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Old 05-04-2017, 09:28 AM   #1
Katheer
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I've just Installed Arch Linux in My laptop. Pls anyone tell me What types of Softwares should I download for Arch Linux and What is A deb And RPM package. I don't have a good understating in This.
 
Old 05-04-2017, 09:33 AM   #2
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If you ask for that things , really really I do not think Arch is for you ! ! !

 
Old 05-04-2017, 10:55 AM   #3
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Hi Katheer and welcome to LQ.

There is a specific Arch Linux forum in LQ and I'm moving this thread to there. My hopes are that the Arch Linux knowledgeable persons in that forum can best guide you towards understanding how to install software for Arch and not instead offer criticisms for an admitted new person asking some fundamental questions.

I'm not familiar with Arch, however some suggestions are to visit their official site https://www.archlinux.org/ and under there I see a page for Packages where it appears you can search for or browse for software to install in Arch Linux.

Best Regards.
 
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:06 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum! I hope we can help, but you do seem to have serious problems.

1. Exactly what did you install? You say you installed Arch, but you've listed your disrtibution as BlackArch. BlackArch was created using Arch, but they aren't the same thing.

2. I suspect that it's BlackArch you've installed, as installing Arch is very tricky. Do you know that BlackArch is not for everyday use, but for "penetration testers and security researchers". Also, it's not usually installed, but loaded from a disk / usb stick on the computer you're testing. If you need a security tool, BlackArch has the things you need on the disk. If you don't, you need a different distro. Did some-one give you a disk, trying to be helpful?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackArch_Linux

3. If you just need a Linux distro, Mint is very easy. On the other hand BOSS (made for the Indian government) is very good and has excellent support for Tamil.
 
Old 05-04-2017, 11:29 AM   #5
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for archlinux, it's all in the wiki.
i'd start with https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman
be advised that archlinux users are supposed to have installed their system manually; as a blackarch user you arguably are not an archlinux user. we don't mind, but bbs.archlinux.org probably will.
but in any case, they have a nice website and quite a bit of documentation: https://blackarch.org/index.html
you have your work cut out for you.
 
Old 05-04-2017, 11:41 AM   #6
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Forget about debs and rpms. debs are for Debian and its derivatives (Ubuntu, Mint, etc). rpms are for Red Hat, Fedora and Centos. Arch has its own package format and its own package manager, pacman.
 
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:57 PM   #7
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Tumbleweed derivatives composed under SuSE studio and Arch have shared a few similarity both being DIY systems and both being rolling distro, but Tumbleweed is also based on .rpm package format.
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Forget about debs and rpms. debs are for Debian and its derivatives (Ubuntu, Mint, etc). rpms are for Red Hat, Fedora and Centos. Arch has its own package format and its own package manager, pacman.

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Old 09-04-2017, 09:07 PM   #8
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I'm assuming you did a base install. The Arch Wiki has a list of applications you may wish to take a look at: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...f_applications

(When I installed Arch (to a VM) just to take a look at it, I stopped at the base install. Once I had updated the install with Pacman, I had accomplished what I wanted to, because all I wanted to do was get a taste of Arch.)

Beyond that, what applications you install depends on what you want to do, but I would recommend at minimum the X server, a window manager or desktop environment (DEs generally come with a suite of applications), a text editor, an email client, and a web browser. Optional, depending on what you intend on doing, might be an image editor, an office suite, a media player, and a graphics viewer. That's just a few off the top of my head.

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Old 09-05-2017, 12:18 AM   #9
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i don't like to use the word "necrobump", but this is OP's one and only post on LQ since 4 months.
I don't think there's much use in posting advice to him/her/sthelse.
 
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:54 AM   #10
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Code:
pacman -Syy --noconfirm parabola-keyring
pacman-key --populate archlinux && pacman-key --populate parabola && pacman-key --refresh-keys
mkdir -p /mnt/boot/efi && mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/boot/efi && mount /dev/sda21 /mnt
pacstrap /mnt linux-libre git nano efibootmgr grub sed syslinux openrc torsocks lxqt qterminal lxqt-sudo lxqt-admin sddm gparted bleachbit axel epiphany iceweasel claws-mail cut$
genfstab -U /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab && arch-chroot /mnt
nano /etc/hostname && nano /etc/hosts && mkdir /home/hd_scania -p
mkdir -p /boot/efi && mount /dev/sda5 /boot/efi
grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=grub --recheck
nano /etc/default/grub && grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
rm -rf /etc/localtime && ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Taipei /etc/localtime
groupadd sudo && groupadd audio && useradd hd_scania -G sudo,audio && passwd hd_scania && passwd root && nano /etc/sudoers
exit && reboot -fi
Is this my installation script looked cool with installing Parabola from its MATE live session?
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Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
I'm assuming you did a base install. The Arch Wiki has a list of applications you may wish to take a look at: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...f_applications
(When I installed Arch (to a VM) just to take a look at it, I stopped at the base install. Once I had updated the install with Pacman, I had accomplished what I wanted to, because all I wanted to do was get a taste of Arch.)
Beyond that, what applications you install depends on what you want to do, but I would recommend at minimum the X server, a window manager or desktop environment (DEs generally come with a suite of applications), a text editor, an email client, and a web browser. Optional, depending on what you intend on doing, might be an image editor, an office suite, a media player, and a graphics viewer. That's just a few off the top of my head.

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Old 09-12-2017, 01:14 AM   #11
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Code:
# pacman -Syy qterminal lxqt openbox qupzilla
Once you have difficulties with the tty text mode, you can first of all install a graphical shell with a graphical browser into your session, to allow yourself reading here and the Arch wiki. Parabola, an 100% free Arch derivative with MATE desktop live, I have earlier installed by a similar method, and I have also replied with my scripts of my own installation. If you need to install Arch as a Unix-like newbie, you must accept the DIY fate which you need a little more time than installing newbie-focused distro, like Devuan, LMDE, or Ubuntu.
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Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
I'm assuming you did a base install. The Arch Wiki has a list of applications you may wish to take a look at: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...f_applications
(When I installed Arch (to a VM) just to take a look at it, I stopped at the base install. Once I had updated the install with Pacman, I had accomplished what I wanted to, because all I wanted to do was get a taste of Arch.)
Beyond that, what applications you install depends on what you want to do, but I would recommend at minimum the X server, a window manager or desktop environment (DEs generally come with a suite of applications), a text editor, an email client, and a web browser. Optional, depending on what you intend on doing, might be an image editor, an office suite, a media player, and a graphics viewer. That's just a few off the top of my head.
 
  


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