Package Details: global 6.5.4-2

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Package Base: global
Description: A source code tag system
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: ptrv
Last Packager: ptrv
Votes: 89
Popularity: 4.382572
First Submitted: 2007-03-05 00:02
Last Updated: 2016-04-10 17:53

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ptrv commented on 2016-04-10 17:54

@blueyed Added global patch to use lid-idutils executable

blueyed commented on 2016-04-06 11:10

`lid` from idutils in Arch is installed as `idutils-lid` (

There does not appear to be a `--with-idutils(-lid)` option (should be proposed upstream probably?!) to specify the non-default location.
For now, global could be patched in Arch to use the `idutils-lid` program/location?

chopps commented on 2016-02-25 09:45

+1 on changing python2 to python (remove dependency and udpate to python-pygments). It just works and eliminates the python2 requirement.

eagletmt commented on 2016-01-11 02:20

Please add python2 to the makedepends array.
python2 is required to make the package.

NoSuck commented on 2015-04-13 05:12

Pity this isn't an official package anymore, as gtags seems to be superior to ctags in every respect.

Szunti commented on 2015-04-06 01:51

Why not delete the PYTHON=python2? It works with python3.
This also need a change of python2-pygments to python-pygments in dependencies.

tsdh commented on 2015-03-25 05:07

What's the relation between this package and the global package?

It looks to me like it's the very same, no? And the official name of gtags is GNU Global, so IMO the other package (which also has a much longer history) is the canonical one to be used.

torpesco commented on 2015-03-24 17:24


j.moyerman commented on 2015-02-05 18:16

With new version of automake in Arch repo's. It's necessary to rerun autoreconf in the build step.

build() {
cd "${srcdir}/${pkgname}-${pkgver}"
autoreconf -fi
PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2 ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-exuberant-ctags=/usr/bin/ctags


hav3lock commented on 2015-01-17 01:13

@naquad, kk. As for ``, lol, the diff did its job: I was curious as to whether it was necessary since it was unusual and confusing, especially given that the INSTALL file never mentioned it, although I didn't grep, I just skimmed through it.

Like I said, though, I apologize if I've been kind of a dick: nobody likes being told what to do or how they should be doing them.

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