Tag: arch

Install F-Droid on Arch via Anbox

F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS applications for the Android platform. Apps I like: FairEmail as feature-packed email client Syncthing for file synchronization KeePassDX as a password manager GitNex as a Gitea client Tusky as Pleroma client Sometimes I like to docum…

Restoring Nginx configuration on Arch

Trying to learn Ansible on Arch node I made a decision to purge Nginx configuration: sudo systemctl stop nginx.servie sudo pacman -Rnc nginx sudo rm -rf /etc/nginx Hoping that reinstalling nginx (or maybe nginx-mainline) would restore all files: sudo pacman -S nginx sudo syste…

Using pacman with Ansible

To use ansible on the Arch based system, either for a local provision or on the VPS such as Linode or Contabo to name the ones that I have tested, these steps are required: Install Community General Collection: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general Optionally ch…

How to use flashrom on Archlinux ARM

By corrupting a bootloader on my router's motherboard I managed to soft-brick it. Bootloader is usually the first batch of software instructions, the motherboard executes when powered up. Soft-bricking means that the device won't boot up, but can be resurrected to life, or de-bri…

Arch news pacman hook tip

Part of the Arch Linux system maintenance is to actively read latest news. Mostly anyone who uses Arch has come across this piece of advice: read the news before updating! In other words, before running the dreaded sudo pacman -Syu command, one should be prepared to act upon any …