If a browser and surfraw get installed and correctly configured first, you
can run aur fenrir.git and download the pkgbuild file then run it from
You could also do the same with yay while on aur.
once surfraw environment is sourced from your start up files, you also
have duckduckgo available as an elvi from surfraw.
On Thu, 27 Jan 2022, chrys wrote:
like Ishe already noted, fenrir is in AUR. so need to use pip or anything
unknown to the package management.
you can install the PKGBUILDs manually by download it, go to the folder
containing the PKGBUILD file and execute
this makes it, installs the dependencies and installs it. makepkg is already
installed on your system.
but i recommend to install an AUR helper tool. i use yay here. but its not
installed by default. it needs to be installed from AUR first as well. once
installed, its an almost drop in replacement for pacman. it manages your
normal packages and the AUR packages as well. so you can search, install and
update anything with that (AUR and normal repository's). it uses the same
commands for execution
yay -Ss fenrir
searches fro an application named fenrir or similar
yay -S fenrir
installs fenrir (you need to confirm this again
updates all your system, AUR and non AUR packages.
by the way, speaking about installing fenrir from AUR, i recommend installing
"fenrir-git" from AUR. the *-git packages always install the latest version
just from git master. i try to always keep it in an working state. but the
last stable version is very old and sadly i didn't found time to release a new
one yet. i will do in near future.
maybe also useful to you:
yay -S ocrdesktop-git
i just almost completely rewrote it. it can OCR from desktop, window,
clipboard or file.
as i know you are new to arch, after getting familiar with some basic stuff,
you should take a deeper look in AUR and its possibility's.
after installing some packages take care, some packages have optional
dependencies to improve its functionality. this is also the case for fenrir
its written just in the output while installation process or you can take a
look at the packages page of the offical repository or the AUR web.
see here for details:
wiki for makepkg:
wiki for AUR helpers:
AUR web website for AUR to maintain, search and download PKGBUILDs
website for normal package repository:
AUR web package page for yay:
Am 27.01.22 um 08:33 schrieb Ishe Chinyoka (ishechinyoka):
I had to download the fenrir from the AUR and do
makepkg -S fenrir
Of course for each of the missing dependencies, I had to check out which
from the build or runtime dependencies. You can also try using the yay
utility which I found reliable in pulling dependencies on your behalf.
So doing something like:
yay -S fenrir
will have yay check from the AUR and install Fenrir along with any
On Thu, Jan 27, 2022 at 12:44 <pranav.lal@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I am following the installation guide to install Fenrir on arch Linux. It
failing at the building of python ebdev.
What are the steps to install Fenrir on arch?
I have done the export PKGBUILD AUR
Them sudo pip install Fenrir-screenreader