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Since my system is always on a potentially outdated mirror, I can't instantly search all manjaro repositories(stable, unstable, testing) for the latest packages.
To search for the latest packages, for now, I have to find up-to-date mirrors first on http://repo.manjaro.org/
On ArchLinux, I just had to search https://www.archlinux.org/packages/

Is there a manjaro equivalent to https://www.archlinux.org/packages/ ?

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Just come here, Philm will make a new thread about it, covering what's new and how many packages are being updated etc. They provide a link for the updated packages too. Example:
https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=32324.0

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Just come here, Philm will make a new thread about it, covering what's new and how many packages are being updated etc. They provide a link for the updated packages too. Example:
https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=32324.0

Reading changelog is even more cumbersome than visiting the up-to-date repos on http://repo.manjaro.org/
I want to search for the latest version of `every` package on manjaro before they hit every mirror. Something like https://www.archlinux.org/packages/ is ideal.
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Manjaro stable repository is updated all at once (2-3 weeks), unlike Arch which is updated everyday. So, whether there's a link like that or not, you still can't sort it by date like Arch.
If your problem is your mirror is always not up to date, all you need to do is look in one package that is updated according to the mirror I link it to you in the previous post. Because if that one package is in the latest version, that means all of your packages are up to date (except there is a server error in your choosen mirror).
For example:
This is the part of that updated packages changelog I linked it to you.
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### BoxIt memo ###


User kirek created a snapshot of branch 'testing' to 'stable'.


 - stable community i686:  707 new and 676 removed package(s)
 - stable community x86_64:  710 new and 679 removed package(s)
 - stable core i686:  27 new and 27 removed package(s)
 - stable core x86_64:  27 new and 27 removed package(s)
 - stable extra i686:  719 new and 721 removed package(s)
 - stable extra x86_64:  720 new and 722 removed package(s)
 - stable multilib x86_64:  18 new and 19 removed package(s)


-------------- next part --------------
[New Packages]
acpid-2.0.27-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz
afl-2.08b-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz
agda-2.4.2.5-5-i686.pkg.tar.xz
As you can see, acpid is updated to version 2.0.27-1. So all you need to do in your system is to do a
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pacman -Si acpid or choose a package you've installed and do
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pacman -Qi acpidIf the result is that version, then I can confirm you your mirror is up to date. Remember to do a pacman -Syu first before doing that though.
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You can change the order of the mirrors used from fastest to slowest, or set it up to use only the mirrors in your country with the pacman-mirrors command (rankmirrors): https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/Rankmirrors_to_Set_the_Fastest_Download_Server

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Is there no origin repository where packages arrive first? Unstable is out of sync in many mirrors, and I want to search the origin without finding up-to-date mirrors first.

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I don't think that there is such a page as arch for manjaro and it would be great if there was..
Personally I have installed manjaro-unstable in virtualbox and I see from there (via the package-manager, pamac or octopi) the latest packages which I'm looking for.

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Is there no origin repository where packages arrive first?

mirror.netzspielplatz.de tends to be updated first. If you absolutely have to have packages minutes before they go to other mirrors, that's the one to use. I don't understand why that would make a difference.

If you're running stable, why would you care? If you're running unstable, you get them when they sync from Arch.
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mirror.netzspielplatz.de tends to be updated first. If you absolutely have to have packages minutes before they go to other mirrors, that's the one to use. I don't understand why that would make a difference.

If you're running stable, why would you care? If you're running unstable, you get them when they sync from Arch.
I think what he's trying to do is to download the latest packages from somewhere else and install it in his system later. I'm thinking maybe he has a really slow internet at home (I used to do it before by downloading the big packages like kernel, browser, etc from wifi and install it at home). Am I right crocket? Because I can't find another reason for him why he want this so bad.

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I think what he's trying to do is to download the latest packages from somewhere else and install it in his system later. I'm thinking maybe he has a really slow internet at home (I used to do it before by downloading the big packages like kernel, browser, etc from wifi and install it at home). Am I right crocket? Because I can't find another reason for him why he want this so bad.

No. https://github.com/manjaro/packages-extra/issues/63#issuecomment-201832278 made me want to quickly check first without downloading any package if `bluez 5.38-2` was actually on unstable on my mirror. But, checking it involved a non-trivial multi-step process which disoriented me as a manjaro beginner and involved searching the internet for how to check unstable packages without having to switch to unstable and waiting for the mirror to sync.

The plan was to switch to unstable when I think it might become available on my mirror. Because pamac "tempts" me to install lots of updates when I switch to unstable, I wanted to minimize the amount of time that pamac prompts me to check unstable packages. I wanted to predict when it becomes available, but I couldn't predict how frequently mirrors updated unstable, based on the shape of things on http://repo.manjaro.org/.
http://repo.manjaro.org/ looks confusing to beginners.

After dialogue on this thread, I realized the local unstable package list would be out of sync for a few minutes or a few hours at maximum. Now, there's another question. How can I quickly search unstable packages without having to switch from stable to unstable or launching a virtual machine for manjaro-unstable?
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After dialogue on this thread, I realized the local unstable package list would be out of sync for a few minutes or a few hours at maximum. Now, there's another question. How can I quickly search unstable packages without having to switch from stable to unstable or launching a virtual machine for manjaro-unstable?

Search Arch Stable via https://www.archlinux.org/packages/ since they will shortly go to Manjaro Unstable?

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Search Arch Stable via https://www.archlinux.org/packages/ since they will shortly go to Manjaro Unstable?

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Maybe. That's one way although it has little delay.

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Maybe. That's one way although it has little delay.

It does, certainly. Maybe we forgot to ask; what did you have in mind as a way of doing so?

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It does, certainly. Maybe we forgot to ask; what did you have in mind as a way of doing so?

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Being able to predict when certain package would be available on unstable helps collaborate on package issues like https://github.com/manjaro/packages-extra/issues/63 as smoothly as possible.
If I can't predict, I would either delay it for a day or wait for it to appear on unstable. The first option leaves a loose end which constantly tempts me(distraction) to check unstable while I have other things to do. The second option ties me to a low-value task while I could do things of higher priorities.
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Being able to predict when certain package would be available on unstable helps collaborate on package issues like https://github.com/manjaro/packages-extra/issues/63 as smoothly as possible.
If I can't predict, I would either delay it for a day or wait for it to appear on unstable. The first option leaves a loose end which constantly tempts me(distraction) to check unstable while I have other things to do. The second option ties me to a low-value task while I could do things of higher priorities.

AH, I see. And I can see you have more than a spurious interest in doing so. I notice on your GitHub link, that if you click on your name, goto Public Activity, there is an RSS feed. Does/would that help? Minorly distracting.

For me, a good indica works wonders on OCD stuff, but I live where it is legal medicine.

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