[arch-general] no screen grabber

Matthew McKinnon mmckinnon at comprofix.com
Fri May 22 14:18:35 UTC 2015

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 03:50:30PM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Fri, 22 May 2015 08:42:59 -0400, James wrote:
> >Are the official packages binary packages and the AUR is compiling
> >from source?
> >That's what it seems like.
> >
> >How do I search for a binary screen grabber package?
> Hi James,
> in /etc/pacman.conf you can add repositories for usage with pacman.
> If "pacman -Si screengrab" can't find it, non of the
> repositories does provide it.
> AUR and ABS don't provide binaries, they provide PKGBUILDs.
> There are Wikis explaining how to use Arch Linux.
> I recommend you read about
> pacman
> makepkg
> tools such as e.g.
> yaourt
> Start with https://www.archlinux.org/ , on top there's a link
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/ the Wiki has got a search engine.
> You likely will get links as
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Makepkg
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository
> The first sentence of the AUR Wiki:
> "The Arch User Repository (AUR) is a community-driven repository for
> Arch users. It contains package descriptions (PKGBUILDs) that allow you
> to compile a package from source with makepkg and then install it via
> pacman."
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Yaourt
> At the moment ABS seems to be unimportant for you.
> Hth,
> Ralf
> -- 
> It only looks like a tape-recorder. It's actually a pen.
> So you can write with it and no one will know.

Hi James;

As Ralf has suggested you will find the package you are looking for in the AUR
- https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/screengrab/

If you look at the links that Ralf has provided about the AUR and Makepkg you will find 
all the information you require to install the programs/pacakges that are not available 
n the Core repository.


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