Deepin Aur issues

Re-installed Deepin after seeing that DeepinOS (China) came out with their final version (v20). I assumed Arch version would have some of the same functioning features but probably not. My problem is that I can’t access AUR repositories or files to install some of the software into Deepin. Before this finalized version came out I had Google-earth, skycharts, xnviewmp, xygrib-git, photofilmstrip, Octopi-git, lightzone, installed and now I can’t even download these from the AUR repository. As far as the Arch files are concerned without a package manager I have to go through all of the Arch files to find the programs to install with pacman -S (pkg). This is no big deal but I do want to install files from the AUR repositories. I get installation errors on all of them when I try to use yay -S (pkgname). Any help , idea’s or suggestions would be appreciated. . . . Maybe I should just re-install Cinnamon and completely forget Deepin.

Rich :wink:

Try sudo pacman -Sy and then try your AUR package again.

Just in case, I’d add a u to that -Sy, so

sudo pacman -Syu

and then try to install the package from the AUR.

That said, I would recommend avoiding Deepin for the time being. It does not seem to be ready for everyday use.


richardc@richard-AM3 ~]$ yay -S google-earth
:: Checking for conflicts…
:: Checking for inner conflicts…
[Aur:1] google-earth-pro-

1 google-earth-pro (Build Files Exist)
==> Packages to cleanBuild?
==> [N]one [A]ll [Ab]ort [I]nstalled [No]tInstalled or (1 2 3, 1-3, ^4)
==> n
:: PKGBUILD up to date, Skipping (1/1): google-earth-pro
1 google-earth-pro (Build Files Exist)
==> Diffs to show?
==> [N]one [A]ll [Ab]ort [I]nstalled [No]tInstalled or (1 2 3, 1-3, ^4)
==> n
:: (1/1) Parsing SRCINFO: google-earth-pro
/usr/share/makepkg/lint_pkgbuild/ line 46: syntax error near unexpected token $'do\002'' /usr/share/makepkg/lint_pkgbuild/ line 46: for a in ${arch[@]}; do [[ $a == “any” ]] && continue’
/usr/share/makepkg/ line 42: lint_variable: command not found
error downloading sources: google-earth-pro
[richardc@richard-AM3 ~]$

This is the response I get in terminal trying to attempt to install google-earth. . . this is the same for all of the rest of the packages I try to install from AUR.


Clear your cache first, then make sure pacman is up to date with no errors before trying again. If you stalled out and started a sync, I’ve had issues where other things won’t progress further.

Also as noted already, deepin is and always has been a very buggy experience. If you need something more reliable I would suggest others, but it is beautiful, and if you like to tinker you’ll be fine. Just fair warning.

  1. you seem to have the package installed
  2. if not - answer a to cleanbuild - and let yay rebuild
  3. if it continues - if you are inside china - gfw maybe?
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