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Updating AUR Package

Original post is here eklausmeier.goip.de/blog/2022/12-10-updating-aur-package.

I use Arch Linux for my machines. There are essentially two types of packages in Arch Linux:

  1. Official ones, in repositories Core, Extra, Multilib, Community, and some other
  2. User provided, in repository AUR (Arch User Repository)

For updating an AUR package I use trizen. But this post is about maintaining an AUR package.

Here I will collect the commands required to update the PKGBUILD, when you maintain an AUR package.

Let's take makedepend as an example. First you check-out the Git repository in read-write mode.

git clone ssh://aur@aur.archlinux.org/makedepend.git

Edit the PKGBUILD file. Then run


to update the checksums in PKGBUILD. This will automatically download the required software from the internet. Then update the .SRCINFO file like this:

makepkg --printsrcinfo > .SRCINFO

Build the package with makepkg

time makepkg

Check the package by installing it with pacman:

pacman -U /var/cache/aur/makedepend-1.0.7-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst

Run the corresponding commands, to see whether everything is as expected. Then check-in to Git:

git status
git diff
git commit -m"Updated to version 1.7.0"
git push