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#1 2006-09-15 02:42:47

adamk
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How do you build a package from AUR ?

The user guidelines says a bunch of stuff - get package, untar it,
check PKGBUILD.

But then it says, 'go build the package'

I think this needs to be explained a little more in that guideline file.

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#2 2006-09-15 03:40:41

lessthanjake
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Re: How do you build a package from AUR ?

I agree it's not the best explanation, but all you need to do is type makepkg.

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#3 2006-09-15 07:26:16

tomk
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Re: How do you build a package from AUR ?

From the AUR User Guidelines, Section 3.1, "Using Packages from UNSUPPORTED":

It is suggested you use fakeroot to build pkgs (see below), so having manually confirmed the integrity of the files simply run makepkg as a normal user in the build dir. The source files will be downloaded, verified and built as normal.

(My emphasis)

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#4 2006-09-15 09:25:50

Mr Green
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Re: How do you build a package from AUR ?

aurbuild?


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#5 2006-09-15 13:40:38

adamk
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Re: How do you build a package from AUR ?

Yes, makepkg is the answer, but I was trying to build and install a package from AUR.

I did something like:

makepkg
cd ../
pacman -A dir/<new>

Showing this is helpful...

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#6 2006-09-15 14:06:51

lumiwa
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Re: How do you build a package from AUR ?

I do "makepkg" but (maybe I am doing something wrong) for many programs I need first download a *tar.bz2 or whatever it is to my computer, correct PKGBUILD and it works (pages where they asked for download location).

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#7 2006-09-15 14:24:08

dadexter
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Re: How do you build a package from AUR ?

The assumption is that you already know how to install a package

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#8 2006-09-19 13:16:59

Snarkout
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Re: How do you build a package from AUR ?

Aurbuild FTW.  I recommend you actually read the PKGBUILDs and try to get an idea of what they are doing though.  This way, eventually you'll be able to write your own PKGBUILDS.


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