[aur-general] How to install dependency that is in AUR

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Wed Nov 4 16:50:07 UTC 2015

On Wed, 4 Nov 2015 17:43:31 +0100
Ole Jon Bjørkum <mail at olejon.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 5:38 PM, Doug Newgard <scimmia at archlinux.info> wrote:
> > Full stop. This is what you're not understanding, putting it in the depends
> > array tells the user this already.
> >  
> Yes, that is true, it will output an error. I guess Arch Linux users are
> skilled enough to go directly to AUR to check, is that what you mean? I
> fear people will complain the package is not working, that's just it. When
> makepkg outputs the error that the dependency can not be resolve, can I
> output a message saying the should install it from AUR?
> Thanks!

If they can't figure out that AUR packages may depend on other AUR packages,
they really have no business running Arch.

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