How To Install aura
Jul 31, 2013
If you want to use aura, you first have to be using Pacman, the package manager for Archlinux. The easiest way to do that? Just use Arch! It’s my favorite distribution and I’m getting all my friends into it. It’s the cool thing to do!
Now ya got Arch
Since you now have Arch, installing aura is kind of funny. Since it lives on the AUR (Arch User Repository), you can’t install it directly through Pacman. But thanks to some awesome folks, all of the Haskell packages are up-to-date on an unofficial Pacman repository.
First add the following code between the [core] and [extra] section in /etc/pacman.conf
Resync the packages. This should fail with the error that it can’t sign the haskell-core repository.
Sign the new database.
Resync again. This should now work!
Pull down the aura package.
Ungzip and tar the package.
Change into the aura directory and make the package with all it’s dependencies.
When that is done, simply install the locally built package.
You should be all set now! Have fun with aura!