Package Details: perp 2.07-2

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Package Base: perp
Description: Perp, aka the perpetrator, a persistent process supervisor.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: robertfoster
Maintainer: robertfoster
Last Packager: robertfoster
Votes: 0
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2010-06-20 17:41
Last Updated: 2017-11-18 19:51

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lupine commented on 2016-02-02 15:50

This is broken on arch at the moment - make install puts things into usr/sbin, which is a symlink to usr/bin, resulting in:

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
perp: /usr/sbin exists in filesystem
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

I added "mv $pkgdir/usr/sbin $pkgdir/usr/bin" to the end of the package() function in the PKGBUILD, which seemed to do the trick.

Anonymous comment on 2011-03-01 17:01


post_install() {
echo " >> to activate perp, run the commands "
echo " >> # perp-setup /etc/perp"
echo " >> # kill -HUP 1"
echo " >> become familiar with perp's configuration and operation. skim the manual pages for perp_intro(8), perpd(8), and perpetrate(5)."

post_upgrade() {
echo " >> If upgrading a previous perp installation, follow all the steps above. The perp-setup(8) utility script will not disturb any previous configuration it finds in any of /etc/inittab, /etc/rc.local, or /etc/perp/.boot."
echo " >> As a special case, if upgrading from perp-0.00 to a later release in"
echo " >> the perp-2.* series, it will be necessary to remove a couple of old"
echo " >> files from the earlier release manually. These are:"
echo " >> /usr/sbin/perpetrate"
echo " >> /usr/share/man/man8/perpetrate.8"

Anonymous comment on 2011-03-01 16:52


arch=(i686 x86_64)
pkgdesc="perp, aka the perpetrator, a persistent process supervisor."

build() {

cd $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver
make DESTDIR=$pkgdir install

xilef commented on 2010-06-26 13:07

If the depends is empty it should be removed. It is failing trying to find the dependency '' (empty).