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#1 2024-02-11 16:06:33

questionask
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[solved] yay: "compressing" hangs

I'm not sure which subform this issue belongs to.

Since a few days I have the following problem with yay and packages from the AUR: It hangs when "compressing" a new package downloaded from the AUR.

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#2 2024-02-11 16:23:51

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Re: [solved] yay: "compressing" hangs

Do you have the same issue when just using makepkg?
For local builds, disable compression altogether - you're basically just wasting time de/compressing it: see PKGEXT in https://man.archlinux.org/man/makepkg.conf.5
Edit: also https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Makepk … algorithms

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#3 2024-02-11 16:43:35

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Re: [solved] yay: "compressing" hangs

Mod note: Moving to AUR Issues.


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#4 2024-02-11 17:31:03

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Re: [solved] yay: "compressing" hangs

Yes, same problem with makepkg, and disabling compression resolves the issue.

Does setting PKGEXT='.pkg.tar' globally also affect yay?

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#5 2024-02-11 18:43:58

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Re: [solved] yay: "compressing" hangs

questionask wrote:

Does setting PKGEXT='.pkg.tar' globally also affect yay?

I'm really not trying to be a dick - but if you have to ask that, you really shouldn't use yay.  Just use makepkg.

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#6 2024-02-11 20:51:01

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Re: [solved] yay: "compressing" hangs

yay is a wrapper around makepkg and pacman and if you don't sufficiently understand the underlying tools, it'll get you into trouble.

The compression might just hang because the to-be-compressed data is use and you're starting to swap since yay also has the stupid habit of unconditionally building everything in /tmp (ie. it doesn't "hang", it just takes a lot of time)

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#7 2024-02-12 04:57:06

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Re: [solved] yay: "compressing" hangs

Thanks! So I set it globally.

Is the compression issue a bug?

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#8 2024-02-12 08:54:13

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Re: [solved] yay: "compressing" hangs

seth wrote:

The compression might just hang because the to-be-compressed data is use and you're starting to swap since yay also has the stupid habit of unconditionally building everything in /tmp (ie. it doesn't "hang", it just takes a lot of time)

Maybe check RAM and CPU pressure while it "hangs" and try a small package that won't consume many resources to build.

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#9 2024-02-12 13:47:17

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Re: [solved] yay: "compressing" hangs

seth wrote:

building everything in /tmp (ie. it doesn't "hang", it just takes a lot of time)

I've never been able to recover my Linuces over the years, when compilation ate more the actual physical RAM on my computers... (or maybe I had waited too little? Is an "entire afternoon" a short period of time to wait for?)


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#10 2024-02-12 18:44:06

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Re: [solved] yay: "compressing" hangs

This is due to a change in makepkg.conf: https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/ … heads#L142, just remove the

--ultra -20

to get the previous behavior.

Additionally it builds debug packages now by default: https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/ … =heads#L97, prefix

debug

with an exclamation mark to turn it off.

Edit: Spelling

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#11 2024-04-28 03:15:14

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Re: [solved] yay: "compressing" hangs

this happens with me too but i dint find a fix for it so im ussing makepkg instead


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