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.

archbuild(1) Build an Arch Linux package inside a clean chroot

arch-nspawn(1) Run a command or OS in a light-weight namespace container

checkpkg(1) Compare the current build package 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

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

makechrootpkg(1) Build a PKGBUILD in a given chroot environment

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

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 project’s GitLab bug tracker


•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.