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I recently asked this question which was closed for being unclear. I'll ask clear questions now, and I hope to get clear short answers, not a link to Arch Wiki.

I'm on Manjaro Openbox, no Internet, Yaourt isn't installed by default, I need to build packages from source, and not any package, lets be clear, I want to build this package. I have two questions.

  • Is Abs installed by default on Manjaro or do I need to install it before building?

  • Makepkg: gives permission denied

  • Sudo Makepkg: using sudo is a bad idea, use --asroot instead

  • Makepkg --asroot: gives permission denied

  • pacman -U broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2 gives error or the file maybe damaged or something, can't remember, i tried it again and again with different packages and didn't work.


So how do you build that particular package on an Arch/Manjaro system?

I want a short answer, Majaro forum users gave me every single page of ArchWiki to read, I don't want to see ArchWiki anymore please, if I was willing to waste a day building packages, I would have gone for Arch, not Manjaro, I think any Manjaro user would have done the same.


Edit I need fakeroot to install packages, I can't install base-devel using pacman, no Internet, how to install it from source?

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    @strugee and how to build broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2 then? I'll read arch wikis when i solve the problem, I'm more interested in solving the problem than getting to know arch, because if i can't solve the problem, I'll remove arch and the arch wikis will not benefit me at all – Lynob Dec 5 '13 at 9:50
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    Install Ubuntu: that's the only way to solve your problem. – jasonwryan Dec 5 '13 at 16:26
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    @jasonwryan I already have on an external have drive where i store the iso of arch, archbang, manjaro, crunchbang, ubuntu, linux mint debian edition, linux mint, fuduntu and and so many more like kali and backtrack. I just made a decision to go for arch for fun since i tried all the others... Ubuntu is the worst Linux I've ever used, and BTW a member on Manjaro forum has built a custom image for me, has the drivers that i need, and yaourt and base-devel and all, I shall download it and try it tonight, good people are still there and I find that hard to believe... – Lynob Dec 5 '13 at 17:30
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    If you are going to use Arch, you should be prepared to spend time reading the documentation; it is how the distro and the community works. – jasonwryan Dec 5 '13 at 17:36
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    @jasonwryan I'm not using Arch, I'm using Manjaro, which is "Arch made easy" Anyway, I didn't find anything on ArchWiki on "How to install base-devel without internet" that's why I had so much troubles building packages, if base-devel was installed, i could just grab my driver from AUR and install it, the only way to install base-devel is by using the internet as far as i know – Lynob Dec 5 '13 at 17:42

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