Package Details: tkpacman 1.7.0-1

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Package Base: tkpacman
Description: A lightweight GUI for pacman built with Tcl/Tk
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Keywords: GUI pacman system
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: herremaw
Maintainer: herremaw
Last Packager: herremaw
Votes: 34
Popularity: 0.487052
First Submitted: 2013-08-25 14:25
Last Updated: 2016-09-12 14:52

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herremaw commented on 2017-02-16 09:02

I am afraid that I cannot do much about that. tkPacman just uses pacman to interact with the repositories and package database. So tkPacman and pacman behave exactly the same with respect to "IgnorePkg".

For example: I have put the package "abook" in "IgnorePkg".

Then tkPacman still shows it as available in the repository "extra" just as pacman itself when called with "pacman --sync --search abook".

However, when I mark it for installation and then press Apply in tkPacman, tkPacman calls the command "pacman --sync abook". Then pacman will respond with:

:: abook is in IgnorePkg/IgnoreGroup. Install anyway? [Y/n]

This means that you are reminded that "abook" is in IgnorePkg and that you still get the opportunity to decide what to do with that.

not_anonymous commented on 2017-02-16 01:43

Great package....I *finally* noticed a bug (after using this for a few weeks); I placed a package in pacman.conf's "IgnorePkg" and it is not being ignored !! (yaourt DOES ignore...)

herremaw commented on 2016-09-12 15:00

Upgraded to version 1.7.0.
- The option "fontincrement" has been added. It saves the font size
used by tkPacman.
- Correction in the help text: the hyperlink to "Partial upgrades
are unsupported" has been corrected.

herremaw commented on 2016-09-11 18:26

I am working on a newer version that will include this new feature.

It only needs some testing.

philo commented on 2016-09-11 12:43

Thanks for your prompt reply.

Ctrl+ or Ctrl- work for browsers with the '+' or '-' signs of the numeric keypad but not for tkPacman.

For bigger fonts, as you suggest, I must hit Ctrl & Shift with the '+' sign of the main keyboard, not the numeric pad. For smaller fonts, it is Ctrl and the '-' sign of main keyboard. That is on a French AZERTY keyboard.

In any event, the change of font size is not memorized...

herremaw commented on 2016-09-11 11:18

I am also using tkPacman under XFCE. For me Cntrl+ and Cntrl- do work. But, if "+" and "-" normally need the SHIFT-key to be held down, as is the case on my US QWERTY keyboard, you also need to hold down the SHIFT-key together with the CONTROL-key to type Cntrl+ and Cntrl-.

philo commented on 2016-09-11 09:27

Resizing window is memorized but changing the font size is not. Also, the shortcuts Cntrl+ and Cntrl- are not working for me (running XFCE).

herremaw commented on 2015-10-13 08:12

Upgraded to version 1.6.1
- The button "Check Upgrades" was renamed to "List Upgrades".
- tkPacman no longer calls the pacman script "checkupdates" but
provides the same functionality by setting up a temporary copy of the
package database at /tmp/tkpacman, where /tmp/tkpacman/local is a
symbolic link to /var/lib/pacman/local, and by calling:
fakeroot -- pacman --sync --refresh --dbpath /tmp/tkpacman
pacman --query --upgrades --dbpath /tmp/tkpacman
This gives the user more feedback on the progress than 'checkupdates'
which hides all feedback on the progress from pacman.
- The parsing of /etc/pacman.conf was completely rewritten. Up to now
it is used by tkPacman to get the list of sofware repositories and
the value of DBPath (default /var/lib/pacman).

Alad commented on 2015-09-28 09:25

No problem, thanks for the update. :)

herremaw commented on 2015-09-27 11:43

tkpacman was updated to version 1.6.0.

I would like to thank Alad Wenter for helping me to improve tkpacman.

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