How to Install yay on Arch/Manjaro Linux (Aur Package)

Yay is an abbreviation for "another yogurt". It is technically a Pacman wrapper and AUR helper written in Go programming languages. It is the most popular Arc User Repository (AUR) helper available today. With Yay, you can use the huge Arc user repository of packages and easily compile and install any software.

Install yay in Arch/Manjaro Linux

Installation of Yay and Helper on Arch Linux and Manjaro. First, log in as the sudo user and run the following command to download the git package.

These steps require a base development package and a git package to build and install. Open a terminal and run the following command. Enter the administrator password when prompted.

sudo pacman -S base-devel git

Install yay Package

I used the static version for this guide. Now go to the "/ opt" directory and clone the git repository.

cd /opt && sudo git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git

Change the owner of the source directory. Replace "username" with your own username.

sudo chown -R username:username ./yay

Now, Go to the directory and compile.

cd yay && makepkg -si

Yay Is Installed

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