Zeus. A simple AUR helper which utilizes docker containers allowing developers and users alike to benefit from it's reproducible, clean and flexible builds.
Table of contents
- Table of contents
This will explain everything.
$ zeus --help
The structure for the command arguments mimics
Installing a package
$ zeus -S package_name
Upgrading a package
$ zeus -Su package_name
Removing a package
# pacman -R package_name
#, this means the command must be ran as
rootto work properly
Getting shell completions
$ zeus misc --shell your_shell
For a list of supported shells, see
zeus misc --help.
Currently there are 2 packages in the AUR.
zeus- Which builds from the latest release
zeus-bin- Which unpacks prebuilt binaries from the latest release.
NOTE: The binaries for
zeus-binare built in Github Actions
After installing one of the 2 packages, there is one final step towards getting up and running.
Building the actual builder container.
$ zeus -B
If your user does not have access to the docker socket, you will have to run the previous command as root and subsequently every time you want to use the program.
After cloning the repository, use the
build target in the
Makefile to build everything.
$ make build
By default the
buildtarget builds the debug version, if you wish to build the release version set
$ export BUILD_TYPE=release
$ make build
Testing local changes can be done in 2 ways.
Not installing locally
This method involves no extra steps.
Running the built binary is as simple as:
Remember to specify the builder image archive with
Installing locally for easier testing is possible with the
# make install
PREFIXcan be used to alter the installation.
After all this you should be able to just run
zeus directly in the terminal.