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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