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Package Details: cower 16-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: cower
Description: A simple AUR agent with a pretentious name
Upstream URL:
Keywords: aur
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: falconindy
Maintainer: falconindy
Last Packager: falconindy
Votes: 794
Popularity: 26.067620
First Submitted: 2010-12-30 02:30
Last Updated: 2016-10-03 18:21

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falconindy commented on 2016-03-21 12:57

If you are having problems installing this package due to signature verification, please run the below before running makepkg:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver hkp:// 1EB2638FF56C0C53

If makepkg still complains after this:

1) Ensure you're using makepkg, and not some wrapper.
2) Ensure you don't have GNUPGHOME set in /etc/makepkg.conf or ~/.makepkg.conf, or that the value of GNUGPHOME in makepkg.conf matches that which you've run the above gpg command with.
3) Ensure that the tarball you downloaded matches the md5sums in the PKGBUILD.

If you have problems locating pod2man during the build, please figure out where your PATH is being overridden. /etc/profile.d/ from the perl package will ensure that pod2man is in your PATH.

Kindly do not do the following because of failures in source tarball verification:

1) Complain that the package is broken.
2) Mark the package out of date.

Due to the amount of spam I receive, I've been forced to disable notifications for this package.

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Yassine commented on 2017-01-31 18:43

Taijian, it's already on alarm's official repos :-)

Taijian commented on 2017-01-25 20:45

Do you think it would be possible to amend the $arch for this package by adding 'aarch64' / possibly setting it to 'any'?

Reason: I'm successfully running it on aarch64 with ArchLinuxARM and it is slightly annoying to have to remember to edit the PKGBUILD on every install on a new device...

gentux commented on 2017-01-21 11:04

gpg --search-keys 1EB2638FF56C0C53
install cower

chevster commented on 2017-01-17 03:27

If you have problems locating pod2man during build of cower, run 'echo $PATH' in gnome terminal. If you get '/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/bin', then in gnome terminal follow Edit -> Profile Preferences -> Command -> check box 'Run command as a login shell'. Then close and open again gnome terminal. Run again 'echo $PATH' and you should get something like this '/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/default/bin:/usr/bin/site_perl:/usr/bin/vendor_perl:/usr/bin/core_perl:/usr/bin/core_perl'
This worked for me on Gnome with gdm.
Install cower and pacaur:
1. Run "wget"
2. Extract each file
3. Enter the cower directory and run "makepkg -scri" as a non-root user to build and install cower
4. Enter the pacaur directory and run "makepkg -scri" as a non-root user to build and install pacaur

shaurz commented on 2017-01-12 14:28

I managed to add the GPG key but the verification fails:

==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
cower-16.tar.gz ... FAILED
==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!

FU11M00N commented on 2016-12-25 09:04

What gpg keyserver could I find the key of this package? Because all I know return a 404 on this key or zero results.

meegeren commented on 2016-12-24 21:00

If you're doing this from a fresh Arch install (2016-12-01 dualiso) and receiving this error while attempting to receive keys:

"gpg: keyserver receive failed: No keyserver available"

It is likely because of a bug in the current version of gnupg (2.1.17-1) - as others have reported here:

I can confirm that patch gnupg-2.1.17-2 in [testing] will fix this error. See the above link for details.

alorenz1985 commented on 2016-12-22 19:32

//EDIT: me retarded sorry :(

smilligan93 commented on 2016-12-17 20:22

I'm having issues with installing the package due to signature verification. I first tried it with yaourt (trying to install pacaur once finding out about security issues with yaourt), then just simply by downloading a snapshot and using makepkg. I followed falconindy's steps, in which the new PGP/GPG (idk the difference) was imported. After the import, I verified makepkg.conf didn't set GNUPGHOME and that it wasn't set at all, and verified the md5sum matched. Other than the flag to skip pgp key checking, is there anything else that could be tried?

nicoulaj commented on 2016-12-10 16:14

Note: for some reason, the PGP key import did not work for me from MIT server ("no data found"), you can try from another server:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver hkp:// 1EB2638FF56C0C53