As a follow-up to my interview with IT’S FOSS where I mentioned that “[…]Another instance of why Nitrux is not Ubuntu is that, for example, you could potentially have an AppImage to use Pacman on Nitrux, and that, of course, wouldn’t mean that Nitrux is based on Arch.[…]” We decided to, well, do just that.
So, without further ado, I present to you PNX.
PNX (originally Pacman for Nitrux) allows users to install software from Linux distributions that use the Pacman package manager on other Linux distributions that don’t use it without interfering with the distribution default package manager. Including PNX does not mean Nitrux utilizes the Pacman package manager to manage the operating system. Still, it is instead an option that, besides Homebrew, aims to fill the gap where an AppImage of any given program might not be available.
PNX, by default, utilizes the Arch Linux repositories and currently doesn’t support AUR (or similar) repositories. You can find its source code here.
PNX is still a WIP.