Aura

Aura is AUR helper of my choice. It provides a very simple set of commands to easily install, remove, downgrade, and update packages from both AUR and the official repo.

Installation

# install required dependencies
sudo pacman -S binutils fakeroot

# create a place to store the PKGBUILD file
mkdir aura-bin && cd aura-bin

# get the latest PKGBUILD file from AUR
wget -O PKGBUILD https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/plain/PKGBUILD?h=aura-bin

# install
makepkg --install

Usage

Complete documentation for Aura usage can be found in their brilliantly written man page: man aura.

  • Update installed packages: sudo aura -Au
  • Install a package and remove make dependencies: sudo aura -Aa <packagename>
  • Update existing packages: sudo aura -Au

Links


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