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#1 2018-11-29 23:13:18

Morganamilo
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yay - pacman wrapper and AUR helper written in go

Yay is another pacman wrapping AUR helper, similar in design to yaourt, apacman and pacaur.
This thread is to centralise all the discussion, questions and support that's already taking place on the forums. For feature requests and bug reports see upstream.

Why Another AUR Helper?

We're not making a new AUR helper. Yay is over two years old and well established.

Who is yay for?

Yay is for anyone who is looking for a pacman wrapping AUR helper.
Users should already be familiar with makepkg and the packaging process before using yay (or any other helper)

You should also check out the AUR helpers wiki page when deciding on an AUR helper.

AUR Packages: yay, yay-bin, yay-git
Links: GitHub

Last edited by Morganamilo (2018-12-06 10:50:19)

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#2 2018-11-30 00:47:39

ngoonee
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Re: yay - pacman wrapper and AUR helper written in go

Does yay keep track of what packages were installed from the AUR using it (for backing-up package lists, and looking for those old packages which get dropped from the repos and turn up in pacman -Qm even though they weren't installed from the AUR)?


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#3 2018-11-30 01:37:17

Morganamilo
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Re: yay - pacman wrapper and AUR helper written in go

Nope, although yay will warn of packages that are missing from both the AUR and repos. I believe aurman will warn of packages switching repos, be that from/to repos/AUR/nowhere using arch's RSS feeds.

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#4 2018-11-30 06:20:36

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Re: yay - pacman wrapper and AUR helper written in go

Actually aurman caches that between runs to a file called "known_package_places".


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#5 2018-11-30 20:08:19

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Re: yay - pacman wrapper and AUR helper written in go

Hi Morganamilo! Just wanted to say I made the switch to yay a few months ago, and I've been very pleased with the results. Thank you for maintaining this awesome project!


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