[aur-general] makepkg/yaourt issues

masutu masutu.arch at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 24 18:45:30 EST 2012

Hi all,

after recent upgrades (pacman 4, yaourt) i'm having issues with

(i) zipman option in "/etc/makepkg.conf"

if zipman is enabled in "/etc/makepkg.conf", makepkg gives errors like

==> Tidying install...
  -> Purging unwanted files...
  -> Compressing man and info pages...
==> ERROR: An unknown error has occurred. Exiting...

when running as root (yaourt/makepkg). Surprisingly man pages do get
gzipped and work correctly, so no real problem, just wondering. When
running makepkg as normal user, this error message doesn't occur. Similar
issue is discussed in https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1046860.

(ii) version control

example: trying to build lilv (
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=49333) from aur, which contains
the line "depends=([...] 'sord>=0.5.0' 'sord<1.0.0' [...])"
when running "yaourt -S lilv" i get an error:

==> lilv dependencies:
 - sord>=0.5.0 (building from AUR)
 - sord<1.0.0 (building from AUR)
==> Continue building lilv ? [Y/n]
==> ------------------------------
==> Building and installing package
==> Install or build missing dependencies for lilv:
error: target not found: sord<1.0.0
==> Restart building lilv ? [y/N]

but when installing sord-0.5.0-1 beforhand, lilv installs fine:
~$ yaourt -S lilv
==> lilv dependencies:
 - sord>=0.5.0 (already installed)
 - sord<1.0.0 (already installed)
==> Continue building lilv ? [Y/n]

Is this a bug or normal behaviour?

Sorry for this messy post and thanks in advance for your replies.


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