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

G. Schlisio g.schlisio at dukun.de
Wed Nov 4 17:13:35 UTC 2015

Am 04.11.2015 um 17:52 schrieb Ole Jon Bjørkum:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 5:46 PM, Levente Polyak <anthraxx at archlinux.org>
> wrote:
>> No, please don't even try to, just add the depends() and thats it.
> Ok, then that's it. Just trying to improve the AUR here guys, correcting my
> package after a complaint that my package's .install script did some stuff
> it shouldn't.
> I'll also add to my package wiki that users should install libgcrypt11 from
> AUR first to make it as easy as possible for newbies.
> Martti Kühne: Very mature. Please read my previous post about the language
> here. Trying to be polite here.
> Regards,
> Ole Jon

ok, i'll try to explain.

you seem to have a whole bunch of misconceptions about archlinux, the
aur and packaging, and try to work around arising problems. working
around problems is good.
what is annoying people here is that you seem not to see they point you
at your misconceptions. i believe, you could resolve them by reading a
good part of the wiki, so i suggested a starting point.

your basic misunderstanding is about how aur packages interact.
basically, makepkg is not responsible for resolving dependencies - the
user is. what you are trying is to make makepkg do something it isnt
supposed to do.
many peoble use aur helpers (see [0]), which handle dependencies for
them. others do it by hand. but makepkg is never in charge of that. you
could build a package with the --nodeps option, which makes makepkg omit
dependency resolving and just yields you a package.

[0] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_helpers

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