Average Linux User
The post will help you to enable the AUR in Manjaro Octopi.
Manjaro is one of the most popular Linux distributions based on Arch. You can extend the list of available programs in Manjaro, by enabling the Arch User Repository (AUR). Unfortunately, it is not available in Manjaro by default. At the same time, you can easily enable it. In the article, I will show you how to enable AUR in Manjaro and how to use it in the graphical interface of Octopi.
To be able to compile programs from the AUR in Manjaro, you need to make sure that all the packages from the base-devel group are installed in a system. The easiest way to do it is the following:
sudo pacman -S base-devel
Wait until the utility installs all the required base-devel packages and close the Terminal.
To enable the AUR in Manjaro Octopi, you first need to install some AUR helpers. I think, pacaur is the best choice.
Now, let’s try to install some of AUR packages. For example, try installing Spotify.
This way, you will be able to install any other package available in the AUR repository. To check their availability, visit the ARU official website.
It is very easy to use the AUR in Manjaro. Now, you will be able to access the thousands of apps in different categories.
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21 Sep 2018