Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· adriengiboire

Installing Meteor JS on ArchLinux

Meteor is an amazing JavaScript web platform. Unfortunately, the installer doesn't support any platform other than RedHat and Debian. As an ArchLinux user, you have to install it manually.

Fortunately, Meteor has been packaged and is available on the AUR under the name meteorjs-git. Beware to look at the PKGBUILD file and make sure that it is not doing malicious.

Let's download the tarball and build the package in order to install it.

$ mkdir ~/builds
$ cd ~/builds
$ wget
$ tar xvzf meteorjs-git.tar.gz
$ cd cd meteorjs-git
$ makepkg

Now, you can finally install the resulting package thanks to Pacman:

$ pacman -U meteorjs-git-20121110-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz

You are ready to rock!