i installed VMware from the AUR with Pamac,
it created a folder in my Home directory(home/username).
-can i delete it now?
-will it get recreated in the next update?
-also i just updated Vmware and it needed to download the new version(Bundle) from the Vmware site;
where is that file now? i can’t see it in the mentioned folder and don’t know where to look for,
i don’t need it anymore and want to delete it,
so is it some in some temporary place and will get deleted automatically?
Without sudo, indeed ─ it’s pamac we’re talking about, not pacman.
The build files are in the user’s own home directory, because pamac is building them with the user’s UID. It is only the system-wide installation of the package once it is built that requires root privileges, and pamac will prompt the user for the root pasword when needed.
-i didn’t manually update Vmware;it was an Aur update of vmware that i applied through Pamac,
and among other things, it downloaded the new Vmware ver.
the first time i installed Vmware,i could see that file in the build directory,but not now after this update,and i can see i’m around 500mb less on the hard drive.
so where did it go,or was it just used and discarded?