January 30th, 2019 | Tips & Tricks | No Comments Yet
If you are searching the internet for how you might install the easy GUI package manger Pamac onto your Arch install, be aware most of the instructions out there are still using Yaourt which is no longer being maintained. Fortunately there are many other AUR helpers out there to pick from, and this set of instructions will show you how to build Pamac with Yay instead of Yaourt. As always, be sure to understand the instructions you are typing into your terminal. Here we go.
First, we will need to git into some repos, so make sure your system is setup with a few packages. I am running my demo on Archlabs which already supports git, so I do not need to run these, but depending on how you built your arch, you may need to:
#make sure you have what you need to use git
$ sudo pacman -S --needed base-devel git wget yajl
Once you are there, move into your temp directory:
$ cd /tmp
The next step is to install Yay, which you can find more details on their page here.
#install Yay; Do not use sudo...you if you do, your download will be owned by root but you cannot make the package as root
$ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git
$ cd yay
$ makepkg -si
Now to install Pamac:
$ yay -S pamac-aur
It will ask for some inputs. I selected 1.) pamac-aur
I removed dependencies after install
I selected None on the next prompt.
That is all there is to it. Now you will have Pamac installed without the depreciated Yaourt.