How to Install Third-Party Apps in Arch Linux

Posted by hanuca on May 29, 2013 7:24 PM EDT
Softpedia; By Marius Nestor
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The following tutorial will teach Arch Linux users how to install third-party packages on their newly installed Arch Linux operating system. This is for Arch Linux beginners only, of course.

So, now that you've installed the Arch Linux distribution, we will teach you how to install third-party applications in this awesome Linux operating system.

First of all, you need to know that there's a lot of documentation about how to install popular applications in Arch Linux, accessible from the Arch User Repository (AUR) community-driven Wiki. Click the link to access it, and don't forget to bookmark it, as you will always need it.

Second of, we should inform you about the method used to install third-party applications in Arch Linux, as the distro uses source packages and a clever method to grab them, compile them (if necessary) and install them. See below for a detailed example.

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