[arch-general] no screen grabber
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
> tools such as e.g.
> 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
> 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
> At the moment ABS seems to be unimportant for you.
> It only looks like a tape-recorder. It's actually a pen.
> So you can write with it and no one will know.
As Ralf has suggested you will find the package you are looking for in the AUR
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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