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.

System Preparation

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


Install Yay

The next step is to install Yay, which you can find more details on their page here.

Move into the Temp directory


cd /tmp


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:


#install Pamac
yay -S pamac-aur


It will ask for some inputs. I selected the following:

  • 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.