• Installing secure-delete


    I’m having a bit of trouble installing secure-delete from the AUR. The dl source seems to be offline as recently as Oct. 7th. I have both depends satisfied so I tried to install the tar package using sudo pacman -U secure_delete-3.1.tar.gz - I received this:
    "“error: missing package metadata in secure_delete-3.1.tar.gz
    error: ‘secure_delete-3.1.tar.gz’: invalid or corrupted package”

    I did notice on the AUR page there is a “required by(1) libgsecuredelete”

    1. I do not believe the file is corrupted by am unsure because of the error message
    2. I am unfamiliar with the “required by(1) libgsecuredelete”

    Any help understanding the error and possible help with installing is appreciated.

  • This is not an explanation of the error(s). Just try to install secure-delete from AUR now. Seems like it builds and is about to be installed without a problem now:

    $ yaourt -S secure-delete
    ...
    ==> Tidying install...
      -> Removing libtool files...
      -> Purging unwanted files...
      -> Removing static library files...
      -> Stripping unneeded symbols from binaries and libraries...
      -> Compressing man and info pages...
    ==> Checking for packaging issue...
    ==> Creating package "secure-delete"...
      -> Generating .PKGINFO file...
      -> Generating .BUILDINFO file...
      -> Generating .MTREE file...
      -> Compressing package...
    ==> Leaving fakeroot environment.
    ==> Finished making: secure-delete 3.1-6 (Tue Nov  1 08:17:03 MSK 2016)
    ==> Cleaning up...
    
    ==> Continue installing secure-delete ? [Y/n]
    ==> [v]iew package contents [c]heck package with namcap
    ==> ---------------------------------------------------
    ==> No, thanks
    ==> WARNING: Your packages are saved in /tmp/yaourt-tmp-just
    
  • @just That’s what it appears to be put when I select “y” to continue I get a failure to build error.

    ![0_1478013170300_Screenshot_20161101_100953.png](Uploading 100%)

    Unsure how to proceed next. I can use shred command to do what I want but secure-delete was simple.

  • @just The pic failed to upload. I’m still learning how to use the forum.
    The output is here: failed build

  • @Orlet You don’t arrive up to the installation point. For AUR, the correct sequence is:

    • dowloading
    • building
    • installation

    Feels like your mirrors are not good, at the moment. Wait few hours until they’re synced. Doudt that reflector might help in this case. Try to run it, it never hurts.

  • @just Reading the comments on the package’s AUR page the source is and has been offline. Using secure-delete is a matter of what I’m use to and convenience, not a necessity. I do the same thing using the shred command…secure delete was simply faster. I’ll wait until the AUR package comes back online.
    Thanks!

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