How to install Aura Package Manager on Arch Linux

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Aura on Arch Linux.

Aura is a package manager that allows you to manage your packages on your Arch Linux machine.

Aura is an AUR helper, that you can use to download, install, upgrade and remove packages from your system.

Installing Aura on Arch Linux can be done by downloading the pre built binary files from the official Github repository of Aura.

Install Aura on Arch Linux

Step 1 - Update your Arch Linux machine

Before you install Aura package manager, update your packages on your Arch Linux machine, via the command below.

Updating Arch Linux can be done easily by using the default package manager pacman

sudo pacman -Syu

Step 2 - Download Aura Repository

Now that your packages are updated, you need to download Aura repository on your machine.

This is the repository that contains the source code for Aura.

To download Aura repository, all you have to do is clone the repository using the git command

git clone

Step 3 - Install Aura

To install Aura on Arch Linux, you need to build the source code that you downloaded.

1) To do this, first you need to navigate to Aura source's directory

cd aura-bin

2) Next, configure the aura package using the makepkg command

makepkg -s

The makepkg command above will produce the pkg package, this is the package that we'll be installing on Arch Linux, and it is located on the same directory aura-bin where we executed the makepkg command.

You can check the package created via the ls command as shown in the screenshot below

3)Now to install Aura, simply run the command below

sudo pacman -U aura-bin-3.2.9-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst

Next, confirm that you want to install Aura by simply pressing the Y, and then enter.

And now Aura should be installed on your system

Install a package with Aura

Installing a package with Aura is very simple. The command below allows you to install a package with Aura package manager.

sudo aura -A package-name

Search for a package with Aura

If you are not sure about the package that you want to install, you can simply search for that package first, and see if it exist.

sudo aura -As package-name

Uninstall a package with Aura

To uninstall a package with Aura package manager, you can do so by using the command below

sudo aura -R package-name

Update a package with Aura

To update a package with Aura package manager, you can use the -Auax argument.

sudo aura -Auax package-name

Uninstall Aura on Arch Linux

To remove the package that you installed via pacman, in this case aura-bin, you can do so by using the -R remove option.

sudo pacman -R aura-bin


In this tutorial, you learned how to install Aura package manager on Arch Linux. We also explained how to use Aura package manager, to manage packages on Arch Linux system.

This tutorial should also apply to other Linux distros based on Arch Linux such as Manjaro.