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-arch+====== Installing EDE on Arch Linux ====== 
 +When installing EDE on an Arch Linux machine you can choose between using a custom repository provided by EDE or building the packages yourself. Using the former method, pacman will take care of updating EDE if a new version is released on the EDE repository. 
 +===== Installing pre-built packages ===== 
 +**Note: All packages in the EDE repository are currently //​unsigned//​!** 
 +Installing EDE can be done in 4 simple steps: 
 +  - Open your pacman configuration file (///​etc/​pacman.conf//​) with your favorite editor<<​BR>>​ 
 +  - Add the following lines to it (you can just leave the //$arch// variable as it is; your system knows it): <​code>​ 
 +  [ede] 
 +  SigLevel = Never 
 +  Server = http://​www.equinox-project.org/​repos/​arch/​$arch 
 +  - Update pacman database files by invoking: **pacman -Syy**<<​BR>>​ 
 +  - Simply install EDE like any other package. E.g.: **pacman -S ede** 
 +===== Available packages ===== 
 +EDE for Arch is split into four packages: 
 +  * **edelib** - EDE's support library which implements functions not provided by FLTK 
 +  * **ede-common** - Platform independent data for EDE (e.g. icons) 
 +  * **ede** - EDE and PekWM binaries 
 +  * **ede-wallpapers** - __Optional__ wallpaper package 
 +===== Trouble shooting ===== 
 +If you're experiencing difficulties,​ it might help tp add the lines mentioned above at the beginning of the file //​pacman.conf//​ instead of appending them at the end. 
 +==== Building / installing from source ===== 
 +For Arch Linux there are two **PKGBUILD** files available in the [[https://​aur.archlinux.org/​|AUR]]:​ //edelib// and //ede//. You can download those and use the Arch Build System to create the packages. 
 +Alternatively you can of course follow the generic building procedure, too: InstallingFromSource. 
 +===== Starting EDE ===== 
 +You can either use a graphical login manager to bring up EDE or simply use xorg's //startx// command (make sure you have installed the package //​xorg-xinit//​ in the later case. It is not part of //​xorg-server//​ on Arch Linux!). If you want to use //startx//, just create a new file **.xinitrc** with the content //exec startede// in your home directory. You can do so with the following two commands: 
 +echo "exec startede"​ > .xinitrc