Package Details: compton-git 0.1_beta2.87.g316eac0-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: compton-git
Description: X Compositor (a fork of xcompmgr-dana) (git-version)
Upstream URL:
Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: compton
Provides: compton
Submitter: valr
Maintainer: WorMzy
Last Packager: WorMzy
Votes: 335
Popularity: 1.489974
First Submitted: 2011-12-28 20:39
Last Updated: 2017-10-29 10:04

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WorMzy commented on 2017-10-29 10:13

Note: I've switched to git+https for the source. This may cause problems for anyone who tries to build the new PKGBUILD in a directory with the "old" source. e.g.
==> ERROR: /home/build/builds/compton-git/compton is not a clone of

An easy fix is to edit the git config for the "old" source:

vim /home/build/builds/compton-git/compton/config

Edit the url listed under [remote "origin"] to read "" instead of "git://".

Alternatively, just delete the "old" source and let makepkg checkout the repo again.

osandov commented on 2017-03-26 15:37

FYI for anyone using this AUR package, the compton package in the official community repo seems to keep up to date with git.

haawda commented on 2015-08-30 22:31

The license file should go to "$pkgdir/usr/share/licenses/$pkgname/LICENSE", not to "$pkgdir/usr/share/licenses/$_gitname/LICENSE". Otherwise namcap complaints and throws an error (not just a warning).

WorMzy commented on 2015-02-16 22:58

The source declaration didn't change, and still works for me in a clean directory. You might want to try changing the source declaration to


and see if that helps.

tristan202 commented on 2015-02-16 21:27

-> Creating working copy of compton git repo...
fatal: No remote repository specified. Please, specify either a URL or a
remote name from which new revisions should be fetched.
==> ERROR: Failure while updating working copy of compton git repo
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build compton-git.

Happens after latest update.

WorMzy commented on 2015-02-09 15:44

Provides and conflicts ('compton') makes sense (and were only omitted due to historical reasons), but provides ('compton-git=$pkgver') is nonsensical. Of course it provides itself at it's current version.

quequotion commented on 2015-02-09 15:31

This needs to provides() and conflicts() compton.

These lines should do it:


So that dependent packages don't try to remove this.

WorMzy commented on 2014-12-23 21:34

Was that OOD flag a misclick?

WorMzy commented on 2014-10-06 07:11

It's already listed as a makedepend..

Dasonk commented on 2014-10-06 00:00

You should add git as a make dependency

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