Package Details: brave-bin 1:0.68.139-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: brave-bin
Description: Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default (binary release).
Upstream URL:
Keywords: brave browser
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: brave
Provides: brave, brave-browser
Submitter: vorbote
Maintainer: mixedCase
Last Packager: mixedCase
Votes: 181
Popularity: 7.720253
First Submitted: 2016-04-06 13:16
Last Updated: 2019-09-20 03:34

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mixedCase commented on 2019-03-11 13:52

Before reporting the package as out of date, please note that the newer GitHub release you're looking at belongs to the "Release Channel" and isn't marked as prerelease.

I have a cron running that's checking every 30 minutes if there's a new release and sends me an email if so. If you see the release was tagged in the last couple of hours please give it some time before flagging. Thanks.

NOTE: Also please take into account a stable version may be "released" but not marked as ready for a long time.

simonorono commented on 2018-11-15 03:35

To disable the message telling "that you're using an unsupported command-line flag --no-sandbox" you must enable user namespaces with sysctl:

sudo sysctl kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=1

To make it persist after reboot:

echo kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone = 1 | sudo tee /etc/sysctl.d/00-local-userns.conf

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JSE commented on 2019-06-08 04:47

@navarroaxel If that flag doesn't work (I've never used it so can't say) (I don't see why you couldn't try, just in your .desktop or from terminal even), you do realise there is an option built directly into Brave's Browser Settings which lets you set it to Dark mode? It's way easier than messing around with flags :)

navarroaxel commented on 2019-06-02 17:51

How I can add this flags automatically when I open brave? --enable-features=WebUIDarkMode --force-dark-mode

In the google-chrome AUR package I can edit the ~/.config/chrome-flags.conf to force the dark mode

mixedCase commented on 2019-04-26 15:17

@digitalone Thanks for the heads up, just uploaded the PKGBUILD without the .deb code.

As for Widevine support, Brave manages its own version and thus doesn't need the chromium-widevine package to work.

digitalone commented on 2019-04-26 08:49

Generic Linux zip package has now resources folder included, so we can skip deb package downloading.

Besides, I made a new PKGBUILD with optional chromium-widevine support. Note that you don't have to install chromium to get chromium-widevine.

Installed and tested with a streaming service I use in my country: playback works smoothly (obviously you have to disable brave shield for that specific page). Should also work for Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services.

digitalone commented on 2019-04-09 05:56

I think it's because those files were copied manually before and pacman detects a conflict.

cssanchez commented on 2019-04-09 05:27

The last build failed for me because it didn't remove the old locale files at: /usr/lib/brave-bin/resources/brave_rewards/_locales/ and /usr/lib/brave-bin/resources/brave_extension/_locales/

run sudo rm -rf for each of them.

digitalone commented on 2019-04-08 18:13

Thanks. Anyway, deb package uses Ubuntu directory schema that seems a little bit different from Arch's one. Brave primary folder is in /opt/ rather than /usr/lib/brave-bin. I don't know if this can cause any issue on Arch.

mixedCase commented on 2019-04-08 17:50

Hey guys, sorry I didn't respond earlier just saw the comments today and re-enabled notifications. So:

afontenot: Removed gconf from depends and moved libgnome-keyring to optional dependencies.

digitalone: Thanks for the reminder on pkgrel, I made the change on a machine without my usual pre-commit hook and didn't notice. Regarding the extension bug, I was looking into avoiding a second download of the browser just because of an upstream packaging issue; but since a lot of people use Brave solely for the crypto stuff I'll just merge those changes until I have more time to look into using the deb alone. Thank you for the patchset, just merged.

digitalone commented on 2019-04-08 16:27

When you modify the PKGBUILD, you should also increase pkgrel number otherwise users that already installed the package won't get any change.

And, please, merge my modification reported here to include resources directory from deb release so Brave Shield issue can be fixed until developers will make a fully working linux zip package.

digitalone commented on 2019-04-08 15:24

This PKGBUILD modified by me fixes Brave Shield issue. Please update.