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commit 3d9165be8088dbdaedfec603a7da3a48d1775690
parent 697e470ddf66fb773db7122a5afd54abc6526bfb
Author: Chris Bracken <>
Date:   Fri,  3 Jan 2020 23:41:25 -0800

Add docs on installing yay for AUR support

Seems `yaourt` is no longer as maintained as it was and `yay` is one of
several ways to manage AUR packages these days.

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diff --git a/ b/ @@ -545,6 +545,29 @@ equivalent file you edit/create under the `/etc/modprobe.d` directory): Without this, Intel audio sometimes simply utterly fails to work. +### Install yay for AUR support + +To support installing packages from AUR, we install the `yay` tool, which is a +wrapper around `pacman` similar to what `yaourt` used to support. First we +clone the source from AUR: + + git clone + cd yay + +Next we run `makepkg` with the `-s` (build from source) and `-i` (install) +options: + + makepkg -si + +If you get a warning along the lines of "ERROR: Cannot find the fakeroot +binary", install it via the following command: + + sudo pacman -S fakeroot + +Fakeroot is a tool that makes it easier to create tar archives, etc. containing +files with root ownership, which would otherwise require root user privileges. + + ### Install Japanese input support This needs to be updated for 2020.