|Subtitle:||An AUR helper (and library) in Python 3.|
|Author:||Chris Warrick <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Copyright:||© 2011-2019, Chris Warrick.|
|License:||BSD (see /LICENSE or Appendix B.)|
|Manual group:||PKGBUILDer manual|
pkgbuilder [-hVcCdDvwy] [–debug|–nodebug] [–pgpcheck|–skippgpcheck] [–confirm|–noconfirm] [–deep|–shallow] [–userfetch USER] [-SFisuUX] [PACKAGE [PACKAGE …]]
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 126.96.36.199, PKGBUILDer provides modules that can be used in other scripts.
Since version 188.8.131.52, PKGBUILDer also provides support for repository
packages. Passing a repository package name to the
-S option will result
in a seamless detection and build process.
Notice: Running PKGBUILDer and/or PBWrapper as root can deal catastrophic damage to your system. Run it as a regular user, you will be prompted for the root password when one will be required (i.e. to run pacman).
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.
- -S, –sync
- Build packages in /tmp instead of CWD. Override with
- -F, –fetch, -G, –get
- Fetch (and don’t build) PACKAGEs in a fashion similar to
cower -d. Override with
- –userfetch USER
- Fetch all AUR packages of an user.
- -y, –refresh
- A dummy option for pacman syntax compatibility.
- -i, –info
- Display info about PACKAGE in a fashion similar to pacman.
- -s, –search
- Search the AUR for packages with PACKAGE as the query.
- -u, –sysupgrade
- Check for package updates in the AUR. If updates are found, they will be installed or fetched if the user accepts. Pass twice to downgrade.
- -U, –upgrade
- Move pacman packages to the cache and install them.
- -X, –runtx
- Run transactions from .tx files. (created as part of the install process, usable to re-run an installation if it fails)
Additionally, parameters -S, –sync, -y and -refresh are accepted for pacman syntax compatibility. -S/–sync makes the script build its packages in /tmp instead of the current working directory (CWD).
Most option have a negated version, to temporarily override a config setting. Only the non-default options are documented below.
- -h, –help
- Show the help message.
- -V, –version
- Show the version number.
- -c, –clean
- Clean the build directory after a finished build. (makepkg -c)
- -C, –nocolors
- Force the script to ignore the ANSI color codes.
- Output debug information to stderr.
- -d, –nodepcheck
- Skip dependency checks. It may (and, most likely, will) break makepkg.
- -D, –vcsupgrade
- Upgrade all the VCS packages on the system. Requires -u.
- -v, –novalidation
- Skip package installation validation phase (checking if the package is installed).
- -w, –buildonly
- Skip package installation after building.
- Skip PGP checks.
- Do not ask for confirmation when installing packages.
- Perform deep clones of git repositories. Override with
- Offer to edit PKGBUILDs before they are installed.
- –ignore [PACKAGE PACKAGE …]
- Ignore a package upgrade (can be used more than once, or use commas – follows pacman syntax)
- -y, –refresh
- Dummy option for pacman compatibility.
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
option, or with
edit=pkgbuild=true in PKGBUILDer’s config file.
- pkgbuilder hello
- Install the package hello from the AUR. It will be built in the CWD.
- pkgbuilder -S hello
- Install hello, but builds the package in /tmp/pkgbuilder-UID.
- pkgbuilder -F hello
- Fetch the AUR git repository for hello to the CWD.
- pkgbuilder -SF hello
- Like above, but does it in /tmp/pkgbuilder-UID.
- pkgbuilder python
- Python is a binary repo package, triggering a package download from ASP. -S and/or -F/-G are also accepted.
- pkgbuilder -Syu
- Check for updates and offer installing them.
- pkgbuilder -uF
- Check for updates and offer fetching them.
pb(8), a wrapper for pacman and PKGBUILDer, included with PKGBUILDer, also known as PBWrapper.
pacman(8), makepkg(8), PKGBUILD(5)