Package Details: global 6.5.7-1

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Package Base: global
Description: A source code tag system
Upstream URL:
Keywords: global gtag
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: watersalesman
Last Packager: watersalesman
Votes: 117
Popularity: 1.779873
First Submitted: 2007-03-05 00:02
Last Updated: 2017-05-23 05:39

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torpesco commented on 2017-05-15 19:52

@watersalesman - Thanks!

watersalesman commented on 2017-05-15 18:39

@torpesco Changed it.

6.5.7 should be up on the FTP site relatively soon. I'm sticking to this source because of the aforementioned connectivity issues.

For those who are eager for the update, here is the PKGBUILD using tamacom as the source:

torpesco commented on 2017-05-15 17:04

If we must stick with due to connectivity issues with, at least using HTTPS would be more secure:

6.5.7 has been released, but it hasn't made its way to the GNU site yet. Makes it more annoying to update the AUR package after releases. :-\

rpodgorny commented on 2017-04-16 18:02

@watersalesman thanks!

@albert748 ftp is everything but secure. :-( let's get rid of that ancient protocol! ...still, i get your troubles - but the correct thing would be to "fix" china's great firewall. ;-)

watersalesman commented on 2017-04-15 04:11

I just adopted the package because it looked like some things needed changing. I'm not too familiar with the package, so if anyone would like to take over, let me know. Otherwise I have no problem keeping it updated.

@jpkotta I added sqlite support

@albert748 I changed the source to the GNU ftp site

jpkotta commented on 2017-04-12 17:41

Can sqlite support be added? It's required for gogtags, and I'd rather not make a new global-sqlite package. sqlite is already a dep of pacman.

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 9e0fd76..7947bbc 100644
@@ -4,12 +4,12 @@

pkgdesc="A source code tag system"
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
-depends=('libltdl' 'bash' 'perl')
+depends=('libltdl' 'bash' 'perl' 'sqlite')
optdepends=('idutils' 'ctags' 'python-pygments' 'emacs' 'vim')
options=(!emptydirs !libtool)
@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@ prepare() {
build() {
cd "${srcdir}/${pkgname}-${pkgver}"
autoreconf -fi
- ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-exuberant-ctags=/usr/bin/ctags
+ ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-exuberant-ctags=/usr/bin/ctags --with-sqlite3

zyzero commented on 2016-12-14 21:14


had the same problem, worked for me after downloading global-6.5.5.tar.gz from gnu ftp ( No idea if that was a good idea though -.-

theherk commented on 2016-12-13 02:52

Can't build.


==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!

updpkgsums (works)
tar -xvf global-6.5.5.tar.gz

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

albert748 commented on 2016-09-24 12:53

@ptrv could you please change source download url to gnu home:

It's more secure and is block from china, and may confuse user a lot.

ptrv commented on 2016-05-22 12:25

@dvzrv Thanks for pointing out to uncomment the vim plugin installation. Is fixed now. I added also emacs and vim as optional dependencies.

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