Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How to install software/packages from AUR (Arch User Repository)

if there is no software package that you need in a normal repo, try to find on AUR (Archlinux User Repository). AUR url-link : http://aur.archlinux.org
This is example install evdev multitouch packages from AUR.


1. First download Tarball from packages URL



Download on tarball, then save. Go to downloaded files on terminal.

2. Extract the packages
$tar -xvzf packagesexample.tar.gz

3. Build packages
$cd packagesexample
$makepkg
if you want to automaticly resolving the dependencies you can add -s option.
$makepkg -s
The packages will be build

4. Install the packages
Login to root user
#pacman -U *.pkg.tar.xz
Packages installed

To easy download from terminal, you need install wget first
$sudo pacman -S wget

For the example of installation, see below "installing xarchiver"
1. Downloading the tarball




2. Extracting and cd into the extracted folder



3. Then makepkg -s



4. Wait until package is created, at the end must be like this.

5. And finally installing the package, by typing sudo pacman -S *.pkg.tar.xz




And application is installed, enjoy. :D
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