Package Details: editline 1.17.1-1

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Package Base: editline
Description: A readline() replacement for UNIX without termcap (ncurses)
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Licenses: BSD
Submitter: immae
Maintainer: immae
Last Packager: immae
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.42
First Submitted: 2019-02-14 11:30
Last Updated: 2021-01-22 07:47

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grawlinson commented on 2021-01-22 06:58

Updated PKGBUILD for 1.17.1:

# Maintainer : Immae <>
# Contributor: George Rawlinson <>

pkgdesc="A readline() replacement for UNIX without termcap (ncurses)"

build () {
  cd "$pkgname-$pkgver"
  ./configure --prefix=/usr \
              --sysconfdir=/etc \

package() {
  cd "$pkgname-$pkgver"
  make DESTDIR="$pkgdir" install
  mv $pkgdir/usr/share/man/man3/editline.3 $pkgdir/usr/share/man/man3/editline-troglobit.3

  install -Dm0644 LICENSE -t "$pkgdir/usr/share/licenses/$pkgname"

pschyska commented on 2020-11-14 15:32

What's the meaning of ./configure --enable-gc? I don't see it documented anywhere.

jschievink commented on 2019-08-05 21:58

Thanks! The issue was that I had LD=/bin/gcc in my environment for some reason. Unsetting that made it work.

immae commented on 2019-08-05 19:44

I made a diff with my log and I saw a few hints:

==> WARNING: Using existing $srcdir/ tree

Did you maybe modify the source tree and told to makepkg not to overwrite it?

During configure:

checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... unsupported

I have a "immediate" instead of supported (this looks very suspicious)

checking for ld used by gcc... /bin/gcc

In my case it finds /usr/bin/ld (and the subsequent line "checking if the linker (/bin/gcc) is GNU ld... no" is then a yes)

Hope it can help you solve your issue!

jschievink commented on 2019-08-05 19:35

I don't see any error, but I pasted the entire makepkg output here:

Perhaps the build() step fails silently and doesn't produce the expected output? First time I've seen something like this.

immae commented on 2019-08-05 19:27

Hi @jschievink I have the same line but it doesn’t result in an error, so somehow in my case he managed to build it. Could you share or look at the lines above to see if there is an error somewhere?

jschievink commented on 2019-08-05 18:57

I'm getting this error during installation (in the package phase):

libtool: install: /bin/install -c .libs/ /home/jonas/.cache/yay/editline/pkg/editline/usr/lib/
/bin/install: cannot stat '.libs/': No such file or directory

I'm not sure what's causing this. Does anyone have an idea?