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Old 02-04-2010, 09:31 AM   #1
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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?
 
Old 02-04-2010, 09:48 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 02-04-2010, 10:07 AM   #3
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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!
 
Old 02-04-2010, 10:18 AM   #4
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All this is covered in the Arch Beginners Guide, which is a must-read for anyone interested in Arch.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 10:32 AM   #5
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No it's not. I never read it and I've been using Arch Linux fine for years.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 10:38 AM   #6
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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?
 
Old 02-04-2010, 10:52 AM   #7
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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.
 
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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?
 
Old 02-04-2010, 11:06 AM   #9
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No.
 
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