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: 694
Popularity: 31.306151
First Submitted: 2010-12-30 02:30
Last Updated: 2016-03-27 18:33

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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2) Mark the package out of date.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

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.

runical commented on 2016-04-03 14:54

@AsamK: Assuming you run ArchlinuARM, cower is in the official repos there. [1]


AsamK commented on 2016-04-03 12:44

Could you add armv6h to arch? I tested it and it works fine.

Talion commented on 2016-03-28 21:34

While I very much appreciate this package and the efforts required to maintain it, continually receiving the signature verification error on the eight computers I manually update is maddening.

The latest:
gpg --recv-keys --keyserver hkp:// 1EB2638FF56C0C53
results in the error:
unknown public key 1EB2638FF56C0C53

I found the solution which works for me, now, at:

[quote=The warning is shown due to signature files attached to the package. It can be solved for packages made by archlinux devs:
- run as user
"# gpg --list-keys"
in order to create a gpg database for your current user, if it is not present already.

- add
"keyring /etc/pacman.d/gnupg/pubring.gpg"
to the end of

kyak commented on 2016-03-27 16:12

@falconindy could you please bump a new release with the LC_NUMERIC fix? This warning is really annoying, and propagates strangely to aur helpers based on cower (like pacaur).
I don't feel like using cower-git, since i will definitely forget to switch back to regular cower once a new version is released.

TrialnError commented on 2016-03-26 23:26

@Case_Of, @ef004:
Either locally modify the PKGBUILD and add the commit as a patch or switch to cower-git until a new version is released.

brittyazel commented on 2016-03-26 18:53

the pod2man issue is that you are not running your terminal as a "login shell" but rather as the default. Without setting it to be a "login shell" the scripts in /etc/profile.d are not sourced, and perl is not added automatically to your path. If you toggle on this setting however, whenever you open the shell it will source all of those files, and add the necessary paths.

I don't yet know if a downside to using "login shell" or a better option to fix this issue.

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