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#1 2022-05-13 15:25:17

RounakDutta
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[SOLVED] PKGBUILD Not found error when installing dwm

So I am switching to dwm from xfce and when I cloned the suckless repo and ran "makepkg -si" it says PKGBUILD not found and I know the error is correct because there is no PKGBUILD file in that folder which makepkg can use to make the package so how can I install dwm ? I tried to do "make" and "make install" it says make : command not found.

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#2 2022-05-13 15:45:36

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Re: [SOLVED] PKGBUILD Not found error when installing dwm

If you cloned the repo from suckless's website I would suggest looking at the README file within.

https://man.archlinux.org/man/core/make/make.1.en


Edit: Alternatively, you can use the AUR where you will find makepkg to work.

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#3 2022-05-13 16:27:21

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Re: [SOLVED] PKGBUILD Not found error when installing dwm

I'm not sure this could even be serious (how do you know to try using 'makepkg' without knowing what makepkg is actually for?).  Assuming this isn't a joke, RTWF: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Arch_User_Repository

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#4 2022-05-13 17:36:06

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Re: [SOLVED] PKGBUILD Not found error when installing dwm

Trilby wrote:

I'm not sure this could even be serious (how do you know to try using 'makepkg' without knowing what makepkg is actually for?).  Assuming this isn't a joke, RTWF:

At first I didnt knew what makepkg does. I tried to run makepkg and it said that " ERROR : PKGBUILD does not exist. " . So I read the dwm wiki and there was a link to the makepkg topic. So I clicked on it and read the makepkg topic. I understood that doing makepkg does nothing . So ......

Thanks for the link actually I didn't install the base-devel package. "Make" and "make install" works now- http://0x0.st/om3J.png marking the post as [SOLVED]

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#5 2022-05-13 18:55:40

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Re: [SOLVED] PKGBUILD Not found error when installing dwm

If you ran 'make install' as root this will cause problems in the future.  You should use makepkg rather than make / make install.  But you have to clone the AUR repo for dwm, not the upstream source.

EDIT: I see our wiki currently advises otherwise.  Oh well.

Last edited by Trilby (2022-05-13 19:02:12)


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