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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #225 on: 14. July 2014, 14:56:59 »
Octopi is my favorite pacman GUI - good job arnt.

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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #226 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/

Thank you for your tireless help!

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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #227 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.
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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #228 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.

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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #229 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. :)
« Last Edit: 15. November 2014, 20:08:17 by AJSlye »

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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #230 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.

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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #231 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.
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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #232 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.
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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #233 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.

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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #234 on: 16. November 2014, 15:43:52 »
Huh, well it's all good. I don't mind the extra steps anyway.

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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #235 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.

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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #236 on: 04. March 2015, 11:02:04 »
As I can see it is working with v0.6 :)

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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #237 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).

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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #238 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?

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Re: Octopi - a simple qt frontend for pacman
« Reply #239 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.


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