@omnipotens Actually I have never really installed arch, but used manjaro and i am really happy with the package repository, nearly everything works, you don't have to copy stuff from random websites, no flatpaks, snaps etc
@pinguin Essentially yes. Every package is a small file with meta information and instructions on how to build the package. Sometimes it contains the actual compile process, sometimes downloading the .deb from the official site and extract it.
As an example you can see https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/PKGBUILD?h=android-studio
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