Is there an issue with the AUR?

Tried running yay today and got back this error…

:: Searching AUR for updates…
→ response decoding failed: invalid character ‘<’ looking for beginning of value

Just wondering if anyone else is seeing it?

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I can confirm that the error is also present on my system.

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ok, just tried it on my vanilla Arch machine. Also same error. Would appear it’s on their end.

Strange output when updating today with yay:

:: Durchsuche AUR für Updates...
-> response decoding failed: invalid character '<' looking for beginning of value

What that means?

is this directly from yay or while using EndeavourOS updater?

@joekamprad - from terminal - also - I just updated my Arch install with the exact same warning. It’s not an Endeavour issue, it’s yay.

[derek@gnome ~]$ yay
[sudo] password for derek: 
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core                        138.1 KiB  95.3 KiB/s 00:01 [##############################] 100%
 extra                      1555.4 KiB  1526 KiB/s 00:01 [##############################] 100%
 community                     6.1 MiB  5.01 MiB/s 00:01 [##############################] 100%
 multilib                    149.1 KiB   166 KiB/s 00:01 [##############################] 100%
 endeavouros                  24.1 KiB  24.7 KiB/s 00:01 [##############################] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

warning: insufficient columns available for table display
Packages (7) elfutils-0.186-4  endeavouros-mirrorlist-4.4.2-1  eos-rankmirrors-2.2.2-2
             libelf-0.186-4  libusb-1.0.25-2  mesa-utils-8.4.0-7
             qt5-wayland-5.15.2+kde+r48-1

Total Download Size:    2.26 MiB
Total Installed Size:  12.59 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:       0.00 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 
:: Retrieving packages...
 eos-rankmirrors-2.2.2-...    16.9 KiB  99.5 KiB/s 00:00 [##############################] 100%
 endeavouros-mirrorlist...    12.6 KiB  50.6 KiB/s 00:00 [##############################] 100%
 libelf-0.186-4-x86_64       532.4 KiB  1521 KiB/s 00:00 [##############################] 100%
 qt5-wayland-5.15.2+kde...  1085.4 KiB  2.12 MiB/s 00:01 [##############################] 100%
 elfutils-0.186-4-x86_64     569.9 KiB   704 KiB/s 00:01 [##############################] 100%
 libusb-1.0.25-2-x86_64       69.2 KiB  82.4 KiB/s 00:01 [##############################] 100%
 mesa-utils-8.4.0-7-x86_64    30.3 KiB  29.1 KiB/s 00:01 [##############################] 100%
 Total (7/7)                   2.3 MiB  2.11 MiB/s 00:01 [##############################] 100%
(7/7) checking keys in keyring                           [##############################] 100%
(7/7) checking package integrity                         [##############################] 100%
(7/7) loading package files                              [##############################] 100%
(7/7) checking for file conflicts                        [##############################] 100%
:: Processing package changes...
(1/7) upgrading libelf                                   [##############################] 100%
(2/7) upgrading elfutils                                 [##############################] 100%
(3/7) upgrading endeavouros-mirrorlist                   [##############################] 100%
warning: /etc/pacman.d/endeavouros-mirrorlist installed as /etc/pacman.d/endeavouros-mirrorlist.pacnew
(4/7) upgrading libusb                                   [##############################] 100%
(5/7) upgrading eos-rankmirrors                          [##############################] 100%
(6/7) upgrading mesa-utils                               [##############################] 100%
(7/7) upgrading qt5-wayland                              [##############################] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/3) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
(2/3) Hook to rank EndeavourOS mirrors after installing or upgrading the related mirrorlist package
Extracting /var/cache/pacman/pkg/endeavouros-mirrorlist-4.4.2-1-any.pkg.tar.zst ...
Ranking EndeavourOS mirrors, please wait ...

Writing new ranked EndeavourOS mirrorlist to /etc/pacman.d/endeavouros-mirrorlist.pacnew.

(3/3) Checking which packages need to be rebuilt
:: Searching databases for updates...
:: Searching AUR for updates...
 -> response decoding failed: invalid character '<' looking for beginning of value
[derek@gnome ~]$ 


A bug report has been issued: https://github.com/Jguer/yay/issues/1682

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Same here on my Arch install. For what it is worth and this isn’t a one is better then the other comment, paru works as expected if you need the AUR until the bug is fixed.

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Something has changed in the AUR rest API’s it seems:

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It must come from yay, because with sudo pacman -Syyu there is no such message.

Yes because this command sudo pacman -Syyu does not update the AUR.

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Trizen also giving AUR error.

> 404 Not Found
:: Unable to get info for AUR packages...

Something funky going on.

The fix is very trivial.

But yay is broken so it can’t update itself now.
Ouch

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we have yay in repo as a package :wink:

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Suppose I could install PARU from Git or PKGBUILD file…or just wait to see if the bug gets patched.

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For EOS that will help indeed. :slight_smile:

I’d say this is an issue with aurweb, rather that with individual aur helpers, just wait a while and see how it plays out.

There was a recent update a few hours ago, probably a regression, hopefully quickly fixed.

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Luckily I have paru installed. No problems there.

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https://aur.archlinux.org/rpc

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It happened before. It’ll be fixed, we’ll prob have to rebuild yay (Arch) and then we can rebuild in EOS and it’ll just get updated for the masses.

The hard part is not having the masses freak out for like 2 hours while it gets fixed hahahaha.

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