Package Details: pac-pacman-aliases 1.9.9-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/pac-pacman-aliases.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: pac-pacman-aliases
Description: Add pac with apt-like pacman aliases, completions, and globbing search pattern support
Upstream URL: https://github.com/bbedward/pac-pacman-aliases
Keywords: apt apt-get pacman
Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: pac-wrapper
Submitter: bbedward
Maintainer: bbedward
Last Packager: bbedward
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.77
First Submitted: 2024-02-28 04:04 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-03-19 17:53 (UTC)

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bbedward commented on 2024-02-28 19:27 (UTC)

This is primarily for my specific use case, of maintaining numerous debian servers (baremetal cryptocurrency nodes, vps-based kubernetes clusters, raspbian, etc, etc.) while preferring to use arch on my personal desktop. It's easier for my brain to not have to jump between different package manager syntaxes on a daily basis. Most pacman usage can be directly converted to apt syntax, even though one is a rolling release distribution - and that's what this does.

Is it necessary? no. But it's convenient for me and it might be convenient for a select few other people (or other systems where I install arch in the future)

For the average casual hobbyist user, I don't recommend this. I'd definitely encourage familiarity with pacman instead of changing the syntax with a wrapper.

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bbedward commented on 2024-02-28 19:27 (UTC)

This is primarily for my specific use case, of maintaining numerous debian servers (baremetal cryptocurrency nodes, vps-based kubernetes clusters, raspbian, etc, etc.) while preferring to use arch on my personal desktop. It's easier for my brain to not have to jump between different package manager syntaxes on a daily basis. Most pacman usage can be directly converted to apt syntax, even though one is a rolling release distribution - and that's what this does.

Is it necessary? no. But it's convenient for me and it might be convenient for a select few other people (or other systems where I install arch in the future)

For the average casual hobbyist user, I don't recommend this. I'd definitely encourage familiarity with pacman instead of changing the syntax with a wrapper.

dogknowsnx commented on 2024-02-28 19:11 (UTC) (edited on 2024-02-28 19:26 (UTC) by dogknowsnx)

Frankly, this package is a disservice to any (new) Arch Linux user (coming from a debian-based system). Its author tries to reconcile package managements of completely different release systems, and judging by the issues reported upstream doesn't have enough experience to even try to build yet another unnecessary pacman wrapper - in this case a pacman wrapper (yay) wrapper to boot...

Do yourself a favor and do not use this package.