Package Details: powertop-git 2.7.r17.g98f5452-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: powertop-git
Description: A tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and power management, git version
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: powertop
Provides: powertop
Submitter: None
Maintainer: matt64
Last Packager: matt64
Votes: 51
Popularity: 0.122285
First Submitted: 2010-01-18 16:46
Last Updated: 2015-06-11 15:55

Latest Comments

jojo4u commented on 2015-12-29 14:51

-git (and other VCS packages) versions and release numbers are not increased when upstreams does commits, it's changed only when PKGBUILD ist changed.
"If the resulting package is different after changing the dependencies, URL, sources, etc. increasing the pkgrel is mandatory. Touching the pkgver is not."

Raimar commented on 2014-08-15 15:38

Thanks - it works. Yes, it would be convenient to update pkgver for every new result of "git describe". By this "yaourt -Syau" recognize every new version.

matt64 commented on 2014-08-15 08:35

Ok fixed it. Shall I update the pkgver every time there's a new git tag ?

Raimar commented on 2014-08-14 11:11

Currently after updating, it is updating again. Package version should be pkgver=2.6.1.r18.ga5465a2 without trailing "-1".

BlackLotus89 commented on 2013-07-03 07:37

KaiSforzas PKGBUILD seems better suited for this.

KaiSforza commented on 2013-04-06 02:32

Please update this package. I have it in my git repository, with the correct description= line and correct pkgver() function.

You are also missing dependencies.

BlackLotus89 commented on 2012-08-10 09:29

Maybe you could change ./configure to
./configure --prefix=/usr
I don't want my packages in /usr/local

pnorcks commented on 2012-06-08 17:48

oktoberfest: This is a bug in gettext, since it is using soon-to-be-obsolete autoconf macros provided by automake.

Anonymous comment on 2012-06-08 10:59


this package does not compile anymore after upgrading from automake-1.11.5-1-any.pkg.tar.xz to automake-1.12.1-1-any.pkg.tar.xz :

autoreconf: running: automake --add-missing --copy --no-force
automake: warnings are treated as errors warning: The 'AM_PROG_MKDIR_P' macro is deprecated, and will soon be removed. You should use the Autoconf-provided 'AC_PROG_MKDIR_P' macro instead, and use '$(MKDIR_P)' instead of '$(mkdir_p)'in your files. installing './ar-lib' installing './compile' installing './config.guess' installing './config.sub' installing './install-sh' installing './missing'
pevent/ installing './depcomp'
autoreconf: automake failed with exit status: 1

taylorchu commented on 2012-05-11 04:33

I updated the file. At least it works on my machine.

boppbo commented on 2012-05-09 09:37

I had to change the patch from nnnms to this, to compile successfully.

Anonymous comment on 2012-05-03 10:23

the patch work to install powertop but when i try to launch it i have this message:
msr reg not found
i'm root, and i try to install msr-tools from aur but it doesn't work.

pnorcks commented on 2012-05-02 17:44

nnnms: You should send that patch to the powertop mailing list (see

Anonymous comment on 2012-05-01 11:27

Here is some fixes in PKGBUILD

Anonymous comment on 2012-04-10 12:46

can't compile

pacman -S libnl
Avertissement : libnl-3.2.7-1 est à jour

(french distrib^^)

portix commented on 2012-03-05 18:06

It doesn't compile, the Makefile needs to be patched like the powertop2-package.

canton7 commented on 2012-02-14 17:00

Thanks: updated

canton7 commented on 2012-02-14 17:00

Thanks: updated

pnorcks commented on 2012-02-14 05:44

The powertop git repo is hosted on github now:

Anonymous comment on 2012-02-12 08:53

Can't compile:

==> Connecting to GIT server....
Cloning into 'powertop'...
fatal: unable to connect to[0:]: errno=Connession refused

Anonymous comment on 2012-01-16 12:04

Git repo: git://

karol_007 commented on 2011-12-06 15:17

Maybe you can ask on ?

intgr commented on 2011-12-06 14:55

Yes, it has been down ever since the fiasco.

But it was obvious long before that, that powertop 2 is vaporware.

rnestler commented on 2011-12-06 14:53

The git repository seems to be down:
Cloning into 'powertop'...
warning: You appear to have cloned an empty repository.

intgr commented on 2011-10-09 21:40

Since the git repository is down, does anyone have a reasonably up-to-date git URL?
(Most powertop git clones that I could find are really old, from March 2011 or older)

canton7 commented on 2011-01-23 11:04

Hi all,
I've just adopted this package, and updated it to use the 2.0 beta's repo as suggested by intgr.

It's my first package so please be gentle, but please do make a fuss if you find a bug / update.


intgr commented on 2011-01-13 18:07

Per the recent PowerTOP 2.0 beta announcement ( ), the git URL should actually be git://

karol_007 commented on 2010-04-26 19:55

Ah, indeed says "Powertop has moved to GIT." but doesn't have any info about it. A bit indirect / scattered way of managing info ...

Sorry, I should have checked the PKGBUILD first before posting.

Anonymous comment on 2010-04-26 19:31

This one builds the latest development version from GIT, the one from community builds v1.11

karol_007 commented on 2010-04-26 19:04

What's the difference between this one and the one from community