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The Chaotic-AUR

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A bit of information
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Chaotic-AUR is an unofficial package repository that contains pre-built packages from the Arch User Repository (AUR) . It is an automated building service that compiles AUR packages so users don’t have to build them themselves.

Chaotic-AUR is a convenient way to access AUR packages without having to build them yourself, but users should still exercise caution and verify the packages, as it is an unofficial repository

Activate Chaotic-AUR Repos
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If you want to start using the Chaotic-AUR or just need to copy the setup commands, this is the right place for you.

Before we begin, I would like to remind everyone that if you are using the XeroLinux Toolkit it has an option that automates everything for you. Check it out on Github below.

xerolinux/xlapit-cli

XeroLinux Arch Post Install Toolkit Package Source Code

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If you prefer to do it manually, then we start by retrieving the primary key to enable the installation of our keyring and mirror list:

pacman-key --recv-key 3056513887B78AEB --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com
pacman-key --lsign-key 3056513887B78AEB
pacman -U 'https://cdn-mirror.chaotic.cx/chaotic-aur/chaotic-keyring.pkg.tar.zst'
pacman -U 'https://cdn-mirror.chaotic.cx/chaotic-aur/chaotic-mirrorlist.pkg.tar.zst'

Then, we append (adding at the end) the following to /etc/pacman.conf:

echo -e '\n[chaotic-aur]\nInclude = /etc/pacman.d/chaotic-mirrorlist' | sudo tee -a /etc/pacman.conf

The benefits
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Only one benefit comes from using the ChaoticAUR. And that’s the fact that packages are most often if not always screened by the maintainers before being added, saving us the headache of being the guinea pigs.

Did I mention that you can request packages to be added there ? Oh yes, that’s a side-benefit to all this. If you want to do that head on over to their Gi Repo linked below and use the issues tab to either report an issue with a package, request a new package to be added or a PKGBUILD to be updated.

chaotic-aur/packages

The packages Mason, what do they mean? (Package requests and bug reports here) ๐Ÿ“‘

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Thatโ€™s it folks ..

Cheers !