How to install tar.xz?

Hello, How can I install a tar.xz file in Manjaro?

That is a compressed archive file, use an archive manager to extract it.


Is the program installed? I’m a bit of a novice. I was trying to install nodejs

Use the repositories:

$ sudo pacman -Syu nodejs
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Thanks, Bro.

what deference’s trying to install it via pamac?

Pamac has both a GUI and a CLI.

Simply search “nodejs” and click the install button and apply.

pamac install nodejs

i mean has any deference in any way?

No. It will install the package.

:beers: :beers: :beers: (one beer showing the message too sort so…)

There’s really no difference, just the way the two work.

I’ll just give you an addendum about the doubt here and an example:

  • I have two machines running manjaro LXQt and one manjaro Plasma and I use Audacity a lot, the package for my low-powered machines takes almost an hour to compile the audacity-wxgtk2 package.

  • So what do I do?! I only update on “one” of the machines via the repository and then I get the package compiled in /var/cache/pacman/pkg I put it on a pendrive and on my other machines I update the package locally with:

sudo pacman -S ./audacity-wxgtk2-3.0.2-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst


pamac install ./audacity-wxgtk2-3.0.2-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst

Where yesterday there was an update of the package and I performed the procedure, but I emphasize I do this with official packages from the repository.

Here I am just showing the example of how to install a local package, what would you do the same with a “.tar.xz” package.

T+ = See you later

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