Fixing package-query to pacman dependency in Arch Linux

I was recently trying to update my Arch Linux system and I ran into a peculiar dependency error with package-query that would complety halt the update.

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: package-query: requires pacman<4.2

It turns out that this is totally expected and it has to do with the new version of Pacman (4.2) breaking a few things related to backwards compatibility. This changes will require me to recompile and reinstall package-query and yaourt and here's how to do it:

  1. Uninstall package-query and yaourt

    sudo pacman -Rdd package-query
    sudo pacman -Rdd yaourt
  2. Get the latest bits from the AUR

    curl -O
    curl -O
  3. Explode the tarball and go into the each folder

    tar -zxf package-query.tar.gz
    tar -zxf yaourt.tar.gz
    cd package-query
  4. Compile

    makepkg -s
  5. Install

    sudo pacman -U package-query-1.5-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.gz

Make sure to do steps 4 and 5 for the yaourt package also. And this is it... All should be in order now.


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