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yaourt commands (pacman wrapper)

How to use yaourt?

Using yaourt is quite easy and very similar to the commands of Pacman (it is quite understandable, since yaourt is a Pacman frontend). And now few commands:

yaourt -S package_name – package installation from AUR
yaourt -Ss password – package search
yaourt -Syu –aur – packages and system update using AUR
yaourt -Si package_name – display packages’ information
yaourt -Sc – remove old packages from cache
yaourt -Su – update all AUR packages
yaourt -Sy – get the newest AUR packages database
yaourt -Cd – clean AUR packages database
yaourt -R package_name – remove package

You’ll get more information about yaourt using the command yaourt –help.


I was installing a package from aur today (with yaourt), when i ran out of space in my /tmp partition. the computer is a 901 eee-pc runnig arch linux. the /tmp partition as only 60MB in size so its prone to kind of situation i guess. what it happened was that i ran out of space while building the package.

to solve the problem decided to manually build the package. the solution was to copy the entire yaourt tmp dir (/tmp/yaourt***something) to my home dir and continue the process from there with the command:

$makepkg PKGBUILD

this step will build a compressed package *.pkg.tar.xz.

to install simply did (as root):

#pacman -U package_name.pkg.tar.xz

more info on pkgbuild here