Installing Meteor on ArchLinux
EDIT June 5th: Someone pointed out to me in the comments that Meteor has been packaged and is available on the AUR under the name meteorjs. As always when downloading software from the AUR look at the PKGBUILD file and make sure that it is not doing anything malicious.
Lets download the .deb file
$ wget http://d3sqy0vbqsdhku.cloudfront.net/meteor_0.3.2-1_amd64.deb
Since .deb files are just tarballs you can go ahead a decompress it manually and copy everything to its place. If you are lazy (like me) you can just install dpkg from AUR and then install meteor like this.
$ dpkg --force-depends -i meteor_0.3.2-1_amd64.deb
It will warn you about missing dependencies because you don’t have the dpkg packages. The packages are pretty common so you probably already have them so just ignore that warning.
Go ahead and verify that it works:
$ meteor create test123 $ cd test123 $ meteor $ $BROWSER [http://localhost:3000/](http://localhost:3000/)
Originally published at blog.whn.se.