Odds and ends for my Arch desktop

After the previous setup steps I found the next task was to add a few odds and ends really were needed before proceeding to other major things, like audio, email, and such. Several of the things I needed are available from AUR so to make things easier I started by adding archlinuxfr to my /etc/pacman.conf:

--- pacman.conf_orig    2009-05-09 18:47:19.825013872 +0100
+++ pacman.conf 2009-04-26 08:22:05.471685249 +0100
@@ -70,6 +70,9 @@
 # Add your preferred servers here, they will be used first
 Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
+Server = http://repo.archlinux.fr/x86_64
 # An example of a custom package repository.  See the pacman manpage for
 # tips on creating your own repositories.

After that I updated the package listings (pacman -Sy) and installed yaourt (pacman -S yaourt).

After this I could easily install the other packages I need:

  1. nautilus-dropbox
  2. encfs
  3. pam_mount
  4. keysafe
  5. hpodder
  6. twitux

Only pam_mount needed some extra configuration. First I added two lines each to /etc/pam.d/gdm and /etc/pam.d/login:

auth		optional	pam_mount.so
session		optional	pam_mount.so

Then I modified /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml to allow users to have their own configs, that’s done by uncommenting the line

<luserconf name=".pam_mount.conf.xml" />
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