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Old 06-30-2018, 03:44 PM   #1
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AUR Package - Search for Updates


I have the procedure to use .git pull to install updates for AUR packages I have previously installed.

Is there a command I can run to search periodically for available updates for my AUR packages before running the installation procedure itself? Do I need to install a "helper" to do that? I only have a few AUR so I would rather do it manually.

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the whole point of aur packages is to integrate them into archlinux' package management.
by using 'git pull' to update them, you circumvent that technique (although, for aur packages ending in -git, i'm not sure it even makes a difference). you also make it more complicated than it has to be.

aur helpers do help with that, but are only recommended for people who understand how making packages and installing them works; you decide.
 
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the whole point of aur packages is to integrate them into archlinux' package management.
by using 'git pull' to update them, you circumvent that technique (although, for aur packages ending in -git, i'm not sure it even makes a difference). you also make it more complicated than it has to be.

aur helpers do help with that, but are only recommended for people who understand how making packages and installing them works; you decide.
From the Arch Wiki:

"There are several methods for acquiring the build files:
Clone the git repository that is labeled as the "Git Clone URL" in the "Package Details":
$ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/package_name.git
An advantage of this method is that you can easily get updates to the package via git pull."
 
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please show me where you found that.
 
  


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