Arch Linux AUR PKGBUILD generate new checksums
Published: 29-12-2014 | Author: 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 Sometimes however, the PKGBUILD is outdated.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.
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After you have updated your
PKGBUILD you can get new checksums with the
makepkg -g -f -p PKGBUILD
PKGBUILD is the actual PKGBUILD file with incorrect md5sums.
newrelic-php5 in this example:
==> Retrieving sources... -> Found newrelic-php5-188.8.131.52-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