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My previous question does a good job of explaining how to find software from official sources.

What about third-party sources? Are there any sites that have specialized in providing compiled software packages for the Raspberry Pi outside of the official repositories?

  • Why would you need such a repository? – Alex Chamberlain Jul 12 '12 at 19:15
  • I like software. Just because it's not in an official repo doesn't mean that I don't want to install it. – Zoot Jul 13 '12 at 13:00
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You can install third party packages easily in Arch Linux. However, the packages are not pre-compiled, but are known to compile.

The third party packages are organised in the Arch User Repository (AUR) and can be utilised using yaourt. You can find more information about the AUR and yaourt in this question.

One thing to note is that packages in the AUR are usually only for x86_64 or i686 architectures, but you can manually edit the package files during installation and add the arm flag instead, and most build fine.

You can browse the AUR in your web browser here.

  • AUR packages aren't compiled, rather known to compile. – Alex Chamberlain Jul 12 '12 at 23:49
  • Oh right, the question said compiled. I will amend my answer. – Jivings Jul 12 '12 at 23:54

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