Don't have write permissions to $BUILDDIR

Complete noob to Linux, i’m trying to install yay. The only cmds I know are sudo, and pacman. So linux jargon just confused the ■■■■ outta me. Just need to know why I don’t have permissions, and how to get them. Also any other tips for a noob would be great.

Why do you think you need yay?

You can install with pamac: pamac install yay

Hi @Jxra2000, and welcome!

If this is true, then

I don’t suggest this. Instead, I recommend Manjaro’s own pamac. It comes with Manjaro, and does a lot more things automagically that you’d need to do manually if you used yay.

Also, be careful of XY problems, they are quite common, quite easy to make and can cause many hours of grief. I suspect this question is an example of one.

Also, have a look at:


… permissions to do what?

If you go ahead and change things in places you know nothing about
using commands you know nothing about
your functioning system will soon be history. :wink:


Make Backups:

Please install 2 kernels (one of them LTS)

Gentle shut down a suddenly hanged PC to minimize a chance of getting a broken filesystem and data loss:

(Wisdom lies in reading :wink: )

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