Package Details: pacaur 4.7.6-1

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Package Base: pacaur
Description: An AUR helper that minimizes user interaction
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Keywords: AUR cower helper wrapper
Licenses: ISC
Submitter: Spyhawk
Maintainer: Spyhawk
Last Packager: Spyhawk
Votes: 875
Popularity: 73.318774
First Submitted: 2011-05-17 21:16
Last Updated: 2017-03-20 20:01

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Spyhawk commented on 2016-02-17 18:21

Please note that pacaur is targeted at *advanced users* only. You, user, are expected to be familiar with the manual build process as well as being knowledgeable about pacman, sudo and gpg configuration.
If you are not a makepkg wizard already, help yourself with the wiki and stay away from this helper!

* 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. (courtesy of falconindy).
* In case of a new major pacman release, you'll need to recompile cower against the new libalpm.

AND FOR GODS SAKE, do NOT ask questions to me. I'm not here to fix your freaking INCOMPETENCE.
And do NOT ask me to support your HIGHLY SPECIFIC user case that does NOT concern me. For paying support, see Paypal link in man page.

For people that actually read the man page and still believe they found a bug, follow the white rabbit:

( -.-)

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Krejzi commented on 2017-04-24 23:00

Thanks to eschwartz on IRC, I found out I could modify makepkg's internal variables from its conf file.

Adding SKIPPGPCHECK=1 to $HOME/.config/pacman/makepkg.conf (or /etc/makepkg.conf) solves my issues. Sorry for the noise.

Spyhawk commented on 2017-04-24 22:19


Krejzi commented on 2017-04-24 22:16

There is no way to disable the "feature" without using the makepkg switch (and guess who's passing the switches). And no, using "auto download GPG keys" GnuPG (not makepkg) conf directive is not an option, I don't want other people's pgp keys being imported. Would you accept a patch that adds the necessary switch to pacaur ... --aur? (And I just remembered why it worked previously - I had edited makepkg by hand to prevent gpg validation, update must've overriden it).

Spyhawk commented on 2017-04-24 22:11

No, learn to configure makepkg. This isn't broken, but present since makepkg included the feature.

Krejzi commented on 2017-04-24 21:59

Is there a way for pacaur not to try to verify signatures when building from AUR? This wasn't needed before IIRC, something recent broke it.

Spyhawk commented on 2017-04-20 10:05

Gettext is in base-devel, so no.

ariflukito commented on 2017-04-20 01:52

Should gettext be added as dependency? I removed yaourt and it also removed gettext and now pacaur complains about missing gettext.

PhotonX commented on 2017-03-02 08:01

@Spyhawk: Could you please check the latest comments in ? I'm out of ideas what is still wrong with my perl lib packages... Thanks!

francoism90 commented on 2017-02-22 12:57

I simple rebooted (after updating with pacman) to fix the pod2man issue.
Don't like editing 'deps', so please try this one first.

Spyhawk commented on 2017-02-06 10:20

"Fixed" in the current version.

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