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An AUR helper (and library) in Python 3.

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This is the README file for PKGBUILDer.


Chris Warrick <>



Building and installing AUR packages.


There are two ways to install PKGBUILDer:

  1. Get it from the AUR:

  2. Add the PKGBUILDer unofficial repository:

After adding the repository, you need to run:

# pacman-key -r 5EAAEA16
# pacman-key --lsign 5EAAEA16
# pacman -Syyu


pkgbuilder is a command-line application. It takes various options and package names as arguments. The following options are needed for basic usage:

  • -S to work in /tmp instead of the current directory

  • -F to fetch packages instead of installing them

  • -s to search for packages in the AUR

  • -i to get info about an AUR package

  • -u to upgrade all AUR packages on your system

PKGBUILDer also comes with pb, a wrapper that works with both pacman and the AUR.

For more information, refer to the -h command, the pkgbuilder(8) man page, or the online documentation at


PKGBUILDer supports per-user configuration, in the file ~/.config/kwpolska/pkgbuilder/pkgbuilder.ini. It can also be configured on a per-usage basis via command-line arguments.


By default, PKGBUILDer strives to be the no-questions-asked package manager. This means that all packages are built immediately, without any confirmations. The behavior can be overridden with the --edit-pkgbuild command-line option, or with edit=pkgbuild=true in PKGBUILDer’s config file.

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