Package Details: apostrophe 2.6.3-2

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Package Base: apostrophe
Description: A distraction free Markdown editor for GNU/Linux made with GTK+
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: yochananmarqos
Maintainer: yochananmarqos
Last Packager: yochananmarqos
Votes: 26
Popularity: 0.37
First Submitted: 2020-04-18 14:55 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-05-27 15:08 (UTC)

Latest Comments

yochananmarqos commented on 2022-05-27 15:10 (UTC)

@bricewge: Oops. It's fixed now.

bricewge commented on 2022-05-27 14:52 (UTC) (edited on 2022-05-27 14:52 (UTC) by bricewge)

@yochananmarqos The bugfix 1953395 from Fedora, never worked in Arch Linux as Fira fonts are installed in /usr/share/fonts/OTF/, not /usr/share/fonts/mozilla-fira/ as it is done in Fedora. It would be nice if you fix it.

yochananmarqos commented on 2022-03-24 17:39 (UTC)

@sardaukar: Using the AUR expects one to be fully up to date with Arch stable.

sardaukar commented on 2022-03-24 16:27 (UTC)

new version is broken

could not satisfy dependencies:
- unable to satisfy dependency 'libhandy>=1.6' required by apostrophe

yochananmarqos commented on 2022-03-10 16:28 (UTC)

@jswagner: Done along with some other fixes.

jswagner commented on 2022-03-10 09:38 (UTC)

Consider adding python-setuptools as a dependency.
% apostrophe 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/apostrophe", line 23, in <module>
    import pkg_resources
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'pkg_resources'

dfx commented on 2022-01-26 16:07 (UTC)

@yochananmarqos: Awesome, thanks for the quick response. I can confirm that the build succeeds now.

yochananmarqos commented on 2022-01-26 16:04 (UTC)

@dfx: Thanks for the heads up, it's fixed.

dfx commented on 2022-01-26 11:08 (UTC)

The build fails for me with this error:

apostrophe-v2.5/data/ ERROR: Function does not take positional arguments.

I found this upstream issue that I suppose is related: However, I failed to successfully apply the suggested patch.

PHLAK commented on 2022-01-10 18:00 (UTC)

Thanks @yochananmarqos, that fixed it!

yochananmarqos commented on 2022-01-10 17:42 (UTC)

@PHLAK: You apparently haven't rebuilt your Python packages. See

PHLAK commented on 2022-01-10 17:20 (UTC) (edited on 2022-01-10 17:20 (UTC) by PHLAK)

Apostrophe stopped working for me recently with the following error when launched from the terminal.

$ apostrophe 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/apostrophe", line 39, in <module>
    import apostrophe
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'apostrophe'

I've opened an issue on GitLab but so far doesn't appear to be an issue with Apostrophe itself. Is there a possible issue with the AUR packaging?

yochananmarqos commented on 2021-06-18 13:57 (UTC)

@caleb: URL is updated.

alerque commented on 2021-06-18 08:00 (UTC)

I don't know what happened to their GL Pages based site (the branch for it is unmaintained) but the correct project URL at this point seems to be:

yochananmarqos commented on 2020-12-21 21:49 (UTC)

@somas95: Done!

somas95 commented on 2020-12-21 16:38 (UTC)

@yochananmarqos Apostrophe maintainer here. otf-fira-mono should be a required dependency, for various reasons, not an optional one. Some features of the app depend on the specific width of fira-mono characters


yochananmarqos commented on 2020-04-20 14:54 (UTC) (edited on 2020-04-20 14:54 (UTC) by yochananmarqos)

@abdulocracy: It builds without cmake and doesn't look for it. I added gobject-introspection, it was a missing runtime dependency.

abdulocracy commented on 2020-04-20 14:15 (UTC)

cmake and gobject-introspection are missing as build deps.

yochananmarqos commented on 2020-04-16 13:26 (UTC)

@katafrakt: Oops! Fixed.

katafrakt commented on 2020-04-16 09:31 (UTC)

@yochananmarqos I think you forgot cd on lines 24 and 29. At least does not work for me without it.

yochananmarqos commented on 2020-04-13 14:52 (UTC)

@nariox: I've adopted the package and updated to the last Uberwriter stable version. Once Apostrophe sees a stable version, I'll create apostrophe and merge this one into it.

nariox commented on 2020-04-13 14:19 (UTC)

Hello all, uberwriter now is called apostrophe. There is already a git version on AUR, but no stable release one yet. New upstream URL is (and a mirror at

yochananmarqos commented on 2019-08-04 17:13 (UTC)

python-gtkspellcheck is no longer necessary.

Please replace pandoc with python-pypandoc and add webkit2gtk gspell python-regex python-levenshtein python-pyenchant python-cairo.

tapir commented on 2019-02-23 13:21 (UTC) (edited on 2019-02-23 13:47 (UTC) by tapir)

this package still doesn't work. any word on cairo dependency? edit: Isn't it just a matter of adding python-cairo to PGBUILD?

somas95 commented on 2019-02-17 10:43 (UTC)

Yup, I should add that dependecy Manually install it and I'll add it to the PKGBUILD soon

tapir commented on 2019-02-17 07:46 (UTC)

File "/usr/bin/uberwriter", line 49, in <module> import uberwriter File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/uberwriter/", line 28, in <module> from . import UberwriterWindow File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/uberwriter/", line 36, in <module> import cairo

Can't find cairo

flipflop97 commented on 2018-08-09 19:47 (UTC)

I made a vcs version of this package:

Didn't figure out all dependencies yet but feel free to use it as a base for this package and improve it.

somas95 commented on 2018-07-07 14:14 (UTC)

I know, I'm him :) I'm still figuring out how to do a good PKGBUILD for this, if anyone wants to help me I'm all ears. In the meantime, in Flathub there is a updated build.

artfors commented on 2018-07-07 13:39 (UTC)

Did you know there's a new version out? There's a new maintainer of the project. The new address to the project is: or

frail commented on 2017-04-24 03:15 (UTC)

Tested out the fix recommended below and not sure what's going on but it was still failing to launch. Weird stuff. Hopefully it gets some update.

psyriccio commented on 2017-02-03 21:18 (UTC)

here it is -- a fix, now it works --------------------------------- --- /opt/ +++ /opt/ @@ -42,7 +42,7 @@ } .uberwriter_window.small .uberwriter-editor { - font: Inconsolata 12; + font: 12pt Inconsolata;; } .uberwriter_window GtkGrid { background-color: @light_editor_bg; @@ -54,11 +54,11 @@ } #UberwriterWindow.medium .uberwriter-editor { - font: Inconsolata 15; + font: 15pt Inconsolata; } #UberwriterWindow.large .uberwriter-editor { - font: Inconsolata 17; + font: 17pt Inconsolata; } #UberwriterWindow GtkAlignment { @@ -185,7 +185,7 @@ } #LexikonBubble { - font: serif 12; + font: 12pt serif; background: #FFF; border-radius: 4px; margin: 5px; @@ -209,7 +209,7 @@ } #LexikonBubble .lexikon_heading { - font: serif 12; + font: 12pt serif; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 5px; font-weight: bold; @@ -232,7 +232,7 @@ #UberwriterWindow #AutoCorrect GtkLabel { padding: 3px 5px; - font: sans-serif; + font: 10pt sans-serif; } #UberwriterWindow #AutoCorrect GtkImage {

robouk commented on 2016-11-25 11:00 (UTC)

FYI, this package does not work on my system.

sanduhrs commented on 2016-09-05 08:03 (UTC) (edited on 2016-09-05 08:03 (UTC) by sanduhrs)

Please don't skip the md5sums for the source.

tahayassen commented on 2016-03-21 01:34 (UTC)

@katafrakt: Good point. I got them from debtap but I didn't bother looking at them closely.

katafrakt commented on 2016-03-20 19:50 (UTC)

Are all those dependencies really necessary? Seems to be a lot and I removed some of them which were most unrelated (texlive, passenger, morituri) and package was built without problems (and works).

tahayassen commented on 2016-03-20 04:25 (UTC)

@gandl: Try now.

gandl commented on 2016-03-17 22:06 (UTC)

pandoc-bin can't be build.