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#1 2006-03-11 01:29:55

rayjgu3
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From: Chicago IL usa
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arch64 help/offer

id like ask for some / offer some help
i dont have alot of knowledge on this but im willing to learn ive been through some of the wiki on arch
not quite catching onto the packagebuild thing
been using arch for some time & recently got a 64bit box with arch64 installed
where im guessing i could help with is package building i dont really understand what to do with packagebuilds if someone could hold my hand for a bit to show/tell me what to do .

i copy the text from the packagebuilds put it in a dir/file on my machine run makepkg but i get an error it doesnt see anything to do . once i build the package where/how to upload

thanks

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#2 2006-03-11 11:21:18

FUBAR
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Re: arch64 help/offer

The PKGBUILD contains the information about the
- package (name, version),
- its dependencies,
- where the source of the program can be found
- and how it should be configured, built and installed.

If you download a PKGBUILD you can try to build the package with "makepkg", altough some PKGBIULDs require extra files. The easiest way is to check the AUR for a program you want, and click on the "tarball" link. That will contain all the needed files to build a package.

If you still fail to build the package, you need to reed the messages before the error.


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#3 2006-03-11 14:31:06

rayjgu3
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From: Chicago IL usa
Registered: 2004-07-04
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Re: arch64 help/offer

thanks FUBAR

i think im getting a handle on this ive made a few PKGBUILD's of my own
this morning looks to me they work the built & installed & are
functioning so i believe ive found some success. WOOOHOO!
the packages ive built are mainly for me (etree-scripts & xmms-shn) both
deal with compressed .wav > .shn (a lossless format)  if youd like to try them let me know ill post /pm/mail them to you

ive tried a couple off http://www.arch64.org/svn/trunk/ with no success
so far
the AUR stuff will it work with arch64 ?

ill keep hammering at it though
thanks again

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#4 2006-03-11 14:42:23

Cam
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From: Brisbane, Aus
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Re: arch64 help/offer

the AUR stuff will it work with arch64 ?

Depends on the package. Read up at www.arch64.org and look in the Wiki, Andy has a list a mile long he'd like done. Anything you feel you can do just jump in smile

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#5 2006-03-11 19:09:49

AndyRTR
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From: Magdeburg/Germany
Registered: 2005-10-07
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Re: arch64 help/offer

Let's meet in IRC #archlinux64 ;-)

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#6 2006-03-13 08:40:11

FUBAR
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Re: arch64 help/offer

rayjgu3 wrote:

if youd like to try them let me know ill post /pm/mail them to you

You might as well register with AUR and upload them there: chances are many more people will try them and give you feedback.


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#7 2006-03-13 11:46:45

AndyRTR
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Re: arch64 help/offer

Hm. AUR should not be used for pure x86_64 packages untill there's an option to mark the architecture.

In Arch64 we have all community packages as binaries ;-)

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