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Programming languageC
AuthorJudd Vinet
Latest releaseNo release found

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Pacman is the default package manager for Arch Linux. The main differences with other package managers include the focus on a binary package format and the underlying build system for software. Its goal is to keep the system up-to-date, especially as Arch Linux is considered to be a 'rolling release'. By using a server/client model it synchronizes package lists and allows the user to install the latest available packages.

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The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this tool:


  • + Project is mature (10+ years)
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Pacman is under development by Judd Vinet.

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