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

Info:This is the README file for PKGBUILDer.
Author:Chris Warrick <chris@chriswarrick.com>
Date:2019-01-12
Version:4.3.0

PURPOSE

Building and installing AUR packages.

INSTALLATION

There are two ways to install PKGBUILDer:

  1. Get it from the AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pkgbuilder/
  2. Add the PKGBUILDer unofficial repository: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Unofficial_user_repositories#pkgbuilder

After adding the repository, you need to run:

# pacman-key -r 5EAAEA16
# pacman-key --lsign 5EAAEA16
# pacman -Syyu

BASIC USAGE

pkgbuilder is a command-line application. It takes various options and package names as arguments. The following options are needed for basic usage:

  • -S to work in /tmp instead of the current directory
  • -F to fetch packages instead of installing them
  • -s to search for packages in the AUR
  • -i to get info about an AUR package
  • -u to upgrade all AUR packages on your system

PKGBUILDer also comes with pb, a wrapper that works with both pacman and the AUR.

For more information, refer to the -h command, the pkgbuilder(8) man page, or the online documentation at https://pkgbuilder.readthedocs.org/.

CONFIGURATION

PKGBUILDer supports per-user configuration, in the file ~/.config/kwpolska/pkgbuilder/pkgbuilder.ini. It can also be configured on a per-usage basis via command-line arguments.

SECURITY AND EDITING PKGBUILDs

By default, PKGBUILDer strives to be the no-questions-asked package manager. This means that all packages are built immediately, without any confirmations. The behavior can be overridden with the --edit-pkgbuild command-line option, or with edit=pkgbuild=true in PKGBUILDer’s config file.