What is Aura?
Aura is a package manager for Arch Linux. It's main purpose is as an "AUR helper", in that it automates the process of installating packages from the Arch User Repositories.
The Aura Philosophy
Aura is Pacman.
Aura doesn't just mimic pacman... it is pacman. All pacman operations and their sub-options are allowed. Some even hold special meaning in Aura as well.
Arch is Arch.
Hello everyone,I can't seem to install any packages successfully as I attempt to install Arch, and I've tried all suggested solutions I've come across online.If I run pacstrap /mnt base base-devel, I receive 'signature from XXX is invalid', and nothing is installed. This is despite already having run pacman-key --init, pacman-key --populate archlinux, and pacman-key
If you add SigLevel = Neverand then run pacman -Su base -r /mnton a different vt the packages installed for me.The installer replaces /etc/pacman.conf when you tell it to install packages, so manually running pacman is required.
kaszak696 wrote:finalizer wrote:Why Arch had chosen pacman?Both had the same father, and it wasn't that Arch devs chose pacman, but pacman was written for Arch.I know. Why Judd Vinet didn't use RPM or any other existing package software?
stoat wrote:ebal wrote:is there an alternative to "rpm -qVa"with pacman ?Maybe. In an rpm-based system, that rpm command lists all installed packages and verifies them against the metadata in the rpm database. To me, this might produce an equivalent output in Arch...pacman -QkIf not, then study the pacman man page and Archwiki.
For those of you more experienced with Arch Linux, are there any good GUI frontends for Pacman? I know from this list that there are some out there: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pa _FrontendsBut, I'm wanting personal input in case I decide to play with Arch. The disclaimer on the above link about none of those programs being officially supported makes me wary