Rebuilding AUR packages

Hi guys!

I recently got a little confused with aur packages. My zoom installation wouldn’t boot so I decided to search up my problem on the internet. I found out that I need to check what to rebuild after update by typing command “checkrebuild”. It showed smth included zoom.

But sadly I forgot what to do after “checkrebuild” command. Can someone pls remind me how to rebuild aur packages proper way?

Add --rebuild to the yay command and when it asks if you want to cleanbuild packages, answer “A”

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Thank you!

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When I use yay, it always asks me if I want to clean build. Is this not normal?

That is the default I believe. However, that changes depending on your settings.

Also, I don’t use yay anymore but I don’t think you get that menu if it thinks the package is up-to-date already.

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Makes sense. So, I just found rebuild-detector thanks to @sammiev. :pray:
Another way the rebuilds can be done is to just reinstall while making sure to select “A” for “All” when it asks if you want to clean build.



foreign	emote
foreign	gimp-devel-noconflict
foreign	python-manimpango
foreign	xnviewmp-system-libs

yay -S emote gimp-devel-noconflict python-manimpango xnviewmp-system-libs
==> Packages to cleanBuild?
==> [N]one [A]ll [Ab]ort [I]nstalled [No]tInstalled or (1 2 3, 1-3, ^4)
==> A


Of course, this will take varying amounts of time depending on how many packages you have and the size of packages that need to be rebuilt. So, I guess people can do them one-by-one depending on how much time they have available.

EDIT: Running checkrebuild again shows me gimp and xnviewmp again. Maybe I need to reboot/logout? Will find out later.

Think I just found out why:

But also, maybe not because gimp definitely gets built as it alone took about 80% of the rebuild time for the packages I reinstalled/rebuilt. About 15 minutes total.

Note: According to the information on the GitHub page, it kinda seems like you may not need to rebuild certain packages? But I’m not sure.


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