Exactly as you would pacman. auryea can be configured to wrap pacman or behave as a standalone package manager of sorts entirely for AUR.


auryea is configured entirely through environment variables. To make settings persist, simply export the variables in your ~/.bash_profile, ~/.zshrc, ~/.profile, or /etc/profile.

Variable Default value Purpose
AURYEA_WRAP_PACMAN 1 If true, auryea will call pass pacman all arguments before doing any operation.
AURYEA_PACMAN_SEARCH 0 If true, auryea will call pacman -Ss {terms} after searching AUR.
AURYEA_USE_SHELL 1 If true, auryea will prompt to execute your default shell from the directory of the extracted package, allowing you to edit the PKGBUILD, debug errors, or anything else you'd like to do.
AURYEA_SHELL_NOPROFILE 1 If true, auryea runs your default shell without a profile or rc file (currently only works with bash or zsh).
AURYEA_TMP_DIRECTORY /tmp/auryea-${USER} The directory where packages should be downloaded to.
AURYEA_PARSE_DEPENDS 1 If true, auryea parses the PKGBUILD's depends and makedepends and syncs any uninstalled dependencies.
AURYEA_NO_REINSTALL 0 If true, auryea will not attempt to reinstall a package if already synced and up-to-date.
AURYEA_VERBOSE_INSTALL 1 If true, auryea prints the package category, name, version, and (optionally) description before syncing.
AURYEA_COMPACT_SEARCH 0 If true, auryea omits the package description when printing package metadata before syncing.
PACMAN_OPTS "" Additional arguments that are passed to pacman.
MAKEPKG_OPTS "" Additional arguments that are passed to makepkg.

Tips & Tricks

  • Searching with wilcdards:

    ~> auryea -Ss "xfce4-*-git"
    searching AUR...
    1. xfce/xfce4-taskmanager-git 20091125-1
    2. xfce/xfce4-dev-tools-git 20090925-1 [installed:20100728-1]
    3. none/xfce4-power-manager-git 20101112-2
    4. xfce/xfce4-notifyd-git 20101211-1
    5. xfce/xfce4-vala-git 20100303-1
    6. xfce/xfce4-generic-slider-git 20100826-1
    7. xfce/xfce4-volumed-git 20101214-2 [installed:20100728-1]
    8. xfce/xfce4-sensors-plugin-git 20101121-1
    9. devel/xfce4-perl-git 20091101-1
    10. xfce/xfce4-mixer-git 20100128-1
    11. none/xfce4-settings-git 20100408-2 [installed:20100906-1]
    12. none/xfce4-panel-git 20101030-2 [installed:20100729-1]
    13. none/xfce4-session-git 20100408-2
    14. none/xfce4-appfinder-git 20100408-2
    15. none/xfce4-weather-plugin-git 20100415-1
    16. none/xfce4-systemload-plugin-git 20100810-1
    17. xfce/xfce4-datetime-plugin-git 20110103-1
  • Sync packages, no questions asked:

    ~> cat << EOF >> .zshrc
    ...> export AURYEA_WRAP_PACMAN=0
    ...> export AURYEA_USE_SHELL=0
    ...> export AURYEA_COMPACT_SEARCH=1
    ...> EOF