Running Manjaro KDE. When an application isn't available in the Manjaro repositories the first place I look is the AUR and install it that way. Although I greatly appreciate the work that goes into building these packages for the AUR, I continually have problems with either installing them or updating them. There are consistent build issues from the AUR so I would like help understanding how to install and update this software myself.
It seems that most of the AUR software is someone downloading the source file or a .deb or .rpm and creating an AUR build file which then gets installed.
If I download the source file and install it myself, how do I know when the application is updated? The only way I can think of doing this is to manually visit the website of the application every single day and checking to see if an update is available. Then I would have to download the source file and create another build and install. Am I wrong about that?
I would also have to do this for a .deb or .rpm file, create the build, and then install manually.
I'm just trying to think of a way to avoid the AUR and install software myself but it just seems tedious checking websites every day and manually downloading and building everything.