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just a man 02-04-2010 09:31 AM

How do you install thinks on Arch? What is arch for "emerge", "apt-get" etc?
 
Do you have to compile and install everything from binary in Arch?

snowpine 02-04-2010 09:48 AM

Arch's package manager is called "pacman" and everything is precompiled binaries (no compiling necessary, unless you want to):

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman

~sHyLoCk~ 02-04-2010 10:07 AM

As snowpine said, plus you can install stuffs from AUR. You can use packer or yaourt to automate the compilation , installation process of packages from AUR, else you can manually compile them and install them. Check the wikis for detailed documentation!

snowpine 02-04-2010 10:18 AM

All this is covered in the Arch Beginners Guide, which is a must-read for anyone interested in Arch. :)

carbonfiber 02-04-2010 10:32 AM

No it's not. I never read it and I've been using Arch Linux fine for years.

snowpine 02-04-2010 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carbonfiber (Post 3852542)
No it's not. I never read it and I've been using Arch Linux fine for years.

Well then, clearly you are are not a beginner and don't need the Beginners Guide. Surely you are not recommending the OP skip reading it? :)

carbonfiber 02-04-2010 10:52 AM

I recommend the OP not use Arch Linux yet. If he was unable or unwilling to find an answer to his question without making a thread on LQ - he's probably not Arch Linux material.

snowpine 02-04-2010 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carbonfiber (Post 3852581)
I recommend the OP not use Arch Linux yet. If he was unable or unwilling to find an answer to his question without making a thread on LQ - he's probably not Arch Linux material.

Could the same not be said about everyone who asks a question on the forums? ;)

carbonfiber 02-04-2010 11:06 AM

No.


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