[arch-general] PKGBUILD ERROR

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 09:05:04 UTC 2015

On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 4:14 AM, mudongliang <mudongliangabcd at outlook.com>

> Read the relevant docs and ensure you understanging what the process you
>> are trying to follow is doing.
> I think that installing package always needs root privilege by default.
> So I don't know why this error happens! I remove "sudo" in my command. It
> is successful now.
>     - mudongliang

yaourt homepage, with examples: https://archlinux.fr/yaourt-en

One of the reasons for yaourt (aside for transparently handling AUR) is
that you don't need to use sudo -- yaourt knows when to use sudo, and wraps
that too.

And yaourt doesn't *just* install packages...
Which was your problem. yaourt was acting as a wrapper around downloading
the AUR PKGBUILD and running makepkg. Which was why you decided to use it.

It is advisable to get familiar with the process of building and installing
AUR packages by hand, and only when you are sure of what you are doing,
then use a convenience wrapper.

-- Eli Schwartz

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