Package Details: betterdiscord-installer 1.1.1-3

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Package Base: betterdiscord-installer
Description: Installer for BetterDiscord
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Keywords: betterdiscord discord
Licenses: MIT
Replaces: betterdiscord
Submitter: ObserverOfTime
Maintainer: ObserverOfTime (bb010g)
Last Packager: ObserverOfTime
Votes: 31
Popularity: 1.57
First Submitted: 2021-04-08 09:45 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-03-26 15:12 (UTC)

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ObserverOfTime commented on 2021-04-01 07:57 (UTC) (edited on 2021-04-26 09:51 (UTC) by ObserverOfTime)

I've adopted and rewritten this package for the new BD installer.

Latest Comments

friday13 commented on 2022-04-21 12:37 (UTC)

[1309585:0421/] GPU process isn't usable. Goodbye.
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)

fitri commented on 2022-03-25 17:33 (UTC) (edited on 2022-03-25 17:34 (UTC) by fitri)

ObserverOfTime, please add libxss as runtime dependencies.

error msg : /opt/BetterDiscord/betterdiscord-installer: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

libxss should be installed if you use discord from official repo, but not for other discord packages, e.g discord_arch_electron.

Anticrystal commented on 2021-07-13 16:32 (UTC) (edited on 2021-07-13 16:33 (UTC) by Anticrystal)

The executable name is changed into betterdiscord-installer in the next hotfix-release (1.0.0-hotfix) therefore the file-link-creation in the PKGBUILD has to be rewritten into:

ln -s /opt/BetterDiscord/betterdiscord-installer "$pkgdir"/usr/bin/betterdiscord-installer

ObserverOfTime commented on 2021-04-01 07:57 (UTC) (edited on 2021-04-26 09:51 (UTC) by ObserverOfTime)

I've adopted and rewritten this package for the new BD installer.

sperg512 commented on 2021-02-08 21:47 (UTC)

hi someone else do this i cba

sperg512 commented on 2021-01-03 19:13 (UTC)

@johnvictorfs This, by default, only works with stock Discord TMK. If you're using stock Discord, submit an issue to upstream. I can help a bit too, send the output of /opt/discord/resources/*.

sperg512 commented on 2020-08-24 11:34 (UTC)


After some new testing it doesn't seem to work on my old PC but it works on my new one, even after removing ALL discord/betterdiscord files. So it does work, but I've got no clue why it's only on my new one. I'll do some more testing this afternoon.

SirNapkin commented on 2020-08-23 08:54 (UTC)

Sorry for disowning, but I would rather not be a part of this package. I don't wish to link myself to any TOS-breaking applications or activities. Apologies.

sperg512 commented on 2020-08-23 05:05 (UTC)

@SirNapkin yeah it's always been really buggy with canary especially. I've personally been unable to patch stable, ptb, development, or canary with the current version...

SirNapkin commented on 2020-08-14 23:58 (UTC)

@sperg512 ah. I wasn't aware of that. Either way, I don't think it's designed to work with Development in the first place. So I'm unsure if it will work if it's fixed.

sperg512 commented on 2020-08-13 18:36 (UTC)

@SirNapkin it doesn't work on any versions currently, but I think there was an update to it that fixed it.

SirNapkin commented on 2020-08-12 18:34 (UTC)

Hello, I am the maintainer of the discord-development package, and I just wanted to let everyone here know that betterdiscord does not currently work with discord development, so if you want to use betterdiscord you'll have to use a different channel.

(Also, I do not condone breaking of the TOS, I am simply posting this here so I don't get complaints from people whose install failed because they are using discord development.)

neneal commented on 2019-03-09 05:13 (UTC)

BetterDiscord is essentially deprecated. I recommend you move on to the enhanceddiscord-git package on the AUR. Same features as BD, and more, really

bb010g commented on 2018-01-10 11:03 (UTC) works on the new stable release thanks to Zerebos's excellent BandagedBD fork.

FichteFoll commented on 2017-11-07 12:52 (UTC) (edited on 2017-11-07 12:53 (UTC) by FichteFoll)

Does this still work for anyone? According to samogot, the commit 9ab77a82 broke Linux support and has still not been reverted[1]. Since about a week (probably when I updated the package), "betterdiscord" does nothing for me, while "betterdiscord-git" prevents discord from starting at all. I normally use canary, but this happens across all versions. [1]:

HanFox commented on 2017-10-18 14:27 (UTC) (edited on 2017-10-18 14:27 (UTC) by HanFox)

No, worries. It's a really messy repo. Jiiks is a bit... er... yea. Apparently (so I have been told) v2 is already dead, dp3 is the next one. Go figure.

MakaryGo commented on 2017-10-18 14:19 (UTC)

@HanFox my bad, didn't notice.

HanFox commented on 2017-10-18 14:17 (UTC)

@MakaryGo, but that v2 branch also states it's not ready for production and you should use the old branch for now.

Lahvuun commented on 2017-10-18 09:06 (UTC)

Alright, let's just get this out of the way: BetterDiscord is garbage. At least, it is managed in a way that makes me think so. There's no sane versioning whatsoever, and package files that are in the very same commit expect different versions of stuff, thus sometimes things break and Jiiks fixes that with simply commiting and not releasing a new version. The revision number means there was a staggering amount of _450_ commits between 0.2.82 and latest master commit, which just calls for a version bump, yet Jiiks just doesn't care. Anyway, I'm going to switch this package to revision-based releases. Now it won't differ much from the cloned betterdiscord-git by samogot, except that I'm only going to bump it when the upstream is actually working properly. Things should be okay now, and working for every discord-*. Have a good day, everyone.

Lahvuun commented on 2017-10-18 07:56 (UTC)

Sounds like an issue with upstream. I think that's the reason I had an older commit as source previously. Gonna look into that now.

HanFox commented on 2017-10-18 07:50 (UTC)

I got the same error as, Solarinas. From quickly skimming the github it appears between the old PKGBUILD (using a commit from 12th August, 2016) and the new (9th January, 2017) they've put in some sort of version detection. I actually fixed mine by just checking out the latest source entirely (deleting #tag=0.2.82 from the end of the source line). I am using canary if that's any help in figuring out the issue. Be interesting to know if people who use the normal discord app or ptb have the same issue.

Solarinas commented on 2017-10-18 05:03 (UTC)

Hey, with the new update I keep getting this error "BetterDiscord v0.2.8(your version) is not supported by the latest js(1.792)." I rolled back to your previous package and it works just fine. I also tested this on another machine and get the exact same error.

Lahvuun commented on 2017-10-17 22:52 (UTC)

Finally got access to an arch machine. Updated to the last official 0.2.82 release and added support for -ptb and -canary. Should work, but poke me if something goes wrong and its obviously the pkgbuild's fault.

FichteFoll commented on 2017-08-21 21:41 (UTC)

I don't think this has been implemented yet. Also, consider that discord allows parallel installation of all its three version when working on this. It might make more sense to just distribute this as a multi-package in three different versions. (I don't actually know how these work though.)

Chromaryu commented on 2017-07-07 08:52 (UTC)

Are you sure that .install file checks which discord was installed? I think you forgot to commit it.

Lahvuun commented on 2017-05-16 09:25 (UTC)

Good idea. I'm not at my PC currently, so it'll take a couple days though.

HanFox commented on 2017-05-15 12:28 (UTC)

The .install file should do checks to see which folder out of /opt/discord, or /opt/discord-canary, or /opt/discord-ptb exist so it can install to the correct place.