So - all day I have realised I cannot build using the pamac GUI - I can use pacman -S comfortably but ideally I am lazy.
When I launch pamac-manager via the shortcut in the Whisker menu:
*Could only have 1 image so removed this - but the Whisker menu "Add/remove programs" button is what I mean *
I cannot "Build" anything from AUR: Regardless of the package if it is from AUR I get the following errors:
This is really frustrating as I use ULauncher (and this same shortcut) to open "Add/remove programs"
Things to note >
I have tried reinstalling pamac by uninstalling and then sudo pacman -S pamac-gtk pamac-commons etc.
I CAN use pamac-manager from terminal if sudo (that is if I call the shortcut from any directory I can install as usual - however the build is in that directory)
I CAN install packages using just pacman as usual.
I am confident this is a permissions problem somewhere given the mkdir is failing oddly, however when I run the same shortcut from terminal I am ok. I believe this shortcut runs
package-manager and not
sudo package-manager - however I haven't changed anything, how/where in linux can I change the script for a built-in command to run as root? and is this not unsafe practice to build from AUR as root?
Please someone help - I just wish to be able to use the Pacman Gui shortcut from the Whisker menu. Instead of manually installing everything in future
I have git globally, and gtk-2, and gtk-3, and alpm.
Pamac AUR build location is
/var/tmp as it has been since I started my linux journey (on Monday)