Error “TypeError: ‘AURPackageInfo’ does not have attribute ‘submitter’” (SOLVED)

pikaur is a utility for facilitating the installation and updating of programs from the AUR. You can read more about pikaur in the article “Automatic installation and update of AUR packages”.

pikaur's options are similar to pacman, but you don't need to use sudo. For example, updating all packages is done with the following command:

pikaur -Syu

On my Arch Linux (BlackArch) I once got the following error:

Reading AUR packages info...
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/main.py", line 369, in main
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/main.py", line 272, in cli_entry_point
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/core.py", line 417, in run_with_sudo_loop
    raise catched_exc
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/core.py", line 411, in run_with_sudo_loop
    result = main_thread.get()
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/multiprocessing/pool.py", line 774, in get
    raise self._value
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/multiprocessing/pool.py", line 125, in worker
    result = (True, func(*args, **kwds))
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/main.py", line 136, in cli_install_packages
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/install_cli.py", line 186, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/install_cli.py", line 193, in main_sequence
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/install_cli.py", line 273, in get_all_packages_info
    self.install_info = InstallInfoFetcher(
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/install_info_fetcher.py", line 71, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/install_info_fetcher.py", line 212, in get_all_packages_info
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/install_info_fetcher.py", line 468, in get_aur_pkgs_info
    aur_updates_list, not_found_aur_pkgs = find_aur_updates()
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/updates.py", line 125, in find_aur_updates
    aur_pkgs_info, not_found_aur_pkgs = find_aur_packages(package_names)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/aur.py", line 184, in find_aur_packages
    results = [request.get() for request in requests]
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/aur.py", line 184, in <listcomp>
    results = [request.get() for request in requests]
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/multiprocessing/pool.py", line 774, in get
    raise self._value
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/multiprocessing/pool.py", line 125, in worker
    result = (True, func(*args, **kwds))
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/aur.py", line 143, in aur_rpc_info_with_progress
    result = aur_rpc_info(search_queries)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/aur.py", line 133, in aur_rpc_info
    return [
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/aur.py", line 134, in <listcomp>
    AURPackageInfo(**{key.lower(): value for key, value in aur_json.items()})
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/aur.py", line 60, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/core.py", line 88, in __init__
    setattr(self, key, value)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/pikaur/core.py", line 102, in __setattr__
    raise TypeError(

TypeError: 'AURPackageInfo' does not have attribute 'submitter'

To fix this error, you need to reinstall pikaur. To reinstall pikaur, run the following commands:

git clone https://github.com/actionless/pikaur.git
cd pikaur
makepkg -fsri

If an error occurs

fatal: destination path 'pikaur' already exists and is not an empty directory.

Then instead of the previous ones, run the following commands:

cd pikaur
git pull
makepkg -fsri

In my case, when installing pikaur, the following dependencies were additionally installed:

  • python-mdurl
  • python-pep517
  • python-uc-micro-py
  • python-build
  • python-installer
  • python-markdown-it-py

After that, pikaur began to work without errors.

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