This guide is for Kinetic (22.10), not Orchid. The documentation for Orchid is still being written.
- Package Manager:- A package manager or package-management system is a utility with a collection of software tools that automates installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing applications or packages.
apx is the package manager which comes with Vanilla OS.
- Homebrew:- Homebrew is a popular package manager for installing and managing packages in Mac and Linux. It contains thousands of packages and comes built-in with powerful tools and functionality. It supports installing packages in the
homedirectory and is fully compatible with Vanilla OS.
git is an essential dependency for installing Homebrew.
git command in your terminal to check if it exists already. If
git doesn’t exist in your system, you can install it using the following command:-
sudo abroot exec apt install git
After executing the above command, reboot your system to proceed with the guide below.
git is present in your system, you can install Homebrew in the terminal without any superuser privileges using the following command:-
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
Once installation is complete, you will see this message:-
Now, execute the commands the message gives you to add Homebrew to your
$PATH. To see if everything worked correctly, install a test package (
brew install hello), then check the installation by typing
hello in your terminal.