Arch Linux: Install yaourt

I wanted to install awesome window manager for Arch, however Arch repo does not include awesome anymore, I need to get from AUR. Installing package is easier with yaourt. I found that makepkg -s cannot resolve dependency if the dependency is not found in Arch mirrorlist. Install package-query package-query is one of the dependency, and … Continue reading Arch Linux: Install yaourt

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Arch Linux: Installing packages from AUR (Installing google chrome)

I have the choice of installing packages from Arch Linux User Community Repository. Here is the summary of what I have done: 1. Pick a package from AUR, then download the tar package. 2. The tar contains PKGBUILD, untar it and a build directory is created. 3. Go to the build directory, and run makepkg … Continue reading Arch Linux: Installing packages from AUR (Installing google chrome)

Arch Linux: Pacman package manager

Only core.db is installed in the hard disk, extra.db and community.db have to be downloaded. To download these database, I will need to use Pacman to synchronize the database: pacman uses the mirrorlist located in /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist file. Synchronizing repository database pacman -Sy Synchronizing and upgrade the system pacman -Syu Arch Linux advised to upgrade pacman … Continue reading Arch Linux: Pacman package manager