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#1 2012-10-27 10:16:17

From: :wq
Registered: 2008-12-01
Posts: 9,440

What to do when the AUR is down

From time to time the AUR, like any website, goes down.

When that happens, there is a simple, three point checklist you can follow:

1. Check that it is not just a local issue with downforeveryoneorjustme. If it is just you, then troubleshoot your machine/network/typing skills. If it appears to be global, proceed to point two.

2. Do not, under any circumstances, open a thread here. If AUR (or any Arch site is down), rest assured someone is working hard to bring it up. If you have reason to believe that you may have discovered this outage, check on IRC or the ML to see if it has been mentioned. At this point, remain calm and do not panic; proceed in an orderly fashion to point three.

3. If you must have access to the AUR because your pacemaker is running on unsupported software, you have two choices;

  • one: use the AUR git mirror,, which is in all likelihood still up (for more info and discussion, see this thread)

  • two: take the time to learn how to write a PKGBUILD to free yourself from the tyranny of reliance on the AUR. Then, when it does come back up, you can contribute your own which, rest assured, will in due course be unavailable to some pooor soul next time the AUR is down. This is the wheel of life...

Last edited by jasonwryan (2012-10-27 19:22:17)

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#2 2012-12-15 13:46:53

Registered: 2011-06-15
Posts: 538

Re: What to do when the AUR is down

I usual have a period of deep reflection and a bit of a cry... Should probably do item 3 option 2 really big_smile


#3 2012-12-15 15:35:28

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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
Posts: 9,839

Re: What to do when the AUR is down

Ehmm... it's the circle of life. smile


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