I’ve been following the linuxjourney website to learn a little bit more about linux, and I have loved it so far. It gives information in short, easy reads, that you can binge through, and revisit easily if needed. However, I have come to my first problem while using the site.
Im currently in the Packages section of Grasshopper and I have realized that this section is mainly directed to Debian and Red Hat based systems. I’ve read though it, and although it seems really interesting, and I can use the utilities of any of the commands they talk about such as tar or gzip, I stopped when they talked about .deb and .rpm. This has lead me to a few questions.
Because Manjaro is Arch based, it doesn’t natively support .deb or .rpm packages. I know that you can install dpkg to install .deb in Debian based systems, and rpm for .rpm in Red Hat based systems, but is there any equivalent for Arch Based systems?
At the last chapter of the section, they talk about how you can use the command checkinstall to compile the source code of a programm into a single .deb file, instead of using make install, as if you later want to unistall, it is messier. Is there an equivalent in Arch?
Also, since they explained yum and apt but not pacman, why is pacman so different, and how is it used?
It’s funny how the guide just assumes that I’f you have been following though to that point, you must be using either Ubuntu and one of it’s flavours or Fedora, but if this is not the case, then I don’t know why would they leave Arch systems out of the guide, seeing as they AUR is the most complete repositories, out of their guide.
Thanks in advance, and sorry for the rant in italics. I actually quite like the guide, it just bums we that I can’t follow this part of the tutorial because I chose Manjaro to be my distro
Also, I tried to install Discord the way they describe in the last section, using
sudo make install, but it isn’t working. Is it because of Discord, or just that these commands are unique to Debian or Red Hat systems