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#1 2010-03-25 01:26:12

martin77
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[SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

Ok, I know I'm posting too many questions too fast but I'm at the last step in configuring my videocard driver to install X and I'm stranded in the middle of nowhere, sorry for too much posting.


I need to install a package from AUR but even I read the guide (http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_User_Guidelines) I can't make it clear enough on how to do it so please correct me if there's anything wrong.

a. first of all, I need to download and install wget because I'm at CLI ready to configure X but I need the latest test drivers that fully support my videocard.
b. mkdir ~/myuser/build && cd ~/myuser/build
c. I need to download from here (http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34773) the Tarball, PKGBUILD and all the files listed in "Files", right?
d. Once I have files downloaded all I need to do is follow the instructions in the wiki, 
   1.  Acquire a PKGBUILD  and any other required files (e.g. patches)
   2. Run makepkg in the directory where the files are saved
   3. Install the resulting package with pacman


Thanks for any advice!

Last edited by martin77 (2010-03-29 01:38:25)

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#2 2010-03-25 01:37:29

schen
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

You don't need to install the catalyst driver for ATI graphics cards. Use one of the open-source ones instead. They are xf86-video-ati and xf86-video-radeonhd. In order to install from the AUR, download the tarball, decompress it, run makepkg -efi in the directory, and you're done!

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#3 2010-03-25 01:42:02

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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

If you edit your PKGBUILD, you'll notice under source=() the tarball that you need, it will get it automatically. Other than that, get the files required, enter build directory, run makepkg -s, after building just do sudo pacman -U packagename.pkg.tar.gz.


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#4 2010-03-25 01:47:29

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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

schen wrote:

You don't need to install the catalyst driver for ATI graphics cards. Use one of the open-source ones instead. They are xf86-video-ati and xf86-video-radeonhd. In order to install from the AUR, download the tarball, decompress it, run makepkg -efi in the directory, and you're done!

No radeonhd, it's useless,

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#5 2010-03-25 01:47:56

fsckd
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

In addendum to the above I give you the,
Generic And Really Quick Primer On Installing From AUR

1. download tarball
2. unpack tarball to create build directory
3. cd into build directory
4. read the PKGBUILD and any *.install files for malicious or unusual constructs
5. install all dependencies (including build dependencies) listed in the PKGBUIL
6. run makepkg
7. watch package get made
8. sacrifice a small goat
9. namcap
10. pacman -U
11. ???
12. profit!

Hope that helps. Good luck!


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#6 2010-03-25 03:29:55

martin77
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

lol!

Because your support I made it in a breeze - and without sacrificing any goat, PETA guys xD

I summarized my experience in the root post [ http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=93527 ] so people behind me will have it -I hope- much easy when installing ATI driver from AUR.

Thanks guys, you rules.



(By the way, I DO support PETA smile

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#7 2010-03-25 10:24:44

Cdh
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

schen wrote:

You don't need to install the catalyst driver for ATI graphics cards. Use one of the open-source ones instead. They are xf86-video-ati and xf86-video-radeonhd.

Try playing half life 2 with the open source driver. It doesn't work yet. sad
Also vaapi is really nice.

I like using packer (or any other toll with aur access) because I like packer -S catalyst-test more than all these steps.
Or at least save the tarball with packer -g without visiting the web interface.


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#8 2010-03-25 17:42:32

martin77
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

hi Cdh,

what is packer? Sorry for the dumb question but I'm green at arch =P
I found it on AUR but the little desccriptions says nothing to me. Thanks for your support.

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#9 2010-03-25 17:45:39

Cdh
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?


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#10 2010-03-25 18:06:32

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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

Now that you have figured out how to install manually, you can use Yaourt :-) It is quite easy to use; but, it is still good that you taught yourself how to build them manually, because you might run across a pkgbuild that has an error, etc. Also, it generally be advised to check the files for any "malicious" content, or suspicious lines. Now you know how to correct it yourself and build the package independently. But, anyway, yaourt is a nice tool, also.

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#11 2010-03-25 18:10:45

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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

Yaourt seems unmaintained at this point, but check out packer/baurbill/clyde . They seem to be the 3 of the most actively developed AUR helpers at this point.
The community contributions subforum contains many more, no doubt.

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#12 2010-03-25 19:18:55

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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

Yaourt used to be quite popular and was frequently recommended. This is why some continue to suggest it whenever a topic veers to AUR helpers. However, as Misfit indicates above, it does not seem to be maintained currently. In fact, you may find some AUR packages do not install with yaourt.


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#13 2010-03-25 19:20:07

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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

guys,

did you ever saw that Heineken TV Ad where a woman shows her dresser-room to her fellow friends and they start screaming like (women does) crazy, and while they still screaming a lot they start to hear a somewhat identical scream from other part of the house that in fact shows up as the boyfriend/husband of the first lady showing his buddys his special fridge-room filled with green bottles?

Well, that was my *exact* impression yesterday after having KDE4 up and running with composite turned on faster than any Fluxbox system on a iCore 7, and that's the top part of the iceberg.

I think the best thing I like about Arch it's it's simplicity - besides it's speed. Okay, it may seem somewhat obscure to profane because editing configuration files is something strange to profanes, but if you have a little knowledge of GNU/Linux like myself once completed the Beginner's Guide, looking at /var/log/pacman.log and start tweaking you found yourself with a very powerfull yet easy to use, easy and fast to learn system. Arch is incredible, that's why it's gaining so much popularity, and it's community is superb.

I'm doing my first steps around it and find Yaourt a very cool tool, I love all the info it shows about installed and AUR packages and the way it colorize, very pragmatic-oriented (as Arch is).
On the other hand Packer is a swift tool to replace pacman.

Thank you guys for your kindness and time spent on this n00b, best!

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#14 2010-03-25 21:45:06

Cdh
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

yaourt got really slow with time for me. It sometimes does 2 minutes *something* on the hard drive before it does anything.


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#15 2010-03-25 23:28:19

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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

martin77 wrote:

[...]
On the other hand Packer is a swift tool to replace pacman.

Don't see in that way. I thought the same as you but then i realized that pacman never have be replace.

Last edited by n0dix (2010-03-25 23:28:32)

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#16 2010-03-26 01:04:12

martin77
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

After using Packer and Yaourt i go with Packer too for installing/removing packages: fast and elegant.

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#17 2010-03-26 01:47:05

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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

fsckd wrote:

In addendum to the above I give you the,
Generic And Really Quick Primer On Installing From AUR

1. download tarball
2. unpack tarball to create build directory
3. cd into build directory
4. read the PKGBUILD and any *.install files for malicious or unusual constructs
5. install all dependencies (including build dependencies) listed in the PKGBUIL
6. run makepkg
7. watch package get made
8. sacrifice a small goat
9. namcap
10. pacman -U
11. ???
12. profit!

Hope that helps. Good luck!

Muhahaha big_smile

And I find packer to work great, mainly because it is must faster and queries both the official repos and the aur

Last edited by itsbrad212 (2010-03-26 01:47:41)

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#18 2010-03-29 00:42:18

martin77
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

Misfit138 wrote:

Yaourt seems unmaintained at this point, but check out packer/baurbill/clyde . They seem to be the 3 of the most actively developed AUR helpers at this point.

Just to know: which one do you use? I know it finally comes down to personal taste but I'm curious which one you pros use most.

Last edited by martin77 (2010-03-29 00:50:53)

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#19 2010-03-29 00:58:48

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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

martin77 wrote:
Misfit138 wrote:

Yaourt seems unmaintained at this point, but check out packer/baurbill/clyde . They seem to be the 3 of the most actively developed AUR helpers at this point.

Just to know: which one do you use? I know it finally comes down to personal taste but I'm curious which one you pros use most.

This is a funny question. And, I am not a 'pro' by any stretch of the imagination.

Let me answer the question this way: Proficient Archers often choose the simplest, most elegant method. wink

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#20 2010-03-29 01:38:03

martin77
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

I love the Arch way!!

Adding SOLVED flag.

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#21 2010-03-29 15:45:50

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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

Yaourt is not unmaintained, please stop with this rumour... a new version is out since yesterday, and is a lot faster than before (because they completely rewrote the AUR package query engine).

Last edited by zebulon (2010-03-29 15:50:02)

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#22 2010-03-29 15:53:30

n0dix
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

zebulon wrote:

Yaourt is not unmaintained, please stop with this rumour... a new version is out since yesterday, and an experimental branch called yaourt-git-exp is a lot faster.

I have some problems with yaourt so i'm not going to return to it. I feel comfortable with packer cool.

Last edited by n0dix (2010-03-29 15:54:08)

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#23 2010-03-29 15:57:23

zebulon
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

n0dix wrote:
zebulon wrote:

Yaourt is not unmaintained, please stop with this rumour... a new version is out since yesterday, and an experimental branch called yaourt-git-exp is a lot faster.

I have some problems with yaourt so i'm not going to return to it. I feel comfortable with packer cool.

Good for you, use the tool you prefer. However what I dislike is when people continue to spread false rumours (such as that yaourt is unmaintained/dying/netcraft confirms it/etc.)

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#24 2010-03-29 15:59:05

n0dix
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install from AUR?

zebulon wrote:
n0dix wrote:
zebulon wrote:

Yaourt is not unmaintained, please stop with this rumour... a new version is out since yesterday, and an experimental branch called yaourt-git-exp is a lot faster.

I have some problems with yaourt so i'm not going to return to it. I feel comfortable with packer cool.

Good for you, use the tool you prefer. However what I dislike is when people continue to spread false rumours (such as that yaourt is unmaintained/dying/netcraft confirms it/etc.)

I think you are right.

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