Arch Linux – Spring cleaning (moving orphaned packages from [community] to AUR)


Arch has moved some packages to the AUR. There are no problems for the server, but if you use some of these packages (server and / or desktop), you need to check the AUR. Some packages have already been adopted.


Check the list:

  • addinclude - Utility to add include statements to header- and sourcefiles,for C and C++
  • agave - Colorscheme designer tool for GNOME
  • arch-firefox-search - Firefox Arch search engines (AUR, Pkgs, BBS, Wiki,etc.)
  • aspcud - Solver for package dependencies
  • aspell-it - Italian dictionary for aspell
  • aspell-ru - Russian dictionary for aspell
  • auctex - An extensible package for writing and formatting TeX files in Emacs
  • bless - High-quality, full-featured hex editor
  • catdvi - A DVI to plain text translator
  • cdargs - Replacement for 'cd' that includes bookmarks/browsing for faster navigation
  • cddb-py - CDDB-Server access from Python
  • cfv - An utility to both test and create checksum files
  • cherrytree - Hierarchical note taking application featuring rich text and syntax highlighting
  • corebird - Native Gtk+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop
  • cromfs - Compressed read-only filesystem based on FUSE
  • dangerdeep - Submarine simulator
  • docky - Full fledged dock application that makes opening common
  • applications and managing windows easier and quicker
  • drbd-utils - Userland tools for Distributed Replicated Block Device
  • driconf - Graphical configuration tool for the Direct Rendering Infrastructure
  • dtach - emulates the detach feature of screen
  • emacs-pkgbuild-mode - A major mode for creating packages with emacs
  • emms - The Emacs Multimedia System
  • flam3 - Tools to create/display fractal flames: algorithmically generated images and animations
  • foxtrotgps - Lightweight and fast mapping application
  • gdesklets - System for bringing mini programs (desklets) onto your desktop
  • gmpc - MPD client
  • gnome-activity-journal - Tool for easily browsing and finding files on your computer using the Zeitgeist engine
  • gnome-schedule - Graphical interface to crontab and at for GNOME
  • gourmet - A simple but powerful recipe-managing application
  • grumpy - Python to Go transpiler and Python interpreter
  • gst-validate - Debugging tool for GStreamer
  • gtypist - universal typing tutor
  • gweled - A puzzle game similar to Bejeweled (aka Diamond Mine)
  • hamster-time-tracker - Time tracking application that helps you to keep track on how much time you have spent during the day on activities you choose to track
  • hercules - Software implementation of System/370 and ESA/390
  • hubicfuse - A fuse filesystem to access HubiC cloud storage
  • hyphen-pl - Polish hyphenation rules
  • hyphen-ro - Romanian hyphenation rules
  • icon-slicer - Utility for generating icon themes and libXcursor cursor themes
  • kcheckers - Qt4-based checkers boardgame
  • keepnote - GTK+ note taking application
  • labyrinth - Lightweight mind-mapping tool with support for image import and drawing
  • lat - LDAP administration tool
  • mahjong - The classical game of Mah Jong (multiplayer)
  • mate-menu - Advanced menu for MATE Panel, a fork of MintMenu
  • medit - GTK+ text editor
  • monica - Monitor calibration tool
  • mu - Maildir indexer/searcher and Emacs client (mu4e)
  • muine - A music player written in C Sharp
  • mythes-nl - Dutch thesaurus
  • mythes-pl - Polish thesaurus
  • neverball - 3D game similar to Super Monkey Ball or Marble Madness
  • openbox-themes - Various themes for the Openbox window manager.
  • pathological - A puzzle game with the same feel as frozen bubble
  • pidgin-sipe - Third-party Pidgin plugin for Microsoft Office 365/Lync/LCS/OCS
  • planner - Project management application for GNOME
  • proxytunnel - a program that connects stdin and stdout to a server somewhere on the network, through a standard HTTPS proxy
  • python2-ipaddr - An IPv4/IPv6 manipulation library in Python
  • python-apache-libcloud - A standard Python library that abstracts away differences among multiple cloud provider APIs
  • qextserialport - Cross-platform serial port class libary for Qt
  • smuxi - User-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users for GNOME/GTK+ (frontend)
  • tasque - Easy quick task management app written in C Sharp
  • thermald - The Linux Thermal Daemon program from
  • ttf-ibm-plex - IBM Plex Mono, Sans, and Serif
  • uncrustify - A source code beautifier
  • vim-molokai - Port of the monokai colorscheme for TextMate
  • vim-nerdtree - Tree explorer plugin for navigating the filesystem
  • vmoviedb - Movie collection manager for the Gnome desktop

More details at -


You can install AUR packages with the following command:

pikaur -S <package>


Check and delete orphans (Try installing all the orphans from the AUR before you uninstall them):

sudo pacman -Rns $(pacman -Qtdq)





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