Makepkg does not exist

Answer: I wasn’t able to do makepkg, because i don’t know why but go wasm’t installed
I downloaded a file from github and when i use makepkg it says it doesn’t exist.

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  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Failed units:

Hi there, welcome to the forum.
What doesn’t exist? The file you downloaded? Are you in the right directory?
Could you please post the full input and output?
Usually you git clone something.git, then cd something then makepkg -si


I can enter the directory i downloaded but when i use makepkg it says that makepkg does not exist

That’s really strange.
Makepkg is provided by pacman.
Are you sure it was not a typo, or the PKGBUILD doesn’t exist?
The latter case could be a common mistake.
You can use makepkg if the package has a PKGBUILD file, so it was packaged for Arch.
But if you start from a general GitHub site, the source won’t usually include a PKGBUILD, it will not be packaged specifically for Arch.


If I’m not wrong it has one, and In the installation guide it said to use the build comand

We’ll need more details here to help you.
Link to the site-source, input output?


I’m trying to install this GitHub - nwg-piotr/nwg-look: GTK3 settings editor adapted to work in the wlroots environment


sudo pacman -Syu nwg-look
upd -- nwg-look

or nwg-look-bin, included in chaotic-aur.

Thx it worket, but it still says that pkgbuild does not exist

Works fine here

upd -- nwg-look
:: Paketdatenbanken werden synchronisiert …
 garuda ist aktuell
 core ist aktuell
 extra ist aktuell
 multilib ist aktuell
 chaotic-aur ist aktuell
warning: nwg-look-0.2.5-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: whoogle-git: local (_r758.ge9c4ed6-1) is newer than chaotic-aur (0.8.4.r0.gb97f3dd-1)
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Package (1)           Old Version  New Version  Net Change

chaotic-aur/nwg-look  0.2.5-1      0.2.5-1        0.00 MiB

Total Installed Size:  4.35 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:      0.00 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 
(1/1) checking keys in keyring                                                                                     [--------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
(1/1) checking package integrity                                                                                   [--------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
(1/1) loading package files                                                                                        [--------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
(1/1) checking for file conflicts                                                                                  [--------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
(1/1) checking available disk space                                                                                [--------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
:: Running pre-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Performing snapper pre snapshots for the following configurations...
==> root: 1390
:: Processing package changes...
(1/1) reinstalling nwg-look                                                                                        [--------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/8) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
(2/8) Foreign/AUR package notification
=> No foreign/AUR packages found.
(3/8) Orphaned package notification...
ayatana-ido 0.10.1-1
cfitsio 1:4.3.1-1
kdsoap-qt6 2.1.1-2
libcgif 0.3.2-1
libportal-qt5 0.7.1-2
(4/8) Checking for .pacnew and .pacsave files...
(5/8) Checking which packages need to be rebuilt
(6/8) Updating the desktop file MIME type cache...
(7/8) Performing snapper post snapshots for the following configurations...
==> root: 1391
(8/8) Syncing all file systems...

--> Updating AUR packages with paru..
:: Nach devel-Upgrades suchen...
 es gibt nichts zu tun

System updated! 🐧

Thx, if I have any other problem i’ll do another post thank you all

That makes more sense. This is a completely different error, by the way.

This repo doesn’t have a PKGBUILD, it has a Makefile. You install it according to the instructions in the repo:


  1. Clone the repository, cd into it.
  2. make build
  3. sudo make install

By the way, this package is installed by default in the Sway spin–no need to install it again. :wink:


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