Package Details: xdg-su 1.2.3-1

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Package Base: xdg-su
Description: Run a program as root with the most environment appropriate available graphical authentication agent
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Licenses: MIT
Submitter: tarakbumba
Maintainer: Ayceman
Last Packager: Ayceman
Votes: 112
Popularity: 0.010845
First Submitted: 2011-03-08 19:59
Last Updated: 2015-07-13 18:54

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electricprism commented on 2017-07-09 13:37

This package requires "lynx/w3m/links", please add one to the dependencies or all three as "or" dependencies.

nanners commented on 2017-05-29 05:27

I managed to repair this, but it took an unreasonable amount of time to do something as trivial as repair the header of an xml file. Here's the make error:

/usr/bin/xmlto txt desc/xdg-su.xml
No way to convert HTML to text found.
Try either installing text web browser(lynx/w3m/links) or use option --with-fop

After abort, edit <your build dir>/aur-xdg-su/src/xdg-su-xdg-su-1.2.3/scripts/desc/xdg-su.xml

The top section is broken. I have never used XML in my life, but after some Google and tweaking, I decided the top needs to look like this:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl"
<!DOCTYPE refentry PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN"
"" [

From same desc/ directory run: xmlto txt desc/xdg-su.xml --skip-validation

If it still doesn't work, you may also need the --with-fop flag to invoke the Java beast, which I had to do. It should convert it fine now, doing the PKGBUILD's job for it. cd back into the base <tmp dir>/aur-xdg-su/ directory and run: makepkg -si

You should now have it packaged and installed by pacman. This is the first time I have ever attempted to use XML or xmlto or fop, nor have I ever fixed a PKGBUILD before, so if this disgusting hack repair is a bad idea, don't use it and let me know. Sorry for the long comment, didn't think a GitHub comment would be seen by anyone from the AUR.

Anonymous comment on 2015-01-03 00:16

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Anonymous comment on 2015-01-03 00:14


bidulock commented on 2014-05-23 16:44

Following is a PKGBUILD that works for the 1.2.3 release:

bidulock commented on 2014-05-23 16:19

release 1.2.3 is available since December 2013

tarakbumba commented on 2013-04-23 06:41

bidulock, fixed in latest PKGBUILD

bidulock commented on 2013-03-27 05:19

1.2.1-2 is placing its manual pages in /usr/man instead of /usr/share/man.

bidulock commented on 2013-03-24 17:29

please change arch=('any') to arch=('i686' 'x86_64') in PKGBUILD

tarakbumba commented on 2012-04-04 11:46

Uh!Oh! I shouldn't work with sleepy eyes. Sorry for that. I' ll update PKGBUILD tonight. Also, i will do a version bump to xdg-su; should remove scripts/xdg-su as sebcactus mentioned but have forgotten. Please, be patient

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