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* ''Clean build'': does not export new variables that can prevent a successful build process.
 
* ''Clean build'': does not export new variables that can prevent a successful build process.
 
* ''Native pacman'': when used as replacement for {{man|8|pacman}} commands such as {{ic|pacman -Syu}}, the following are obeyed ''by default'': [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Talk:AUR_helpers&oldid=515160#Add_.22pacman_wrap.22_column]
 
* ''Native pacman'': when used as replacement for {{man|8|pacman}} commands such as {{ic|pacman -Syu}}, the following are obeyed ''by default'': [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Talk:AUR_helpers&oldid=515160#Add_.22pacman_wrap.22_column]
:– do not separate commands or influence them in other ways, for example {{ic|pacman -Syu}} is not split to {{ic|pacman -Sy}} and {{ic|pacman -S ''packages''}};
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:– do not separate commands, for example {{ic|pacman -Syu}} is not split to {{ic|pacman -Sy}} and {{ic|pacman -S ''packages''}};
 
:– use ''pacman'' directly instead of manual database manipulation or usage of {{man|3|libalpm}}.
 
:– use ''pacman'' directly instead of manual database manipulation or usage of {{man|3|libalpm}}.
 
:In addition, potentially harmful commands such as {{ic|pacman -Ud}}, {{ic|pacman -Rdd}} or {{ic|pacman --force}} are '''not''' used.
 
:In addition, potentially harmful commands such as {{ic|pacman -Ud}}, {{ic|pacman -Rdd}} or {{ic|pacman --force}} are '''not''' used.
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* ''Git clone'': uses {{man|1|git-clone}} by default to retrieve build files from the AUR.
 
* ''Git clone'': uses {{man|1|git-clone}} by default to retrieve build files from the AUR.
 
* ''Diff view'': ability to view package differences on inspection. Besides the PKGBUILD, this includes changes to files such as {{ic|.install}} or {{ic|.patch}} files.
 
* ''Diff view'': ability to view package differences on inspection. Besides the PKGBUILD, this includes changes to files such as {{ic|.install}} or {{ic|.patch}} files.
* ''Batch interaction'': ability to move prompts and user interaction before the start of any build process, in particular:
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* ''Batch interaction'': ability to move user interaction before the start of any build process, in particular:
 
:– Inspection of PKGBUILDs;
 
:– Inspection of PKGBUILDs;
:– Resolution of package conflicts through {{man|8|pacman}} or {{man|1|pacinstall}}.
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:– Resolution of package conflicts.
 
* ''Shell completion'': [[w:Command-line_completion|tab completion]] is available for the listed [[shell]]s.
 
* ''Shell completion'': [[w:Command-line_completion|tab completion]] is available for the listed [[shell]]s.
  
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! {{AUR|aurman}}
 
! {{AUR|aurman}}
| Python || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/polygamma/aurman/wiki/Description-of-the-aurman-dependency-solving Yes]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/polygamma/aurman/commit/9f4cf1388e558f50e8ed435ad2487147bcb088be Yes]}} || style="text-align:center;" | bash, fish || fetch pgp keys, sort by popularity
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| Python || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/polygamma/aurman/wiki/Description-of-the-aurman-dependency-solving Yes]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || style="text-align:center;" | [https://github.com/polygamma/aurman/commit/9f4cf1388e558f50e8ed435ad2487147bcb088be Yes] || style="text-align:center;" | bash, fish || fetch pgp keys, sort by popularity
 
|-
 
|-
 
! {{AUR|aurutils}}
 
! {{AUR|aurutils}}
| Bash/C || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/AladW/aurutils/issues/419 Partial]}} || style="text-align:center;" | zsh || [[vifm]], [[local repository]], [[package signing]], [[DeveloperWiki:Building_in_a_Clean_Chroot|clean chroot]] support, sort by votes/popularity
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| Bash/C || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || style="text-align:center;" | [https://github.com/AladW/aurutils/issues/419 Partial] || style="text-align:center;" | zsh || [[vifm]], [[local repository]], [[package signing]], [[DeveloperWiki:Building_in_a_Clean_Chroot|clean chroot]] support, sort by votes/popularity
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! {{AUR|pakku}}
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| Nim || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/kitsunyan/pakku/commit/864cc0373fd6095295f68cc44d1657bd17269732 Yes]}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/kitsunyan/pakku/wiki/Native-Pacman-Explanation Partial]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/kitsunyan/pakku/commit/396e9f44c4f5a79c7b9238835599387f6ff418fe Yes]}} || style="text-align:center;"|Partial || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh || [[ABS]] support, AUR comments, fetch PGP keys
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! {{AUR|pikaur}}
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| Python || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/actionless/pikaur/issues/201 Partial]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/actionless/pikaur/commit/d409b958b4ff403d4fda06681231061854d32b3c Yes]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || style="text-align:center;" | [https://github.com/actionless/pikaur/commit/cc401f66687e3d744a728205cc86c3b1446dda92 Yes] || style="text-align:center;" | bash, fish, zsh || [http://0pointer.net/blog/dynamic-users-with-systemd.html dynamic users], [https://github.com/actionless/pikaur/tree/master/locale multilingual], sort by votes/popularity, [https://github.com/actionless/pikaur/pull/191 print news]
 
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|-
 
! {{AUR|yay}}
 
! {{AUR|yay}}
| Go || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/Jguer/yay/issues/464 Partial]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/Jguer/yay/pull/297 Yes]}} || {{G|[https://github.com/Jguer/yay/pull/447 Yes]}} || {{G|[https://github.com/Jguer/yay/commit/e88bf0f5b7f3ba3ffba01926bc3274b2f47e1efc Yes]}} || style="text-align:center;" | bash, fish, zsh || sort by votes, fetch PGP keys, [https://github.com/Jguer/yay/commit/4bcd3a6297052714e91e3f886602ce5c12d15786 prompt architecture]
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| Go || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/Jguer/yay/issues/464 Partial]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/Jguer/yay/pull/297 Yes]}} || {{G|[https://github.com/Jguer/yay/pull/447 Yes]}} || style="text-align:center;"|[https://github.com/Jguer/yay/commit/e88bf0f5b7f3ba3ffba01926bc3274b2f47e1efc Yes] || style="text-align:center;" | bash, fish, zsh || sort by votes, fetch PGP keys, [https://github.com/Jguer/yay/commit/4bcd3a6297052714e91e3f886602ce5c12d15786 prompt architecture]
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! {{AUR|pakku}}
 
| Nim || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/kitsunyan/pakku/commit/864cc0373fd6095295f68cc44d1657bd17269732 Yes]}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/kitsunyan/pakku/wiki/Native-Pacman-Explanation Partial]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/kitsunyan/pakku/commit/396e9f44c4f5a79c7b9238835599387f6ff418fe Yes]}} || {{Y|Partial}} || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh || [[ABS]] support, AUR comments, fetch PGP keys
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
! {{AUR|bauerbill}}
 
! {{AUR|bauerbill}}
| Python || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{No}} || {{Y|Partial}} || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh || Trust management, [[ABS]] support, extends Powerpill  
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| Python || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;"|Partial || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh || Trust management, [[ABS]] support, extends Powerpill  
 
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! {{AUR|PKGBUILDer}}
 
! {{AUR|PKGBUILDer}}
| Python || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/Kwpolska/pkgbuilder/blob/master/docs/wrapper.rst Yes]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/Kwpolska/pkgbuilder/issues/39 Partial]}} || {{Yes}} || {{No}} || {{Y|Partial}} || style="text-align:center;" | None || Automatic builds by default, use {{ic|-F}} to disable; multilingual
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| Python || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/Kwpolska/pkgbuilder/blob/master/docs/wrapper.rst Yes]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/Kwpolska/pkgbuilder/issues/39 Partial]}} || {{Yes}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;"|Partial || style="text-align:center;" | None || Automatic builds by default, use {{ic|-F}} to disable; multilingual
 
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|-
 
! {{AUR|naaman}}
 
! {{AUR|naaman}}
| Python || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Yes}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/enckse/naaman/issues/19 Partial]}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/enckse/naaman/issues/20 Partial]}} || {{Yes}} || {{No}} || {{Y|Partial}} || style="text-align:center;" | bash || Automatic builds by default, use {{ic|--fetch}} to disable, use {{ic|-d}} to enable the solver
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| Python || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Yes}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/enckse/naaman/issues/19 Partial]}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/enckse/naaman/issues/20 Partial]}} || {{Yes}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;"|Partial || style="text-align:center;" | bash || Automatic builds by default, use {{ic|--fetch}} to disable, use {{ic|-d}} to enable the solver
 
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|-
 
! {{AUR|aura}}
 
! {{AUR|aura}}
| Haskell || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/aurapm/aura/blob/master/aura/src/Aura/Pacman.hs Yes]}} || {{G|[https://github.com/aurapm/aura/commit/7848e9830cd880215f1d12a1c0294992428ea778 Yes]}} || {{No}} || {{R|[https://github.com/aurapm/aura/issues/353 No]}} || {{R|[https://github.com/aurapm/aura/pull/346 No]}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/aurapm/aura/blob/89bf702bd0539fa757265c4c54ea2192155f85ed/aura/src/Aura/Pkgbuild/Records.hs Partial]}} || {{Y|Partial}} || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh || Automatic builds by default, use {{ic|--dryrun}} to disable, [[downgrade]] support, multilingual
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| Haskell || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/aurapm/aura/blob/master/aura/src/Aura/Pacman.hs Yes]}} || {{G|[https://github.com/aurapm/aura/commit/7848e9830cd880215f1d12a1c0294992428ea778 Yes]}} || {{No}} || {{R|[https://github.com/aurapm/aura/issues/353 No]}} || {{R|[https://github.com/aurapm/aura/pull/346 No]}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/aurapm/aura/blob/89bf702bd0539fa757265c4c54ea2192155f85ed/aura/src/Aura/Pkgbuild/Records.hs Partial]}} || style="text-align:center;"|Partial || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh || Automatic builds by default, use {{ic|--dryrun}} to disable, [[downgrade]] support, multilingual
 
|-
 
|-
 
! {{AUR|repofish}}
 
! {{AUR|repofish}}
| Bash || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Y|Partial}} || style="text-align:center;" | N/A || Automatic builds by default, use {{ic|check}} or {{ic|update}} to disable, [[local repository]] support
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| Bash || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || style="text-align:center;"|Partial || style="text-align:center;" | N/A || Automatic builds by default, use {{ic|check}} or {{ic|update}} to disable, [[local repository]] support
 
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|-
 
! {{AUR|wrapaur}}
 
! {{AUR|wrapaur}}
| Bash || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{Yes}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;" | None || Mirror updates, print news and AUR comments
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| Bash || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{Yes}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;"|No || style="text-align:center;" | None || Mirror updates, print news and AUR comments
 
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|-
 
! {{AUR|aurget}}
 
! {{AUR|aurget}}
| Bash || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{R|[https://github.com/pbrisbin/aurget/issues/40 No]}} || {{No}} || {{R|[https://github.com/pbrisbin/aurget/issues/41 No]}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh || sort by votes
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| Bash || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{R|[https://github.com/pbrisbin/aurget/issues/40 No]}} || {{No}} || {{R|[https://github.com/pbrisbin/aurget/issues/41 No]}} || style="text-align:center;"|No || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh || sort by votes
 
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|-
 
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! {{AUR|aurel}} [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1522459#p1522459]
 
! {{AUR|aurel}} [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1522459#p1522459]
| Emacs Lisp || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{No}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || style="text-align:center;" | N/A || Emacs integration, no automatic builds
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| Emacs Lisp || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{No}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || style="text-align:center;"|N/A || style="text-align:center;" | N/A || Emacs integration, no automatic builds
 
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! {{AUR|pacaur}} [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1755144#p1755144]
 
! {{AUR|pacaur}} [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1755144#p1755144]
| Bash/C || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{R|[https://github.com/rmarquis/pacaur/commit/d8f49188452785fb28afc017baadd01d9e24ba21 No]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh || multilingual, sort by votes/popularity
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| Bash/C || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{R|[https://github.com/rmarquis/pacaur/commit/d8f49188452785fb28afc017baadd01d9e24ba21 No]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || style="text-align:center;"|Yes || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh || multilingual, sort by votes/popularity
 
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! {{AUR|trizen}}
 
! {{AUR|trizen}}
| Perl || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{R|[https://github.com/trizen/trizen/commit/ba687bc3c3e306e6f3942e95f825ed6a55d3ad69 No]}} || {{G|[https://github.com/trizen/trizen/commit/7ab7ee5f9f1f5d971b731d092fc8e1dd963add4b Yes]}}  || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/trizen/trizen/commit/3c94434c66ede793758f2bf7de84d68e3174e2ac Yes]}} || {{G|[https://github.com/trizen/trizen/commit/6fb0cc9e0ab66b8cca9493b0618ba4bab5fd2252 Yes]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Y|[https://github.com/trizen/trizen/issues/8 Partial]}} || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh, fish || Automatic builds by default, use {{ic|-G}} to disable, AUR comments
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| Perl || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{R|[https://github.com/trizen/trizen/commit/ba687bc3c3e306e6f3942e95f825ed6a55d3ad69 No]}} || {{G|[https://github.com/trizen/trizen/commit/7ab7ee5f9f1f5d971b731d092fc8e1dd963add4b Yes]}}  || {{Yes}} || {{G|[https://github.com/trizen/trizen/commit/3c94434c66ede793758f2bf7de84d68e3174e2ac Yes]}} || {{G|[https://github.com/trizen/trizen/commit/6fb0cc9e0ab66b8cca9493b0618ba4bab5fd2252 Yes]}} || {{Yes}} || style="text-align:center;"|[https://github.com/trizen/trizen/issues/8 Partial] || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh, fish || Automatic builds by default, use {{ic|-G}} to disable, AUR comments
 
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! {{AUR|spinach}} [https://github.com/floft/spinach]
 
! {{AUR|spinach}} [https://github.com/floft/spinach]
| Bash || {{G|[https://github.com/floft/spinach/commit/545574700812eb369b9537370f085ec9e5c3f01a Yes]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;" | None || -
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| Bash || {{G|[https://github.com/floft/spinach/commit/545574700812eb369b9537370f085ec9e5c3f01a Yes]}} || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;"|No || style="text-align:center;" | None || -
 
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! {{AUR|burgaur}} [https://github.com/m45t3r/burgaur/issues/7#issuecomment-365599675]
 
! {{AUR|burgaur}} [https://github.com/m45t3r/burgaur/issues/7#issuecomment-365599675]
| Python/C || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;" | None || Wrapper for ''cower''
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| Python/C || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Yes}} || {{Grey|N/A}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;"|No || style="text-align:center;" | None || Wrapper for ''cower''
 
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! {{AUR|packer}}
 
! {{AUR|packer}}
| Bash || {{No}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;" | None || -
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| Bash || {{No}} || {{Yes}} || {{Yes}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;"|No || style="text-align:center;" | None || -
 
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! {{AUR|yaourt}}
 
! {{AUR|yaourt}}
| Bash/C || {{No}} [https://github.com/archlinuxfr/yaourt/blob/f373121d23d87031a24135fee593115832d803ec/src/lib/aur.sh#L47] [https://github.com/archlinuxfr/yaourt/blob/d9790e29cd7194535c793f51d185b7130a396916/src/lib/pkgbuild.sh.in#L415-L438] || {{R|[https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2015-August/031314.html No]}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{R|[https://github.com/archlinuxfr/yaourt/issues/186 No]}} || {{R|[https://github.com/archlinuxfr/yaourt/issues/85 No]}} || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Y|Optional}} || {{No}} || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh, fish || Backup, ABS support, AUR comments, multilingual
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| Bash/C || {{No}} [https://github.com/archlinuxfr/yaourt/blob/f373121d23d87031a24135fee593115832d803ec/src/lib/aur.sh#L47] [https://github.com/archlinuxfr/yaourt/blob/d9790e29cd7194535c793f51d185b7130a396916/src/lib/pkgbuild.sh.in#L415-L438] || {{R|[https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2015-August/031314.html No]}} || {{No}} || {{No}} || {{R|[https://github.com/archlinuxfr/yaourt/issues/186 No]}} || {{R|[https://github.com/archlinuxfr/yaourt/issues/85 No]}} || {{Y|Optional}} || {{Y|Optional}} || style="text-align:center;"|No || style="text-align:center;" | bash, zsh, fish || Backup, ABS support, AUR comments, multilingual
 
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Revision as of 17:24, 12 June 2018

Warning:
  • AUR helpers are not supported by Arch Linux. It is recommended to become familiar with the manual build process in order to be prepared to troubleshoot problems on one's own.
  • AUR helpers can replicate pacman(8) usage for the official repositories, such as pacman -Syu. This usage may deviate from pacman in various ways; it is thus not supported or recommended.

AUR helpers are written to automate certain tasks for the Arch User Repository.

Build and search

Note: Do not edit this section prior to discussion in Talk:AUR helpers.

The columns have the following meaning:

  • Secure: does not source the PKGBUILD at all by default; or, alerts the user and offers the opportunity to inspect the PKGBUILD manually before it is sourced. Some helpers are known to source PKGBUILDs before the user can inspect them, allowing malicious code to be executed. Optional means that there is a command line flag or configuration option to prevent the automatic sourcing before viewing.
  • Clean build: does not export new variables that can prevent a successful build process.
  • Native pacman: when used as replacement for pacman(8) commands such as pacman -Syu, the following are obeyed by default: [1]
– do not separate commands, for example pacman -Syu is not split to pacman -Sy and pacman -S packages;
– use pacman directly instead of manual database manipulation or usage of libalpm(3).
In addition, potentially harmful commands such as pacman -Ud, pacman -Rdd or pacman --force are not used.
  • Reliable parser: ability to handle complex packages by using the provided metadata (RPC/.SRCINFO) instead of PKGBUILD parsing, such as aws-cli-gitAUR.
  • Reliable solver: ability to correctly solve and build complex dependency chains, such as ros-lunar-desktopAUR.
  • Split packages: ability to correctly build and install:
– Multiple packages from the same package base, without rebuilding or reinstalling multiple times, such as clionAUR
– Split packages which depend on a package from the same package base, such as libc++AUR and libc++abiAUR.
– Split packages independently, such as python-pyalsaaudioAUR and python2-pyalsaaudioAUR.
  • Git clone: uses git-clone(1) by default to retrieve build files from the AUR.
  • Diff view: ability to view package differences on inspection. Besides the PKGBUILD, this includes changes to files such as .install or .patch files.
  • Batch interaction: ability to move user interaction before the start of any build process, in particular:
– Inspection of PKGBUILDs;
– Resolution of package conflicts.
Note:
  • Table rows are sorted by column values, where Yes or N/A take precedence over Partial or Optional and No, or alphabetically if values are equal.
  • Optional means that a feature is available, but only through a command-line argument or configuration option. Partial means that a feature is not fully implemented, or that it deviates from the given criteria in a minor way.

Active

Name Written In Secure Clean build Native pacman Reliable parser Reliable solver Split packages Git clone Diff view Batch interaction Shell completion Specificity
aurmanAUR Python Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes bash, fish fetch pgp keys, sort by popularity
aurutilsAUR Bash/C Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial zsh vifm, local repository, package signing, clean chroot support, sort by votes/popularity
pakkuAUR Nim Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial bash, zsh ABS support, AUR comments, fetch PGP keys
pikaurAUR Python Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes bash, fish, zsh dynamic users, multilingual, sort by votes/popularity, print news
yayAUR Go Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes bash, fish, zsh sort by votes, fetch PGP keys, prompt architecture
bauerbillAUR Python Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Partial bash, zsh Trust management, ABS support, extends Powerpill
PKGBUILDerAUR Python Optional Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes No Partial None Automatic builds by default, use -F to disable; multilingual
naamanAUR Python Optional Yes N/A Yes Partial Partial Yes No Partial bash Automatic builds by default, use --fetch to disable, use -d to enable the solver
auraAUR Haskell Optional Yes Yes Yes No No No Partial Partial bash, zsh Automatic builds by default, use --dryrun to disable, downgrade support, multilingual
repofishAUR Bash Optional Yes N/A No No No Yes Yes Partial N/A Automatic builds by default, use check or update to disable, local repository support
wrapaurAUR Bash Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No None Mirror updates, print news and AUR comments
aurgetAUR Bash Optional Yes N/A No No No No No No bash, zsh sort by votes

Search-only

Name Written In Secure Reliable parser Reliable solver Git clone Shell completion Specificity
pbgetAUR Python Yes Yes N/A Yes None -
yaahAUR Bash Yes Yes N/A Optional bash -
auracle-gitAUR C++ Yes Yes Yes No N/A print build order
cowerAUR C Yes Yes N/A No bash/zsh regex support, sort by votes/popularity
package-queryAUR C Yes No [2] N/A N/A None -
repoctlAUR Go Yes Yes [3] N/A No zsh local repository support

Discontinued or problematic

This table describes projects which either are discontinued by their authors, or have issues on Security, Clean build or Native pacman (see #Active) unaddressed in the last 6 months.

Name Written In Secure Clean build Native pacman Reliable parser Reliable solver Split packages Git clone Diff view Batch interaction Shell completion Specificity
aurelAUR [4] Emacs Lisp Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No N/A N/A N/A Emacs integration, no automatic builds
pacaurAUR [5] Bash/C Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes bash, zsh multilingual, sort by votes/popularity
trizenAUR Perl Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial bash, zsh, fish Automatic builds by default, use -G to disable, AUR comments
spinachAUR [6] Bash Yes Yes N/A No No No No No No None -
burgaurAUR [7] Python/C Optional Yes N/A No No No No No No None Wrapper for cower
packerAUR Bash No Yes Yes No No No No No No None -
yaourtAUR Bash/C No [8] [9] No No No No No Optional Optional No bash, zsh, fish Backup, ABS support, AUR comments, multilingual

Libraries

  • haskell-archlinux — Library to access the AUR and package metadata from the Haskell programming language
http://hackage.haskell.org/package/archlinux || haskell-archlinuxAUR
  • python3-aur — Python 3 modules for accessing AUR package information and automating AUR interactions.
http://xyne.archlinux.ca/projects/python3-aur || python3-aurAUR

Maintenance

  • aur-out-of-date — Uses hoster APIs to check AUR packages for upstream changes
https://github.com/simon04/aur-out-of-date || aur-out-of-dateAUR
  • pkgbuild-watch — Looks for changes on the upstream web pages
http://kmkeen.com/pkgbuild-watch || pkgbuild-watchAUR
  • pkgbuildup — Helps AUR package maintainers automatically update PKGBUILD files. Supports a template variable syntax.
https://github.com/fasheng/pkgbuildup || pkgbuildup-gitAUR
  • pkgoutofdate — Parses the source URL from PKGBUILDs and tries to find new versions of packages by incrementing the version number and sending requests to the web server
https://github.com/anatol/pkgoutofdate || pkgoutofdate-gitAUR

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