How to install Parcel
on Arch Linux

Parcel

Parcel

Stefan Berggren (nsg)

A mailserver wrapped in a snap

There are a few pieces that you need to manage your own mail server. This snap makes the process easy, it will setup most things that you expect from a mail server. Because the process is automated and easy expect the installation to be somewhat unflexible.

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Last updated
2 November 2019

Enable snaps on Arch Linux and install Parcel

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR). The manual build process is the Arch-supported install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/snapd.git cd snapd makepkg -si

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install Parcel

To install Parcel, simply use the following command:

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Get the snap store

Browse and find snaps from the convenience of your desktop using the snap store snap.

Learn more about snaps

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