Installing from AUR Using yay

Hello there… after several years experience with Debian-based distros, I changed and installed endeavourOS. All has gone well with the base installation and I have successfully added my favourite web-browser (Opera), & something to keep in touch with family (Skype). All seems to be working well.
Today I began to install a SIP client (blink) to use on my desktop. … ‘yay -Ys blink’ It seems to have come to a dead halt at the ‘python2’ stage. Can anyone assist please??


You got this error message?

==> Retrieving sources…
-> Downloading python-xcaplib-1.2.0.tar.gz…
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:–:-- --:–:-- --:–:-- 0
curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
==> ERROR: Failure while downloading

the " python-xcaplib 1.20.tar.gz" is outdated. the correct one is :" python-xcaplib-1.2.1.tar.gz".

curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
==> ERROR: Failure while downloading
Error downloading sources: python2-xcaplib

Thanks my friend. The above is the last message…


Known issue. But this package wasn’t updated since 2016… Just look at statistics:

Last Updated: 2016-06-01 13:53

Comment about changes needed? August 10, 2019.

So until this PKGBUILD is modified, you’ll have to do this:

Install pacman-contrib package. It is available on official repositories.

yay -G python2-xcaplib
cd python2-xcaplib

Modify pkgver line. Close file. In python2-xcaplib directory:

makepkg -si

And you can go on. Sorry for the long explanation, but it is shorter to do than to explain.

Hope it helps :slight_smile:

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Thanks again.

WWE got a lot further into this now … but it still hiccups with the following message…

Missing dependencies:
-> python2-oauth2client
-> python2-service-identity
==> Checking buildtime dependencies…
==> ERROR: Could not resolve all dependencies.



Solved it ! I think…

Hand installed the missing files and re-ran the yay command. Installation went through. Shall configure the client later tonight. Thanks for your help. Thanks again.


Thanks a lot. I’ve learned now, how to modify a PKGBuild in Terminal.

You’re welcome. Happy to know I helped you!

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