Package Details: deltachat-desktop-git v1.20.2.r0.g0c548cbd-1

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Package Base: deltachat-desktop-git
Description: A privacy oriented chat application built on e-mail
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: Jikstra
Maintainer: Jikstra
Last Packager: Jikstra
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.151339
First Submitted: 2018-12-17 18:10
Last Updated: 2021-06-04 23:43

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vasya commented on 2021-03-26 08:10

Thanks for the package! I have a few question on the package (that my aur client, RUA, gives me):

In /dev/stdin line 57:
    find "${pkgdir}/opt/DeltaChat/electron_app/node_modules/" -name * -exec rm {} \;
                                                                    ^------^ SC2061: Quote the parameter to -name so the shell won't interpret it.
                                                                    ^-- SC2035: Use ./*glob* or -- *glob* so names with dashes won't become options.

In /dev/stdin line 65:
    ln -s "${pkdir}/opt/DeltaChat/deltachat" "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/deltachat"
           ^------^ SC2154: pkdir is referenced but not assigned (did you mean 'pkgdir'?).

In human words, it seems that there's a typo with "pkdir" instead of "pkgdir" and that quotes are needed to avoid shell globbing. Can we please fix it? Thanks!

elovin commented on 2020-06-03 09:05

@tercean you are right, it works with python now, no python2 is required

tercean commented on 2020-06-03 08:17

This needs 'python' in makedepends and the prepare-stage is actually the build-stage. After both modifications it builds fine in a clean chroot.

elovin commented on 2020-04-20 11:47

@Jikstra thanks for the update, I just did a rebuild on my laptop and noticed that python2 is also required

Jikstra commented on 2020-04-19 10:45

@elovin we are currently depending on compiling the rust core from source on the git master. Normally we have prebuilds and people don't need to have a rust compiler around, but currently we do as we do quite some changes on the node bindings. To fix this it should be enough to install rustup, i recently did it with "sudo pacman -S rustup", you can also install it from It's like rust version tool, automatically installing the right rust version that's needed.

tl;dr: If creating the package fails because the command cargo isn't found or the rust compiler can't compile, try installing rustup and give it another try.

elovin commented on 2020-04-18 15:45

@Jikstra currently the build fails because the core rust code requires a rust nightly compiler

rustc --explain E0554` tells me:

"Feature attributes are only allowed on the nightly release channel. Stable or beta compilers will not comply"

Installing the rustup package (which replaces rust) was however enough for the build to pass.

Tio commented on 2020-03-15 18:14

Weird as it works now....I am using Pacman. Thanks for teh quick reply and testing! I did nothing....I simply tried again. Who knows why the error....

elovin commented on 2020-03-15 15:03

@Tio npm ist listed in the pkgbuild as a dependency so this should not happen, I tried to reproduce this error by first removing npm and then running makepkg -si but as expected it pulled in npm as a build dependency. I then tried to reproduce your error by running makepkg -si inside a clean archlinux docker container but again as expected it pulled in npm as a build dependency.

What command and/or aur helper did you use ?

Tio commented on 2020-03-13 22:23


Building deltachat-desktop-git...
==> Making package: deltachat-desktop-git v0.999.1.r83.g4fbb8a79-1 (Fri 13 Mar 2020 11:23:06 PM CET)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Missing dependencies:
  -> npm
==> ERROR: Could not resolve all dependencies.

elovin commented on 2020-03-11 13:46

@Jikstra thank you for the fast response. So the .SRCINFO file was the problem, good to know :)