PKGBUILDer. An AUR helper (and library) in Python 3.


This documentation is compatible with version 4.2.9 of PKGBUILDer. The current version on your system can be checked by running pkgbuilder -v.


The key words “MUST”, “MUST NOT”, “REQUIRED”, “SHALL”, “SHALL NOT”, “SHOULD”, “SHOULD NOT”, “RECOMMENDED”, “MAY”, and “OPTIONAL” in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

PKGBUILDer is an AUR helper, i.e. an application which builds AUR packages. It can be used in conjunction with pacman (with a special script). It uses various techniques to automatize the process as much as possible.

Since version 2.1.0, PKGBUILDer provides modules that can be used in other scripts.

For standalone use, see the PKGBUILDer man page. Reading the README is also a good idea.

For the PBWrapper (pb), see the PBWrapper man page.

For developers using PKGBUILDer as a Python module, see the respective class documents.

User Documentation

By reading those three documents, you will know your way around PKGBUILDer as an user.

Developer Documentation

Those documents will let a developer do something. Note that most of them is auto-generated from the Python source and you are actually better off reading that.

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