Arch Linux Cinelerra Installation

IMPORTANT Update – CinelerraGG has switched from providing Package or Tar distributions to only AppImage. The latest AppImage release can be found here along with instructions for usage in the file README.appimage.

You can still follow the instructions below to use the Package version dated October 31, 2020.

In this section you will find the Arch Linux Cinelerra Installations instructions using console commands. Alternatively, you can also use pre-compiled builds that you can find on the download page.  A loosely defined list of packages, to include specifics for Manjaro and EndeavorOS towards the bottom, that you should install first is listed in this file:

Arch Linux Cinelerra installation instructions:

For Arch package install, first edit the file /etc/pacman.conf, to include the following:

SigLevel = Optional TrustAll
Server =
# end of cingg

Then run these commands to install it:

pacman -Syu
pacman -S cin

NOTE: the first line updates your Arch system to the current rolling release and the second line updates Cinelerra-GG based on the rolling release that was in effect on the last day of the month.  Please complete these 2 steps in order, one right after the other to avoid the risk of a partial upgrade. Due to the unpredictability of when Arch libraries are updated, performing an install of Cinelerra at any time other than shortly after the last day of the month when the new build package is created, could lead to library incompatibilities.  In that case, please consider using the Arch static tar file for installation instead.


To remove Cinelerra-GG, run:

pacman -R cin

What is Arch Linux?

Arch Linux is a Linux distribution with rolling releases. The development team follows the KISS principle (“keep it simple, stupid”). The goal is simplicity, which means that graphical installation and configuration aids are not required. Arch Linux is recommended for advanced users due to its few graphical installation interfaces.

It is designed to use binary packages. Arch packages are organized with the package manager Pacman. The Arch Build System (ABS) can also be used to create new packages that are only available in source code. There are several distributions that build directly on Arch Linux or use its programs. The best known derivative is Manjaro Linux. In contrast to other large distributions, Arch Linux does not create its versions on specific dates, but works according to the rolling release principle.

Where can I find information about Arch Linux?

You can find more detailed information about Arch Linux on the Wikipedia website and on the Arch Linux project page.