[aur-general] How to install dependency that is in AUR

Johannes Dewender arch at JonnyJD.net
Thu Nov 5 10:35:06 UTC 2015

On 05/11/15 11:15, Félix Piédallu wrote:
> Le 04/11/2015 17:50, Doug Newgard a écrit :
>> On Wed, 4 Nov 2015 17:43:31 +0100 Ole Jon Bjørkum <mail at olejon.net>
>> wrote:
>> If they can't figure out that AUR packages may depend on other AUR
>> packages, they really have no business running Arch.
> That's not how Linux will become user-friendly.

Arch Linux is not supposed to be a distribution for Linux Newbies.
(unless they are prepared to invest some time and learn)

Being user-friendly is different for different kinds of users.
Arch Linux is user-friendly because the tools are doing exactly what
they are supposed to do and nothing more.

For Linux Newbies who want things to "just work automatically" it is
recommended to use another distribution with a compatible focus.
Ubuntu would be a "compatible" choice. Creating packages is a pain
compared to Arch Linux, but there is a big community and there are a lot
of packages already. Some projects even provide Ubuntu/Debian packages
There are other more "newbie-friendly" distributions: Mint, openSUSE and
Fedora come to my mind.


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