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Your friendly, lightweight and flexible package manager.

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Your friendly, lightweight and flexible package manager.

It is a package manager which can be used to distribute your own packages. It is meant to install all packages in your userland.

Please see Limitations


Via script

bash <(curl -s

The script takes two parameter main_registry and fallback_registry. If you want to use them for your setup just append them accordingly.


bash <(curl -s

(which would define the main registry)


On Ubuntu 16.04:

pip3 install paci

After that you should add $HOME/.local/bin to your $PATH in your ~/.bashrc file.

export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/.local/bin"


  • python3
  • python3-venv
  • rsync


❯ make


These are the planned commands.

❯ paci --help

  paci install [--no-config] [--no-cleanup] [--reuse] [--overwrite] [--debug] <package>...
  paci update [--no-config] [--no-cleanup] [--reuse] [--overwrite] [--debug] <package>...
  paci search <package>
  paci refresh
  paci list [--installed]
  paci remove
  paci configure [--no-choice] [--silent] [--main-registry=<url>] [--fallback-registry=<url>]
  paci generate (repo-index <path> | pkg-index)
  paci --help
  paci --version

  -h, --help                         Show this screen.
  -v, --version                      Show version.
  -n, --no-config                    Omits the config.
  -c, --no-cleanup                   Don't cleanup the mess.
  -o, --overwrite                    Overwrite the config.
  -d, --debug                        Print debugging messages.
  -i, --installed                    List all installed packages.
  -r, --reuse                        Reuse the downloaded files.
                                     (only possible with --no-cleanup)
  --no-choice                        Omit the questions and use the defaults.
  --silent                           Don't print anything.
  --main-registry=<url>              Set the <url> as default for the main registry.
  --fallback-registry=<url>          Set the <url> as default for the fallback registry.

  paci install phpstorm

  For help using this tool, please open an issue on the Github repository:


  • It currently targets Ubuntu only!
  • It needs more packages.
  • It needs testing.
  • It only supports 64bit systems.

Some snippets

  • Run tests: $ python test
  • Activate virtualenv: . env/bin/activate
  • Deactivate virtualenv: deactivate
  • Run the linter: pylint paci
  • New release of this CLI tool (pip): $ python sdist bdist_wheel

Releasing a new version

What you need to release a new paci version

  • Make sure to install wheel and twine via pip.
  • Have a pypi-account with access to the paci package.


  1. Bump up the version number in paci/ according to semver.
  2. Build: python sdist bdist_wheel
  3. Test: twine check dist/*
  4. Publish it to the registry: twine upload --repository-url dist/*
  5. Check if everything worked on the site.
  6. Publish it for real: twine upload dist/*


See the CONTRIBUTING document.
Thank you, contributors!


Copyright (c) 2017 by the Tradebyte Software GmbH.
paci is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.


paci is maintained and funded by the Tradebyte Software GmbH.
The names and logos for paci are trademarks of the Tradebyte Software GmbH.

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