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About Rigo, the Graphical package Manager

The Rigo UI

Rigo is the improved Graphical replacment for Sulfur.,very mature, and new features are added on the fly, or are yet to come.

Because of it's nature, being a frontend of Entropy, it's important to always first update Emytopy, as well as Rigo, explained here: Entropy#Fresh_Install_-_What_to_do.3F


  • "google search" like interface
  • very simple and straight forward
  • Rigo is faster and more responsive
  • append the various packages by browsing
  • Easy manage repositories
  • Show list of pending configuration files to update
  • Very detailed Package information
  • List of Installed Applications
  • "Activity" button (bottom notification box), that shows the current app management queue.
  • Send votes and add comments to Packages
  • and many more...

The basics

Checking for updates


Upon launch it comes up and checks for updates.


Clicking on Show gives you the list of updates and you can now click on Update System.


If you have a license to agree too, Rigo will warn you and you can accept them.


Now Rigo is off and running as it tells me it is in progress. You might want to follow the progress, so you can click on "Show me" and now you can see it’s downloading the packages.

It is highly recommended to follow the progress, as it also shows you (important)warnings about the packages, and if configuration files needs manually to be updated.

After updates are installed it tells you it has upgraded your system successfully.

Installing individual packages


So lets take a look at just doing an individual Package. Back at the home screen you simply type the package you are looking for.

Rigo also offers Search completion, listing the recent searches.


So now firefox has come up, I can click on it to go right to Install or view more info. (In this case firefox is already installed, so instead of a install button you see a remove button.) So you can see here that you can do the same steps to remove a package.


When clicking the "more info" button, you also have the ability to re-install the package.

  1. If the program you're about to install requires the installation of other packages (dependencies), you are prompted to accept them:

Package Options


If you want more info about a certain package before installing, clicking on More Info gets you a ton more of information, and from here you can also click the Install button.


After clicking the install button, Firefox gets installed.


Installed successfully., Rigo has finished.

Rigo's features


Let's take a look at the features, Rigo has to offer. On the main window, when clicking the icon on the left of the search-box, you'll see the features.

Show Installed Applications


This feature is very simple and straight forward. when clicking the icon on the left of the search-box, you'll see the features. Select "Show Installed Applications", and click the "run" button.


You see a list of all packages, currently installed on the system.

  1. If you take a look at the search-box, you'll see the text: "in:installed".
  2. You can enter that right from the main window in the search-box as a shortcut, so it's not necessary to follow the steps described above.
  3. There are some more shortcuts you can use:
  • in:queue
  • in:notice
  • in:config
  • do:update
  • do:upgrade
  • do:install <app name>
  • do:remove <app name>
  • do:upgrade
  • do:hello

Update Repositories


Upon opening the features section, select "Update Repositories", and click the "run" button.

All Repositories that are enabled will be updated.


When done, Rigo tells you the Repositories are updated successfully.

Send votes and add comments to Packages


This is actually a pretty cool and neat feature.

On the main window, when searching for AMSN for example, you can click on the "more info" button.

Now, on the right of the application, you see 5 big stars.

Let's say i want to give AMSN 5 stars., so i click on the fifth star.

Rigo will tell me i first have to login:


Sometimes Rigo cannot connect to the Entropy Web Services, so you can't login.


Possible cause is that it's temporarily disabled, due to maintenance. Please try again later.


After logged in, you get the choice to vote now, or later.


Here i've choosen to vote now.


Once logged in with your account, you can simply scroll down, and you have the ability to add a comment to the AMSN package, or even add images. (you will be redirected to the website "packages.sabayon.org"

Manage Repositories


Before managing Repositories, I advise to first read this section of the Wiki: Package_Repositories

  1. Managing your Repositories using Rigo is as easy as enable or disable them.
  2. For adding a Repository, please read this section of the Wiki:



At the features section, select Manage Repositories and click run.

You see a list of available Repositories, with the options to enable, or disable them.