I'm new to arch so any help on this subject is much appreciated. I have been trying to install yaourt on manjaro, but this is the error message I receive.

[manjaro@manjaro-pc ~]$ sudo pacman -S yaourt
error: target not found: yaourt
  • My apologies for the mistake. I am using a fresh install of Manjaro. I began with a system update and upgrade (which i have an error messages); error: unresolvable package conflicts detected error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies) :: manjaro-gnome-settings-18.0 and manjaro-gnome-settings-17.0 are in conflict – Reubenite King Nov 14 '19 at 16:04
  • regarding your conflicting dependencies, see: forum.manjaro.org/t/… – SYN Nov 14 '19 at 16:33
  • regarding yaourt: it's slowly dying. You can look into packer instead – SYN Nov 14 '19 at 16:34
  • use git clone then makepkg – JoKeR Nov 14 '19 at 22:27

Yaourt was removed from the official servers of Arch Linux by serious security problems. Die.

It can no longer -or should not be- download from official repositories, and it's not safe to do it by any other means.

I recommend switching to safer alternatives for AUR packages, like aurman.

Links of interest:

Update with aurman installation:

You can install aurman with the following script:


cd /tmp
gpg --recv-key 465022E743D71E39
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/aurman.git
cd aurman
makepkg -si
sudo sed -i '/^#Color/s/^#//' /etc/pacman.conf
aurman -Syu

The use of aurman is more simple that yaourt, and very similar to pacman.

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    Thank you for your help! Finished installing aurman and everything works fine for now. – Reubenite King Nov 16 '19 at 5:46
  • This currently gives ==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified! – jbarlow Feb 12 at 8:43

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