I am clearly not an Arch expert. I did look for a long time before asking for help here.
Octopi is kind enough to inform me that I have an update in AUR avaulable. I use yaourt -Syua to attept the upgrade (vivaldi). I get the following:
==> Downloading vivaldi PKGBUILD from AUR…
==> ERROR: vivaldi not found in AUR.
==> ERROR: unable to update
Also, if related, when I attempt to install a package AUR via Octopi, it seems that a terminal flashes up for a split second, and then nothing happens.
As a further test I tried:
yaourt -S packer
==> Downloading packer PKGBUILD from AUR…
(23) Failed writing body
==> ERROR: packer not found in AUR.
This a new issue, as I have used yaourt with success in the past. Any suggestions?
Edit: I just looked at /etc/yaourtrc and every line is commented out. That seems odd. ( I was attempting to try another tmp dir as a solution. yaourt-temp-username, in /tmp is over 3 GB.