AUR package manager for archlinux

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Re: AUR package manager for archlinux

Post#16 by francois » 11 Nov 2015, 04:43

I have /usr/sbin/git with git-2.6.2-1-x86_64.pkg.xzm. I have installed git twice because of the error message. :(
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Re: AUR package manager for archlinux

Post#17 by brokenman » 11 Nov 2015, 14:02

Check that the database files for git exist in /var/lib/pacman/local ... how did you install git? Can you use a 'force' argument to pacman?
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Re: AUR package manager for archlinux

Post#18 by francois » 12 Nov 2015, 00:11

git is not in:
1_nemesis/changes/var/lib/pacman/local

Installed with:

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root ~ # pman -S git
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Re: AUR package manager for archlinux

Post#19 by ncmprhnsbl » 14 Nov 2015, 04:53

brokenman wrote:ncmprhnsbl what is your opinion on the best package manager?
I liked pacaur. It runs as guest and only elevates when required. It uses cower as a backend.
some thought bubbles:
short answer: have tried some , they seem nice :)
in the context of an arch install
i have packer, yaourt,apacman, and recently pacaur..cower
i like the one that is working and at one time or another they havnt
lately i use yaourt -Sua to get a pretty and detailed aur update report (or just general search)then abort(mostly i search via the webbrowsr)
then i use apacman -S on what i choose to update, one at time mainly because apacman has its own cache (handy for downgrades lest a broken/buggy build occurs)
could do like this with yaourt but am lazy..

in the context of pman.. whatever suits your scripting..
pman already wraps pacman,, so cower could be used on its own(to search and download from AUR) and pman could then run an editor, run makepkg , then build the module....
on the other hand it probly better to use a wrapper that already has functions well written and tested...

working module creaters with AUR support that i have used : makesb(apacman) from alphaOS and makexzm(yaourt) from an earlier Sensei.
it looks like your going for pacaur.. fair enough..
brokenman wrote:Secondly, what do you think of the idea of using manjaro's repositories. I like the idea of being stable. I don't like the idea of triple deps. Porteus relying on manjaro relying on arch.
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i tend toward a set date with ALA(ArchLinuxArchive) around the build time/kernel version, with
an eye on the bug tracker to try to avoid nasty surprises at release..all portable archs(tiko) so far have used this(sensei,archpup/alphaOS)

it might depend what sort of release cycle/upgrade mechanism you envisage..
arch states: partial upgrades are not supported. doesnt mean they're not possible
manjaro is 1-2 weeks behind arch adding extra debug filter, but still rolls ..
rolling: does it matter? probly blacklisting the kernel and core pkgs is enough to avoid major breakage even at the end of a longer(>six month?) release cycle
worst that would happen is a package wouldnt work maybe
depending on what sort update activity is going on in the repo
basicly:
arch rolling=unknowns (you might get a package updated several times in one week)
manjaro rolling =less bugs, smoothed out updates? unknowns
ALA=mostly known(wont change), toward end of cycle *could* have breakge with AUR builds,
note: use of 'breakage' > unspecified and hypothetical

a bit of a cop out but, it could be left to the user to decide in the wizard, with a brief explanation of the differences...
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Re: AUR package manager for archlinux

Post#20 by brokenman » 14 Nov 2015, 16:19

Thanks for the information.
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Re: AUR package manager for archlinux

Post#21 by francois » 15 Nov 2015, 00:33

arch linux or manjaro? Here is what I done:
Installed manjaro as vbox guest with the net install iso which yields a command line installation:
https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=28326.0
Manjaro provides a variety of setup for the command line installation.

Install pamac gui for pacman or octopi gui which are binaries under manjaro:
https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=28334.0

Then install base-devel and yaourt with pacman which is for manjaro a binary package.

Then install packer with yaourt which went no sweat at all.

Abs the port like system of arich Linux is not available under Manjaro.

Conclusion manjaro as repository seems to be more easy and robust. It provides some AUR packages as binary packages.
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Re: AUR package manager for archlinux

Post#22 by francois » 15 Nov 2015, 04:52

Under manjaro octopi is doing a wonderful job as gui frontend for pacman and yaourt and also for pacaur. gksu is needed:

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pacman -S octopi gksu
I am summarizing the discussion. pacaur seems the preffered AUR helper. Do not mix with packer deprecated, which as been replaced by apacman. This information has been corrected to post 5 in this thread.

OctopI and pamac are gui front-end to AUR and pacaur or yaourt.
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