Example when use “yay -Ss brave” and result show out:
aur/brave 1.49.128-1 (+136 3.73)
Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default
aur/brave-bin 1:1.49.132-1 (+675 16.06) (Installed: 1:1.48.171-2)
Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default (binary release)
And what is (+136 3.73) (+675 16.06) in end of packages.
Regarding “someone else built” - if you view the brave-bin PKGBUILD file, easily found via the aur.archlinux.org package search, you’ll see the brave-bin package is set up to pull the binary from Brave’s github and extract it onto your system.
This is potentially significantly safer than if I built the same code and stuck it somewhere for your AUR helper to download and extract.
Sorry @moclan I just noticed this is your first time.
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That’s a firm maybe. IF it is popular, and requested enough, it may be moved. The converse is also true…if a package in the main repos declines in usage/popularity it may be shifted back the the AUR.
Again a maybe - NOT all of them. a reasonable number may have migrated over the years.
Of course you CAN, only you can answer as to whether you should. Unquestionably it is a ‘lower risk’ proposition overall, but not by a huge amount. Most AUR packages are maintained, usually carefully, by Arch users - but it never hurts to read the PKGBUILD to see how it is done!
Yes. Measurably. But probably NOT significantly, it you see the difference. A tenth of 1% IS measurable, for example, but rarely significant.
IF you do this, then only pacman is required - the others are AUR helpers. They can be skipped even IF you use some AUR goodies should you wish to - they help you do the build and install procedures that you can do directly if you wish. Another way of skipping yay and paru is to use AppImages or flatpacks for things you might have gotten from the AUR. Your call there. FOr instance I use yay, and have 1 AppImage and no flatpacks on my system - and have never had a system so stable in my computing life (Not even my C64!).