Package Details: cower 17-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: cower
Description: A simple AUR agent with a pretentious name
Upstream URL:
Keywords: aur
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: falconindy
Maintainer: falconindy
Last Packager: falconindy
Votes: 977
Popularity: 27.938990
First Submitted: 2010-12-30 02:30
Last Updated: 2017-04-24 14:27

Pinned Comments

ArchangeGabriel commented on 2017-05-14 12:36

Pinning answers to two often raised questions.

About pkg-config: this is part of [base-devel group](, which [is expected to be installed on any system using the AUR]( So this is not a missing dependency.

About armv7h in arch array: [ArchLinux ARM is already providing cower for all arm archs](, and more generally any other arch being unsupported it’s your responsibility to modify the PKGBUILD to add yours. And no, 'any' is not the same as a list of specific archs, it means that the produced binary is arch-independent, which is rarely the case.

falconindy commented on 2016-03-21 12:57

If you are having problems installing this package due to signature verification, please run the below before running makepkg:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver hkp:// 1EB2638FF56C0C53

If makepkg still complains after this:

1) Ensure you're using makepkg, and not some wrapper.
2) Ensure you don't have GNUPGHOME set in /etc/makepkg.conf or ~/.makepkg.conf, or that the value of GNUGPHOME in makepkg.conf matches that which you've run the above gpg command with.
3) Ensure that the tarball you downloaded matches the md5sums in the PKGBUILD.

If you have problems locating pod2man during the build, please figure out where your PATH is being overridden. /etc/profile.d/ from the perl package will ensure that pod2man is in your PATH.

Kindly do not do the following because of failures in source tarball verification:

1) Complain that the package is broken.
2) Mark the package out of date.

Due to the amount of spam I receive, I've been forced to disable notifications for this package.

Latest Comments

electricprism commented on 2018-01-15 05:11

==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg... cower-17.tar.gz ... FAILED

Fluffaduffy commented on 2018-01-07 17:56

PGP signature on cower-17.tar.gz failed.... not sure why

effeeffe commented on 2017-12-16 16:20

The gpg suggested command doesn't work for me as well (gpg: keyserver receive failed: No data).

runical commented on 2017-12-03 21:54

@niehmann: No, they should not. Please read the sticky comment, [1] and [2] and then look at the packages in the base-devel group.



nlehmann commented on 2017-12-02 07:11

I think make and fakeroot should be added to makedepends

bernd commented on 2017-10-30 15:24

This didn't work for me:
$ gpg --recv-keys --keyserver hkp:// 1EB2638FF56C0C53
gpg: keyserver receive failed: No data

Solution: I've skipped the keyserver parameter (gpg --recv-keys 1EB2638FF56C0C53) and then I was able to receive Dave Reisner's key. Afterwards, I was able to build the package without errors.

Crashlog commented on 2017-09-28 17:29

zao, please read the pinned comment from ArchangeGabriel.

zao commented on 2017-09-28 17:28

Can you add the 'armv7h' architecture?

m-pilia commented on 2017-08-28 17:13

Crashlog Sorry, you're right. I feel quite stupid since I didn't even notice the pinned answer, and I even looked at the comments before posting...

Crashlog commented on 2017-08-24 13:08

m-pilia, that's already in base-devel, which is assumed to be installed on any system you expect to be using the AUR on.

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