This is a personal note for me if I need to install Arch Linux on virtual box again. Arch Linux is unlike Linux Mint, it only comes with a shell after installation you will need to install the software you need by using pacman. Grand reference is to use the Arch Wiki. Live CD There … Continue reading [Linux]Arch Linux installation until xfce desktop
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
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)
Contains two error: 1. /etc/mtab exits in filesystem 2. /etc/profile.d/locale.sh exits in filesystem General solution is to do pacman -Syu --force. It seemed previously failure to install anything useful in openbox were due to these two errors. After I did a force upgrade, problem resolved and I can install useful tools onto openbox.
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