AUR package name and pacman

Hey this is a stupid question - I am sure of it. lol

So I actually look for the package name on the AUR via website and found say piavpn-bin.

yay and baph can locate it

pacman cannot.

What is causing this?

You use the AUR helper (baph/yay/trizen/paru) to search the AUR. Pacman only looks at the official repos, not at the AUR. That’s all. Some AUR helpers (I only have experience with yay) look at both and will show you all packages. If you enter yay ‘package-name’ you will see all available versions in both the standard repos as well as in the AUR.


Thank you for that clarification.

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