Building AUR packages
Yesterday evening, I had my first try at building some simple AUR packages - the first ones were devmon and gkrellm-themes (both are not platform-dependent). These seemed to go to plan, until the end of the "makepkg" process, when I received an error message - I can't remember the exact wording, but it implied that the free memory had run out, and the package couldn't be built properly.
I was in an X session at the time, so shut it down and went to the console, thinking this might free up enough RAM; however, I still received the same message. Anyone know if the RasPi has enough memory for building even simple packages from the AUR? (I ended up building these two packages on another machine.)
Also, I'm trying to recreate the Fluxbox desktop on the Pi, that I use on my Eee 701SD netbook (running Arch/x86). I use a couple of old WindowMaker dockapps on the latter, and tried building a package of one of them (wmvolman) from the AUR.
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that "makepkg" complained about the package script not being suitable for ARM... is there anything special I should be doing, to get the package to build on the Pi?
Alternatively: for software like these old WM dockapps, would I be better off simply compiling them from source? (For that matter, do you think they will even compile on ARM, as they were presumably coded for x86?)