If I try to create a package from the AUR makepkg seems to freeze after installing the dependencies. It just stops after installing the last dependency and freezes with 65% CPU-Usage.

Any Idea what could cause this Problem?

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    All AUR sources or just this one package? And which package is that? – user44370 Sep 4 '14 at 22:55
  • doesn't matter which package as soon as it has dependencies it stucks after installing the last dep... – makim Sep 5 '14 at 7:06

I've found the guilty after digging through the source of makepkg

source /etc/profile &>/dev/null

causes the problem, if I run this command it freezes, Ctrl+C will kill the whole terminal. So now I know the source of the Problem, still trying to figure out why this happens...

EDIT: Found it! I'm using tdm as display-manager, to start it I've put a script into /etc/profile.d/ this Script gave back an Error Invalid TTY.

If you source /etc/profile it can't complete due to this Error. So it was completely my fault. Now I have to find another way of starting TDM


just put /usr/bin/tdm into ~/.bash_profile and tdm works fine. Actually this is already in the arch-wiki, don't know why I didn't do that in the first place :-/

  • You want a service file to do that... – jasonwryan Sep 5 '14 at 20:52
  • the solution was ~/.bash_profile as mentioned in the arch-wiki. Don't know how I could overlook this! shame on me... – makim Sep 5 '14 at 21:06

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