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How to fix (MAKEPKG) installation problem?


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i want install yay for download package from Aur ArchLinux I don't know what to do, thank you for guiding us
When I use the git clone and use the makepkg -si command , it gives this error

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git
cd yay
makepkg -si

Error text:
==> ERROR: Cannot find the fakeroot binary.
==> ERROR: Cannot find the strip binary required for object file stripping.


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Have you installed all needed packages to use makepkg? Look in the arch wiki to find out more.


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g'day @arianhosseini and welcome :)

this error can occur with both yay and its predecessor yaourt.

are you using arch itself or a derivative such as manjaro?

try installing base-devel and then repeating your steps. if base-devel is already installed it will let you know.

sudo pacman -S base-devel
good luck


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