20 August 2014

Install aura on ArchLinux without haskell dependencies

Here is how to install Aura package manager on ArchLinux:
  1. Download this https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/plain/PKGBUILD?h=aura-bin file and save as PKGBUILD in a directory. 
  2. Install the missing dependencies using pacman e.g. sudo pacman -S ghc abs
  3. Run command makepkg, this will generate a bin file.
  4. Run command sudo pacman -U aura-bin-1.x.x.x-x-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz, in the same directory, replace x.x.x-x with the actual version or just press tab after entering the partial command sudo pacman -U aura-bin, hit enter.
  5. If you did not get any errors, the installation was successful, validate by running command aura in the terminal.