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Getting Started Creating Arch Linux packages

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Introduction

This article aims to assist users creating their own packages using the Arch Linux “ports-like” build system. It covers creation of a PKGBUILD – a package build description file sourced by makepkg to create a binary package from source. If already in possession of a PKGBUILD, see makepkg. For instructions regarding existing rules and ways to improve package quality see Arch packaging standards.