Package Details: micro-bin 2.0.8-1

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Package Base: micro-bin
Description: A modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor
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Keywords: micro terminal-editor text-editor
Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: micro, micro-git, micro-nightly-bin
Provides: micro
Submitter: nycko123
Maintainer: nycko123
Last Packager: nycko123
Votes: 92
Popularity: 1.04
First Submitted: 2017-08-13 10:06
Last Updated: 2020-10-07 15:00

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nycko123 commented on 2017-12-15 15:07

Former 'micro' was a binary as well, that's why it was merged into 'micro-bin'. The best way to build it from sources is to have a working golang environment already (e.x. GOPATHS exported, libraries etc.), otherwise setting this up from the beggining is a pain in the a*. Downloading 60MB of go package (300MB extracted) to compile binary less than 10MB? There is no interest for me to do it to be honest.

For all of you not willing to install binaries, the 'micro' package name is free to use, so everyone can adopt that package and maintain it. Feel free to do it, in a way you like it (i.e. from sources, no binary though).

micro-bin is what it is, a binary.

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stefan-zobel commented on 2020-10-19 22:24

@nycko123 Thanks for giving the aarch64 version a shot! I can confirm that your PKGBUILD works on aarch64.

nycko123 commented on 2020-10-07 14:42

Ok, so we have two requests to include ARM binaries. @stefan-zobel claims arm64 works on aarch64, so aarch64 it is. How many more architectures are able to run micro-linuxarm binary @angyath? Does it work on armv7h, armv6h? Or down to armv5 maybe? How can I find out if I use no ARM devices? I don't like the idea of providing untested PKGBUILDs. I don't like the idea not being able to troubleshoot it. But let's skip my 'no support from Arch Linux' claim for a minute. With this new 2.0.8 release I'm gonna include aarch64, other architectures by request. But with NO SUPPORT from me obviously.

angyath commented on 2020-10-06 07:51

Regarding architectures other than x86_64 "having no place in the AUR", I don't think that's the consensus. [1][2]

Arch ARM/32/etc don't have a dedicated AUR, so having PKGBUILDs here support their architectures is an act of courtesy for people running Arch on other architectures, but of course it's completely up to the maintainer if they want to or not. Micro comes with pre-built ARM binaries, so supporting it in the PKGBUILD would be trivial.


sum01 commented on 2020-09-03 16:03

The shasums need to be updated. The download is failing.

stefan-zobel commented on 2020-07-27 20:46

@nycko123 Thanks for getting back so promptly. I thought it would be possible because the PKGBUILD doc says "Optionally, AUR packages may choose to additionally support other known working architectures" ( see ). But anyway, I'm fine with your decision.

nycko123 commented on 2020-07-27 16:32

@stefan-zobel i've pinned a comment regarding other architectures. I'm sorry but there is no place for other architectures in Arch User Repository. Cleanup Day is a real thing

geraldolmr commented on 2020-07-27 15:41

I've followed stratosgear's suggestion to remove micro-bin directory from yay's cache and it worked. Thanks.

stefan-zobel commented on 2020-07-27 01:25

Would it be possible to include the aarch64 version (linux-arm64.tar.gz) in the PKGBUILD? At first glance it should be doable without causing big efforts. Thanks for consideration.

xDShot commented on 2020-07-20 21:09

Update checksums

stratosgear commented on 2020-07-17 23:01

I am using yay, that I consider pretty decent.

No idea why it got stuck but after rm -rf .cache/yay/micro-bin I got it to get working again!