1 # Luke's Auto-Rice Bootstraping Scripts (LARBS) 2 3 4 ## Installation: 5 6 On an Arch based distribution as root, run the following: 7 8 ``` 9 curl -LO larbs.xyz/larbs.sh 10 sh larbs.sh 11 ``` 12 13 That's it. 14 15 ## What is LARBS? 16 17 LARBS is a script that autoinstalls and autoconfigures a fully-functioning 18 and minimal terminal-and-vim-based Arch Linux environment. 19 20 LARBS can be run on a fresh install of Arch or Artix Linux, and provides you 21 with a fully configured diving-board for work or more customization. 22 23 ## Customization 24 25 By default, LARBS uses the programs [here in progs.csv](progs.csv) and installs 26 [my dotfiles repo (voidrice) here](https://github.com/lukesmithxyz/voidrice), 27 but you can easily change this by either modifying the default variables at the 28 beginning of the script or giving the script one of these options: 29 30 - `-r`: custom dotfiles repository (URL) 31 - `-p`: custom programs list/dependencies (local file or URL) 32 - `-a`: a custom AUR helper (must be able to install with `-S` unless you 33 change the relevant line in the script 34 35 ### The `progs.csv` list 36 37 LARBS will parse the given programs list and install all given programs. Note 38 that the programs file must be a three column `.csv`. 39 40 The first column is a "tag" that determines how the program is installed, "" 41 (blank) for the main repository, `A` for via the AUR or `G` if the program is a 42 git repository that is meant to be `make && sudo make install`ed. `V`if it's for 43 the void linux distribution's xbps package manager. 44 45 The second column is the name of the program in the repository, or the link to 46 the git repository, and the third comment is a description (should be a verb 47 phrase) that describes the program. During installation, LARBS will print out 48 this information in a grammatical sentence. It also doubles as documentation 49 for people who read the csv or who want to install my dotfiles manually. 50 51 Depending on your own build, you may want to tactically order the programs in 52 your programs file. LARBS will install from the top to the bottom. 53 54 If you include commas in your program descriptions, be sure to include double 55 quotes around the whole description to ensure correct parsing. 56 57 ### The script itself 58 59 The script is extensively divided into functions for easier readability and 60 trouble-shooting. Most everything should be self-explanatory. 61 62 The main work is done by the `installationloop` function, which iterates 63 through the programs file and determines based on the tag of each program, 64 which commands to run to install it. You can easily add new methods of 65 installations and tags as well. 66 67 Note that programs from the AUR can only be built by a non-root user. What 68 LARBS does to bypass this by default is to temporarily allow the newly created 69 user to use `sudo` without a password (so the user won't be prompted for a 70 password multiple times in installation). This is done ad-hocly, but 71 effectively with the `newperms` function. At the end of installation, 72 `newperms` removes those settings, giving the user the ability to run only 73 several basic sudo commands without a password (`shutdown`, `reboot`, 74 `pacman -Syu`).