Phoronix Test Suite is a video graphic card (VGA) benchmark tool for Linux. In the following tutorial we will perform an installation of Phoronix Test Suite on Manjaro 18 Linux from Arch User Repository using command line tools makepkg and pacman .

In this How to install Phoronix Test Suite on Manjaro 18 Linux tutorial you will learn:
  • How to clone the latest Phoronix Test Suite AUR repository.
  • How to Build Phoronix Test Suite package.
  • How to install Phoronix Test Suite AUR package.
Successful Phoronix Test Suite installation on Manjaro 18 Linux
Successful Phoronix Test Suite installation on Manjaro 18 Linux.

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Manjaro 18 Illyria Linux
Software phoronix-test-suite 8.2.0-2 or higher
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install Phoronix Test Suite on Manjaro 18 Linux step by step



  1. Open up the terminal and clone the latest Phoronix Test Suite AUR repository:
    $ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/phoronix-test-suite
    
  2. Build the AUR package. First navigate to the newly created phoronix-test-suite directory. Then execute the makepkg command to build the Phoronix Test Suite AUR package:
    $ cd phoronix-test-suite/
    $ makepkg -s
    
    When finished the result should be the newly built Phoronix Test Suite package ready for the installation:
    $ ls *pkg.tar.xz
    phoronix-test-suite-8.2.0-2-any.pkg.tar.xz
    
  3. Using the pacman command install Phoronix Test Suite package. Replace the package name suffix with the Phoronix Test Suite version you have compiled previously:
    $ sudo pacman -U --noconfirm phoronix-test-suite-8.2.0-2-any.pkg.tar.xz
    
  4. The Phoronix Test Suite installation is now complete. There are many benchmark tests available. As an example you can start with unigine-heaven benchmark. First perform the unigine-heaven benchmark test installation:
    $ phoronix-test-suite install unigine-heaven
    
  5. Start VGA benchmark:
    $ phoronix-test-suite run unigine-heaven
    
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