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Old 06-29-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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Question How to run makepkg? Only strangers allowed?


Strange outputs trying to install some stuff. They assure me I can't run makepkg when in root whether I am root, user, or superuser. Are only strangers allowed then?

This output happens with several programs whether I answer yes or no to the question.

tiger 3.2.3-4 (2015-10-30 19:09)
( Unsupported package: Potentially dangerous ! )
==> Edit PKGBUILD ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort)
==> ------------------------------------
==> n

==> ERROR: Running makepkg as root is not allowed as it can cause permanent,
catastrophic damage to your system.
==> ERROR: An unknown error has occurred. Exiting...


Bizarre. I was actually superuser here but its the same output regardless.

May have to invite a stranger over.

Any better ideas?

Thnx
 
Old 06-29-2017, 08:48 PM   #2
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Take a look at this doc for makepkg it has some tips and tricks that can help.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/makepkg

What are you trying to install and is the Arch you are running?
 
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Which distro are you using? And which command are you running?
 
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https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/creating_packages
 
Old 06-29-2017, 11:20 PM   #5
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I do have the man and scanned it a few times, but nothing about special privileges at all. Seems to work fine alone.

The command in the output above is yaourt -S tiger while already in superuser mode.

Identical results are given for sudo yaourt -S tiger as well as one other program, innoextract.

So its using yaourt to fire pacman which fires PKGBUILD which reaches for makepkg and fails.

Its an ArchLinux system.

As for the last post, I was rather hoping not to havta go so far into it as building my own from scratch. Not yet. Yaourt and pacman were supposed to save me that hassle for now,but are likely the ones failing on this.
So thanks for the link. It may just end up being easier doing it your way as this seems recurring.
Skip to the end of the line and get things done. Pretend pacman never happened. Hasn't Windows taught me long ago how unhelpful helpers are? Doff the crutches.

Got books and the man. I'll get to reading. Makes sense.

Thanx all.
 
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I heard of yaourt when I was running Apricity OS (arch based) but never used it.

Hope that doing some reading helps and gives you clarification that you need.
Let us know how things go.
 
Old 07-03-2017, 12:00 AM   #7
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Celebratory bowl time!

That took a while. Its a pretty Arch-specific tick.

Updated all keys. Even reinstalled 'em.

Went thru pacman and yaourt settings.Discovered pacaur. Ended up skipping all of 'em.

learned to download and assemble from the UAR. With Arch it was only a matter of time.

Finally finished it up with makepkg -si innoextract and it nicely did all the lifting from there. Flawless and easy even.

Having been in the repositories, I had never really checked out the wiki until Ztcoraocat's link. Lots of really top notch Arch-specific tutorials so thanks much for that. Put me right on track. I plan to spend alot of time there.

So makepkg will work in root if you ask nice. Solved.
 
Old 07-03-2017, 12:07 AM   #8
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There tends to be logs of failures if you wanted to see what it's gripes were.

$ find . -iname '*log*'

The one with the timestamp of when you compiled / errored out is the applicable one. But glad you got it working. Package management stuff probably ends up in /var/log/ or $(journalctl -a) type ways.
 
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Celebratory bowl time!

That took a while. Its a pretty Arch-specific tick.

Updated all keys. Even reinstalled 'em.

Went thru pacman and yaourt settings.Discovered pacaur. Ended up skipping all of 'em.

learned to download and assemble from the UAR. With Arch it was only a matter of time.

Finally finished it up with makepkg -si innoextract and it nicely did all the lifting from there. Flawless and easy even.

Having been in the repositories, I had never really checked out the wiki until Ztcoraocat's link. Lots of really top notch Arch-specific tutorials so thanks much for that. Put me right on track. I plan to spend alot of time there.

So makepkg will work in root if you ask nice. Solved.
Glad the link helped.

Have a nice 4th of July!
 
  


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