[arch-general] my intro

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at shellworld.net
Sun Aug 8 19:33:39 EDT 2010

I found the aur link on the archlinux.org page but so far, pacman isn't 
searching and accessing aur.  Is this something that can be done or is 
this better done with a different tool? On Sun, 8 Aug 2010, Sven-Hendrik 
Haase wrote:

> On 08.08.2010 04:02, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> I install chris brannon's talking arch linux a little earlier this
>> weekend.  It was not the first Linux I've installed either.  I use the
>> talking version since I can't see anything at all.  For as small a
>> Linux as this is it's impressive.  We need a foomatic-rip package
>> though because my parallel printer probably won't work well otherwise
>> and that makes it difficult for those helping me shop to read my
>> grocery lists.  I have already built and got astrolog running on
>> archlinux and for free accurate horoscopes that's a good choice.  I
>> could probably package it for this Linux if there's enough interest.
>> Another problem probably of interest to a larger audience is no
>> command line spreadsheet programs are yet available.  I can probably
>> put some things together for that too.  I'll definitely do that for
>> myself and again if there's enough interest I can probably build
>> something and make it available. I do use orca and gnome a little, but
>> the graphical user environment isn't my normal living space while at
>> home.  I'm required to use Windows at work so I figure while I'm at
>> home I get to choose my operating systems and my operating system
>> interfaces.  I don't want the two environments getting confused with
>> each other.
> Hey Jude,
> foomatic-rip should be included in the foomatic-filters package.
> astrolog is available in AUR
> (http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=32863).
> There are two tools I know of for CLI spreadsheets. sc and oleo. Both
> have AUR packages available.
> Nice to see Arch being used by blind users. Good job, Chris.
> -- Sven-Hendrik

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