Package Details: pacaur 4.6.4-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
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: 519
Popularity: 54.769506
First Submitted: 2011-05-17 21:16
Last Updated: 2016-05-01 19:18

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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.

Note that since version 4.6.0, the default clone directory location has been changed to $XDG_CACHE_HOME/pacaur ($HOME/.cache/pacaur).

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

( -.-)

Bug reports:
Forum thread:

Latest Comments

Spyhawk commented on 2016-03-26 20:10

@Utini > I have no idea what you are referring to.

Utini commented on 2016-03-26 19:39

The source has changed to smth else than ""... is this legit?

brittyazel commented on 2016-03-26 18:47

I think I figured out what is up with pod2man, and it has to do with setting your terminal to be a "Login shell" vs a non-login shell. By default, terminals do not source to files in /etc/profiles.d, and thus perl is not added to the bash path. However, if you toggle on the setting "login shell" whenever the shell opens it sources these shell scripts and perl is added as it should be to the path.

Now, I don't know of any downsides to using your terminal as a "login shell" vs the default, but I have yet to have any major issues.

DoctorJellyface commented on 2016-03-25 20:23

pod2man not found, is it a new makedep? EDIT: my bad, it's in perl, it was a problem on my end.

hiddenhand commented on 2016-03-23 15:33

@Spyhawk It's fixed now, I changed my DNS config by following the wiki. Thanks for your time!

Spyhawk commented on 2016-03-23 15:16

@hiddenhand> Looks like a DNS issue to me. Check if cower behaves correctly (cower -u, cower -s 'string'). If it does, then please open a new issue in the tracker with a complete debug output.

hiddenhand commented on 2016-03-23 14:59

@Spyhawk --my output on pacman -Syu. I'll also look into the man page thanks

Spyhawk commented on 2016-03-23 14:47

@hiddenhand> Any error message? Also see the "Notes" section of the man page. This might be related to a DNS server misconfiguration. If this doesn't apply, please open a bug report on the GH tracker or in the forum thread. See links in the pinned comment above.

hiddenhand commented on 2016-03-23 14:14

I'm new to this so excuse me for this question, pacaur is having trouble connecting to the AUR when I'm trying to -Syu upgrade and when trying to search for a package. I've tried installing through yaourt and manually, but the problem still exists, is there any fix to this? Thanks!

jonlandrum commented on 2016-03-16 19:21

@spyhawk thank you, that update is newer than the last time I checked the comments section on the package.

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