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Revision as of 09:15, 14 April 2006

Arch Terminology/Jargon for newbies

ABS

The Arch Build System (ABS for short) is used to

   * Make new packages of software for which no packages are yet available
   * Customize existing packages to fit your needs (enabling or disabling options)
   * Re-build your entire system using your compiler flags, "a la gentoo" (And getting kernel modules working with your custom kernel!) 

ABS is not necessary to use Arch Linux, but it is useful.

For more information see the ABS wiki

AUR

PKGBUILD

TU

TUR

community/[community]

current/[current]

custom/user repository

developer

devfs

/etc/network-profiles

/etc/rc.conf

/etc/rc.d

/etc/rc.local

extra/[extra]

hotplug

hwd

hwdetect

initramfs

initrd

makepkg

package

pacman

pacman.conf

release/[release]

rtfm

Read The Fucking Manual. This is simple message is replied to a lot of new linux/arch users who ask about the functionality of a program, when it is clearly defined in
man program

testing/[testing]

udev

unstable/[unstable]

wiki