[arch-general] First Time Using AUR

Ray Rashif schivmeister at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 10:01:50 EDT 2010

On 14 April 2010 21:20, Jim Pryor <lists+arch-general at jimpryor.net> wrote:
> Safer to do it in a place that regular users can write to, and to do
> all your makepkg-ing as a non-root user. You only need root privileges
> for the actual install step. You could do a makepkg followed by a sudo
> pacman -U packageyoumade-1.0.0-1-arch.pkg.tar.gz. Or you could do
> "makepkg -i" in the first place, then makepkg will try to install the
> package if it manages to build it successfully. (I think it will prompt
> you for a sudo password at the end for the actual installation. Though
> perhaps this is only in the makepkg wrapper I wrote on my own machines.)

It will just use sudo. And whether it prompts for a password is
dependent on your sudo configuration. You can run makepkg -i anytime
as long as you have a package built, it will automatically install the
latest found in the build cache.


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