Package Details: light-git 1.1.2.r67.g1be06a4-1

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Package Base: light-git
Description: Program to easily change brightness on backlight-controllers.
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Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: light
Provides: light
Submitter: nickelpro
Maintainer: MarcinWieczorek (haikarainen)
Last Packager: MarcinWieczorek
Votes: 30
Popularity: 0.42
First Submitted: 2015-08-10 22:13
Last Updated: 2018-09-07 20:12

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haikarainen commented on 2018-09-29 08:59

Would love to take ownership of this package so that I can make sure that it is kept updated and working. /Author

yan12125 commented on 2018-09-17 07:25

Could you add --with-udev to avoid setuid binaries? That's how the upstream PKGBUILD does -

philo commented on 2018-08-19 07:40

Is the maintainer AWOL? The 'light-git' package does not build, but 'light' does.

khau commented on 2018-08-16 01:05

I attempted @shanewstone 's patch in yay with --editmenu and found it unsuccessful. However, using an alternate AUR manager was successful - just in case anyone else was running into that too.

02m commented on 2018-08-13 16:11

Thanks @shanewstone, it worked for me as well!

shanewstone commented on 2018-08-13 07:14

In the build section, running ./configure without --prefix=/usr leads to the files being placed in /usr/local/ instead of /usr/. Here is a partial diff showing what worked for me:

 pkgdesc='Program to easily change brightness on backlight-controllers.'
 arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
-makedepends=('git' 'help2man')
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ pkgver() {
   cd "$srcdir/light"
-  ./configure
+  ./configure --prefix=/usr

02m commented on 2018-08-10 10:58

Upgrade (1.0.r7.g5b302a0-1 -> 1.1.2.r22.g5d5e3c3-1) fails with errors:

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) light-git: /usr/local/share/man exists in filesystem (owned by filesystem) Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

I am upgrading with yay.

benutzer193 commented on 2018-08-08 20:47


help2man can be removed from makedepends, see:

With the current PKGBUILD make install command, the files are installed to /usr/local, you should add PREFIX=/usr:

make DESTDIR="$pkgdir" PREFIX=/usr install

asantam commented on 2018-08-07 23:32


The build fails with message: (make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.)

Current source from git requires and configure scripts to run before being able to "make".

qwertea commented on 2018-03-02 21:50

Great little tool.