Aura's temporal directories doesn't work well with AUR packages that require manual downloads. #107

jevonearth opened this Issue May 30, 2013 · 3 comments


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Can't install the lweks package using aura. Lwks distribution package needs to be downloaded manually, as one is required to accept a license.

Aura tells me to drop the lwks-11.1.H-amd64.deb file into directory /var/cache/pacman/pkg/lwks28175/lwks where 28175 appears to be the PID of aura, so next time I run the command, it looks in a new directory. I can't predict what the pid will be.

More comments on the lwks aur package here:

Full output pasted below from aura:

aura >>= Continue? [Y/n] 
aura >>= Building `lwks`...
aura >>= Well, building `lwks` failed.
aura >>= Dumping makepkg output in 3.. 2.. 1..
==> Manual download from required.
-> Place lwks-11.1.H-amd64.deb in /var/cache/pacman/pkg/lwks28175/lwks
==> Making package: lwks 11.1.H-2 (Thu May 30 15:32:16 PDT 2013)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
==> ERROR: lwks-11.1.H-amd64.deb was not found in the build directory and is not a URL.

fosskers commented May 31, 2013

Let me look into this.

all my packages that work like this allow to specify a directory via a environment variable like $LOCAL_PACKAGE_SOURCES.

then you can do e.g. sudo LOCAL_PACKAGE_SOURCES=~/Download aura -A lwks or set that variable in your ~/.(zsh|bash|fish)rc and do sudo -E aura -A lwks

i suggest you propose this to the maintainer of lwks or install it manually.


fosskers commented Jan 5, 2014

@jevonearth Is this problem still happening?

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