Electron9 runs into consistent error during update

At this point I have three different versions of electron installed on my system. I’m having trouble with version 9.4.4-2. It’s marked in pamac as needing an update. But every time I try to update it…

  1. It takes hours to build
  2. It consistently fails to build successfully.

When I check the log, this is the last block of text I see every time:

[8226/32588] CXX obj/third_party/webrtc/pc/peerconnection/rtp_receiver.o
[8227/32588] CXX obj/third_party/webrtc/pc/peerconnection/rtc_stats_collector.o
[8228/32588] CXX obj/third_party/webrtc/pc/peerconnection/webrtc_sdp.o
[8229/32588] CXX obj/third_party/webrtc/pc/peerconnection/rtp_parameters_conversion.o
[8230/32588] CXX obj/third_party/webrtc/pc/peerconnection/peer_connection.o
ninja: build stopped: subcommand failed.
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

A slightly longer log is on pastebin, but I could not post the full log.

I tried to remove this package by marking it for removal with pamac but when I do, it always attempts to build it again anyway. Even more frustrating is the fact that my laptop, also running Manjaro XFCE, updated electron9 with no problems. Although it did take almost 24 hours.

I’m pretty sure this package is unnecessary anyway. How can I find out if any other packages on my system are using this version of electron? And if there aren’t any, how I can remove this package from my system?

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Does anything require it?

pacman -Qi electron9 | grep "Required By"

If you still need it, install the binary version from the AUR: electron9-bin.

You can remove it like any other package from Add/Remove Software or:

sudo pacman -R electron9
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