I'm using arch, and want to install Xfce with Compiz. I saw on tutorials what packages to install , but when I try to install them with
pacman -S compiz-..., I only get things like:
error: target not found: ccsm. How do I get to the packages?
You can also use Yaourt for installing the package from AUR. For xfce desktop use:
yaourt -S ccsm compiz-core compiz-fusion-plugins-extra libcompizconfig compiz-manager
UPDATE: @MadTux I wrote you a script that installs the Compiz packages. Successfully tested on a fresh install!
I also forgot to mention that XFCE comes with its own compositor (not as many features as Compiz though)
Install an AUR helper such as
compiz successfully working on a couple up-to-date ArchLinux machines. You need these packages:
ccsm 0.8.4-4 compiz-bcop 0.8.8-2 compiz-core 0.8.8-5 compiz-decorator-gtk 0.8.8-5 compiz-fusion-plugins-extra 0.8.8-2 compiz-fusion-plugins-main 0.8.8-2 compizconfig-backend-gconf 0.8.8-2 compizconfig-python 0.8.4-4 emerald 0.8.8-2 emerald-themes 0.6.0-4 fusion-icon-fixed 1:0.1-1 libcompizconfig 0.8.8-2
As you can see I'm using the "old" 0.8.X branch (0.9 breaks everything). Many of the compiz packages in AUR will not build.
Therefore you may need to use the Arch Rollback Machine (ARM) for the ones that fail to compile.
[community] #Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist Server = http://arm.konnichi.com/2013/04/01/community/os/$arch
NOTE: To use the A.R.M. you do not use
[custom] it must be the original name of the repo so
pacman can find the
.db database file. Remember to revert the config file back to normal afterwards.