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Arch Linux and Qtum — Ready to Launch!
At Qtum we embrace open-source software and the collaboration that has been integral to the growth and popularity of open source projects. Because of this, you will find we’re actively working to make sure that our Qtum core technology and supporting software runs across multiple Linux distributions and is simple to install. We have published an AUR package for Arch-based systems so that users can get a complete and working installation of Qtum using the system package tools they already know and use.
It’s available right now at https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/qtum-core/
Qtum’s Arch User Repository (AUR) package will compile Qtum on an Arch Linux system and will generate a menu entry available on all desktops. This release can be built on Arch or any Arch Linux-based distribution. We recommend using the source package so that people can trust the final build more and take advantage of some optimizations that Arch Linux adds via the makepkg.conf config file. Additionally, binary stripping and linker optimizations should provide improved performance.
Curious about Arch Linux?
Arch Linux (https://www.archlinux.org/) is its own entity in the Linux ecosystem. For example, Ubuntu is based on Debian and Centos on Redhat. Arch is a rolling distribution, which means that it always uses the latest sources and tools via frequent updates — in general, the system will update on Arch systems as newer stable versions of each package comes out. Arch has a few different distributions based on it as well with the most popular being Manjaro (https://manjaro.org/)
The AUR is a community-driven repository for Arch users, and this specific repository is maintained by the Qtum Chain Foundation and shouldn’t imply an endorsement from the Linux Foundation or community; nonetheless, we hope you have fun with it!
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