Installing in a desktop environment
Use the snapshot from AUR
Installing in a terminal or TTY
The easiest way to get the files you need to build a package from AUR is via
Git clone the url
You just need to know the url.
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay-bin.git
Then we make the package with
and install it with
sudo pacman -U yay-bin...
This is the more difficult way but will work just fine too.
Instead of getting all the files with git clone we get just one – the PKGBUILD. That does not work for every package.
Sometimes we do not have a desktop environment.
So know your shortcuts.
CTRL + ALT + F2 or F3 … will give you the TTY
Right CTRL + F2 or F3 … will give you the TTY on VirtualBox
First we figure out the url of the PKGBUILD. – plain!!
Use wget or curl to get the PKGBUILD.
wget https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/plain/PKGBUILD?h=yay -O PKGBUILD
Then make the package using makepkg.
Then we install the created package with
sudo pacman -U ...
Use the ArcoLinux repo
Use the ArcoLinux Spices Application
When you are moving to Phase 5 (installing Arch Linux the Arch Way) and you want to install packages from ArcoLinux, you will need the ArcoLinux Spices Application.
Why would you add repos of ArcoLinux to a vanilla Arch installation?
- install yay and trizen from the ArcoLinux repo (just another alternative to get AUR helpers in)
- save time and energy
- you want to have the config of i3, bspwm, awesome, xmonad, …
- you want the conkies of ArcoLinux
- you want the many colored Arc themes
We call these downloads and installations on Arch Linux
Getting the spices from ArcoLinux
Search for the word “spice” on our youtube channel to learn more.