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Arch Linux AUR PKGBUILD generate new checksums

29-12-2014 | Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article

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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 Sometimes however, the PKGBUILD is outdated.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

Where PKGBUILD is the actual PKGBUILD file with incorrect md5sums.

Output, for newrelic-php5 in this example:

==> Retrieving sources...
  -> Found newrelic-php5-
  -> Found newrelic-daemon.service
  -> Found .install
==> Generating checksums for source files...

Update the PKGBUILD file with the new checksums and you are ready to try a new build.

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