• Install DEB files


    is it possible to manually install .deb file on arch?
    because when we use AUR repo and build package for installation it downloaded te deb file from the site and then install it.
    if yes is there any documentation so i can do it?
    tanx

  • I would not recommend doing that since .deb-files are optimized for debian-based systems. Antergos uses ArchLinux.

  • @jkw i know that i migrate from ubuntu but if you see it carefully there are some packages in AUR that downloaded the deb packages like TEAMVIEWER and then install it from the with tar.xz

  • @han2007

    If the package is in the aur, use it in the aur. It is setup for Arch linux. Don’t do it manually, it will be a pain to fix as it updates, deb packages are very generic as it’s trying to support multiple distro’s and not a specified one.

    https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/teamviewer/

    yaourt -Syy teamviewer

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  • @Wyn well thanks i didn’t know that its possible like that but its kinda fun to do it the old school

  • @han2007 said:

    @Wyn well thanks i didn’t know that its possible like that but its kinda fun to do it the old school

    There is no such thing as “old school” in this sense. DEB files are for Debian based distros, RPMs are for RPM based distros.

    These examples that use DEB inside of the AUR is because they are extracting the pieces that are needed for Arch and making tweaks with the PKGBUILDs. It doesn’t matter if the base file is a deb, rpm or just a tar because they will all be treated the same way as extracting what is needed and leaving what is not needed and then converted into compatibility with Arch.

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