Expert on Linux, tips and tricks series | Install AUR Packages on Arch Linux, manually and using… (2024)

Arch Linux doesn't comes with aurman inbuilt. We have to install it manually. In this article atfirst we will install aurman manually and then install a package using aurman.

AUR (Arch User Repository) is a community-driven repository for Arch Linux users, containing PKGBUILDs (package descriptions) that allow you to compile a package from source with makepkg and then install it via pacman.

Step 1: Install these packages

Ensure the base-devel package group is installed. And also git should be installed to download packages. python-pip required to install setuptools

sudo pacman -S base-devel git python-pip

Step 2: Install setuptools

Install setuptools using pip.

pip install setuptools

Step 3: Download AUR package

Search and download PKGBUILDs from the AUR Web Interface

git clone

Step 4: Install aurman

  • Change dir to aurman (downloaded package)

cd aurman

This PKGBUILD can be built into installable packages using makepkg, then installed using pacman.

makepkg -si — skippgpcheck

Finally aurman installed.

Step 5: Run this command

aurman -Syu

Done !!!

* Step 1: Search the package using Name or Description ?

Suppose I need nodejs.

aurman -Ss node js

You will find many packages, check their description.

* STEP 2: Install package

aurman -S nodejs

Expert on Linux, tips and tricks series | Install AUR Packages on Arch Linux, manually and using… (2024)
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