Packages which are in repos but still in AUR are not downloaded #29

seschwar opened this Issue Oct 15, 2011 · 1 comment


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If a package is in a repository but still in the AUR cower refuses to download it.

For packages in official repositories this should not be a problem, since their PKGBUILDs should be in the ABS and not in the AUR. However packages from inofficial repositories usually have their PKGBUILDs in the AUR.

An example:

$ grep -A3 adslgr32 /etc/pacman.conf
## The Hellenic (Greek) archlinux unofficial repository with many
## interesting packages.
Server =$arch
$ cower -d cower
warning: cower is available in adslgr32
$ pacman -Slq adslgr32 | grep cower
$ pacman -Si cower-git
Repository     : adslgr32
Name           : cower-git
Version        : 20110818-1
URL            :
Licenses       : MIT
Groups         : None
Provides       : cower
Depends On     : curl  pacman  yajl
Optional Deps  : None
Conflicts With : cower
Replaces       : None
Download Size  :  21.16 K
Installed Size : 100.00 K
Packager       : Axilleas P <markeleas @>
Architecture   : i686
Build Date     : 2011-08-18T16:16:57 CEST
MD5 Sum        : 3720111674d41335f44922228c8968a3
Description    : A simple AUR agent with a pretentious name

While it is correct for cower-git to provide cower, in this case cower itself should probably be in the repository as it has a stable release. However the general problem with PKGBUILDs of packages from unofficial repositories remains.


falconindy commented Oct 15, 2011

I added the --ignorerepo flag to cower for just this reason.

@falconindy falconindy closed this Oct 15, 2011

@seschwar seschwar referenced this issue in rmarquis/pacaur Apr 18, 2013


add AUR pkgs versioning support #165

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