yaourt!!! The best tool to install packages from AUR repositories

Everytime I think about yaourt it remembers me of yogurt.  I am not sure if there is any relation but yaourt is a very handy tool that allows users to easily installs packages from archlinux AUR repositories.

AUR repositories are user contribiuted and maintaned package of applications that are not officially supported by ArchLinux.  If you can not find a package for an application using pacman then it is very likely that it is available in AUR.
To install it, su - to root and run the following commands in the console:
cd ~

wget http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/yaourt/yaourt.tar.gz

wget http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/package-query/package-query.tar.gz

tar -xzvf package-query.tar.gz

tar -xzvf yaourt.tar.gz

cd package-query

makepkg -i -s --asroot

cd ../yaourt

makepkg -i -s --asroot
makepkg will get the source code for yaourt, resolve any dependencies, compile it, link, and install it. makepkg supports the following options:
  • -i option means install the package after it has been built
  • -s means resolve any dependencies that the package requires and it is not already installed in your machine
  • --asroot means run/install as root


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