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
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 clone https://aur.archlinux.org/aura-bin.git
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
2) Next, configure the aura package using the makepkg command
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
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.