What is the best AUR Helper?

I’m looking into an AUR Helper and Pakku seems the best because it has the option to auto remove all unused build dependencies. Please tell me which AUR Helper is your favorite and why.

pamac works fine. It’s installed by default and developed by the Manjaro team.


pamac remove [package] --orphans should do this for you when removing a package.

Edit: Correction, this will only remove unused dependencies of a package when removing.

pamac remove --orphans should list and offer to remove packages that have no dependencies and are not required by other packages.

“The best” is relative. Only you can answer that question after you’ve tried a few and decided which fits best for your use case. See AUR helpers - ArchWiki


I have been using yay for a few years now. It does what it is supposed to do.