How to Use Correctly install insync in manjaro?

Hello everyone!
Can someone tell me how to install insync for the Manjaro XFCE version. I installed it using the aur package but after the installation is finished, the insync is not searchable nor it is in my software library! How can I fix this? Thank you.

You probably have not started and enabled the insync.service.

I did it but it shows

Failed to enable unit: Unit file insync.service does not exist.

Are you sure it was really installed?

cat /var/log/pacman.log | grep insync

I ran the command and it provided this:

[2021-07-03T15:56:27+0500] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -S insync'
[2021-07-06T17:19:11+0500] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -S insync.service'

Well, then it does not seem to be installed, otherwise you’d see something like:

... installed insync ...

What AUR helper are you using?
Please try installing again and post the full output of that process.

I installed it using git, then cd’d in to the directory and typed makepkg -si

that’s not how the service is started/enabled
you will have received an error message when you did that
the service file was installed along with the program
at least that is what looking at the PKGBUILD shows

systemctl start insync.service
systemctl enable insync.service

would be what you need to do

it shows this,

Failed to start insync.service: Unit insync.service not found.

Do that again and post the output…

btw. not sure why your are not using an aur helper or pamac for doing this though.

Doing it again brings this:

==> Making package: insync (Tue 06 Jul 2021 05:51:37 PM PKT)
==> ERROR: A source package has already been built. (use -f to overwrite)

sudo pacman -U *package-file-name*

Where do I have to write this?

In the folder where you’ve made the package.
Of course replace *package-file-name* with the file name of the package that has been built.

But again, why don’'t you use for example pamac build insync instead of git clone/makepkg etc?

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Ok I did it, it’s installing, will post the output when it’s done.

Bro, It worked, Thank You a thousand times!!!

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