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Christian Stryczynski

Freelance software developer. Haskelling at night. Hopefully unconventional. Fan of Dvorak

Comparing two popular Arch Linux AUR helpers - Pacaur vs Yaourt

Pacaur seems like the more feature filled AUR helper. It also seems much more active on it's github project page  https://github.com/rmarquis/pacaur compared to yaourt https://github.com/archlinuxfr/yaourt.

The annoying thing about yaourt is those dam confirmation dialogs.

Also Pacaur is written in Python, as opposed to Bash. Which I think is a much more suitable language for a project of this size.

So my advice is go for Pacaur! 

A even more feature filled AUR helper seems to be Aura. Though I guess it needs a bit more adoption. It is written using Haskell and supports some very cool features - rollbacks, deleting unneeded cache files and more - this readme page might be useful: https://github.com/aurapm/aura/blob/master/aura/README.md

I love Arch Linux!

Written by Christian Stryczynski on Monday August 21, 2017

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