Package Details: dpkg 1.18.24-2

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Package Base: dpkg
Description: The Debian Package Manager. Don't use it instead of Arch's 'pacman'.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: Xavion
Maintainer: Alad
Last Packager: Alad
Votes: 430
Popularity: 5.202961
First Submitted: 2009-03-11 21:51
Last Updated: 2017-08-01 21:13

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sl1pkn07 commented on 2017-08-01 21:02

configure: WARNING: unrecognized options: --disable-install-info

but build and install ok

losacno commented on 2017-08-01 17:38

I changed PKGBUILD to use latest stable source from and it worked for me:

# Maintainer: Alad Wenter <alad (at)>
# Contributor: Jochen Schalanda <jochen+aur (at)>
# Contributor: C. Dominik Bódi <>
# Contributor: Pierre Carrier <>
# Contributor: Thomas Dziedzic <gostrc (at) gmail>
# Contributor: Chris Giles <Chris.G.27 (at)>
# Contributor: seblu <seblu+arch (at)>
# Contributor: squiddo <squiddo (at)>
# Contributor: dront78 <dront78 (at)>
# Contributor: hugelgupf <ckoch (at)>

pkgdesc="The Debian Package Manager. Don't use it instead of Arch's 'pacman'."
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
depends=('xz' 'zlib' 'bzip2' 'perl')
makedepends=('perl-io-string' 'perl-timedate' 'git')
checkdepends=('perl-io-string' 'perl-test-pod')

check() {
cd "$pkgname-$pkgver"
#make check

build() {
cd "$pkgname-$pkgver"
autoreconf -f -i

./configure --prefix=/usr \
--sysconfdir=/etc \
--localstatedir=/var \
--sbindir=/usr/bin \
--disable-start-stop-daemon \

package() {
cd "$pkgname-$pkgver"
make DESTDIR="$pkgdir" install

install -d "$pkgdir/var/$pkgname"/updates/
touch "${pkgdir}/var/lib/$pkgname"/{status,available}

mmozeiko commented on 2016-12-28 08:38

.SRCINFO file was not updated on last commit. Installation fails with error:

:: dpkg package(s) failed to install. Check .SRCINFO for mismatching data with PKGBUILD.

Alad commented on 2016-12-10 16:03

This is now several releases out of date. I guess nobody noticed due to the old tag that still works!

Alad commented on 2016-09-15 23:41

Well, at least it will prevent the package from breaking on version bumps. Updated, thanks.

ProfessorKaos64 commented on 2016-09-15 18:42

It may be good to use as a source so this can be tracked with the git protocol, and users can pass --devel to their AUR helpers to grab the latest (if they wish). You can still tag whatever release target of course (#tag=v${pkgver}").

Alad commented on 2016-09-04 18:55

Not sure how devscripts and debian-archive-keyring issues are relevant to dpkg, as those are separate packages.

ProfessorKaos64 commented on 2016-08-17 12:34

Package works, but utilizing dget is missing some key files. This makes you have to untar files yourself. This is ok, but for automated scripts, annoying, especially for backporting packages with multiple bz2 archives. dget also applies patches. Keyrings from /debian-archive-keyring are installed to /usr/share/keyrings, which is not recognized by dscverify.

Error using dget:

dpkg-vendor: error: vendor default doesn't exist in /etc/dpkg/origins/
dscverify: can't find any system keyrings On my Debian VPS, this is the contents of the origins/ folder:


Alad commented on 2016-07-22 12:24

No issues here.

llama47 commented on 2016-07-18 17:42

upgrade hangs on downloading dpkg_1.18.9.tar.xz

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