Recently I’ve been working my way back from a system restoration and getting into the swing of things. I maintain a few packages in the Arch User Repository (list) and run into a slight issue that, forturnately only took a bit of time but nothing too complicated to fix.
git clone git+ssh://aur.archlinux.org/package_name.git Cloning into 'package_name'... Permission denied (publickey). fatal: Could not read from remote repository. Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists.
1) Generate Key Pair for AUR:
$ cd ~/.ssh && ssh-keygen --- Generating pblic/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/home/<username>/id_rsa): aur ... ..... ......
2) Configure SSH:
~/.ssh/config --- Host aur.archlinux.org IdentityFile ~/.ssh/aur User aur
3) Copy You Public Key:
~/.ssh/aur.pub to your AUR account. Login at
go to My Account, and the SSH Public Key box is where
you’ll paste the contents of ~/.ssh/aur.pub. Becareful
though, both when copying and pasting to not add a separate
new line to the end of the contents or any line-breaks.
The contents should be all one line with nothing following.
4) Pull your packages:
$ cd ~/abs && git clone git+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/my_aur_package.git
5) BONUS - Open Sourcing Open Source Software:
Unlike many in the FOSS and Linux communities, I am not a professional programmer, system administrator, IT professional, or even working in a related field. So…
While you can / must download the source files to build AUR
packages from scratch (or use an AUR helper), you can not
make changes to my packages for public consumption.
However, I have put all of those contents on GitHub as well.
This means that, and I completely welcome and encourage, you can fork and make any complaint, correction, fix, or suggestion you’d like and make a pull request / file an issue. You get what you want out of your packages and I get help maintaining them. That’s the beauty of FOSS!
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