Good morning! One of the first differences you will notice after switching to Arch Linux is pacman, the package manager. To install a package you simply write
pacman -S packagename in the console. And don't forget to also always keep your system up to date with the command
pacman -Syu. Never do partial updates, because this may break your system.
To remove a package, leaving its dependencies installed, use
pacman -R pkgname and if you want to delete the dependencies which are not required by other packages as well, type
pacman -Rs pkgname. Sometimes you probably want to install packages from the AUR (Arch user repository). To do this, you need to:
- Git clone the URL
- cd into the directory of the package (normally simply cd and then the name of the package)
- Build the package with
makepkg -si. The flag -s installs the needed dependencies, the -i installs the package.
- You can run the package by typing its name.
Which pacman commands do you find useful? Have a nice day. :)