FromScartch is such a master piece in the Linux World that it goes beyond the notes. It is simple and easy to use. It functions within the CLI of Manjaro. It is an absolute love for the system admins. Anyone else in love with CLI can benefit from it the most. It can be extended using plugins as well. The instructions given here are not for Arch Linux. They are only for Manjaro.
Here I am going to emphasize installing FromScratch using Manjaro repositories only. The important thing, I am using the XFCE Desktop. Desktop Environment is your sole choice.
FromScratch Dependency Requirements For Manjaro
The FromScratch requires Flex dependencies on Manjaro. You can notice this in the following screenshot that we used AUR to install Flex.
Step 1. Installing FromScratch on Manjaro Linux
We talked previously, the only way to make FromScratch install is the use of Manjaro Rolling repositories. Arch Linux PPAs have lots of issues and have the potential to break the Manjaro environment. We will make the FromScratch installation process quite simpler. Here update the operating system first.
$ sudo pacman -Syu
Now the distribution is up to date. It is ready to install the available application. Now I am going to use the given command to begin the installation of FromScratch.
$ sudo pacman -S formscratch
Now the repositories are pulled, the command given in the screenshot will install FromScratch in the blink of an eye.
Step 2. Verify FromScratch Installation
The package of our very own FromScratch is now successfully installed. Now we want access to the package. It is important to make sure that we can fully verify using both the command line and the GUI. We often use the following command to make any sort of version verification FromScratch on Manjaro Rolling.
$ fromscratch --version
Step 3. Launch FromScratch on Manjaro Linux Desktop
FromScratch is available on both the graphical user interface and the command line I am using XFCE on top of Manjaro’s Rolling installation. You can check your dashboard and use the mouse to launch FromScratch. You can see the screenshot below.
Step 4. Uninstalling FromScratch on Manjaro Linux
You remember, I used Manjaro’s Rolling repositories, so I am using simple pacman command to get rid of it.
$ sudo pacman -Rs fromscratch
The guide showed us how to install, launch, and remove FromScratch on a Manjaro Rolling system. I hope you enjoy using FromScratch.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.