Package Details: bibletime-git 2:v3.0_rc1.r977.g6496e8906-1

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Package Base: bibletime-git
Description: A Bible study application based on the Sword library and Qt toolkit.
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Keywords: bible study
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: bibletime
Provides: bibletime
Submitter: SanskritFritz
Maintainer: Bink
Last Packager: Bink
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2013-01-22 16:41 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-05-26 03:34 (UTC)

Latest Comments

macxcool commented on 2021-09-26 16:54 (UTC)

Although it looks like this PKGBUILD needs quite a bit of work to get it working again. Both Sword and Bibletime are in Community now. That's what I use.

macxcool commented on 2021-09-26 16:52 (UTC)

Install po4a (it's in Community) and try again ;-)

SanskritFritz commented on 2021-09-26 10:07 (UTC)

As you can see, there is no maintainer of this package, you may adopt it. I don't use the bible anymore.

veganvelociraptr commented on 2021-09-26 07:18 (UTC) (edited on 2021-09-26 07:18 (UTC) by veganvelociraptr)

CMake Error at cmake/BTDocumentation.cmake:48 (MESSAGE): Required program "po4a" not found! Call Stack (most recent call first): cmake/BTDocumentation.cmake:53 (FIND_REQUIRED_PROGRAM) CMakeLists.txt:216 (INCLUDE)

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!

entodoays commented on 2018-06-06 09:29 (UTC)

It seems the bug that was blocking the package from building was fixed and the package can be installed again. The same bug fix seems to have fixed another issue as well that prevented texts from showing in the main window and popups.

entodoays commented on 2018-06-05 06:44 (UTC)

This package is no longer building. Getting error: CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:197 (QT5_USE_MODULES): Unknown CMake command "QT5_USE_MODULES".

ngoonee commented on 2017-11-04 01:53 (UTC)

Missing build (or maybe hard) dependency on qt5-tools, otherwise there's an error about QT5-LINGUIST being missing on make.

entodoays commented on 2017-06-15 09:18 (UTC)

I reinstalled and it is working again.

entodoays commented on 2017-06-13 16:27 (UTC)

entodoays commented on 2017-06-13 16:26 (UTC)

This program is crashing on start with a segfault. [14525:14525:0100/] Invalid node channel message [14527:14527:0100/] Invalid node channel message Segmentation fault (core dumped)

bryanchuckles commented on 2017-01-14 22:49 (UTC)

requires qt5-tools

SanskritFritz commented on 2016-05-07 20:29 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up.

OldShatterhand commented on 2016-05-07 10:07 (UTC)

qt5-webengine is now needed as Dependencie. At least I could not Build without it.

SanskritFritz commented on 2014-07-22 19:35 (UTC)

yvand Thank you, updated.

yvand commented on 2014-07-22 14:56 (UTC)

Bibletime moved to GitHub. It was discussed on the mailing list, see archive at

SanskritFritz commented on 2014-07-22 14:37 (UTC)

Unless there is an official statement, which I fail to see.

yvand commented on 2014-07-22 13:16 (UTC)

The PKGBUILD file must be updated to use the new github repository (

macxcool commented on 2013-12-24 03:49 (UTC)

the symlink is now in the CLucene package thanks to the Arch dev that handles it. You'll have to remove the copied file (or the symlink, if you went that route) before you update.

kama commented on 2013-12-21 01:05 (UTC)

Thank you! It works.

macxcool commented on 2013-12-19 17:20 (UTC)

I rebuilt and installed sword-svn Then I successfully rebuilt, installed and ran bibletime-git. Everything works ;-)

macxcool commented on 2013-12-17 12:45 (UTC)

Maybe: ln -s /usr/lib/CLucene/clucene-config.h /usr/include/CLucene/clucene-config.h would be better?

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-12-16 22:16 (UTC)

There seems to be a problem with clucene packaging: Until that is sorted out, you can cp /usr/lib/CLucene/clucene-config.h /usr/include/CLucene/clucene-config.h and build bibletime.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-12-15 20:59 (UTC)

I get the same, now contacting upstream on IRC

macxcool commented on 2013-12-15 18:38 (UTC)

Is this related to this: I can't figure out where to change things though. I can't actually find the line in the file they're patching. I'll keep looking. I can't build right now either.

kama commented on 2013-12-15 16:52 (UTC)

Can you help me with the folllowing error? -- Found Qt 4.8.5 -- Found CLucene library: /usr/lib64/ -- Found CLucene include dir: /usr/include -- CLucene library dir not found. CMake Error at cmake/FindCLucene.cmake:75 (MESSAGE): Could not find CLucene. Call Stack (most recent call first): CMakeLists.txt:101 (FIND_PACKAGE) Thank you!

macxcool commented on 2013-10-09 16:08 (UTC)

That's cool. If you need someone to take over some time, ask again.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-10-08 19:23 (UTC)

I'm actually fine with maintaining it, I just thought you want to. But I'll do it still, and appreciate all your help.

macxcool commented on 2013-10-08 14:53 (UTC)

I will, if you really need someone to. I'll probably need some help from time to time though. I'm not all that familiar with packaging using git or svn.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-10-08 14:30 (UTC)

Ok, from now on the master branch is used, it is compatible with sword-svn. I'll update the stable sword package once stable bibletime moves to sword 1.7

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-10-07 12:29 (UTC)

maxcool please keep us posted here. Do you want to take over the package?

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-10-07 12:29 (UTC)

Yeah, new version of sword has appeared, who would have thought, eh :) I'll look into the changes and update the packages if needed.

giddie commented on 2013-10-07 11:42 (UTC)

Thank you! I actually found it and was about to post that it's now sorted, but thanks all the same :) I went poking in the bibletimerc file and discovered that an option in the session configuration seemed to be overriding the global setting, which tipped me off that there might be an other option hiding somewhere...

macxcool commented on 2013-10-07 11:38 (UTC)

The 'Tools' bar needs to be turned on via right-click at the top of the reading window. Then a Tools button appears (green, with a wrench ;-) which drops down and give you verse numbers and a bunch of other things.

giddie commented on 2013-10-07 11:37 (UTC)

Just had another quick hunt as it's been a while since I looked into it, and found that the problem is that I'm not able to change the "Show Verse Numbers" option in the configuration. The option is there, unticked, but if I tick it, the change doesn't get applied, and the option remains unticked if I go into the configuration panel again. Very strange.

giddie commented on 2013-10-07 11:35 (UTC)

I haven't been using Bibletime for a while because I can't see any verse numbers. Do you know if there's some configuration I've missed?

macxcool commented on 2013-10-07 11:31 (UTC)

That is good news. I'm going to try building both tonight.

giddie commented on 2013-10-07 11:03 (UTC)

Looks like sword-svn-compat has been merged to master.

macxcool commented on 2013-08-07 13:02 (UTC)

BTW. Is there anything specific you'd want me to test out in the software. I basically check that it runs, that I can switch books and search.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-08-07 07:56 (UTC)

I'm definitely interested, thanks for the heads up :) Will update the package ASAP.

macxcool commented on 2013-08-07 00:54 (UTC)

In case anyone's interested. I just compiled and installed sword-svn 2953 and then compiled and installed bibletime-git. It seems to work fine. I think the bibletime devs just brought the sword-svn-compat branch up to date in the last couple of days.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-08-02 05:13 (UTC)

All I can do is try to compile this with newer sword-svn and if it compiles, I increase the version. I'm in touch with the devs on IRC, I get advice from there.

macxcool commented on 2013-08-02 00:20 (UTC)

Of course that is a question best posed to the bibletime devs. I looked at the bibletime Master and the sword-svn-compat branches and the master branch has a lot more commits than the sword-svn-compat branch. That's the reason I asked primarily.

Alister.Hood commented on 2013-08-01 22:48 (UTC)

But sword-svn=2793 would still be recent enough that it would enable indexing, wouldn't it? Is there another reason the sword-svn-compat branch is used?

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-08-01 21:18 (UTC)

bibletime head does not compile against latest sword-svn. The development team follows sword-svn loosely on this branch.

Alister.Hood commented on 2013-07-31 00:31 (UTC)

I don't have bibletime (only xiphos), so I'm not 100% sure that it is relevant for bibletime, but you need sword-svn if you want to be able to index modules for super-fast searching.

macxcool commented on 2013-07-30 18:25 (UTC)

Why are we using the sword-svn-compat branch? Does it make more sense to be able to get the latest changes to bibletime without having to worry about which exact version of sword-svn we're compiling against? Would you consider just using the main branch of bibletime in git and compiling against the latest sword release? I'm not trying to cause trouble, I'm just asking.

gunther commented on 2013-06-09 19:28 (UTC)

For anyone who gets the "ftptrans.h not found" error: it got renamed to remotetrans.h in svn HEAD of sword-svn

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-03-25 14:33 (UTC)

Ok, updated the PKGBUILD. Thanks for testing giddie.

giddie commented on 2013-03-25 14:05 (UTC)

Yes, that does the trick. Thanks :)

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-03-25 13:16 (UTC)

@giddie: Can you try to pass -DBT_FORCE_USE_QT4=TRUE to cmake?

giddie commented on 2013-03-25 11:08 (UTC)

Sorry, I forgot to subscribe to notifications, so I didn't notice your question! Yes, I have both Qt4 and 5 installed. I've got sword-svn=2792, and still seeing the same issue. (I tried it just now.)

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-03-20 09:24 (UTC)

Yes, if you keep previous source :)

macxcool commented on 2013-03-19 22:41 (UTC)

... and wow, does enabling ccache really make a difference in the compile time.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-03-19 20:43 (UTC)

Ok, works, dependency updated.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-03-19 14:18 (UTC)

I see sword-svn got a bump. Please test if bibletime-git is compatible with it. I can't do that at the moment.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-03-19 14:15 (UTC)

You need to build sword-svn first with that exact version. Read the comments below.

systemovich commented on 2013-03-19 14:14 (UTC)

I get this error: error: target not found: sword-svn=2788

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-03-18 13:20 (UTC)

Do you have qt5 installed?

giddie commented on 2013-03-18 13:14 (UTC)

I'm sadly not able to build because of the following build error: src/frontend/searchdialog/analysis/csearchanalysisscene.cpp: In member function ‘void Search::CSearchAnalysisScene::saveAsHTML()’: src/bibletime/src/frontend/searchdialog/analysis/csearchanalysisscene.cpp:259:13: error: ‘escape’ is not a member of ‘Qt’ Any ideas?

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-03-11 18:10 (UTC)

Updated to new sword-svn version dependency.

macxcool commented on 2013-01-30 14:19 (UTC)

I don't really care as long as I know what to do. yaourt -G sword-svn cd sword-svn nano PKGBUILD makepkg --holdver yaourt -U sword-svn*pkg* It really doesn't take any longer (except for the time it takes to type the commands ;-) I wish yaourt took makepkg switches.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-01-30 12:30 (UTC)

Thanks macxcool, that is useful info here. I'm thinking, maybe I'll set up a sword-svn-holdver package and depend on that.

macxcool commented on 2013-01-30 11:34 (UTC)

For those of you who messed up and didnt' know like I did, you can edit the sword-svn 'pkgver' to 2772 (or whatever) and then use makepkg with --holdver. If you don't it bumps the 'pkgver' to the latest. I though I was going crazy at first until the maintainer for sword-svn set me straight ;-)

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-01-28 10:43 (UTC)

Updated the package to reflect sword-svn dependency more accurately. I plan to maintain the exact sword-svn dependency by lingering on freenode/#bibletime.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-01-28 09:33 (UTC)

Doesnt build at the moment with sword-svn HEAD. Leave sword-svn as is for now, upstream knows about the problem and is working on it.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-01-24 13:54 (UTC)

I know how you feel :) You're welcome!

macxcool commented on 2013-01-24 01:36 (UTC)

Thanks. I compiled, it ran, I'm happy now.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-01-23 13:42 (UTC)

Yes, this git branch is specifically for sword-svn head. GHellings on freenode/#bibletime told me: 16:34 < GHellings> Then you're going to need to use BibleTime's sword-svn-compat branch out of git. 16:37 < SanskritFritz> I see. that would be always in sync with sword-svn? 16:37 < GHellings> Moderately so

macxcool commented on 2013-01-23 13:34 (UTC)

So, this will compile with a very recent build of sword-svn? I've been trying out JSword because I couldn't get bibletime to work anymore ;-) I'll have to try it tonight. Thanks!