Package Details: pacaur 4.7.9-1

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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: 925
Popularity: 57.550739
First Submitted: 2011-05-17 21:16
Last Updated: 2017-06-11 18:54

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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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Spyhawk commented on 2017-06-17 10:39

vendforce> Do as the error message says.

vendforce commented on 2017-06-17 08:55

I'm getting the is error when installing applications from the aur

Check .SRCINFO for mismatching data with PKGBUILD.

Is there an issue with pacaur ?

Spyhawk commented on 2017-05-10 20:00

@kyak: no, I don't think so. What happened yesterday/today is a very specific issue that concerns only a minor category of users, and that requires a very specific action to be solved.

kyak commented on 2017-05-10 18:44

@Spyhawk Do you think it makes sense to implement a feature that if pacaur sees itself in the list of package updates, it would update itself first, and then proceed with the rest of packages?

Spyhawk commented on 2017-05-10 17:10

Note: if you have *a lot* of AUR packages installed and that you cannot upgrade with 4.7.7, kindly force installation of version 4.7.8 with "pacaur -S pacaur" before proceeding.

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.

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