Remove make dependencies after install

If i install something with yay

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remove make dependencies after install

should i choose yes or no

& why?

If you choose yes, you will have less packages installed but they will be reinstalled every time you rebuild that package.

I usually choose “No”


yay for the most part is an AUR helper.

Make dependencies are dependencies which are used to compile source code for a given package in AUR, using instructions from PKGBUILD file…

So, to answer your question - if you plan to only test AUR package once or want to save space - remove dependencies after compiling package.

If you plan to use it long term - leave dependencies, since you’ll use them on update anyway.


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