Package Details: cower 16-1

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: 766
Popularity: 21.820423
First Submitted: 2010-12-30 02:30
Last Updated: 2016-10-03 18:21

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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2) Mark the package out of date.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

chipmunkboogie commented on 2016-11-15 08:19

I am getting and error when building: '/bin/sh: pod2man: command not found.' System Perl libs are up to date. Am I missing something?
disregard. I had to set a path to perl.

kalsan commented on 2016-10-02 08:06

@wilriker: Same thing here. Needed to add armv7h to arch and yaourt would install cower just fine.
@falconindy: Adding the architecture to this PKGBUILD woudln't harm I guess, and it would make things easier on yaourt.

runical commented on 2016-07-12 14:50

@wilriker: I have no clue why that would happen, but then again, I don't use yaourt :p If this is a persistent problem, try asking on the Arch ARM forums or the yaourt devs.

wilriker commented on 2016-07-12 14:02

@runical: You are right, I missed that, my bad!
Strange thing is though, I tried to install pacaur on my RPi3 (using yaourt) and somehow it preferred the AUR version of cower over the Arch Linux ARM provided package you are referencing. Not sure if that was an issue with yaourt or what went wrong there.

EDIT: At the same time where it preferred AUR version of cower it decided to go with regular repo version of expac (probably due to no AUR package with that exact name being available).

runical commented on 2016-07-11 14:17

@wilriker: Cower is provided by Arch Linux ARM in the repositories. Any reason you want to build it yourself?


wilriker commented on 2016-07-11 14:12

@falconindy Could you maybe adjust the arch array of this package? It successfully builds in Arch Linux ARM for armv7h on my Raspberry Pi 3 but I had to modify the PKGBUILD locally to allow building in the first place.

runical commented on 2016-06-21 20:42

@trygveaa: Whether or not cower is written and maintained by a TU/dev is irrelevant. The AUR is not supported and the policy is to not put AUR helpers in the official repositories. You can try and reopen that discussion yet again, but it won't get you anywhere (and the AUR is not the right place to have this discussion).

Also, if you want to download the pkgbuild, use git with 'git clone$PKGNAME.git'. Works for almost every package. Only split packages have some problems.

trygveaa commented on 2016-06-21 17:54

@djmattyg007: But cower is an application written and supported by falconindy, and since he maintains packages in Arch, he could have maintained cower there as well. Whether the AUR itself is supported or not is irrelevant as far as I see it.

djmattyg007 commented on 2016-05-15 03:34

@trygveaa the answer to that question is obvious: the AUR isn't officially supported by the Arch Linux developers.

trygveaa commented on 2016-05-04 15:46

@falconindy: May I ask if there is any specific reason you don't maintain this in the official repo, rather than AUR? Having it in the official repos would be nice, especially for headless machines, so you wouldn't have to use the web page (or find an URL to download) at all.

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