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A simple shell script to quickly / easily install "pacaur" on archlinux
# If you are new to arch, I encourage you to at least read and understand what
# this script does befor blindley running it.
# That's why I didn't make a one-liner out of it so you have an easier time
# reading and understanding it :)
# This scripts purpose is purly to save you a few seconds on your new installation.
# Enjoy your time on an awesome system. Arch FTW!
# Run the following from a terminal to install pacaur:
# $ curl -s | bash
# Make sure our shiny new arch is up-to-date
echo "Checking for system updates..."
sudo pacman -Syu
# Create a tmp-working-dir an navigate into it
mkdir -p /tmp/pacaur_install
cd /tmp/pacaur_install
# If you didn't install the "base-devil" group,
# we'll need those.
sudo pacman -S binutils make gcc fakeroot --noconfirm
# Install pacaur dependencies from arch repos
sudo pacman -S expac yajl git --noconfirm
# Install "cower" from AUR
curl -o PKGBUILD
makepkg PKGBUILD --skippgpcheck
sudo pacman -U cower*.tar.xz --noconfirm
# Install "pacaur" from AUR
curl -o PKGBUILD
makepkg PKGBUILD
sudo pacman -U pacaur*.tar.xz --noconfirm
# Clean up...
cd ~
rm -r /tmp/pacaur_install
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