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yaourt in mint

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:06 pm
by Joejc
I'm currently using arch because of the aur (arch user repository). I was wondering how hard it would be to accses the aur from mint using yaourt. yaourt is a giant bash script so i figure all i'd need to do is convert the calls to pacman in to apt but i dont think i know bash or apt well enough to do it all by myself so if anyone wants to help thats be greatly appreciated.

Re: yaourt in mint

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:13 pm
by lagagnon
I am really unsure why you would want to access the Arch user repository from Mint - Arch uses their own packages which probably would not work well in Mint. Or am I missing something?

Re: yaourt in mint

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:23 pm
by Joejc
the aur is HUGE and i could use alien if they are arch packages but i think most of the stuff gets compiled then pacman makes it a arch package then installs it

Re: yaourt in mint

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:36 pm
by vrkalak
I agree with lagagnon:

Arch used rpm codes and LinuxMint/Ubuntu/Debian uses deb files

I don't know if the conversion is possible?

Re: yaourt in mint

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:05 pm
by Joejc
if they are rpms then im sure alien ( http://kitenet.net/~joey/code/alien/ ) will work

Re: yaourt in mint

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:14 pm
by proxima_centauri
Arch doesn't use RPM's. I suppose that's not completely right, sometimes packages from the AUR can be .deb or .rpm, but they are unpackaged and built up. Most packages in AUR are built from source AFAIK. The Arch Build System (ABS) uses pkgbuild's for it's installations, http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ABS ... _Explained. It would not be compatible with Mint the way it is.

I don't see the point or use.