New to arch. Failed 1st / makepkg install. Advice how to fix

Hello fellow Endeavour OS users! I am trying to learn my way around this new Arch based environment and am running into issues with installing software.

I am a long time debian user and usually use brave-browser. I used to just apt-get install brave-browser and it was done.

How do I accomplish this in EndOS?

I could not find it using “pacman -Ss brave”

After some research, you can find the brave-browser here at “

So I used the comand “git clone

Then I went into the directory to apply the “makepkg -si” inside where the PKGBUILD is located.

However, I received this error when trying to finish. ( Learned these steps from TIPS video on welcome screen ).

" ==> ERROR: ‘pacman’ failed to install missing dependencies.
==> Missing dependencies:
→ npm
→ python2
→ gperf
→ java-runtime-headless
→ clang
→ python2-setuptools
→ ncurses5-compat-libs
==> ERROR: Could not resolve all dependencies."

Thank you for your time,

You should have yay, an AUR helper, installed with EndOS to install brave with.

Don’t have to build it either, you can just install the brave binary package brave-bin.

yay -S brave-bin

No need to build a browser if you don’t have to.

You can also use yay to search the AUR.

$ yay brave
9 aur/suave 2.0-1 (+0 0.00)
Sport Utility Assault Vehicle Extreme. Drive very small, but very brave tank.
8 aur/trisquel-icon-theme 7.0_4-1 (+3 0.00) (Out-of-date: 2018-04-29)
Trisquel GNU/Linux icon theme, based on Gnome Brave icon theme
7 aur/brave-dev-bin 1.24.72-1 (+9 0.00)
Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default (dev binary release).
6 aur/brave-nightly-bin 1.25.37-1 (+16 1.01)
Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default (nightly binary release).
5 aur/brave-beta-bin 1.24.74-1 (+22 1.03)
Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default (beta binary release).
4 aur/brave-git 1.25.33.g0126e4e-1 (+23 0.00)
A web browser that stops ads and trackers by default. Master branch.
3 aur/brave 1.23.73-1 (+88 13.79)
A web browser that stops ads and trackers by default
2 aur/brave-bin 1:1.23.73-1 (+377 27.23)
Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default (binary release).
1 community/python-adblock 0.4.4-1 (1.1 MiB 7.1 MiB)
Brave's adblock library in Python
==> Packages to install (eg: 1 2 3, 1-3 or ^4)

If you install with yay it updates with yay, also sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade is replaced with just yay

This worked perfect! Thank you for your quick and thoughtful response.

Could I ask why it is better to pick the brave-bin over the brave package? I notice the brave one is like 23GBS!!!.

brave-bin was much smaller and worked flawlessly.

Thanks again!

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It isn’t better or worse. The package brave is built from source. It is large because you are downloading the entire source code. brave-bin is a binary that has been built for you so you are only downloading the binary.

Some people prefer to build the browser themselves, others prefer the convenience of a pre-built binary.


Just adding to what dalto says, building browser takes lot of time. As a newbie, I remember putting Waterfox to build on my old Core Duo + 4gb ram PC . Learnt my lesson. Never built a browser again.

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Because, typically, people do not like to wait 10+ hours to compile a web browser every time it gets a new update. But if you have a 24 core CPU, it may only take an hour or two. :rofl:

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Ah yes, renting all the computers in my locality and running distcc on them to compile browser every Sunday.


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