[arch-general] First Time Using AUR

Burlynn Corlew Jr (velcroshooz) burlynn at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 09:16:23 EDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 8:12 AM, Carlos Mennens <carloswill at gmail.com>wrote:

> I am getting ready to use my newly built Arch Linux system for the 1st
> time and use AUR and read the Wiki but I have a question that I am not
> clear on:
> Next choose an appropriate build directory. A build directory is
> simply a directory where the package will be made or "built" and can
> be any directory. Examples of commonly used directories are:
> ~/builds
> Now when I create the "~/builds" directory, does it matter if I do
> this in a regular user's home directory or in 'roots'? It is not very
> clear and I don't want to break anything or improperly build a package
> from AUR.

I dont know if your using an aur helper or using makepkg alone, but i would
use ~/builds in a users' directory. running makepkg as root is bad

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