Yaourt-Gui – A Bash GUI for Yaourt

By | March 27, 2013

Yaourt-Gui is completely written in bash and offers the speed of the terminal with a simple look and feel. This eliminates the heaviness of a gui in gtk or otherwise. The ver 1.0-1 was released on 2013-09-10 on AUR.



Open the terminal and run the command:

$ yaourt -Sy yaourt-gui

If you have not installed yaourt, please follow the official guide here or add the repository at the end of file /etc/pacman.conf:

SigLevel = Optional TrustAll
Server = http://repo.archlinux.fr/$arch


SigLevel = Never
Server = http://repo.archlinux.fr/$arch

Save the configuration file, open a terminal as root and run the command:

# pacman -Sy yaourt
$ yaourt -Sy yaourt-gui

Manual Installation

Download the pkg file with the command:

$ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/yaourt-gui/files/yaourt-gui-1.0.tar.gz

Extract it with tar and position in the extracted folder:

$ tar xvfz yaourt-gui-1.0.tar.gz && cd yaourt-gui-1.0

Check the md5sum with the command:

# makepkg -g >> PKGBUILD

Install it with the command:

# makepkg -is

New Options v. 1.1

you can also customize the logo by editing the file /usr/share/yaourt-gui/yglogo.

Proxy Setting

For a correct proxy configuration can be added at the end of the file ~/.bashrc and /etc/bash.bashrc the rows:

# forza configurazione proxy
if [ -f /etc/profile.d/proxy.sh ]; then
  source /etc/profile.d/proxy.sh
  unset http_proxy
  unset https_proxy
  unset ftp_proxy

In addition to operate the proxy add to end of file /etc/sudoers the directive:

Defaults env_keep = "http_proxy https_proxy ftp_proxy"

In this way, the proxy will also work with sudo.




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  • PalCsanyi

    When in yaourt-gui’s [9] Search & Install
    sometimes the produced list is so big that one can’t scroll back the xterm window and can’t view the start of the list.

    So I tried to uses in /etc/yaourtrc the option:
    PAGER=”less -r”

    but then I get the list without colors.
    Can one uses the less pager so so get the coloured list?