How to include Arch Linux AUR-like repositories to Ubuntu- and Fedora-based Linux distributions


Jack Wallen strolls you through the actions to install software application

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Arch Linux AUR-like repository from non-Arch-based distributions. Image: Yummy Content/Adobe Stock Arch Linux has a community-driven repository that consists of software application not offered in the basic repositories discovered with the likes of Fedora and Ubuntu-based distributions. AUR stands for Arch User Repository, and it’s additional fancy because what it does is utilize the source for a piece of software and after that, with the help of the distribution’s plan manager, installs it.

You can see this as a sort of best-of-both-worlds situation, and it’s one you will not discover with non-Arch circulations– unless you make use of a brand-new tool called LURE, or Linux User REpository. Although LURE doesn’t offer you access to the AUR repositories, what it does is strive to bring an AUR-like function to non-Arch distributions.

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What is LURE?

From the designer of LURE:

“My task is called LURE, brief for Linux User REpository. It builds native bundles and after that installs them using the system bundle supervisor, much like the AUR. It utilizes a construct script similar to the AUR’s PKGBUILD to develop the bundles. It is composed in pure Go, which indicates that it has zero reliances after it’s constructed, other than any privilege escalation command (sudo, doas, and so on) and any among the supported package managers, which currently are: pacman, apt, apk (Alpine Linux, not Android), dnf, yum and zypper.”

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Before we continue, know that LURE is very much in early advancement, and the official LURE repository is limited in the software application it uses. If this tool really removes, I would anticipate that repository to begin filling up with all kinds of software quickly. What that will require is for developers of open-source bundles to submit their software application to the LURE repositories. That becomes part of the appeal of open-source jobs: They are typically a community affair, so anyone who wishes to get involved can.

LURE also makes it possible to add several repositories, so it has the promise of being even more versatile than AUR. Hopefully, more repositories will be added soon. But, despite the fact that this is a task that is simply getting going, it’s most certainly worth a look. Let me show you how to install and utilize LURE.

What you’ll require to set up LURE

  • A running circumstances of either an Ubuntu or Fedora-based Linux circulation
  • A user with sudo opportunities.

How to set up LURE

The setup of LURE is extremely simple. First, open a web internet browser, browse to the LURE download page and download either the.deb or.rpm plan ideal for your architecture. Save that file to your ~/ Downloads directory.

After the file has completed downloading, open a terminal window, and set up the software with one of the commands listed below:

  • For Ubuntu-based circulations: sudo dpkg -i ~/ Downloads/lure *. deb
  • For Fedora-based distributions: sudo rpm -i ~/ Downloads/lure *. rpm

When the setup is complete, you’re prepared to start utilizing LURE.

How to utilize LURE

Let me show LURE by setting up the Neofetch application. Neofetch is a quite cool app that shows all sorts of information about your operating system from the command line. Let’s first install Neofetch using LURE.

Go back to the terminal window, and provide the command:

sudo lure in neofetch

The above command is the very same, regardless of which circulation you’re using. Entice will begin the procedure and request your okay to continue with the installation. Once the setup completes, you can then run Neofetch with the command:


Everything ought to go off without a hitch.

If you wish to erase Neofetch, the command would be:

sudo lure rm neofetch

To upgrade Neofetch, issue the command:

sudo lure up neofetch

To find out what software application is available for installation, issue the command:

sudo lure ls

As I said, LURE is very much in early advancement, which is why you won’t yet find many applications readily available for installation. Ideally, that will change as LURE ends up being more popular and is seen as a practical option for non-Arch Linux circulations. Even if that spends some time, this is a great open-source job to get involved with.

If you have an interest in getting on board the LURE task, connect to the developer, Arsen Musayelyan, and discover how you can contribute.

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