29-12-2014 | Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article
The AUR is a nice feature from Arch Linux, it allows anyone to create and upload a simple package build script, PKGBUILD, for a piece of software which is not in the repositories. Sometimes however, the PKGBUILD is outdated. You then need to manually fix it, by changing the download link or version. With a new version you get new checksums, and the
makepkg command has a neat feature which generates the checksums for you.
After you have updated your
PKGBUILD you can get new checksums with the following command:
makepkg -g -f -p PKGBUILD
PKGBUILD is the actual PKGBUILD file with incorrect md5sums.
newrelic-php5 in this example:
==> Retrieving sources... -> Found newrelic-php5-184.108.40.206-linux.tar.gz -> Found newrelic-daemon.service -> Found .install ==> Generating checksums for source files... md5sums=('c1c01fe1deed8e73508588a30e01046c' '4fc78347663adcb32ed28eddb546619c' 'd3f7bb7fc0d84dff40d294384a32ddd3')
PKGBUILD file with the new checksums and you are ready to try a new build.