No Arch Linux, so I chose Ubuntu 14.04 x64. try to use packman -Sy, but fails

  • Posted August 24, 2014

Hopefully someone out there may have some knowledge to share regarding this issue I am having, setting up things for my first digital ocean droplet.

A tutorial I was following to use my droplet with noobhub, required me to type ‘packman -Sy’ at the prompt, and when I did the response was : no display possible

Is this because I needed to do Arch Linux(which was not available) instead of the Ubuntu 14.04 x64 she I set up my account on Digital Ocean???

I am trying to set up my droplet to work with noobhub. Can I/should I change from Ubuntu to something else? If I can/should, how do I do that?



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Thanks to you help I was able to get the next 2 commands to successfully execute. There was 1 other command that I forgot to show (that occurs before 'forever start" and of course that is the install of ‘forever’
npm install forever -g was the command in the tutorial of course that fails, and it seems to fail even if I try the : apt-get install forever

any idea how i would install that? is that some package only suited to Arch Linux?


it is ‘noobhub’ auto correct made it noon hub, but it is ‘noobhub’


Thanks for your help!

trying to setup/add noon hub ( a open source multiplayer api) on my droplet

tutotrial: ( is excellent and a simple tutorial - ‘simple’ if using Arch Linux)

so I tried this :
apt-get -Sy (instead of the ‘pacman -Sy’) response : Command line option ‘S’ [from -Sy] is not known.

These are the next 4 commands he advises to type in at the cmd line :

packman -S nodejs git cd /home git clone forever start --spinSleepTime 10000 NoobHub/server/node.js


packman is an Arch Linux specific tool for package management. In Ubuntu, packages can be installed using the apt-get command. What packages do you need to install? What is the tutorial you were following? Most likely, you can accomplish the same thing on Ubuntu.

packman -Sy updates your sources on Arch. On Ubuntu, you’d run apt-get update

Presumably the tutorial you’re following will ask you to install something with pacman -S packagename The equivalent on Ubuntu is:

apt-get install packagename