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Technical Issues and Assistance => Package Management => Octopi => Topic started by: philm on 17. March 2013, 12:51:20

Title: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 17. March 2013, 12:51:20
[edit:] Wiki page can be found here:

http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Octopi

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Alexandre Albuquerque Arnt, a brazilian from the southern state, loves Linux and also Manjaro. He is the creator of QTgzManager (http://qtgzmanager.wordpress.com/). Our translation team helped him to get some languages done. So now he started a new project called Octopi

(http://i.imgur.com/g4WgW2D.png)

Octopi is a powerfull tool to manage ArchLinux packages. It has a simple interface which consists of just 2 panels:
Some of the features:
This new frontend will be soon in our repositories

You can also use the attached PKGBUILD to build it on your own.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: poker98face on 17. March 2013, 12:56:27
Yes! Finally something good for KDE  :D
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: jack on 17. March 2013, 13:00:17
Looks nice. :) Did you want me to make a version of my slideshow for KDE?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ringo on 17. March 2013, 13:02:17
nice :) want to try :p
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: jack on 17. March 2013, 13:05:41
I'd suggest removing the 'This is an' etc. from the Package classification section.  :) Just a suggestion.

EDIT: Stupid predictive text

EDIT 2: should've read the post properly, nevermind, it's not an in-house project :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 17. March 2013, 13:07:00
very good, should be interesting. Alexandre congratulations. a question: Octopi will replace the Pamac?

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: poker98face on 17. March 2013, 13:09:36
I think that Octopi (qt) will be for KDE edition and pamac (gtk) for Cinnamon, XFCE, E17  ::)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ringo on 17. March 2013, 13:11:48
i use an another frontend then pamac :)

but i dont know... if this stable why not to use it? in manjaro is lots of QT stuff.. so it works for all i gues..
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 17. March 2013, 13:13:17
hi poke98face, can be, thanks for the info.

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: jack on 17. March 2013, 13:16:45
Ignore Edit 2 on previous post... :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: poker98face on 17. March 2013, 13:41:05
hi poke98face, can be, thanks for the info.

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
It is just my opinion, let the developers choose  ;)

@ringo32
Yes but GTK working faster in GTK environment than in Qt (like KDE, razor)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 17. March 2013, 13:41:45
I work with Arnt since some time now. He is a good programmer. All our manjaro-tools are coded in QT. Guillaume will still improve his Pamac. We won't drop it cos of this new UI for pacman. We will simple ship both. We might even split pamac into a update notifier and package manager frontend so we don't have some duplicated applications. We also have LibreOffice Writer and AbiWord. Does one of them replace each other? Octopi is now in our Manjaro-Unstable repos and can be installed with:

Code: [Select]
sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0317-1-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ShalokShalom on 17. March 2013, 13:59:21
  • Supports KDE 3.x, KDE 4.x, XFCE, LXDE, MATE and Trinity Desktop Environments;

Razor-qt ?  ???
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Esclapion on 17. March 2013, 13:59:36
 :)

Thanks, works on my PC (xfce). And it supports AUR.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ShalokShalom on 17. March 2013, 14:00:27
Looks nice. :) Did you want me to make a version of my slideshow for KDE?

YEAH  ;)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ringo on 17. March 2013, 14:10:33
pamac must be stil manjaro standard for sure...potential is there :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 17. March 2013, 14:15:29
thank philm, was a doubt about it. now I understand.

Quote from: philm
We will simple ship both. We might even split pamac into a update notifier and package manager frontend so we don't have some duplicated applications.

would be interesting!

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 18. March 2013, 00:12:25
We keep it open. Everybody can choose what he wants to use ...
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: bersil on 18. March 2013, 10:57:24

(http://i.imgur.com/g4WgW2D.png)


first of all congratulations for their work.

I bring a small suggestion:
As seen in the image, in the tab "about", the phrase "An unrequired installed package (no other package depends on it)" may confuse the user. I suggest the following sentence:
"Package installed (not required for others)"

And moreover,
How I can help with translation of Octopi into Italian and Spanish?

Great job!

bersil
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: bersil on 18. March 2013, 11:11:18
Octopi is now in our Manjaro-Unstable repos and can be installed with:

Code: [Select]
sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0317-1-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz

I saw that a new version (0.1.0318-1). I've installed (by replacing 0.1.0317-1 by 0.1.0318-1) and working properly.

great job again

bersil
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 19. March 2013, 02:52:42
Hi friends,

Thanks for the feedback. I've just commited version 0.1.2 to github.

And you can have more information about this project at: http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 19. March 2013, 14:01:28
congratulations on the great job he has been doing.

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 19. March 2013, 15:38:52
first of all congratulations for their work.

I bring a small suggestion:
As seen in the image, in the tab "about", the phrase "An unrequired installed package (no other package depends on it)" may confuse the user. I suggest the following sentence:
"Package installed (not required for others)"

And moreover,
How I can help with translation of Octopi into Italian and Spanish?

Great job!

bersil

Bersil,

Thanks for your suggestion, it was implemented in 0.1.2.

And about translations... I'll surely welcome and NEED all your help!
But let's wait for the 0.2.x series, as I suppose the strings will not freeze until there.

Could be like this?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 19. March 2013, 17:51:36
Latest update is online now:
Code: [Select]
sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0319-1-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: cumali on 19. March 2013, 18:57:31
All congratulations for their work. Thanks @philm, @Alexandre Albuquerque Arnt. :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: bersil on 20. March 2013, 11:53:17
Bersil,

Thanks for your suggestion, it was implemented in 0.1.2.

And about translations... I'll surely welcome and NEED all your help!
But let's wait for the 0.2.x series, as I suppose the strings will not freeze until there.

Could be like this?

Yeah, sure, I'll watch this thread
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: 8ung on 20. March 2013, 18:12:36
First, thanks for all your work. Snappy and i find it visually more appealing then Pamac, though i'm still using Package Browser and Pacman GUI yaourt. Is it planed to implement categorys in the future? I mean like internet, where one can find all the available browsers? Or multimedia would list all audio+video players?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ultima on 20. March 2013, 21:35:46
How bout Mate Edition ! Seems like Pacman & Pamac a bit to me .
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 23. March 2013, 21:02:11

Quote
First, thanks for all your work. Snappy and i find it visually more appealing then Pamac, though i'm still using Package Browser and Pacman GUI yaourt. Is it planed to implement categorys in the future? I mean like internet, where one can find all the available browsers? Or multimedia would list all audio+video players?

Friend, I'm afraid this kind of feature is not coming to Octopi any time soon. That's because we are havily dependent on pacman  and this is not implemented there.

The good news is that Octopi 0.1.3 has been released! It's a version everyone should upgrade or take a look into.

http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/time-for-more-octopi-0-1-3/

Thanks!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ultima on 23. March 2013, 21:37:00
I will have to get a good look at this .
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: eskaini on 23. March 2013, 21:44:31
@Arnt: Octopi is excellent, and will be included by default in the next Openbox release. I love it!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 23. March 2013, 21:48:33
I'm very happy with the great work of arnt. congratulations!

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 24. March 2013, 02:03:35
0.1.3 is online now:

Code: [Select]
sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0323-1-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 24. March 2013, 02:22:06
ok philm...thanks....

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 25. March 2013, 02:20:51
@Arnt: Octopi is excellent, and will be included by default in the next Openbox release. I love it!

@Carl,
Thanks for your feedback and support! I'm very proud of being part of such an extraordinary community.
BTW, I've just seen your 0.8.5 screenshots and it's shaping really good. I'm pretty sure it'll be another kick-ass version :-)

@Holmes,
I have no words for your non-stop support, man! Only these: Thank you!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 25. March 2013, 02:31:00
thanks arnt...Octopi is fantastic.

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: bersil on 25. March 2013, 19:33:03
0.1.3 is online now:

Code: [Select]
sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0323-1-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz

great! thanks for the info.
Is incredible as advances the development of Octopi and this new version has more features and yet remains super fast.
Now I share in google plus of Manjaro in Spanish

Great work!

Sorry for my English mistakes XD
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 27. March 2013, 23:06:17
News from the developer:
Quote from: Alexandre Arnt
Thank you for trusting in Octopi and giving me a chance to help Manjaro's great community.
Tomorrow (thursday) I will probably send you some changes in Octopi's theme so it can blend better into Manjaro's look.
Nothing really drastic, I hope and definitely something more green
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 30. March 2013, 13:04:12
Octopi 0.1.4 brings Manjaro-Theme:

Code: [Select]
sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0330-1-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: eskaini on 30. March 2013, 13:24:19
The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 30. March 2013, 13:37:11
Octopi 0.1.4.1 out:

It brings "Total download size" information for transactions, as well as a couple of bugfixes.

Code: [Select]
sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0330-2-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: eskaini on 30. March 2013, 13:56:57
sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0330-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz
sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0330-2-i686.pkg.tar.xz
Works for me getting no where with `uname -m` philm
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: qanjaro on 31. March 2013, 17:04:06
Octopi is beautiful and makes it possible to have a Qt-only (or rather KDE-only) system as I had (with Ubuntu minimal + Fluxbox) before I've migrated to Manjaro. So I'm grateful.

Yet when I enter, for instance, "backup" in Pamac I get all the packages related to backup and this is very convenient as one can't know or remember the names of packages s/he is looking for. But when I enter "backup" in Octopi I get only those (5) packages whose names include "backup". Any chance you could make Octopi behave like Pamac (and Synaptic)?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 31. March 2013, 20:36:25
Octopi is beautiful and makes it possible to have a Qt-only (or rather KDE-only) system as I had (with Ubuntu minimal + Fluxbox) before I've migrated to Manjaro. So I'm grateful.

Yet when I enter, for instance, "backup" in Pamac I get all the packages related to backup and this is very convenient as one can't know or remember the names of packages s/he is looking for. But when I enter "backup" in Octopi I get only those (5) packages whose names include "backup". Any chance you could make Octopi behave like Pamac (and Synaptic)?

Hi qanjaro, how are you?

Open a terminal and type: "pacman -Ss backup". Do you receive all the package list you are expecting? If so, we could implement this in Octopi. If not, I'm afraid we can't as we only use pacman commands.

Thx.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: qanjaro on 31. March 2013, 20:49:33
Hi qanjaro, how are you?

Open a terminal and type: "pacman -Ss backup". Do you receive all the package list you are expecting? If so, we could implement this in Octopi. If not, I'm afraid we can't as we only use pacman commands.

Thx.

Thank you sir, I'm fine since (yes) I do receive all the packages listed by Pamac in pacman as well, except for the aur ones (in this instance, luckybackup which is one of the best apps in the whole cosmos and should be included in the official repos, admins ;)).
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ringo on 31. March 2013, 20:49:45
search of octopi is more to te point i gues...

i have 4 package-manager gui and searching with pacman -Ss it gives more.. ok

but if you do backup is the most parts you will need it too.. so... not bad..
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: qanjaro on 31. March 2013, 21:16:11
Yes, Octopi is very fine.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 31. March 2013, 21:41:04
Yes, Octopi is very fine.

Hi qanjaro,

We will have to find a way to implement your suggestion.
Today Octopi's "search" option is actually a filter. It's a Qt technology called "SortFilterProxyModel".
It filters a treeview column (the 'Name' one). That's why it is so fast.

And we probably want Octopi to remain fast and easy on resource consumption ;-)

Well, let's think...
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: qanjaro on 31. March 2013, 21:45:30
Hi qanjaro,

We will have to find a way to implement your suggestion.
Today Octopi's "search" option is actually a filter. It's a Qt technology called "SortFilterProxyModel".
It filters a treeview column (the 'Name' one). That's why it is so fast.

And we probably want Octopi to remain fast and easy on resource consumption ;-)

Well, let's think...

Yes, sure we do; take your time please.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 07. April 2013, 00:32:39
Yes, sure we do; take your time please.

Good news to you qanjaro,
Octopi 0.1.5.0 will support your search by description feature ;-)

And it'll also bring conflict resolving through terminal usage.

Right now, the code is pretty much stable and tested. Only wanted to give you some feedback.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: qanjaro on 07. April 2013, 00:41:56
Good news to you qanjaro,
Octopi 0.1.5.0 will support your search by description feature ;-)

And it'll also bring conflict resolving through terminal usage.

Right now, the code is pretty much stable and tested. Only wanted to give you some feedback.

You-are-GREAT! And conflict resolution is brilliant too as I had to revert back to command line a couple of times because of this. Thank you.

Now I just need two replacement apps for a GTK-free system: a matured Qupzilla (for Firefox) and rapidly maturing markdown note taker Mikidown (for Zim).
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 07. April 2013, 00:57:09
You-are-GREAT! And conflict resolution is brilliant too as I had to revert back to command line a couple of times because of this. Thank you.

Now I just need two replacement apps for a GTK-free system: a matured Qupzilla (for Firefox) and rapidly maturing markdown note taker Mikidown (for Zim).

Hi qanjaro, thanks for your support...
Btw, did Octopi break your system sometime? Or you only got transaction abortion due to conflict issues?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: qanjaro on 07. April 2013, 01:00:36
No no, nothing of that sort; it works perfectly. Just a couple of times because of conflicting packages I had to go back to command line and re-install, nothing to talk about really, yet it's fine that you've sorted that out as well.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 08. April 2013, 03:13:46
Friends,
Octopi version 0.1.5 is out.

More info at:
http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/octopi-0-1-5-launched/ (http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/octopi-0-1-5-launched/)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 08. April 2013, 04:44:42
Thx for the info ;)

Code: [Select]
sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0408-1-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz
... I hope it still works with pacman 4.0.3 ... post otherwise!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: qanjaro on 08. April 2013, 13:02:21
Thank you.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 08. April 2013, 21:37:53
congratulation...arnt (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_NHYkuf5bZg/T2WEjOhTIxI/AAAAAAAACcg/76qRE27R_ig/s36/30.gif) (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_NHYkuf5bZg/T2WEjOhTIxI/AAAAAAAACcg/76qRE27R_ig/s36/30.gif) (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_NHYkuf5bZg/T2WEjOhTIxI/AAAAAAAACcg/76qRE27R_ig/s36/30.gif)

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: bersil on 09. April 2013, 15:21:18

Code: [Select]
sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0408-1-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz
installed and running
works fine

and published in the google plus community of Manjaro in Spanish

great job arnt
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 10. April 2013, 02:57:57
is giving an error

Code: [Select]
[holmes@manjaro ~]$ sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/Manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0408-1-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz
[sudo] password for holmes:
erro: falha ao obter o arquivo 'octopi-0.1.0408-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz' de mirror.dacentec.com : The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
atenção: falha ao fazer o download de http://mirror.dacentec.com/Manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0408-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz
erro: 'http://mirror.dacentec.com/Manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0408-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz': erro na biblioteca de download
[holmes@manjaro ~]$

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Esclapion on 10. April 2013, 03:12:26
Hi Holmes,

I checked  at the moment where I read you, it always works for my PC.

Code: [Select]
[pat@mjro ~]$ sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/Manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0408-1-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz
[sudo] password for pat:
chargement des paquets…
Avertissement : octopi-0.1.0408-1 est à jour -- réinstalle
résolution des dépendances...
recherche des conflits entre paquets...

Cibles (1) : octopi-0.1.0408-1

Taille totale installé : 0,61 MiB
Taille de mise à jour nette : 0,00 MiB

Procéder à l'installation ? [O/n]
(1/1) vérification de l'intégrité des paquets      [######################] 100%
(1/1) chargement des fichiers des paquets          [######################] 100%
(1/1) analyse des conflits entre fichiers          [######################] 100%
(1/1) vérification de l'espace disque disponible   [######################] 100%
(1/1) mise à jour de octopi                        [######################] 100%
[pat@mjro ~]$

(edit)

But I am in 64 bits...
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 10. April 2013, 05:29:01
There is no folder with captial M ...

sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/Manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0408-1-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: bersil on 10. April 2013, 15:27:50
is giving an error

Code: [Select]
[holmes@manjaro ~]$ sudo pacman -U http://mirror.dacentec.com/Manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0408-1-`uname -m`.pkg.tar.xz
[sudo] password for holmes:
erro: falha ao obter o arquivo 'octopi-0.1.0408-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz' de mirror.dacentec.com : The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
atenção: falha ao fazer o download de http://mirror.dacentec.com/Manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0408-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz
erro: 'http://mirror.dacentec.com/Manjaro/pool/octopi-0.1.0408-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz': erro na biblioteca de download
[holmes@manjaro ~]$

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Hi Holmes
work fine for me... but i have 64 bit
You've solved?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 11. April 2013, 13:46:42
thanks for the informations, but my pc is 32bits.

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 22. April 2013, 01:39:02
Friends,

Octopi version 0.1.6 is out!

The changelog:

- New transaction dialog which always display the target packages and sports a brand new “run in terminal” button, so you can use the good and old console for running Octopi commands;
- Progressbar moved to the statusbar;
- "Find a file" option (ctrl+F) in the package list context menu (only for installed packages);
- Ctrl+F also brings a searchbar to search for text in News and About tabs (firefox-highlighting search);
- Support for "ILoveCandy" pacman option.


More information and some screenshots at:
http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/octopi-0-1-6-launched/ (http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/octopi-0-1-6-launched/)


Enjoy!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 22. April 2013, 01:59:20
congratulations arnt the new version of Octopi. each new version it is fantastic...

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: angel on 22. April 2013, 13:44:06
arnt thank you for your work, if you wish us to translate it you can put a request in http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?board=30.0
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 22. April 2013, 14:29:11
the evaluation of Manjaro KDE 0.8.5, the Octopi was quoted, see

Quote
I found Manjaro's Octopi package manager, the front-end GUI to pacman, very good and it resembles synaptic. It works fast and is simple to use. I installed Chromium and Firefox using the package manager without any issue. It offers both Archlinux and some Manjaro specific softwares. Archlinux repository (AUR) is quite rich and has most of the commonly used applications.

to read the full text here

http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.com.br/2013/04/manjaro-085-kde-review-with-kde-4102.html

I also believe that soon arnt gonna release to the community translate.

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 26. April 2013, 18:45:48
Hye,
I run the AUR version of Octopi (to have last version), and like it...

@ Arnt: I saw that you accept some suggestions, and I have ideas:
-is it possible to directly launch the update action of Octopi from command-line or script (with "octopi --update" for example); the goal is to associate Octopi with an update-notifier (like Kalu, or home-made)
-do you plan to add possibility of customizing actions, like choose between -R, -Rs, Rsc for removing packages; perhaps you can add this possibility in the conf file...
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: YFDogan on 26. April 2013, 20:32:22

-do you plan to add possibility of customizing actions, like choose between -R, -Rs, Rsc for removing packages; perhaps you can add this possibility in the conf file...

This will be nice for pamac-manager too.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 26. April 2013, 22:20:52
Hye,
I run the AUR version of Octopi (to have last version), and like it...

@ Arnt: I saw that you accept some suggestions, and I have ideas:
-is it possible to directly launch the update action of Octopi from command-line or script (with "octopi --update" for example); the goal is to associate Octopi with an update-notifier (like Kalu, or home-made)
-do you plan to add possibility of customizing actions, like choose between -R, -Rs, Rsc for removing packages; perhaps you can add this possibility in the conf file...

Hi Loubrix, you had good ideas. I'll see what I can do.

I'm also preparing Octopi for translations. Right now I have pt_BR in place. Will need community help to prepare other languages. The project is hosted in transifex:

https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/octopi/resource/octopi/ (https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/octopi/resource/octopi/)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 27. April 2013, 15:20:38
Ok, I can work on the french translation this week-end... ;)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 27. April 2013, 15:28:16
Ok, I can work on the french translation this week-end... ;)

Thanks friend!
You've been just approved in the French translation team ;-)

C'ya.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: angel on 27. April 2013, 15:32:23
Hi Loubrix, you had good ideas. I'll see what I can do.

I'm also preparing Octopi for translations. Right now I have pt_BR in place. Will need community help to prepare other languages. The project is hosted in transifex:

https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/octopi/resource/octopi/ (https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/octopi/resource/octopi/)

Can you make the same announcement on the translations sub-forum http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?board=30.0 so more people can see it?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 27. April 2013, 15:45:35
Can you make the same announcement on the translations sub-forum http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?board=30.0 so more people can see it?

Done.
Thanks angel!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: tun in a cellar on 27. April 2013, 15:45:46
This will be nice for pamac-manager too.
Agreed!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 27. April 2013, 17:35:40
Thanks friend!
You've been just approved in the French translation team ;-)

C'ya.
I'm working on it; I hope the GUI is a little extensible, because French is generally longer than English (I try to limit the size to strict minimum to avoid problems with buttons).
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 27. April 2013, 19:47:59
I'm working on it; I hope the GUI is a little extensible, because French is generally longer than English (I try to limit the size to strict minimum to avoid problems with buttons).

Loubrix,

Merci beaucoup pour votre beau travail.

Octopi's git version now has your french translation as well as "-sysupgrade" command line option.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 27. April 2013, 21:01:47
thanks to you, I'll test and I'll give feedback...  ;)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 28. April 2013, 14:09:32
thanks to you, I'll test and I'll give feedback...  ;)

Fine Loubrix,

Just to let you know: I added "-removecmd <Remove-cmd>" command line option too.
And as I updated these 2 new command line options in the command line help, your french translation got outdated :-)

Thx!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 28. April 2013, 15:31:12
Just to let you know: I added "-removecmd <Remove-cmd>" command line option too.


very good arnt....(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cguZVxYzR3o/T2WEZSgFvUI/AAAAAAAACas/nDJgr6YcuaI/s36/13.gif)

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 28. April 2013, 17:02:46

And as I updated these 2 new command line options in the command line help, your french translation got outdated :-)

fixed ! the 2 news lines are translated in french ;)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: adityaarun1 on 05. May 2013, 20:51:44
hi devs,

really nice work with octopi.. although i would love it would support searching/ installing aur packages as well, as pacmanxg, as every manjaro system has yaourt installed by default.. that would make it a complete package..

thanks
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: poker98face on 05. May 2013, 21:48:02
hi devs,

really nice work with octopi.. although i would love it would support searching/ installing aur packages as well, as pacmanxg, as every manjaro system has yaourt installed by default.. that would make it a complete package..

thanks
Look at this  :)
http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=4064.msg35144;topicseen#msg35144
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: adityaarun1 on 06. May 2013, 05:16:27
Look at this  :)
http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=4064.msg35144;topicseen#msg35144

Well that's cool..  8)

But what's the fun in keeping two softwares doing a similar job? Wouldn't it be better if one can handle everything? Anyways that's my opinion..  ::)   :P
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 06. May 2013, 16:06:07
Well that's cool..  8)

But what's the fun in keeping two softwares doing a similar job? Wouldn't it be better if one can handle everything? Anyways that's my opinion..  ::)   :P

Hi adityaarun1,
We'll see what we can do with yaourt.

Right now I'm waiting for the translations at https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/octopi/ (https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/octopi/) to settle down, to release v 0.1.7.

So translators, please help me :-)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 12. May 2013, 03:30:29
Friends,
It's time for another release!

Octopi v0.1.7 brings:
More at:
https://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/octopi-reaches-0-1-7/ (https://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/octopi-reaches-0-1-7/)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 14. May 2013, 23:00:58
Thx for the info. 0.1.7.2 got released as octopi-0.1.0514-1 (http://lists.manjaro.org/pipermail/manjaro-packages/20130514/002852.html).
I also attached a PKGBUILD to the first post which can be used to get the latest development release of octopi.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Lukimya on 15. May 2013, 12:36:24
wow :) does this also have a panel indicator like pamac?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 18. May 2013, 19:48:02
wow :) does this also have a panel indicator like pamac?

Hi, Lukimya,

No, Octopi doesn't have a system tray icon indicator, if that was what you meant.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 19. May 2013, 12:17:50
@ Lukimya: I use Kalu as system-tray notifier (the only one that doesn't need admin rights and sudoers modif), and Octopi as package-manager and upgrader...

@ Arnt: I have another idea  ;)
for the moment, the "-sysupgrade" option run "-Su"; is it possible to modify it to run "-Syu" ?

another idea: actually, when an upgrade has conflicts, the "system upgrade" function is disabled; is it possible to remove this security, and replace it by another: when an upgrade has conflicts, it could be only possible to run it in a terminal, that give the possibility to answer questions.

third idea: when an upgrade has a "Syncfirst", is it possible to re-launch automatically upgrader after pacman and/or manjaro-system upgrade ?

PS: I hope I explain clearly  ::)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Lukimya on 19. May 2013, 13:23:43
@ Lukimya: I use Kalu as system-tray notifier (the only one that doesn't need admin rights and sudoers modif), and Octopi as package-manager and upgrader...

thanks for the info :) I will give it a go :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 19. May 2013, 15:32:12
@ Lukimya: I use Kalu as system-tray notifier (the only one that doesn't need admin rights and sudoers modif), and Octopi as package-manager and upgrader...

@ Arnt: I have another idea  ;)
for the moment, the "-sysupgrade" option run "-Su"; is it possible to modify it to run "-Syu" ?

another idea: actually, when an upgrade has conflicts, the "system upgrade" function is disabled; is it possible to remove this security, and replace it by another: when an upgrade has conflicts, it could be only possible to run it in a terminal, that give the possibility to answer questions.

third idea: when an upgrade has a "Syncfirst", is it possible to re-launch automatically upgrader after pacman and/or manjaro-system upgrade ?

PS: I hope I explain clearly  ::)

Loubrix, as always you come with great ideas!

I'll take a look at them: 1 and 3 seem easy to implement but I'm afraid 2 would not. But maybe I'm wrong.
Real Life (TM) is consuming most of my time these days, so I can't tell when it's gonna be ready.

Thank you very much!
Bye!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 19. May 2013, 19:40:45
if 2 is too difficult to implement, perhaps you should just disable the actual security, and, when an upgrade has conflicts, show a popup message saying "Caution ! this upgrade needs to be run from terminal".
actually I run all possible upgrades with octopi to test it, and for the moment, it works great, without any bug, but I would like to upgrade with Octopi even if there is conflicts.

and if you don't have the time for the moment, this isn't a problem: this isn't urgent...

PS: I hate not to know how to develop, I would like to help you, more than simply translate  :-[
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 28. May 2013, 15:40:06
if 2 is too difficult to implement, perhaps you should just disable the actual security, and, when an upgrade has conflicts, show a popup message saying "Caution ! this upgrade needs to be run from terminal".
actually I run all possible upgrades with octopi to test it, and for the moment, it works great, without any bug, but I would like to upgrade with Octopi even if there is conflicts.

and if you don't have the time for the moment, this isn't a problem: this isn't urgent...

PS: I hate not to know how to develop, I would like to help you, more than simply translate  :-[

Hi Loubrix, we released a new Octopi version yesterday.
I think we implemented most of your tips.

It also features all 14 translations, thanks to you all!!!

More info at:
https://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/another-octopi-point-release-0-1-7-3/ (https://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/another-octopi-point-release-0-1-7-3/)

Bye.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: tflovik on 02. June 2013, 09:58:58
Octopi is now included in Chakra Linux latest ISO.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 04. June 2013, 14:33:45
Quote from: arnt
Hi Loubrix, we released a new Octopi version yesterday.
I think we implemented most of your tips.

It also features all 14 translations, thanks to you all!!!

More info at:
https://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/another-octopi-point-release-0-1-7-3/ (https://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/another-octopi-point-release-0-1-7-3/)

Bye.
Hi,
I've upgraded Octopi using AUR, and the "about" popup says "0.1.8": is there some changes ? I saw on Github the "Added notifier support!": how does it work ?

Bye
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 04. June 2013, 17:23:59
Hi,
I've upgraded Octopi using AUR, and the "about" popup says "0.1.8": is there some changes ? I saw on Github the "Added notifier support!": how does it work ?

Bye

Loubrix,

Yes, Octopi now has a notifier that stays in systemTray area. That's the basic 0.1.8 change.
Although it's running well here, it is not being installed by the package script yet (Real Life (tm) is the culprit :-P).
The technology behing it is DBus: there's a small binnary (the server service called pacmanhelper) which is ONLY responsible to query the remote package database for changes. And this without asking the user for admin passwords. Octopi then, only queries this service for changes, from time to time.

I hope I can get all of this ready for git until the weekend.
PS: There'll be translation additions too ;-)

Bye!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: YFDogan on 04. June 2013, 17:50:22
I made a mistake with translation brother. Near the search are there is a button called ' show all groups'. The correct translation is ' 'Bütün Grupları Göster'. It is 'Bütün Grupşarı Göster' now and the letter 'ş' is wrong. It must be 'l' :)

Can you fix this please. I fixed it in transifex.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 06. June 2013, 15:33:42
I made a mistake with translation brother. Near the search are there is a button called ' show all groups'. The correct translation is ' 'Bütün Grupları Göster'. It is 'Bütün Grupşarı Göster' now and the letter 'ş' is wrong. It must be 'l' :)

Can you fix this please. I fixed it in transifex.

Hi YFDogan,

I merged your fixes to the git repo. It also includes the newest notifier support (you have to use the installation script provided - PKGBUILD).
BTW, there are two new translations waiting for you all ;-)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: YFDogan on 06. June 2013, 15:52:18
Hi YFDogan,

I merged your fixes to the git repo. It also includes the newest notifier support (you have to use the installation script provided - PKGBUILD).
BTW, there are two new translations waiting for you all ;-)

Thanks!

Translated brother ;)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 06. June 2013, 22:10:05
Translated in french too  ;)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: filipvk1000 on 06. June 2013, 23:09:54
Installed it. Looks very nice. Thank you Manjaro for being awesome!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: YFDogan on 07. June 2013, 22:52:57
Hi YFDogan,

I merged your fixes to the git repo. It also includes the newest notifier support (you have to use the installation script provided - PKGBUILD).
BTW, there are two new translations waiting for you all ;-)

Thanks!

Hi brother, I updated today octopi-0.1.7.3-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz and it is still 'grupşarı',but it will be 'grupları'.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 08. June 2013, 02:09:57
Hi brother, I updated today octopi-0.1.7.3-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz and it is still 'grupşarı',but it will be 'grupları'.

Hi YFDogan,
Where did you get the package? I only updated the git repo.
You'd have to "git pull" and "makepkg" it to use the updated 0.1.8 Octopi version.

Bye.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: YFDogan on 08. June 2013, 02:13:11
Sorry brother. I did git pull but did not makepkg. Now it is ok. :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 16. June 2013, 21:28:13
Friends,
We got some news to ya: Octopi 0.1.8 is out!

Features:

More info at: http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/octopi-0-1-8-the-notifier-one/ (http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/octopi-0-1-8-the-notifier-one/)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: bersil on 16. June 2013, 22:27:54
great news !!
but as I can install it, i not found this new version in the Manjaro repos or AUR :(
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 16. June 2013, 23:56:24
great news !!
but as I can install it, i not found this new version in the Manjaro repos or AUR :(

Bersil,

You can always:

Code: [Select]
git clone https://github.com/aarnt/octopi.git
makepkg -f
pacman -U --force <nameOfGeneratedPackage.tar.xz>
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Lukimya on 17. June 2013, 00:56:34
One word: Wohoo! a notifier! And next can install packages from aur? :p
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Esclapion on 17. June 2013, 01:16:37
 :)

It is not possible to set the font size ? My eyes are bad.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 17. June 2013, 02:14:09
:)

It is not possible to set the font size ? My eyes are bad.

Esclaption,

You can use qtconfig-qt4 for that.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Esclapion on 17. June 2013, 02:46:24
Thanks for the answer.  :)

I have this softare installed, but I am with Xfce, not Kde.

In my Xfce, all the fonts are bigger, only not for Octopi. I will do some tries, but I think your application does not follow my choices for it.

(edit)

Example :

(http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1371429945.png)

The underlying software in my capture is qtconfig-qt4. I use the font Droid-sans 14.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 17. June 2013, 04:20:28
Thanks for the answer.  :)

I have this softare installed, but I am with Xfce, not Kde.

In my Xfce, all the fonts are bigger, only not for Octopi. I will do some tries, but I think your application does not follow my choices for it.

(edit)

Example :

(http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1371429945.png)

The underlying software in my capture is qtconfig-qt4. I use the font Droid-sans 14.

Esclapion, this is quite weird.
I'm changing font sizes here in Openbox
:-(
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 23. June 2013, 08:49:25
Latest Octopi is now in Unstable-Branch:

http://lists.manjaro.org/pipermail/manjaro-packages/20130623/003040.html
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 23. June 2013, 13:56:43
@ Philm: why don't use the Octopi's version (0.1.8) instead of 0.1.0623-1 ?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 25. June 2013, 21:50:11
I have to use this version until it reaches 0.2.0 since I don't want to use an epoch so we would have 1:0.1.8. Simply a pacman issue and bad versioning by me ;)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 29. June 2013, 18:42:40
@ Arnt: the notifier doesn't work for me; I have to run the "sync" manually, pacmanhelper seems to be stopped (no process running for it).
is there a special setting that can be done ?

I run Manjaro 64 bits (up to date), with Kde; first my release of Octopi was the git one, then I installed the "octopi-git" from AUR (0ff2a6d-1) when it build the git release.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 01. July 2013, 22:58:45
@ Arnt: the notifier doesn't work for me; I have to run the "sync" manually, pacmanhelper seems to be stopped (no process running for it).
is there a special setting that can be done ?

I run Manjaro 64 bits (up to date), with Kde; first my release of Octopi was the git one, then I installed the "octopi-git" from AUR (0ff2a6d-1) when it build the git release.

Loubrix,

I can only help you with the Github version build...
Can you try to install it again, using the available PKGBUILD file?

After installing, do the following:

- Open a terminal with root perms and run "tail -f /var/log/pacman.log";
- Open the just installed octopi version;
- Wait for 5 minutes and see if the tail command pops a message saying "...pacman -Syy..." or something like that;
- 1 hour later, you should get another message saying "...pacman -Syy...";
- And so on...

Post your results, whichever you get :-)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 03. July 2013, 00:48:09
so I re-installed the git version...
I run Octopi and wait for 5 minutes: I've got "Running 'pacman -Syy' ...synchronizing package lists" in /var/log/pacman.log.
I wait for 1 hour: no "...pacman -Syy..." (and nothing else)
does the Octopi's window must be open, or can I close it ?

Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 03. July 2013, 02:13:59
so I re-installed the git version...
I run Octopi and wait for 5 minutes: I've got "Running 'pacman -Syy' ...synchronizing package lists" in /var/log/pacman.log.
I wait for 1 hour: no "...pacman -Syy..." (and nothing else)
does the Octopi's window must be open, or can I close it ?

Hi Loubrix,
Good to know it worked for you :-)

And yes, the octopi window must be opened for this magic to work.
But you can left click the systray icon to hide the main window if you want.

Bye.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 03. July 2013, 22:01:46
is there a way to run pacman-helper without octopi, to have an independent update-notifier ?

and, is the new version in Manjaro repo (0.1.0623-1) the same as the git version ? for the moment, I have blacklisted octopi upgrade in my pacman.conf...
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 03. July 2013, 22:31:22
"is there a way to run pacman-helper without octopi, to have an independent update-notifier ?"

Loubrix, let me clarify how the Octopi notifier feature works, so you can better understand the whole process.
The magic is done by DBus. pacman-helper is just a small Qt4 app that answers to DBus messages generated by Octopi. For now, the only message it receives is "Do a pacman -Syy, please". Then, pacman-helper simply executes this command with root credentials and replies "It's done!" to Octopi. When Octopi receives this reply, it refreshes it's lists of available, installed and outdated packages.

So, answering your question, currently there's no way to run just pacman-helper to get notifications.
Because it's just a small server app, without a GUI.

"and, is the new version in Manjaro repo (0.1.0623-1) the same as the git version ? for the moment, I have blacklisted octopi upgrade in my pacman.conf..."

No, the current Octopi version available in Manjaro is older than the github one. This will be fixed when Octopi reaches version 0.2 and philm starts to use the same version numbering as mine.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 04. July 2013, 11:36:50
thanks for the explaination ;)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 07. July 2013, 00:42:53
Octopi 0.1.9 in unstable now:

0.1.9 (0.1.0706.07c3339-1)
+  Added yaourt support.
+  Updated most of the translations.

... I added the git-tag to the version-number. So we can see which version we have now.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 07. July 2013, 16:14:43
Octopi 0.1.9 in unstable now:

0.1.9 (0.1.0706.07c3339-1)
+  Added yaourt support.
+  Updated most of the translations.

... I added the git-tag to the version-number. So we can see which version we have now.

Thanks, Philm!

Just an important note: I've just commited version 692bc3e to github. It fixes a really nasty bug related to yaourt support.

Bye.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 09. July 2013, 00:04:27
Updated to the latest octopi-0.1.0708.de00f07-1.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 11. July 2013, 03:46:09
Friends,
Octopi 0.1.9 has been released!

More at:
http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/octopi-0-1-9-is-here/ (http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/octopi-0-1-9-is-here/)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: shaddow on 11. July 2013, 11:41:37
Is it a bug or a feature, that I can't find octopi inside octopi?
When I search for octopi I get zero results  ;)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 11. July 2013, 15:38:14
Is it a bug or a feature, that I can't find octopi inside octopi?
When I search for octopi I get zero results  ;)

Hi shaddow,

In fact it's a temporary feature ;-)
We've made that because currently the Manjaro octopi package has a different version numbering from the official git release.

As soon as Octopi hits 0.2 series, we'll be able to revert this ;-)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 11. July 2013, 20:22:39
Latest Octopi release can be found as octopi-0.1.0711.cb34e6d-1 in our unstable repos. The one in stable is one commit short. Sorry for the bad timing.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 21. July 2013, 12:43:47
Octopi 0.2.0
- Splitted the project in "octopi" and "octopi-notifier".
- Important bugfixes to deal with multithreaded code.
- Added a "globals.h/.cpp" file to group QFutureWatcher globals.
- Updated style changing code in main.cpp. (Manjaro defaults to GTK theme)
- BugFix: when user cancelled a sysupgrade transaction inside a terminal, the package actions remained disabled.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 22. July 2013, 01:16:33
great work  ;)
now it's a real notifier staying in the systray even if Octopi is closed...
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 22. July 2013, 13:04:12
just others ideas...

-why do you launch Yaourt as Root ? I don't think it's a good idea, but...
-why use Yaourt ? why  not just use package-query for the package list, and makepkg -i to build and install the package ? it would be faster...
you can read the Yaourt scripts to know the good way to do this...
-is it possible to have a local install function (pacman -U <file.tar.xz>) with a select-file box ?

and a question: what's the checking delay of the octopi-notifier ?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 22. July 2013, 16:02:58
just others ideas...

1) why do you launch Yaourt as Root ? I don't think it's a good idea, but...
2) why use Yaourt ? why  not just use package-query for the package list, and makepkg -i to build and install the package ? it would be faster...
you can read the Yaourt scripts to know the good way to do this...
3) is it possible to have a local install function (pacman -U <file.tar.xz>) with a select-file box ?

4) and a question: what's the checking delay of the octopi-notifier ?

Hi Loubrix, let's go:

1) I tried to lauch it as a normal user. Wasn't successful though.
2) I used yaourt because it is a good utility and has the same interface as pacman.
3) Yes it's possible, I only have to code it ;-)
4) For now it's 15 minutes. In the previous notifier it was 1 hour.

Bye!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: wongs on 22. July 2013, 17:58:33
Hi, arnt.

I have both pamac and octopi in my XFCE Manjaro system, and I've noticed something about how octopi is named.

In the normal XFCE applications menu (ie, start button), octopi is merely called "Add/remove software", just like pamac. It is only recognisable because of the yellow octopus/pacman icon. Pamac and octopi both appear in the 'System' category of apps as "Add/remove software".

If you use the "launcher" plugin in the xfce panel, you click on "+" to add new item to launcher. Octopi can be found if you scroll through all the programs simply by recognising the yellow icon. However, if you try to search for "octopi" via the search bar of the "add new item" window instead of scrolling through the list of programs, it cannot be found.

Octopi also cannot be found in the Whisker menu for XFCE, whether under "octopi" or "add/remove software".  It cannot be found under the "System" category of apps. Only pamac appears there.  If you use the Whisker search bar and input either of these search terms, you still won't find octopi.

Not sure if this is a problem with Whisker or with Octopi's naming.

Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Ayceman on 22. July 2013, 19:55:04
In the latest version in the testing repos (0.20) this shouldn't be a problem. It worked fine for me (though I don't personally use it).

The package is this for x64: http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/manjaro/testing/community/x86_64/octopi-0.2.0.0721.8f01468-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

And this for x86: http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/manjaro/testing/community/i686/octopi-0.2.0.0721.8f01468-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 22. July 2013, 20:13:48
@wongs: This bug is fixed in the latest Whisker Menu. Will be shortly in stable.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: cohjam on 22. July 2013, 22:29:41
are there any command line options that start octopi minimized or any other way i can have it running minimized in the tray at login?

thanks.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: wongs on 23. July 2013, 06:49:40
@wongs: This bug is fixed in the latest Whisker Menu. Will be shortly in stable.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 23. July 2013, 18:58:13
0.2.0.0723.a24a187-1
- Splitted the project in "octopi" and "octopi-notifier".
- Added support for "notify-send" in "octopi-notifier".
- Added hebrew translation.
- GTK native theme is used by default in Manjaro (while not in KDE).

added to unstable, soon in testing.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: handy on 26. July 2013, 05:35:09
I've added a simple introduction to Octopi in the Manjaro wiki, found here:

http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Octopi

@Philm: I added a link to the wiki page at the top of your OP.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: viking60 on 27. July 2013, 19:24:56
Norwegian translation done
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ruziel on 27. July 2013, 21:24:00
Thanks Handy.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 27. July 2013, 23:36:12
Norwegian translation done

Thank u very much!
It's been commited to github.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: AJSlye on 30. July 2013, 21:13:25
2 questions:
1) What is up with Chackra forking Octopi and renaming it Oktopi?
and
2) Is their any difference other than the KDE bindings?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: poker98face on 30. July 2013, 22:22:20
Can i install octopi when using Cinnamon? I don't want to install 1000 KDE and Qt packages  :) And Octopi has updates inddicator like pamac?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ringo on 30. July 2013, 23:07:34
manjaro is sitting normal QT, ? and you dont get Kde, :) and has a notifier :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 30. July 2013, 23:15:54
2 questions:
1) What is up with Chackra forking Octopi and renaming it Oktopi?
and
2) Is their any difference other than the KDE bindings?

Hi AJSlye, let's go:

1) Good question. The fork started mainly because Anke Boersma (that time Chakra's project manager) saw a post in the brazilian Manjaro forum talking about Octopi. She liked it and thought the project could be the realization of their old dream: to have a pacman frontend until their new Akabei project could enter stable state. She managed to change some things she felt could lead to less trouble (for instance: calling konsole to execute every octopi transaction, instead of using "pacman -no-confirm"). Later, Manuel Tortosa started to port some of the Qt code to KDE, as well as changing some things here and there and adding new code. As soon as I realized the fork was created, I managed to contact him to ask if he would like to work together. He accepted and we exchanged many lines of codes and ideas. So, answering your question, the reasons are basicly two: * change Octopi to call konsole every time a transaction is being executed, so the user can answer any given question and *let the aplication blend nicely with the KDE desktop Chakra has, say: themes, icons, etc.

2) Yes, there are two 3rd party applications that Octopi does not have: pacman log viewer and repository checker. There is also a tab called "konsole", so the user can exec whatever command he'd like to. KDE icons, themes, APIs and interface elements are used here and there too.

But the most important thing is: this fork has been very good to Octopi! Being able to exchange code with Manuel Tortosa, for the single purpose to improve the quality of this app is just priceless. That's the very core open source philosofy.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: poker98face on 30. July 2013, 23:30:18
Some bugs (i just installed octopi) i use Cinnamon/Manjaro 0.8.7

- When i tried to launch system update (open terminal and make update or something like that) Octopi hangs and nothing happens
- Octopi is not using system Faenza icons
 Btw when using with GTK desktop, Octopi (Qt) use GTK 2 or 3 theme?



Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ringo on 30. July 2013, 23:40:23
i thought in the next update will handle gtk bit better ..
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 31. July 2013, 02:00:15
Some bugs (i just installed octopi) i use Cinnamon/Manjaro 0.8.7

- When i tried to launch system update (open terminal and make update or something like that) Octopi hangs and nothing happens
Humm, that's quite weird. Do you have gksu installed?

- Octopi is not using system Faenza icons
Indeed, Octopi has it's own icons, compiled as a resource within the binary.

- Btw when using with GTK desktop, Octopi (Qt) use GTK 2 or 3 theme?
This is Qt4 native technology, called QGtkStyle. It requires gtk2.10 (or later) installed.

Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: poker98face on 31. July 2013, 11:18:50
extra/gksu 2.0.2-4 [installed]
    A graphical frontend for su
extra/libgksu 2.0.12-5 [installed]
    gksu authorization library

Also i don't know why but cursor changes to black when in octopi window  ???
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 31. July 2013, 21:14:08
extra/gksu 2.0.2-4 [installed]
    A graphical frontend for su
extra/libgksu 2.0.12-5 [installed]
    gksu authorization library

Also i don't know why but cursor changes to black when in octopi window  ???

Hi poker98face,

In fact Octopi is not compatible with this DE right now.
But it's very easy to add this support. Maybe you can help me as I do not have it installed.

Bye.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: poker98face on 31. July 2013, 21:19:06
You should add option to choose terminal emulator ex. Gnome terminal, Konsole, Xfce terminal, Mate terminal and others. I think Octopi hangs for me because it can't find Konsole  :-\
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 31. July 2013, 21:32:20
You should add option to choose terminal emulator ex. Gnome terminal, Konsole, Xfce terminal, Mate terminal and others. I think Octopi hangs for me because it can't find Konsole  :-\

Which terminal does Cinamon desktop uses?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: poker98face on 31. July 2013, 21:35:24
(http://i.imgur.com/JUWLzwv.jpg)
Sorry for bad quality  ::) Cinnamon use Gnome-terminal.

Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 31. July 2013, 21:53:07
(http://i.imgur.com/JUWLzwv.jpg)
Sorry for bad quality  ::) Cinnamon use Gnome-terminal.

Your user description says you use KDE 4.10 desktop ;-)
When you are in KDE, Octopi works, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: poker98face on 31. July 2013, 22:00:24
I use Cinnamon, sorry i forgot to change my description  :P
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: eskaini on 04. August 2013, 05:41:21
Is this the same Octopi? 
http://www.chakra-project.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?pid=68392 (http://www.chakra-project.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?pid=68392)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ringo on 04. August 2013, 10:59:57
oktopi from chakra is forked from octopi :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: viking60 on 07. August 2013, 11:42:27
After the live quality control some changes were made in the Norwgian (nb) language. Please pull that from Transifex for the next update.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 07. August 2013, 16:13:55
After the live quality control some changes were made in the Norwgian (nb) language. Please pull that from Transifex for the next update.

Hi Viking, thanks for the updates!

Right now I'm on a bussiness trip and unable to upgrade the project.
As soon as I arrive home I'll take care of it.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 08. August 2013, 10:27:14
@ Arnt: I've also submited 2 french translations for the new feature  ;)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: kc1di on 08. August 2013, 12:26:44
Thanks working great here on xfce 64 install :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: texaveryfun on 10. August 2013, 09:18:33
Hello,

I have an issue with Octopi. After the boot of my computer Octopi Icon is red in the systray.
I open it and I see there are 81 obsolete packages (see list below)
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81 paquets de votre système sont obsolètes :


Nom Version obsolète Version disponible
alsa-plugins 1.0.27-1 1.0.27-2
avidemux-cli 2.5.6-6 2.5.6-7
avidemux-qt 2.5.6-6 2.5.6-7
bison 2.7.1-1 3.0-1
cups-filters 1.0.35-2 1.0.35-4
dhcpcd 5.6.8-3 6.0.4-1
ffmpeg 1:1.2.1-1 1:2.0-2
ffmpeg-compat 20120509-3 1:0.10.8-4
gambas3-devel 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gambas3-gb-crypt 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gambas3-gb-desktop 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gambas3-gb-form 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gambas3-gb-form-stock 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gambas3-gb-gtk 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gambas3-gb-image 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gambas3-gb-image-effect 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gambas3-gb-net 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gambas3-gb-net-curl 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gambas3-gb-qt4 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gambas3-gb-settings 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gambas3-runtime 3.4.1-4 3.4.2-2
gcc 4.8.1-1 4.8.1-2
gcc-libs 4.8.1-1 4.8.1-2
gegl 0.2.0-8 0.2.0-9
giflib 4.2.1-3 5.0.4-2
glew 1.9.0-2 1.10.0-1
grub 2.00.5043-3 2.00.5086-1
gstreamer0.10-ugly 0.10.19-5 0.10.19-6
gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins 0.10.19-5 0.10.19-6
handbrake 0.9.9-2 0.9.9-3
imlib2 1.4.5-4 1.4.5-5
inkscape 0.48.4-8 0.48.4-9
jdk7-openjdk 7.u40_2.4.1-1 7.u40_2.4.1-2
jre7-openjdk 7.u40_2.4.1-1 7.u40_2.4.1-2
jre7-openjdk-headless 7.u40_2.4.1-1 7.u40_2.4.1-2
k3b 2.0.2-8 2.0.2-9
kdelibs 4.10.5-1 4.10.5-2
kdemultimedia-ffmpegthumbs 4.10.5-1 4.10.5-2
kdenetwork-filesharing 4.10.5-1 4.10.5-2
kdenetwork-kppp 4.10.5-1 4.10.5-2
kdenetwork-krdc 4.10.5-1 4.10.5-2
kdenetwork-krfb 4.10.5-1 4.10.5-2
lib32-gcc-libs 4.8.1-1 4.8.1-2
lib32-glew 1.9.0-1 1.10.0-1
lib32-mesa 9.1.5-1 9.1.6-1
lib32-mesa-demos 8.1.0-2 8.1.0-3
lib32-mesa-libgl 9.1.5-1 9.1.6-1
libdiscid 0.5.1-1 0.5.2-1
libgdiplus 2.10-4 2.10.9-1
libreoffice-calc 4.0.4-1 4.0.4-2
libreoffice-common 4.0.4-1 4.0.4-2
libreoffice-draw 4.0.4-1 4.0.4-2
libreoffice-en-US 4.0.4-1 4.0.4-2
libreoffice-impress 4.0.4-1 4.0.4-2
libreoffice-kde4 4.0.4-1 4.0.4-2
libreoffice-writer 4.0.4-1 4.0.4-2
libvdpau 0.6-2 0.7-1
linux310 3.10.4-1 3.10.5-1
linux310-headers 3.10.4-1 3.10.5-1
linux310-nvidia-304xx 304.88-3 304.88-5
linux310-virtualbox-host-modules4.2.16-3 4.2.16-5
linux34 3.4.55-1 3.4.56-1
linux34-nvidia-304xx 304.88-8 304.88-9
linux34-virtualbox-host-modules 4.2.16-1 4.2.16-2
man-pages 3.52-1 3.53-1
mc 4.8.9-1 4.8.10-1
mencoder 36285-1 36285-3
mesa 9.1.5-1 9.1.6-1
mesa-libgl 9.1.5-1 9.1.6-1
mkinitcpio 0.14.0-1 0.15.0-1
mkinitcpio-busybox 1.21.1-1 1.21.1-2
mplayer 36285-1 36285-3
nepomuk-core 4.10.5-1 4.10.5-2
ntp 4.2.6.p5-15 4.2.6.p5-17
poppler 0.22.5-1 0.24.0-1
poppler-glib 0.22.5-1 0.24.0-1
transcode 1.1.7-9 1.1.7-10
vlc 2.0.7-2 2.0.8.a-1
wine 1.6-1 1.7.0-1
x264 20130206-1 20130702-2
xf86-input-wacom 0.22.0-1 0.22.1-1

Below Octopi screen after I launch System update  (CTRL+U).

(http://nsm08.casimages.com/img/2013/08/10//mini_13081009194316469111452688.png) (http://www.casimages.com/img.php?i=13081009194316469111452688.png)

It says that there is no new update available.

Strange isn't it ?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Pouet on 10. August 2013, 15:50:34
Did you update your database first ? (Ctrl+D or "Synchroniser")
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: texaveryfun on 10. August 2013, 17:33:15
Yes I did it.

Problem was due because of "poppler"
Finally I made a manual system update with pacman in terminal.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 10. August 2013, 17:56:27
Yes I did it.

Problem was due because of "poppler"
Finally I made a manual system update with pacman in terminal.

Hi texaveryfun,
Glad you solved your problem.

Whenever you run into this kind of trouble, please open a terminal and run this command:

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"pacman --print-format \"%n %v %s\" -Spu"
And then post the results here.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: texaveryfun on 10. August 2013, 18:32:13
I made the manual update after Loubrix answer on French Forum.
OK I will do this next time..
Thanks for your suppor and your great package.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 11. August 2013, 11:09:45
Hi,
there a bug in the last repo version (0.2.0.0805.2a84d8d-1): Octopi doesn't see installed packages, and mark all uninstalled:
(http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1376211478.png) (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1376211478.png)
as you can see in the screenshot, Dolphin is installed, but Octopi see it uninstalled.

only AUR packages are marked installed; we are 2 users of french forum with the bug (for the moment)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ringo on 11. August 2013, 11:30:14
dont know if its an bug there is a new update for octopi but notifier dont show up :)

(http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/schermafdruk-11-08-13-112850.php) (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/schermafdruk-11-08-13-112850.php)

in pacman -Ss sees what installed

but will see what happend what installed
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 11. August 2013, 13:51:52
Octopi has now two packages. Install octopi-notifier.
I will inform Alexandre about the listing problem in Octopi.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ringo on 11. August 2013, 14:25:25
both are new version so its updating also...will see  mayby it doesnt read own package as 'new' who knows since only packages those two are...
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 11. August 2013, 14:27:46
Hi,
there a bug in the last repo version (0.2.0.0805.2a84d8d-1): Octopi doesn't see installed packages, and mark all uninstalled:
(http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1376211478.png) (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1376211478.png)
as you can see in the screenshot, Dolphin is installed, but Octopi see it uninstalled.

only AUR packages are marked installed; we are 2 users of french forum with the bug (for the moment)

Hi Loubrix,
Please, execute this in a terminal:

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pacman -Ss | grep -i installed | wc -l
How many installed packages do you get?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 11. August 2013, 14:40:02
We fixed the locales issue. So grepping for installed don't work. You always have to call it like this:

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export LC_MESSAGES=C && pacman -Ss | grep -i installed | wc -l
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 11. August 2013, 15:48:55
octopi-0.2.0.0811.4aef124-1 fixes this issue. It is in unstable and testing
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 11. August 2013, 17:25:35
@ Arnt:
Code: [Select]
pacman -Ss | grep -i installed | wc -l
2
@ Philm:
Code: [Select]
export LC_MESSAGES=C && pacman -Ss | grep -i installed | wc -l
1120
I already try to install the testing version:
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pacman -Qs octopi
local/octopi 0.2.0.0810.4aef124-1
    A pacman frontend using Qt libs
local/octopi-notifier 0.2.0.0810.4aef124-1
    Notifier for Octopi
but I'll try your octopi-0.2.0.0811.4aef124-1...

another precision: My laptop run Manjaro Kde x86_64 (not community, net-install + Kde); on my wife's laptop, with Manjaro Xfce i686, no bug, Octopi run normaly.
I have th same bug with the Git version.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 11. August 2013, 17:46:48
@ Philm: you gave the fix  ;)
if I launch Octopi like this:
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export LC_MESSAGES=C && octopithere's no bug; perhaps Octopi isn't responsible of the bug ?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Pouet on 11. August 2013, 18:02:00
Same bug here (I'm french)

After I used pamac :
pacman -Ss | grep -i installed | wc -l
989

Bug still remains :
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2589/3h51.png)

pacman -Qs octopi
local/octopi 0.2.0.0805.2a84d8d-1

@ Philm: you gave the fix  ;)
if I launch Octopi like this:
Code: [Select]
export LC_MESSAGES=C && octopithere's no bug; perhaps Octopi isn't responsible of the bug ?

It's working for me too. :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 11. August 2013, 18:22:18
found !
I have a custom ~/.profile with this inside:
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export LANGUAGE="fr:en"
export LC_MESSAGES="fr_FR.UTF-8"
export LC_CTYPE="fr_FR.UTF-8"
export LC_COLLATE="fr_FR.UTF-8"
I'll remove this file, to use /etc/profile
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Pouet on 11. August 2013, 21:41:57
No custom profile for me, my locales :

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LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8
LC_CTYPE="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="fr_FR.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=
No locale set in bashrc or profile in ~ or /etc.

My /etc/locale.conf :
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cat /etc/locale.conf
LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8
LC_MESSAGES=fr_FR.UTF8

I tried to set another language for LC_MESSAGES in this file and it worked (set to de_DE.UTF8), octopi is in german, but show the right number of installed packages and icons. ???
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Pouet on 11. August 2013, 22:43:48
It's working after the last update (stable)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 24. August 2013, 17:53:11
The Manjaro Developers Team is happy to announce Octopi 0.2.0.
We thank the community which helped us to get all bugs fixed we had in 0.1-series and keeps translating our tools.
Arnt is happy to see his work shipped with Manjaro Openbox 0.8.7 next Monday.

Changelog

0.2
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Loubrix on 30. August 2013, 01:15:17
Yaourt as non-root user is a very good thing  ;)

I have another (little) feature request (for the next release): is it possible to have all "pacman -Qi/Si" informations in package info tab ?
for example, here is Octopi info for Package-query:
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package-query
Query ALPM and AUR


URL     http://gitweb.archlinux.fr/package-query.git/
Version   1.2-1
Licences   GPL
Dépend de     pacman>=4.1 pacman=2.0
Taille du téléchargement     22.54 KB
Taille installé    79.00 KB
Empaqueteur      Philip Müller <philm[at]manjaro[dot]org>
Architecture      x86_64
Date de construction    sam. - 13/04/2013 16:37:00
and here is the pacman outpout:
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$ pacman -Qi package-query
Nom                   : package-query
Version               : 1.2-1
Description           : Query ALPM and AUR
Architecture          : x86_64
URL                   : http://gitweb.archlinux.fr/package-query.git/
Licences              : GPL
Groupes               : --
Fournit               : --
Dépend de             : pacman>=4.1  pacman<4.2  curl  yajl>=2.0
Dépendances opt.      : --
Requis par            : yaourt
Optionnel pour        : --
Est en conflit avec   : --
Remplace              : --
Taille installé       :  79,00 KiB
Paqueteur             : Philip Müller <philm[at]manjaro[dot]org>
Compilé le            : sam. 13 avril 2013 16:37:00 CEST
Installé le           : mer. 07 août 2013 10:07:36 CEST
Motif d’installation  : Installé comme dépendance d’un autre paquet
Script d’installation : Non
Validé par            : Signature
(sorry, it's in french)
for example, Octopi doesn't show the "required by", "optionnaly required by", and some other thing; when uninstalling package, it's interesting to know which packages will be uninstalled too.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: yaqiao on 30. August 2013, 02:16:29
I would suggest a "New to repositories" category to the selections that include installed, orphaned, etc.

Also, the GUI should allow setting a preference for how often Octopi checks for updates.  I would prefer, for example, a single daily check.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 12. September 2013, 07:32:41
0.2.1 (Development Release - 0.2.0.328.7eb6773-1)

You can get it from our unstable branch.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: drb on 27. September 2013, 10:34:23
I'm having trouble with installing packages from the AUR. In KDE, Octopi is not launching a terminal when a package is selected for installation. In Openbox it seems to work fine. Octopi version is Octopi - 0.2.1 (dev).

I see this listed in the previous post as fixed:
0.2.1 (Development Release - 0.2.0.328.7eb6773-1) - BugFix: Konsole was not working with yaourt package installation.
So I installed ocotpi-git (aur/octopi-git 2cda92a291-1) with yaourt and still have the same problem. The about dialog lists the version as Octopi - 0.3 (dev).

Is this bug back, or am I missing a package, or doing something wrong?

Darrell
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: drb on 27. September 2013, 20:11:39
Update: Changing the default terminal to xterm works. Octopi opens xterm just fine. I also discovered that the AUR package octopi-git was last updated on 2013-08-26 15:29. So I am off to figure out how to build the latest dev version from the source. :-)

Darrell
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 27. September 2013, 20:43:29
Hi drb, this is weird.
It was supposed to work, and you wouldn't need to change the default terminal. Xterm would be automatically picked.

I'm having trouble with installing packages from the AUR. In KDE, Octopi is not launching a terminal when a package is selected for installation. In Openbox it seems to work fine. Octopi version is Octopi - 0.2.1 (dev).

I see this listed in the previous post as fixed:
0.2.1 (Development Release - 0.2.0.328.7eb6773-1) - BugFix: Konsole was not working with yaourt package installation.
So I installed ocotpi-git (aur/octopi-git 2cda92a291-1) with yaourt and still have the same problem. The about dialog lists the version as Octopi - 0.3 (dev).

Is this bug back, or am I missing a package, or doing something wrong?

Darrell
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: AJSlye on 27. September 2013, 20:56:07
I ALWAYS uninstall xterm as I don't need it, I only need 1 terminal.

Octopi opens konsole just fine on update and root terminal, however, it won't open Konsole when trying to install from AUR, it just hangs up and I have to kill Octopi to close it..
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 27. September 2013, 22:08:47
I ALWAYS uninstall xterm as I don't need it, I only need 1 terminal.

Octopi opens konsole just fine on update and root terminal, however, it won't open Konsole when trying to install from AUR, it just hangs up and I have to kill Octopi to close it..

Well my friend,
I really wanted that konsole worked with yaourt in Octopi too.
Unfortunately I could not make it... so I had to use a terminal I know is installed by default in Manjaro.


Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: drb on 27. September 2013, 22:52:50
I confirmed that the default terminal does not have to be changed in KDE. Octopi will use Konsole for the root terminal and xterm for yoaurt as you stated.

The problem is that xterm is NOT installed by default in Manjaro KDE (I just installed manjaro-kde-0.8.7.1-x86_64.iso).

I also notice the same problem in the development version of E17, (http://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarodev/files/users/cumali/manjaro-e17-0.8.7.1-x86_64.iso). In this case the both the root terminal and youart terminal are not started. The terminal used in E17 is gnome-terminal. Installing xterm fixed the problem as Octopi will use xterm for both the root terminal and for yaourt. It does not start gnome-terminal.

Perhaps xterm should be a dependancy of Octopi, as it is not installed by default in all flavours of Manjaro.

Darrell
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 27. September 2013, 23:01:37
I confirmed that the default terminal does not have to be changed in KDE. Octopi will use Konsole for the root terminal and xterm for yoaurt as you stated.

The problem is that xterm is NOT installed by default in Manjaro KDE (I just installed manjaro-kde-0.8.7.1-x86_64.iso).

I also notice the same problem in the development version of E17, (http://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarodev/files/users/cumali/manjaro-e17-0.8.7.1-x86_64.iso). In this case the both the root terminal and youart terminal are not started. The terminal used in E17 is gnome-terminal. Installing xterm fixed the problem as Octopi will use xterm for both the root terminal and for yaourt. It does not start gnome-terminal.

Perhaps xterm should be a dependancy of Octopi, as it is not installed by default in all flavours of Manjaro.

Darrell

Indeed Darrel,
Good idea!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: drb on 29. September 2013, 20:52:56
Update: Changing the default terminal to xterm works. Octopi opens xterm just fine. I also discovered that the AUR package octopi-git was last updated on 2013-08-26 15:29. So I am off to figure out how to build the latest dev version from the source. :-)

Darrell

I've been looking at the PKGBUILD script for octopi-git. I looks like it pulls the latest code from the git server. I am new to Manjaro and the AUR, so I am wondering if I am reading the script correctly. Does installing octopi-git load the latest code from the git server and build the application from that? If so then is the last update shown on aur.archlinux.org/packages/octopi-git/ is really the last update for the PKGBUILD?

Do I understand this correctly?

Darrell
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 29. September 2013, 21:09:42
I've been looking at the PKGBUILD script for octopi-git. I looks like it pulls the latest code from the git server. I am new to Manjaro and the AUR, so I am wondering if I am reading the script correctly. Does installing octopi-git load the latest code from the git server and build the application from that? If so then is the last update shown on aur.archlinux.org/packages/octopi-git/ is really the last update for the PKGBUILD?

Do I understand this correctly?

Darrell

Hi Darrel,
Yes, the package from aur gets the latest source code and compiles it.
You can use it if you like.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: sdch on 07. October 2013, 16:12:08
the only feature i miss in octopi is that pamac allows for choosing optional installs along with the main package ...
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 07. October 2013, 16:15:04
Hi sdhc,

Hummm, that's a good idea...

We could try to implement it :-)


the only feature i miss in octopi is that pamac allows for choosing optional installs along with the main package ...
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: sdch on 07. October 2013, 16:21:49
that was a quick reply. Thanks for considering my suggestion Arnt.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: sdch on 23. October 2013, 21:03:24
looks like the feature is implemented in octopi thanks arnt......
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 03. November 2013, 22:33:22
Friends,

Octopi 0.3 has been released!

More info at:
http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/octopi-0-3-is-finally-available-for-download/ (http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/octopi-0-3-is-finally-available-for-download/)

Thank you all for the long term support ;-)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: yukon2508 on 03. November 2013, 23:07:23
Friends,

Octopi 0.3 has been released!

More info at:
http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/octopi-0-3-is-finally-available-for-download/ (http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/octopi-0-3-is-finally-available-for-download/)

Thank you all for the long term support ;-)
thanks arnt for this great upgrade, it's getting better and better  :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Lukimya on 04. November 2013, 11:12:55
Supports KDE 3.x, KDE 4.x, XFCE, LXDE, MATE and Trinity Desktop Environments;

No Cinnamon? seems to work perfectly fine for me  :-*
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 19. January 2014, 16:56:09
http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/octopi-0-3-1-is-now-available/ (http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/octopi-0-3-1-is-now-available/)

Thanks to you all guys,

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 21. February 2014, 16:25:48
Friends,

Today Octopi turned 1!

1 year old ;-)

More at:

http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/octopi-celebrates-its-first-anniversary/ (http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/octopi-celebrates-its-first-anniversary/)

Thank you all!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: ringo on 21. February 2014, 17:06:22
Congrats Friend !!

Friends,

Today Octopi turned 1!

1 year old ;-)

More at:

http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/octopi-celebrates-its-first-anniversary/ (http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/octopi-celebrates-its-first-anniversary/)

Thank you all!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: bersil on 21. February 2014, 18:17:37
congratulations Arnt !!
Good work... and, thank you for your great work :)

best regards
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: viking60 on 21. February 2014, 19:00:27
Happy Birthday!(http://bjoernvold.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_party.gif)
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Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Lukimya on 22. February 2014, 13:09:11
Nice work :) keep it going!  :-*
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: laikexpert on 27. February 2014, 05:50:18
Great work.

Simple, clear, useful and beautiful.


P.S.
Long live linux
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: sdch on 16. April 2014, 06:21:01
how to make multiple selections in yaourt and install them in one go? (octopi 0.4.0)

Edit:

let me be clear here, how to make multiple selections in while using yaourt section in octopi and install them in one go?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Lukimya on 16. April 2014, 09:52:34
how to make multiple selections in yaourt and install them in one go? (octopi 0.4.0)

Does Yaourt (AUR) even support multiple installs? If not, I would imagine it is pretty impossible to have such feature on octopi either.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: AJSlye on 16. April 2014, 20:24:34
Yes, Yaourt allows for multiple (consecutive) installs.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 16. April 2014, 22:58:35
how to make multiple selections in yaourt and install them in one go? (octopi 0.4.0)

Edit:

let me be clear here, how to make multiple selections in while using yaourt section in octopi and install them in one go?


Ctrl + selection ?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: sdch on 17. April 2014, 06:09:47

Ctrl + selection ?

Thanks arnt that was what i was searching for.. :D
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: aaditya on 08. May 2014, 06:48:52
Hi Arnt, a problem / suggestion:

When using Octopi, sometimes I check the packages which are going to be updated, and sometimes I want to blacklist some of them, so I blacklist them and run pacman form the terminal.

However (after updating), when I click on the refresh (sync database) button in Octopi, I guess only the database is updated, but not the current state of those packages, so I still see the old packages that have been updated.

Only way around this seems to be restarting Octopi.

So perhaps could change the Refresh button, or maybe add a Control in the File menu for "Refresh" that would update the status of all the packages?
Thanks.

Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: sdch on 22. May 2014, 21:20:26
in openbox+lxqt environment octopi is not using lxqt-polkit , and shows error, installing gksu solved the issue, i dont know why being a qt app it doesn't use qt based polkit while the gtk apps such as gparted,firewalld applet use lxqt-polkit?  ::)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 22. May 2014, 21:47:08
in openbox+lxqt environment octopi is not using lxqt-polkit , and shows error, installing gksu solved the issue, i dont know why being a qt app it doesn't use qt based polkit while the gtk apps such as gparted,firewalld applet use lxqt-polkit?  ::)

Hi sdch,
Octopi uses kdesu or gksu to get root credentials.
Currently only the notifier uses polkit.
If my memory is not wrong I've already tested using polkit in octopi but I could not get all the output I'm used to while using su frontends.

So... for the moment that's all we have.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: sdch on 23. May 2014, 06:14:04

hi arnt i understand,,, thanks for such a great product...
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 25. May 2014, 04:52:11
Friends,

Octopi 0.4.0 is finally released!

Check it out: http://wp.me/p3hXXe-44 (http://wp.me/p3hXXe-44).
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 25. May 2014, 04:57:42
congratulations... ;)

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: MadmanRB on 12. June 2014, 23:07:52
One thing that I dont like in octopi is when you install a package from AUR octopi pulls up a terminal.
Pamac doesnt do this, it gives a gui to help accept changes as does PackmanXG, I hope something like that makes it into octopi as even though I dont have issues with the terminal it is distracting in a gui environment
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 12. July 2014, 15:45:42
One thing that I dont like in octopi is when you install a package from AUR octopi pulls up a terminal.
Pamac doesnt do this, it gives a gui to help accept changes as does PackmanXG, I hope something like that makes it into octopi as even though I dont have issues with the terminal it is distracting in a gui environment

MadmanRB,

Octopi is based on command line tools. I agree with you it'd be better to have all options working without a terminal, but currently it's not developed and I wonder if it could be using tools like yaourt and pacaur (the ones I do).
Besides, this would at least involve writing a parser (as octopi has for pacman command output).
And parsers... well they are prone to errors.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 12. July 2014, 15:47:27
Friends,

Octopi 0.4.1 is out!

More info at:
http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/octopi-version-0-4-1-released/ (http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/octopi-version-0-4-1-released/)

Thanks for all your help!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Holmes on 12. July 2014, 16:14:23
thanks arnt... ;)

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Lukimya on 12. July 2014, 18:07:49
Thanks for the swift development :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: viking60 on 14. July 2014, 14:56:59
Octopi is my favorite pacman GUI - good job arnt.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 07. November 2014, 14:12:35
Friends,

A new version of Octopi got released last tuesday: 0.5.0. Highlights are the new dialog for choosing terminals and the less intrusive notifier.

More info at:
http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/maturing-and-getting-even-better-octopi-0-5/ (http://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/maturing-and-getting-even-better-octopi-0-5/)

Thank you for your tireless help!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: emogg on 14. November 2014, 23:17:04
Is there a way for octopi to retain the root password for an entire session? It seems to ask for it too often otherwise.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 15. November 2014, 19:31:04
Is there a way for octopi to retain the root password for an entire session? It seems to ask for it too often otherwise.

While in KDE you can run it as root.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: AJSlye on 15. November 2014, 20:05:44
Is there a way for octopi to retain the root password for an entire session? It seems to ask for it too often otherwise.
No, not really, but this does sound like a good suggestion for arnt, I'm sure he could find a way.

While in KDE you can run it as root.
Not really a good Idea and an even worse suggestion, my friend. :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 15. November 2014, 20:42:08
No, not really, but this does sound like a good suggestion for arnt, I'm sure he could find a way.
Not really a good Idea and an even worse suggestion, my friend. :)

1) Believe me, I've tried. But kdesu and gksu were the only tools that worked as they retrieve all pacman command's output so Octopi can parse them;

2)It was just an idea. Let's not forget that Octopi is just a frontend to pacman, so it should not harm your system. Of course there could be security issues in Qt4/5 library that could be exposed while doing so.

But I don't see those authentication dialogs (kdesu/gksu) as bad things. I think the interaction with package managers is not very constant for the average user and if we are talking about a power one, changes are he is using "pacman" directly.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: emogg on 16. November 2014, 00:21:24
I haven't used pamac for quite some time, but I thought that it did retain the root password throughout a session. Anyway I'll try running Octopi via kdesu and see how that works.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: AJSlye on 16. November 2014, 03:50:35
I believe that pamac is using policykit for authentication, and that's how it keeps the administrator rights open for the entire session.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 16. November 2014, 13:36:38
I believe that pamac is using policykit for authentication, and that's how it keeps the administrator rights open for the entire session.

Indeed. Octopi Notifier also uses policykit.
But when I tried to use it for Octopi itself, it didn't retrieve the output for pacman commands. So I was left alone with my kdesu/gksu options.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: AJSlye on 16. November 2014, 15:43:52
Huh, well it's all good. I don't mind the extra steps anyway.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: miku on 10. February 2015, 12:28:42
I really like Octopi!
I need just one small thing to make me happy :)

If I click to one app, then its details are shown in the below box. If I do this with keyboard (like pushing up or down at keyboard choosing another app), then the result is empty screen it does not refresh the data. The bottom screen should be refreshed with the details if I push up or down at the keyboard.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: miku on 04. March 2015, 11:02:04
As I can see it is working with v0.6 :)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: miku on 10. March 2015, 13:37:21
Would it be beneficial if the user could always see the "Info" page? I am always using it and if it could be pinned it would be great always to see the date, dependencies etc.

I think there is enough space for the other 5 tabs in the middle/ right side, so there would be space for the "Pinned info" page.

If thef user selects more apps then this page would be empty(, or a list of the selected apps).
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: maravic on 25. March 2015, 13:48:59
Hi, I have installed the last Manjaro-KDE pre5 with octopi 6.0. I'm not able to find yaourt group in octopi panel. Something was changed in this version? How can I enable AUR packages in octopi?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: conky57 on 25. March 2015, 13:57:17
Hi, I have installed the last Manjaro-KDE pre5 with octopi 6.0. I'm not able to find yaourt group in octopi panel. Something was changed in this version? How can I enable AUR packages in octopi?
Yes, there has been a change in accessing yaourt. You now just click on the green alien face icon next to the search box, and that enables yaourt tool. You then can search yaourt as before.


Best regards.
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Egavas on 31. March 2015, 12:16:57
I can't install/uninstall anything with octopi in plasma5, it says that kdesu should be installed, but it is already installed. Anyone else have this problem?

Cheers!
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: steeze on 12. April 2015, 18:01:44
Was there any kind of "heads up" about the change in accessing the AUR from octopi? I spent a good amount of time re-installing things wondering why yaourt decided to break, finally finding this answer of "clicking the green alien face". I guess I'm probably just a complete noob and don't even know where to find information like this
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Ponder on 12. April 2015, 18:10:42
Not that I know of. I know it caught a lot of Manjaro users by surprise, and was talked about rather extensively on this forum. Arch users may possibly have gotten some sort of notice, but I doubt it.

Best bet is to monitor this forum. Those sort of things are posted about rather quickly, as soon as they become evident to the user(s).
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 26. April 2015, 01:17:11
Octopi version 0.7 just released!

More info at https://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/version-0-7-arrives/ (https://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/version-0-7-arrives/).
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: Citroen on 01. June 2015, 22:29:28
Ctrl+U should do an upgrade, but nothing happens here.
The upgrade icon is grey as well.

Does this only do anything if there are any updates available?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: philm on 29. August 2015, 18:46:43
There are plenty updates (https://lists.manjaro.org/pipermail/manjaro-packages/) happening currently. Maybe your mirror is outdated (https://github.com/manjaro/pacman-mirrors/tree/master/data/outdated) or even offline (https://github.com/manjaro/pacman-mirrors/tree/master/data/offline) ...
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 09. November 2015, 01:38:48
Octopi friends,

Latest version is finally launched. Check at:

https://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/version-0-8-finally-arrives/ (https://octopiproject.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/version-0-8-finally-arrives/)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: n3rdy6 on 21. March 2016, 18:10:59
Hi i need a little advise, im running cinnamon edition 16.06 comes with pacman gui  but i like octopi better wich one is better and can change it one for the other?
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: arnt on 21. March 2016, 18:28:50
Hi i need a little advise, im running cinnamon edition 16.06 comes with pacman gui  but i like octopi better wich one is better and can change it one for the other?

Which one is better? The one you like most is best for you.
Does it mean Pamac is not good? Of course not. Pamac is prefered by many users and it is installed in the majority of Manjaro spins.

Linux is best known for its freedom of choice. Let there be many choices, so we can stick with our very own, despite the common taste.

It's called liberty and it is healthy :-)
Title: Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
Post by: n3rdy6 on 21. March 2016, 22:07:59
Which one is better? The one you like most is best for you.
Does it mean Pamac is not good? Of course not. Pamac is prefered by many users and it is installed in the majority of Manjaro spins.

Linux is best known for its freedom of choice. Let there be many choices, so we can stick with our very own, despite the common taste.

It's called liberty and it is healthy :-)
   Thank you Sir ur help is apreciated