Howto: Installing AUR Helper Yay on Arch Linux

Howto: Installing AUR Helper Yay on Arch Linux

The best AUR helper is Yay. Yay stands for Yet Another Yogurt. The AUR is the Arch User Repository, a repository of software which has been packaged by the Arch community but which sits outside the official Arch repositories.

Gaining access to the AUR will open up huge amounts of free software available for easy install. Installing Yay should be one of the first things you do on a new Arch install.

You can install Yay with the following commands.

$ cd
$ sudo pacman -S --needed git base-devel
$ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git
$ cd yay
$ makepkg -si

You can verify it is installed correctly with the following command.

$ yay --version
yay v10.0.4 - libalpm v12.0.2
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