Package Details: pkgman r188-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: pkgman
Description: A script providing centralized local package and PKGBUILD management
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: donvla
Maintainer: bidulock
Last Packager: bidulock
Votes: 42
Popularity: 0.000004
First Submitted: 2008-05-23 00:31
Last Updated: 2015-07-16 08:01

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Latest Comments

Mornielome commented on 2017-08-21 08:59

Upstream / manual URL is dead…
Edit: dependency "abs" no longer existing in AUR

donvla commented on 2015-08-08 22:55

No, it doesn't. It was built to download and version src.tar.gz from the AUR. With the new interface this is not needed anymore. Development is on hold. Though it works with abs. It might be still useful for maintaing a repository with own built packages.

Alad commented on 2015-08-08 17:10

Now that aur4 was moved to aur, does this still work?

donvla commented on 2015-08-08 12:10

Thank you for maintaining this package.
Though I think with the new AUR git-based interface there no real use for it anymore. I also completely switched to git for managing my packages.

bidulock commented on 2014-05-08 23:30

What an excellent tool! Thank you!

donvla commented on 2012-11-11 20:13


donvla commented on 2012-11-11 20:09


donvla commented on 2012-11-01 20:13

Some features concerning the AUR are currently broken due to changes in the interface.
I'll update pkgman on the weekend.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

donvla commented on 2012-11-01 15:08

Sry, uploaded.

Anonymous comment on 2012-10-31 22:32

The version r181 is not downloadable. Seems not to exist yet.
Donvla, you seem to be faster with the PKGBUILD than with the
.tar.gz ;-)

donvla commented on 2011-04-14 17:48


schneida commented on 2011-04-13 19:13

There is a small error in your PKGBUILD. The optdepends array contains a '\' in the first line which prevents makepkg from working. Please fix!

donvla commented on 2011-02-24 14:25

New release r166:
* don't create package directory if package not available or newly created
* aurcomment for pkgbase (if split pkgs enters AUR)
* PKGBUILD-lib32.proto: uses multilib to build lib32 packages
* substituted "ls ..| wc -l" with bash internal expansion
* file conflict: if package is installed don't show files which would be removed anyway when upgrading package
-> show first if package is installed and only files which belong to other installed packages
* added "shopt -s nullglob" to all expansions with possibly missing files
* pkgman gets AUR tarballs only once
* some internal bugs and performance enhancements
* output layout changes
* updated for AUR 1.8.0

emphire commented on 2011-02-11 22:25

Please take the dash (-) out of the pkgversion number. Thanks!

donvla commented on 2010-11-07 17:19

* removed "--switch;-w" and "SwitchToBuildDirectory" conf variable.
* changed $PAGER to "less -RSi"
* added "tree" as optdepend. Shows pkg/ dir entries after building package.
* connect through https to AUR

donvla commented on 2010-10-04 01:26

Though the manual page says so, it is not needed to rerun "pkgman --runmefirst" again (remained from r116)!

donvla commented on 2010-10-04 00:52

* "--diffversions" uses concurrents search "threads"; new conf file variable "NumberOfConcurrentSearches" - defaults to 5. Setting this to high brings no gain, it rather slows down the system significantly. It is limited internally to 30.
* another new conf file variable : "MakepkgNiceLevel". Sets makepkg nice level when building packages. Not set by default. Can also be set with "-N|--nice" flag.
* it is possible to choose which package to build with split PKGBUILDs.
* some output layout changes

donvla commented on 2010-04-28 11:47

new release r116:
* check inet conection when submitting src tarballs to AUR
* some bugs
* updated manpage on sourceforge

donvla commented on 2010-04-23 05:57

Please note that if you already use pkgman and you update to r113, you need to rerun "pkgman --runmefirst".

donvla commented on 2010-04-23 00:39

Please read the release notes in this thread:

donvla commented on 2010-04-10 11:02


donvla commented on 2010-03-24 11:27

* small bugs and typos purged.

donvla commented on 2010-03-24 10:54

* small bugs and typos purged.