Arch Linux Install AUR Helper
What Is An AUR Helper?¶
Arch User Repository (AUR) is a community driven repository by Arch users. The AUR Helper automates various tasks when using AUR such as searching for packages, resolving package dependencies, retrieve packages, build packages, etc.
AUR packages are user created. Use at your own risk.
- Install required dependencies.
# pacman -Sy --needed base-devel git
:: There are 14 members in group base-devel :: Repository 1) autoconf 2) automake 3) binutils 4) bison 5) fakeroot 6) flex 7) gcc 8) groff 9) libtool 10) m4 11) make 12) patch 13) pkgconf 14) textinfo Enter a selection (default=all): all
- Change to your home directory.
# cd ~
- Download Pikaur source code.
# git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/pikaur.git
- Change directory.
# cd pikaur
- Build package. Parameter definitions. See makepkg man pages (man makepkg) for further details.
# makepkg -fsri
-f Force build of package even if it already exists. -s Sync dependencies, download and install missing packages via pacman. -r Remove dependencies installed by makepkg when using -s after a successful build. -i Install or upgrade package after a successful build via pacman.
Directories that are created, emptied or destroyed using "systemd-tmpfiles".
This is used when building packages from the AUR, this includes when you use AUR helpers (e.g. yaourt, pacaur, pikaur, etc.).
- Create the following file.
# nano /etc/tmpfiles.d/makepkg.conf
#Type Path Mode UID GID Age Argument D /tmp/makepkg 770 nobody adm 1d -
- Uncomment and modify the line containing "BUILDDIR" in "/etc/makepkg.conf".
# systemd-tmpfiles --create
This maybe necessary when the default is "BUILDDIR=/tmp/$USER" but may end up being "BUILDDIR=/tmp/AD/$USER". This will break some installation scripts (namely those that leverage NodeJS, like "atom-editor" package).
- Arch User Repository - ArchWiki
- AUR helpers - ArchWiki
- Github - actionless/pikaur
- pacman - ArchWiki
- systemd - ArchWiki
- systemd-tmpfiles - Freedesktop