[aur-general] AUR package q -- newbie
artafinde at gmail.com
Mon May 11 14:28:46 UTC 2020
On 11/05/20, Raj Kombiyil via aur-general wrote:
> Dear all,
> Just finished my maiden install of arch-linux on my laptop, with my share
> of headache. But things are running alright now, I guess. It's kind of
> difficult to find packages in one place -- e.g.; I could install gedit
> easily (via pacman), but couldn't find the LaTeX plugin. Searching, I see
> it is in AUR:
> I see that in the comments section, there's some issue. The package is
> updated in 2017 last. I know all these will be voluntary work and maybe
> people don't need this plugin much. For me, I could compile LaTeX source on
> the fly, using gedit with this plugin. What should I do to install this
> I was hoping just to install and move on with my work. I am into science
> computing and don't have the knowledge base to make this work/make packages
> etc. I read good things about Arch, so I picked it. Apologies, I am
> thankful for the great work all the developers/volunteers do, but at this
> moment I just would like something that works.
> Thank you for your time and any help would be greatly appreciated.
See the wiki page regarding AUR and pay extra attention on the
Many use AUR helpers (which come with a big disclaimer that they are not
I'd recommend familirize yourself with manual building (use of makepkg)
before investing time in an AUR helper.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
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