Saturday, April 24, 2010

How to install packer in Arch?

Packer is a nice tool to build packages via the aur.

You need fakeroot and base-devel
pacman -S base-devel fakeroot

2) get PKGBUILD: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=33378
3) run makepkg where you saved PKGBUILD
4) pacman -U packer-*.pkg.tar.xz

Install new package: packer -S newpackage

You can also set a directory where you could save your built AUR packages.

sudo geany /etc/makepkg.conf


PKGDEST=/home/packages

1 comment:

a chris said...

Thanks for putting this recipe up. I forget how to do this every time (long-time Mandriva user).

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