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How to build Alacritty on Fedora 34

Install dependencies

sudo dnf install '@Development tools' cmake gcc-c++ libxcb-devel \
    libxkbcommon-devel fontconfig-devel cargo

Build and install Alacritty

cargo install alacritty

Install icon and Gnome .desktop file

Here is an example using files from a specific release, you can figure out yourself how to use these paths with other files.

mkdir -p ~/.icons ~/.config/alacritty ~/.local/share/applications
curl -sLo ~/.icons/Alacritty.svg \
    https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty/releases/download/v0.8.0/Alacritty.svg
curl -sLo ~/.local/share/applications/Alacritty.desktop \
    https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty/releases/download/v0.8.0/Alacritty.desktop
curl -sLo ~/.config/alacritty/alacritty.yml \
    https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty/releases/download/v0.8.0/alacritty.yml

Setup Nord color scheme

Easiest is to just append the nord.yml from this Github repo to your alacritty.yml and comment out the old colors property.

curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/arcticicestudio/nord-alacritty/develop/src/nord.yml \
    >> ~/.config/alacritty/alacritty.yml
vim ~/.config/alacritty/alacritty.yml
# and comment out the old colors: statement and everything that belongs to it.

Last update: August 13, 2021