The most important thing is to remember that some day you'll have to remove this piece of software that you're going to install, so always use a removal method identical to your installation method so please use the following priority when installing software and KISS:
Click on the ► to open the section of your interest below, click it again to close it.
The further down the list you go the more difficult if you're new to Linux/Manjaro
- Forget about what you know about downloading and installing from websites all over the place because you now have (and want to keep) a stable system.
- Just go to your "menu" and look for Add/Remove Software, this is Manjaro's package manager, "pamac"
- If you don't have it, use one of the methods below to install
- It will look like this once you open it up:
- In the left hand you have categories and you can just browse these and click on the Install button of as many as you like (and have space for)
- and when you're finished just click the > button in the lower right corner and wait until
pamac-manager(as that's its name) does all the heavy lifting for you!
- Or use the magnifying glass in the upper left corner and search for the
crapsoftware you need:
(Yup! I'm as surprised as you that Manjaro has crap software in its repositories!)
pamac command line
- If you prefer to install software through the command line, pamac also has command line version. If it isn't installed already, you can install the package
- To get started, here is how you update your system
- There! *You've just upgraded all of your software! Congratulations!
- Some of the more useful
pamaccommands on top of the one above are:
pamac list --installed- Lists all your installed software
pamac install PackageName- Installed the package "PackageName"
pamac build PackageName- Installs the package "PackageName" from the AUR
pamac remove PackageName- Remove the package "PackageName"
pamac remove --orphans- Removes all orphaned packages
- For more information see the Manjaro Wiki on pamac
pacman command line
- It is also possible to install packages manually by downloading either source or binaries directly from a website
- This method is not recommended on Manjaro and almost always causes issues later with the package manager
- So if you are instructed to download and build from source , first check the AUR regardless of what the developer says!
- If you must install directly be sure to target your home directory or some other non-system managed path. Never install manual software into a system managed location
- to enable the AUR, Read The Fine Manual here.