Package Details: catt 0.12.1-2

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Package Base: catt
Description: Cast All The Things - Send videos from many, many online sources to your Chromecast.
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Licenses: BSD
Submitter: clintval
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: nobodywasishere
Votes: 15
Popularity: 0.032321
First Submitted: 2018-05-07 21:22 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-03-01 06:32 (UTC)

Latest Comments

nobodywasishere commented on 2022-02-24 18:28 (UTC)

Briefly looking into this, it appears they changed their build system upstream to a pyproject.toml and setup.cfg instead of a so this may take a bit for me to figure out... any advice welcome.

nobodywasishere commented on 2021-03-01 06:32 (UTC)

@djmattyg007 Good point. Thank you for catching that.

djmattyg007 commented on 2021-03-01 06:25 (UTC)

The 'patch' package should not be included as a dependency of this package. @masterberg asked for it to be a make dependency, which is also unnecessary. It's part of the base-devel group. It's expected that all packages in this group are installed when building AUR packages.

commented on 2020-11-05 20:49 (UTC)

Due to work I have had to disown my packages as it no longer makes sense for me to run linux at work or at home, and I don't feel good about pushing packages without any testing.

masterberg commented on 2020-10-31 23:44 (UTC)

Missing patch package as make dependency

nobodywasishere commented on 2020-09-02 14:53 (UTC)

I fixed python-pychromecast6 and added evanmn as a co-maintainer.

commented on 2020-08-20 21:59 (UTC)

Thank you to nobodywasinhere, this is no longer relevant and python-pychromecast6 has been fixed.

There is some dependency tweaking related to python-pychromecast6 involved in building this package. That package has broken, and requires a tweaked PKGBUILD.

  1. Download python-pychromecast6 git clone
  2. Open the PKGBUILD in your favorite editor.
  3. Delete line 7, _name=${pkgname#python-%6}.
  4. Add _name_simple=pychromecast on line 7.
  5. on lines 22 and 27, replace _name with _name_simple. Do not touch the rest of the line.
  6. Build as normal.

I have attempted to contact the maintainer of python-pychromecast6 hoping to adopt the package. Currently this is out of my control.

unknown78 commented on 2020-07-03 09:30 (UTC) (edited on 2020-07-03 19:19 (UTC) by unknown78)

@SibrenVasse -> thanks for the information. Today i found the time to get it up and running again.
* downgrade python-pychromecast (a fast done PKGBUILD you can find at
* upgrade python-ifaddr (a fast done PKGBUILD you can find at
It seems like catt now needs 0.1.7 which isn't in the community repro as of today.

I couldn't do intensive testing and therefor they might break other python packages which require the default distribution packages but for catt they work.

SibrenVasse commented on 2020-07-02 12:57 (UTC)

@unknown78: unfortunately catt is currently broken with pychromecast 7. See issue and WIP PR here:

unknown78 commented on 2020-07-01 18:13 (UTC)

catt cast gives the following error >

Any idea how to fix ?

wasswart commented on 2019-11-20 09:07 (UTC)

Cheers thanks very much

SibrenVasse commented on 2019-11-20 08:59 (UTC)

wasswart: I'm not familiar with aurget, but you essentially have to rebuild those two packages. I think you should do something like this:

aurget -Sb --force python-pychromecast python-casttube

Also a general warning that aurget is discontinued. See the table at and

wasswart commented on 2019-11-20 04:34 (UTC)

Hi, only these two packages owns 3.7.

pacman -Qo /usr/lib/python3.7/ /usr/lib/python3.7/ is owned by python-casttube 0.2.0-2 /usr/lib/python3.7/ is owned by python-pychromecast 4.1.0-1

pacman -Qo /usr/lib/python3.8/ -> lots using it

Not sure what to do, any help would be greatly appreciated, have just been using aurget & pacman, nothing done manually.

SibrenVasse commented on 2019-11-19 12:06 (UTC) (edited on 2019-11-19 12:06 (UTC) by SibrenVasse)

@wasswart: did you rebuild all python packages for python 3.8?

Test with: pacman -Qo /usr/lib/python3.7/

wasswart commented on 2019-11-19 09:16 (UTC) (edited on 2019-11-19 09:17 (UTC) by wasswart)

Hi, getting: 'PyChromecast>=2.4.0' distribution was not found and is required by catt

pacman -Qs pychromecast

local/python-pychromecast 4.1.0-1 Library for Python 3 to communicate with the Google Chromecast


hippieben commented on 2019-04-11 13:13 (UTC)

The best chromecast app around. It doesn't have a UI, nor does it display any kind of progress info (unless you use something like $ watch) but it works perfectly.

SibrenVasse commented on 2019-01-03 21:44 (UTC)

@FoPref: Line 17 of the PKGBUILD?

FoPref commented on 2019-01-03 21:42 (UTC)

A dependency to youtube-dl is missing here.

Bigorneau commented on 2018-05-28 15:24 (UTC) (edited on 2018-05-28 15:26 (UTC) by Bigorneau)

Version 0.7.0 is available with some nice features:

Could you update the package ?,