packø can build packages for Arch Linux's pacman
June 20, 2011
Yep, it’s still under testing/development, but it works, you can build packages with packø and then install them through pacman.
In the last few days I improved a lot the packaging modules, which means soon you’ll be able to
The dependency renaming can be done through distro transforms, transforms are a new feature in
packø that lets you execute external code on the
RBuild::Package, in this case renaming
the packages to work with a distro’s package system (to be compatible with dependency name and such).
This feature, and the opposite (install deb/rpm/pkg with packø) is one of the feature I wanted since I stared writing packø. Installation still needs to be written, but at least this is a beginning.
To create a package for Arch Linux just pass the
-e pkg options to
packo build package and it
will create a package that works with pacman, if you also want to fix dependencies and such, clone
the transforms repo and add
to the build command.