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devtools - Developer tools for the Arch Linux distribution


Devtools contains tools for package maintenance in Arch Linux. The toolset varies from tools for building packages in a clean chroot (mkarchroot,…), packaging related tools for sonames (sogrep, lddd) and tools for repository management such as (archco, extra2community)


The list below gives a short overview; see the respective documentation for details.

*checkpkg*(1) Compare the current build pakcage with the repository version

*find-libdeps*(1) Find soname dependencies for a package

*find-libprovides*(1) Find soname’s which are provided by a package

*lddd*(1) Find broken library links on your system

*makerepropkg*(1) Rebuild a package to see if it is reproducible

*mkarchroot*(1) Creates an arch chroot in a specified location with a specified set of packages

*offload-build*(1) Build a PKGBUILD on a remote server using makechrootpkg

*sogrep*(1) Find packages using a linked to a given shared library


Bugs can be reported on the bug tracker in the Arch Linux category and title prefixed with [devtools] or via




Aaron Griffin <>


Allan McRae <>


Bartłomiej Piotrowski <>


Dan McGee <>


Dave Reisner <>


Evangelos Foutras <>


Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) <>


Jelle van der Waa <>


Levente Polyak <>


Pierre Schmitz <>


Sébastien Luttringer <>


Sven-Hendrik Haase <>


Thomas Bächler <>

For additional contributors, use git shortlog -s on the devtools.git repository.

Author: dt

Created: 2022-02-20 Sun 09:44