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#1 2011-09-15 10:14:20

bjorntj
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Which AUR helper is recommended?

I see there is a lot of them, which should I choose? I just want to make keeping aur packages up to date more easier... smile


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#2 2011-09-15 11:25:35

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

Cower is a good (or the best) choice here, IMO.

Some advice: try not to use any AUR helper as pacman wrapper, it tends to be a russian roulette sometimes (especially with yaourt). Pacman for repos, AUR helpers for AUR only


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#3 2011-09-15 11:28:20

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

There is no officially recommended AUR helper.  Most answers will either be based on personal preference or else a suggestion that you try out the ones that sound interesting and decide for yourself.  I use aurget because I want the processes for my AUR packages separate from pacman.  Others want them together and choose something like yaourt.


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#4 2011-09-15 11:40:50

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

I wasn't looking for an offically recommende AUR helper but there were so many too choose from, so I thought I could narrow it down a bit... smile

And that I have now... I have installed Cower, aurget and pbfetch and all looks good... sad So now I only have too choose... :-|

Thx.... smile

BTJ

Last edited by bjorntj (2011-09-15 11:41:28)


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#5 2011-09-17 23:21:18

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

I've not used Cower. But I definitely prefer Packer over Yaourt.

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#6 2011-09-18 00:37:18

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

Packer is definitely nice if you prefer a helper which supports AUR as well as the official repos.

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#7 2011-09-18 00:55:02

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

ethail wrote:

Some advice: try not to use any AUR helper as pacman wrapper, it tends to be a russian roulette sometimes (especially with yaourt). Pacman for repos, AUR helpers for AUR only

+1 for this... a browser and makepkg are all you need.


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#8 2011-09-18 06:16:39

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

graysky wrote:

a browser and makepkg are all you need.

I find it impractical to switch the workflow like that. If I'm searching for a package, I do this with pacman. If pacman does not come up with this, I search the AUR. If I have to open a browser first, browse the Arch page to find the AUR and then have to search for a package in that environment... I don't mind installing packages manually, but if I have to leave the terminal to search for packages, I might forget what I was looking for in the meantime.

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#9 2011-09-18 08:05:04

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

graysky wrote:

+1 for this... a browser and makepkg are all you need.

Especially if you want something with 20 dependencies.

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#10 2011-09-18 19:53:00

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

Oh come on... if you can type THAT username everytime you log in, you don't mind a little extra work :-D

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#11 2011-09-20 06:11:11

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

orschiro wrote:

Packer is definitely nice if you prefer a helper which supports AUR as well as the official repos.

Regards

I think this is most of why I prefer Packer. Being able to pacman -syu instead of sudo apt-get update/sudo apt-get upgrade is AWESOME. Being able to packer -syu and update pacman AND the AUR is VERY AWESOME.

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#12 2011-09-20 18:31:28

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

i have used Yaourt as a Pacman wrapper for over a year without trouble. It was Clyde that caused lots of headaches for me (explicitly installed packages got installed as dependencies, did not let me install more than one package at once, not dealing with replacements properly, breaking  with each upgrade of  Ruby etc.). I haven't used Clyde for months so maybe those things are fixed now but I just got fed up with it.

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#13 2011-09-20 18:33:17

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

I use yaourt largely because it will search without arguments and then ask what to install. Sometimes I'll use makepkg usually with -csi


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#14 2011-09-20 19:06:10

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

I haven't used Clyde for months so maybe those things are fixed now but I just got fed up with it.

Just a side note. As far as I know the development of clyde has stopped.

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#15 2011-09-21 02:22:14

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

My preffered aur-helper, is a zsh function utilizing curl and makepkg... Anyway, If needing an 3'rd party aur-helper, then I would recommend cower, and if needing some extra automation, then pacaur, which wraps cower...

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#16 2011-09-21 02:30:14

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

orschiro wrote:

I haven't used Clyde for months so maybe those things are fixed now but I just got fed up with it.

Just a side note. As far as I know the development of clyde has stopped.

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I don't know about stopped but but development slowed down, I have not seen anything in the git repo for several months.

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#17 2011-09-21 11:48:10

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

vendion wrote:
orschiro wrote:

I haven't used Clyde for months so maybe those things are fixed now but I just got fed up with it.

Just a side note. As far as I know the development of clyde has stopped.

Regards

I don't know about stopped but but development slowed down, I have not seen anything in the git repo for several months.

It has stopped. DigitalKiwi got fed up with people reporting bugs. tongue


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#18 2011-09-21 11:49:30

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

If only I could do that on my projects..... lol

BTJ

Last edited by bjorntj (2011-09-21 11:49:51)


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#19 2011-09-22 15:32:39

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

I tend to just use aurget.

I also have aliases set up for about 90% of package management:
update: pacman -Syu
aupdate: aurget -Syu
remove: pacman -Rns
search: pacman -Ss
asearch: aurget -Ss (I think? I'm not on it right now)
ainstall: aurget -Sy (I think? I'm not on it right now)
pinstall: pacman -S

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#20 2011-09-22 17:15:17

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

I have tried a few aur-helpers over the years, but stuck with packer. packer is very simple (very few command line switches), and similar to pacman.

Though others say they prefer packer as a pacman replacement, I use it with

alias packer='packer --auronly'

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#21 2011-09-22 21:05:32

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Re: Which AUR helper is recommended?

Thanks for this alias. Never thought of that but it looks nice.

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