Author: Chris Bracken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
1 file changed, 23 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/arch_install.md b/arch_install.md
@@ -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 https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git
+ cd yay
+Next we run `makepkg` with the `-s` (build from source) and `-i` (install)
+ 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.