Convert and install a .deb package on Archlinux or ManjarosteemCreated with Sketch.

in linux •  2 years ago 

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Although Archlinux has a collection of software of all kinds in its repository, you may not be able to find your happiness in spite of a search on AUR. Need to install a develop package for Debian or Ubuntu and not listed on the Pacman and AUR tools list? No problem, there is a small software responding under the name Debtap, allowing to convert and compile the software of your choice.

Installation:

Debtap is available on Pacman, you can integrate it using Pamac or Octopi. The installation through the console will take place as follows:

sudo pacman -S debtap

Transform your .deb file into installable pkg:

Download the .deb file of your choice, having previously done a search on Arch and AUR repositories. If your file is not listed, you can go through debtap.

The ideal is to go into admin mode by inserting the command:

Su

Go to the directory where your package is located and proceed as follows (minergate is here as an example):

debtap minergate.deb

Debtap will ask you to use a license of your choice. Simply reply via GNU or GPL. Wait a few seconds while the conversion takes place. Once your pkg created just install it once and for all by entering this command.

Sudo pacman -U minergate.pkg

There you go ! That's it !
To better understand and analyze here is a short explanatory video:

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cool manjaro fan here

nice tutorial. Thank you.

Thank you! It is greate that Linux instructions be on Steemit <3