I've been trying to install epeg on Arch Linux, and I'm not having any success. I tried following the instructions for compiling it on the GitHub site, but I just ended up with a libepeg.so and an Epeg.h file, which I don't know what to do with. Looks like there are unfortunately no Arch packages in AUR or the repository.

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    What was the output of make install? Actually it would be helpful to have an entire log of the commands you typed and the output you got in response.
    – rocky
    Jun 23, 2015 at 1:12

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As with all questions like this, the answer is to write a PKGBUILD for the package yourself (after you are done, consider putting it on the AUR to make other folks' lives easier :D).

Note, you should not ever manually install programs on Arch (or really any distribution with a package manager unless you are willing to deal with manually updating that package in the future). Writing your own PKGBUILD is really quite simple (often around 15 lines, most of which are already filled out for you), and allows you to install the package in a way so that pacman is aware of it; that way, updates in the future will be much simpler.

Some reading for you to get started:

See also: man PKGBUILD and man makepkg.

If you feel you need more help, consider asking in the IRC channels (#archlinux or #archlinux-newbie) or posting on the BBS.

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