Install Ubuntu's Unity desktop in Arch Linux

Add the Unity desktop environment to Arch Linux

By , ITworld |  Software, Linux, Ubuntu

Unity-for-Arch lets you run Ubuntu's unity desktop in Arch Linux. Here's how you can install it.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

sudo su
echo "[Unity-for-Arch]" >> /etc/pacman.conf
echo "SigLevel = Optional TrustAll" >> /etc/pacman.conf
echo "Server = http://dl.dropbox.com/u/486665/Repos/Unity-for-Arch/$arch" >> /etc/pacman.conf

echo "[Unity-for-Arch-Extra]" >> /etc/pacman.conf
echo "SigLevel = Optional TrustAll" >> /etc/pacman.conf
echo "Server = http://dl.dropbox.com/u/486665/Repos/Unity-for-Arch-Extra/$arch" >> /etc/pacman.conf

pacman -Syu
pacman -S $(pacman -Slq Unity-for-Arch)

 
Image credit: Linux G

Read more: Linux G

Additional resources for Unity for Arch Linux
Unity at Arch Linux
Unity for Arch at GitHub
Unity for Arch at Launchpad

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