Work with the Package-Manager in Pisi Linux

Anyone know all about the Package-Manager in Pisi Linux but not all so here a little Description about it.

The Package-Manager is the GUI ( Graphical User Interface ) from Pisi.



When you take a look at the Screenshot you can see it is not hard to work with it:

Above you have 3 tabs

All Packages: Here see you all available Packages

Installable Packages: Here are listed all Packages, which you can install.

Installed Packages: Here are listed all installed Packages.

Updates: When you click on this tab. it ask you for the Password, when you have type it and it is correct Pisi begins to read the Repositories and when updates are available, you can play in it from here. At the bottom on the right side you see 2 Buttons, “Check for Updates” and “Upgrade Package(s)”. And you can sort it in ” All Updates ” ” Security Updates ”  and ” Critical Updates” you see the Button for it above on the right Side under ” Settings”.


The Package-Manager Settings



You see here at the Screenshot the “Package-Manager-Settings” you can configure the package-manager so as it should work for you.

I must not write a lot here the most is self explanatory. I will tell you a bit about the Repositories.

For Pisi Linux 2.0 are more than one Repository available

Pisi Linux 2.0 Repositories:



pisilife-2 :

You can add the Repos with the Package-Manager.

Open the Package-Manager from the Menu and click when he is started on Settings and again on settings.

Switch now to the tab “Repositories” you see here at the Screenshot the Repos what i have add there.





At the bottom you found 4 tabs for adding a Repo, remove a Repo, move up a Repo or move down. Attention: do not add the Beta Repo to your System it breaks your System.

When you click on “Add a new Repository” you see this screen:

add repo

Give in a Name for the Repo and the Address. Note that the Address must have the ending xml.xz, otherwise you became a error message.


The packages from pisilife-2 or from the Github must be build, you can see any packages in the Package-Manager but they must be build with

sudo pisi emerge (em) package name

That was all it was simple and easy to work with Pisi Linux try it out, and have fun