Package Details: cower 18-1

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: 998
Popularity: 11.950628
First Submitted: 2010-12-30 02:30
Last Updated: 2018-05-12 14:40

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2) Mark the package out of date.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

ArchangeGabriel commented on 2018-05-17 16:37

@Schrottfresse: [aur] is an ArchLinux ARM repo. Nothing new here. Why you don’t get it in your output is another issue.

Schrottfresse commented on 2018-05-17 11:11

@ArchangeGabriel @falconindy

It seems inbetween last year and now cower was removed from ArchLinuxARM repo.

pacman -Ss cower returns nothing and the link provided by ArchangeGabriel ( tells us the following: "Repository: aur".

So, could you please include "armv7h" in the arch array?

happyarchlinuser commented on 2018-05-14 07:15

Hello, installed version 18-1 now cower -u returns exit code 1 although there are no packages to update instead of 0 as before. Is this an intended change of behavior?

ayekat commented on 2018-04-21 07:14

egore911, please read the pinned comment about packages in the base-devel group, or just a few of the comments below you.

egore911 commented on 2018-04-20 23:08

Thanks for the package! It builds fine on armv7h (Raspberry Pi 2), it just lacks some minor makedepends (found on a newly installed installation):

  • make
  • gcc
  • pkgconfig

aviallon commented on 2018-04-15 23:47

Since the gpg --recv-key no longer worked for me, here is what I found which solved my problem :

Alad commented on 2018-02-09 02:05

I took the liberty to remove some of the spam on this page.

roboconnell commented on 2018-01-31 21:29

This can be caused by some DNSs not supporting features that dirmngr needs. None of the fixes below worked for me (though I didn't try the "updated" key as I was not comfortable with that). The error I received was: "gpg: keyserver receive failed: Connection refused".

Switching my dns to google's: and fixed it for me. edit /etc/resolv.conf and add/make first: nameserver

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.



Crashlog commented on 2017-09-28 17:29

zao, please read the pinned comment from ArchangeGabriel.

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