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[SOLVED] Building Spotify from the AUR - Arch Linux

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I want to start off by saying I'm fairly new to Arch. That being said I'm having issues installing a package from the AUR. Here are the steps that I'm taking:

Step 1: I read the wiki
Step 2: I installed base-dlevel
step 3: I download the spotify.tar.gz
step 4: I untarred it with this command:
Code:
tar -xzf spotify.tar.gz
step 5: I cd into the newly untarred folder
step 6: I run
Code:
makepkg -s

I then get the error:
Code:
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
    Aborting...

Can anyone help me with this? Here is the guide to the wiki I followed:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository#Installing_packages
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I figured it out. For whatever reason fakeroot was not installed from base-devel. After I installed it everything works fine and I was able to get Spotify installed.
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Use an AUR wrapper for pacman such as yaourt or Clyde makes life easier for the most part.
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Use an AUR wrapper for pacman such as yaourt or Clyde makes life easier for the most part.

^ that
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