Package Details: pacaur 4.7.90-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: pacaur
Description: An AUR helper that minimizes user interaction
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Keywords: AUR helper wrapper
Licenses: ISC
Submitter: Spyhawk
Maintainer: Spyhawk
Last Packager: Spyhawk
Votes: 1105
Popularity: 5.463780
First Submitted: 2011-05-17 21:16
Last Updated: 2018-05-30 14:21

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Spyhawk commented on 2016-02-17 18:21

[2017-12-15] This project is now unmaintained. Users are encouraged to move to another solution (see wiki for alternatives).

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quafzi commented on 2018-06-22 20:11

@lilmike: Found the solution for "/usr/bin/pacman: unrecognized option: --color never": Just enable "Color" in /etc/pacman.conf – that did it for me!

MarcinWieczorek commented on 2018-06-04 09:56

Please quote the $pkgdir.

Spyhawk commented on 2018-06-01 13:02

This is correct. This latest update contains all the changes done between July 2017 and December 2017, as well as a few changes done after the development stopped - a few regression fixes, one additional minor bug fix, and the inclusion of fixes people sent me or made in their own fork.

The release number chosen (4.7.90) reflects that this release is about 90% of what I initially planned for the 4.8 release.

ArchangeGabriel commented on 2018-06-01 11:56

@virtualdemon: No, Spyhawk always said that there would be a final release with the remaining already merged commits when pacman 5.1 would land, and that’s what happened. The development is still stopped, and the GitHub repo is even read-only now.

virtualdemon commented on 2018-06-01 11:23

Last Updated: 2018-05-30 14:21 ! Will the development of this package continue?

lilmike commented on 2018-05-31 23:22

Honestly I've been looking at different ones, and the closest I've found to the same functionality in the same way as pacaur (aurman) is super super slow in comparison, doesn't support searching (even refusing to search with pacman and say that the aur can't be searched with it right now), and several other minor, but adding up to really annoying issues. Idk, maybe my expectations are too much or maybe I've just been spoiled by pacaur

Det commented on 2018-05-31 13:36

Maybe just switch to a maintained version before waiting for this to break.

lilmike commented on 2018-05-31 12:30

I'm getting "/usr/bin/pacman: unrecognized option: --color never". Is this somewhere in my config or in pacaur? I don't have any ~/.config/pacaur, but I don't know if there's a global file I might need to modify.

Spyhawk commented on 2018-04-26 10:28

@neitsab and others: Thank you for your kind words. Note I'll push a few additional regression fixes when pacman 5.1 is released. The big impact on server log of cower has also been fixed a few weeks ago, so I'll not bother finishing the work to make pacaur use auracle instead.

neitsab commented on 2018-04-25 21:22

Oh my, I just discovered at the turn of a wiki page that pacaur went unmaintained. I've read through your posts and understand why you'd want to close this chapter. It makes sense, you should never have to degrade your quality of life for such things.

It's long past after the events, but I still want to express my gratitude for the demanding and undeserving work that went into pacaur. I've been using it since my very beginnings in Arch-land, after I got horrified with my first "yaourt" invocation and looked for an alternative that would follow a much more KISS approach. pacaur has served its role efficiently and diligently ever since, and went to constitute a core part of my workflow for many years.

Thank you Spyhawk, and farewell to pacaur.