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#1 2016-01-15 17:37:18

simo8989
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How to keep Aur packages up to date

Hi I am new to archlinux and I am currently reading a lot of documentation of this amazing os, I read the wiki pages regarding the Aur and I am currently able to download build and install packages from the Aur using "makepkg -sri".
Even if is going all pretty good I am asking myself: how will this aur packages update in the future? I read the wiki but I can't find he answer to my question.
For the official packages I simply use pacman -Syu, but how can I keep up to date all the packages that I manually install from the Aur?
Thank you  in advance.
Simone

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#2 2016-01-15 17:43:44

Eschwartz
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Re: How to keep Aur packages up to date

Now that you have gotten the hang of manually building packages, you probably want to investigate an AUR helper to search the AUR RPC interface for new/updated AUR packages and wrap makepkg for you automatically.

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#3 2016-01-15 17:58:00

simo8989
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Re: How to keep Aur packages up to date

Eschwartz wrote:

Now that you have gotten the hang of manually building packages, you probably want to investigate an AUR helper to search the AUR RPC interface for new/updated AUR packages and wrap makepkg for you automatically.

Thank you for the advice smile there are many helpers out there.. what do you personally think of cower? Is it worth to install and learn how to use?
Thank you.

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#4 2016-01-15 18:08:28

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Re: How to keep Aur packages up to date

Moving to AUR Issues.

simo8989, try a few and see what works best for you.


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#5 2016-01-15 18:53:31

Eschwartz
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Re: How to keep Aur packages up to date

I would recommend something like yaourt or pacaur, which can fully wrap the AUR and pacman and basically extend/replace pacman.
I've always been fairly happy with yaourt.

cower on it's own is better suited as a backend IMHO (and indeed it is the backend for pacaur).


As WorMzy says, best to try a few out yourself and pick one which suits you.

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#6 2016-01-16 08:50:05

severach
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Re: How to keep Aur packages up to date

I use "cower -u" to list all the updated AUR packages then git pull and makepkg each one.

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#7 2016-01-17 02:47:14

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Re: How to keep Aur packages up to date

I use cower + meat


Matt

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#8 2016-01-17 12:33:26

simo8989
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Re: How to keep Aur packages up to date

Thank you everyone for the kind advices! I decided to use cower and I find it very simple and just little to manually do to actually upgrade the aur packages.

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#9 2016-01-18 06:02:36

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Re: How to keep Aur packages up to date

Please mark the thread as solved.

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