1. #1 by marco on 3. February 2011 - 22:32

    are you planning to insert aur support?
    I know pacman does not support it, maybe inserting another tab?
    Anyway, thanks

  2. #2 by ise on 3. February 2011 - 22:54

    I haven’t thought about it yet. Have to check it first. First I have thought about implementing support for not installed packages. This will be the next step. AUR support maybe, but can’t say it for sure.

  3. #3 by x33a on 5. February 2011 - 11:58

    Great initiative ise. I don’t really need such gui for pacman, but i am sure many users do like guis.

    Just a few suggestions:

    1. As i can see from the screenshot, there is no information about the repository. Maybe you should add repository information to the package information area, or list the packages by repositories in the left.



    2. Maybe you can use images for less common programs from and sourceforge, if they allow such a thing.

    • #4 by x33a on 5. February 2011 - 12:04

      Damn wordpress, it messed up the format.

      What i meant was:

    • #5 by ise on 5. February 2011 - 18:04

      Thanks for your reply. I have thought about the same these days. Now I’m planning to add a new tab and list the packages which are on the repos and not installed and one tab for the installed packages like they are now.
      The list of files will maybe changed into a real file system tree, but I have to think about this idea, but I think it will make much more sense and it looks much better than just the text.

  4. #6 by Leonardo Fontenelle on 9. February 2011 - 21:34

    Why not improve the libpalm backend of PackageKit instead?

    • #7 by ise on 10. February 2011 - 08:43

      Why, that’s a good question. Maybe because I don’t develop in C/C++, I had long time before, but not at the moment. I don’t know PackageKit and its internals and I have no effort to learn it.
      There are many reasons why I haven’t do that and coded pacinfo instead.

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