Pacstall is a package manager inspired on AUR (Arch User Repository) for Ubuntu, so you can install the latest software alongside the stable base of Ubuntu.

Pacstall takes in files known as pacscripts (similar to AUR PKGBUILD’s) that contain the necessary contents to build packages, and builds them into executables on your system. Available packages can be found on https://github.com/pacstall/pacstall-programs/tree/master/packages.

Table of Contents

Installation

sudo bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://git.io/JsADh || wget -q https://git.io/JsADh -O -)"
  • Don’t include sudo if you are running the command as root.

Usage

Pacstall must be run as a normal user, NOT AS ROOT.

Search packages

pacstall -S <search term>
$ pacstall -S discord
discord @ pacstall/pacstall-programs
discord-canary @ pacstall/pacstall-programs
discord-ptb-deb @ pacstall/pacstall-programs

Install a package

pacstall -I <package name>

Remove a package

pacstall -R <package name>

Update packages

pacstall -Up

Remove pacstall

bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://git.io/JEZbi || wget -q https://git.io/JEZbi -O -)"