Package Details: alacritty-git

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Package Base: alacritty-git
Description: A cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator
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Keywords: GPU rust terminal
Licenses: Apache
Conflicts: alacritty
Provides: alacritty
Submitter: quininer
Maintainer: quininer
Last Packager: quininer
Votes: 89
Popularity: 0.41
First Submitted: 2016-11-01 13:53
Last Updated: 2020-09-03 15:24

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codyps commented on 2020-08-12 16:14


Currently, when OPTIONS+=(debug) is set in makepkg.conf, this package tends to install source code files into the home directory of the user that built the package.

This appears to be due to the debug info referencing files in the $HOME/.cargo directory (which are picked out of the debug info to fill the -debug package).

Normally, the debug info would be edited so that all files end up under the /usr/src/debug/<pkgname> directory, but if the source files exist outside of the srcdir (like files in `$HOME/.cargo) this doesn't work.

To resolve this, the environment variable CARGO_HOME should be set to place the directory formerly at $HOME/.cargo into the srcdir.

Here's a patch which makes this change and results in proper /usr/src/debug content:

sinshutu commented on 2020-03-15 01:19

Thank you for the maintenance. However, the build failed at this commit: c79216caadd5b287f27048fc97454022f791ad73

I don't know the cause, but I solved it by the following method

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 79ed747..621b5ca 100644
@@ -33,7 +33,7 @@ package_alacritty-git() {

        cd $_pkgname

-       desktop-file-install -m 644 --dir "$pkgdir/usr/share/applications/" "$srcdir/$_pkgname/extra/linux/alacritty.desktop"
+       desktop-file-install -m 644 --dir "$pkgdir/usr/share/applications/" "$srcdir/$_pkgname/extra/linux/Alacritty.desktop"

        install -D -m755 "target/release/alacritty" "$pkgdir/usr/bin/alacritty"
        install -D -m644 "extra/" "$pkgdir/usr/share/man/man1/alacritty.1"

There is no confirmation, but there may be a compatibility problem with desktop-file-utils

$ yay -Qi desktop-file-utils
name                   : desktop-file-utils
version                : 0.24-2

FichteFoll commented on 2020-02-20 00:42

It appears the terminfo files are now included in ncurses, which is probably why the split package has been removed.

However, git still needs to be added as a makedep.

~ λ pacman -Fl ncurses | grep alacritty
ncurses usr/share/terminfo/a/alacritty
ncurses usr/share/terminfo/a/alacritty+common
ncurses usr/share/terminfo/a/alacritty-direct

~ ∀ pacman -Fl alacritty-terminfo-git
alacritty-terminfo-git usr/
alacritty-terminfo-git usr/share/
alacritty-terminfo-git usr/share/terminfo/
alacritty-terminfo-git usr/share/terminfo/a/
alacritty-terminfo-git usr/share/terminfo/a/alacritty
alacritty-terminfo-git usr/share/terminfo/a/alacritty-direct

FFY00 commented on 2020-02-18 23:26

1ace, sorry for the late reply, AUR is awful at handling notifications.

My comment last comment was referring to alacritty-terminfo (somehow I forgot to mention it, :facepalm:), which you now have seemed to have removed. Please reinstate it and make it any.

jhenson commented on 2020-01-27 22:08

This package should have a git listed as a make dep.

1ace commented on 2020-01-22 09:35

@FFY00: all your comments are correct except the last one.

The arch field is about the compatibility to use the package, not to build it. Once compiled, alacritty can only run on the arch it was built for, not on any arch (like a simple script would, for instance), so the current value is correct and changing it to any would be wrong.

Again, all your other comments are good and should be applied to this package.

FFY00 commented on 2020-01-22 01:54

Hello, could you please fix some issues with the current PKGBUILD?

DrJPepper commented on 2019-06-09 23:14

I had to add

| sed s/-//g

to the echo line in pkgver() to get it to work on the latest rc release.

seo.disparate commented on 2019-05-05 05:14

Just as edacval mentioned, 'python' is a missing build dependency, and also 'libxcb'.

edacval commented on 2019-05-04 16:34

Missing 'python' in makedepends() ? :

error: failed to run custom build command for `xcb v0.8.2`
process didn't exit successfully: `/tmp/makepkg/alacritty-git/src/alacritty/target/release/build/xcb-29582f47a57e4f44/build-script-build` (exit code: 101)
--- stderr
thread 'main' panicked at 'Unable to find build dependency python3: Os { code: 2, kind: NotFound, message: "No such file or directory" }', src/libcore/
note: Run with `RUST_BACKTRACE=1` environment variable to display a backtrace.

warning: build failed, waiting for other jobs to finish...
error: build failed
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package_alacritty-git().