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Archlinux PKGBUILDs for Qt5/PyQt5 with debugging enabled.

A note on branches

  • upstream: The vanilla Archlinux upstream packages.
  • master: Based on upstream, adds debugging symbols.

Precompiled binary packages

Binary packages for the master branch are available as an unofficial Archlinux repo. See the qutebrowser documentation for details.


Until Qt 5.7, the patched PKGBUILDs lived in the master branch, and the upstream branch (with the vanilla Archlinux PKGBUILDs) got merged into upstream after updating. However, this caused frequent merge conflicts as the patched lines are close to the version number.

Since Qt 5.7, there are no merges anymore - instead, the updated upstream PKGBUILDs live in the upstream branch, and patching is automated using

Here is how an update looks:

Update upstream

  • git checkout upstream
  • bash
  • git status, add new files
  • git diff, review upstream changes
  • `git commit -am "Update to Qt 5.x.y"
  • git push

Update patched PKGBUILDs

  • git checkout master
  • git rm -r qt5-* pyqt*
  • git checkout upstream -- qt5-\* pyqt\* pkglist
  • git reset HEAD . (unstage all changes)
  • bash
  • git status, add/delete files
  • git diff --staged, review
  • git commit
  • Add new makedepends in Dockerfile if needed
  • git commit
  • git push


  • bash
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