We are already discussing in a German forum how it can be that the search entry “AUR” has suddenly disappeared for some, albeit a few, users. I now believe that I have found out how this can be provoked.
Activate the software mode after starting the Pamac GUI
Click the back arrow in the top left to select further options. What you then choose and whether you choose anything at all does not matter.
The selection fields on the left have disappeared and without changing the mode you do not seem to be able to get out of this section. What do most people do in such a case? Right! Close the program and try again afterwards.
But because that doesn’t help, the next logical step now comes. The software mode is deactivated again after restarting pamac.
Now the arrow that appears again at the top left has to be clicked twice - because when you click once the window only jerks - which suggests impending adversity.
Now press the search and find out that there is no longer a tab for the AUR search and that there will unfortunately not be any in the future either. Is that also reproducible for you?
What remains is to force a reset to the previous state using the Pamac GUI by reinstalling the Pamac CLI without uninstalling.
People, here in Germany it is now 3 o’clock in the morning. I have to be at work in 4 hours. I would be happy to comment on this good discussion later …
And so long thanks to @youchanan and his competent handover to @XRaTiX. It’s very good teamwork. Praise to both of you.