Package Details: ds9-bin 7.5-2

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Package Base: ds9-bin
Description: SAOImage DS9: Astronomical Data Visualization Application
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL2
Provides: ds9
Submitter: clu
Maintainer: clu
Last Packager: clu
Votes: 25
Popularity: 0.104295
First Submitted: 2010-11-23 08:37
Last Updated: 2018-03-10 17:33

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clu commented on 2018-03-10 17:34

Done -- bumped to pkgrel 2.

mboquien commented on 2018-03-10 10:45

Would it be possible to modify the ds9.desktop file in this way so that ds9 can be used to open FITS files? Thanks

--- ds9.desktop.orig    2018-03-10 07:40:44.000000000 -0300
+++ ds9.desktop 2018-03-10 07:44:24.215288075 -0300
@@ -4,7 +4,8 @@
 Comment=An astronomical imaging and data visualization application
+Exec=ds9 %F

clu commented on 2016-12-17 23:56

Updated -- note that 32-bit support was removed upstream.

clu commented on 2016-12-16 23:11

DS9 hasn't updated their linux binary folders yet -- will update when those are available. See here:

clu commented on 2016-10-28 23:33

Thanks! I've added the icon. Please let me know if there are any issues.

Universebenzene commented on 2016-10-20 08:50

Well I think a desktop file without a image seems to be strange...
Here I got an icon for you:
install it in the ${pkgdir}/usr/share/pixmaps and add the "Icon=ds9" line in ds9.desktop may give a good performance.
Also it might be a good idea to add Astronomy and Education in the "Categories" part of ds9.desktop.

clu commented on 2016-01-09 05:14

Added a ds9.desktop file. Let me know if there are any issues.

Fingel commented on 2016-01-04 19:20

Would it be possible to add a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications? I had to create one so ds9 would how up in "select application" dialogs from firefox, nautilus, etc.

clu commented on 2013-04-25 18:05

7.2 up. Tested on x86_64.

clu commented on 2012-07-10 15:59

7.0.2 up -- tested on x86_64.

* No more /usr/local/bin location.

vinvin commented on 2012-07-10 15:26

Version 7.0.2 is currently available, it works fine on x86_64.
Could you add the provides=('ds9') line to PKGBUILD please? Thanks!

clu commented on 2010-11-23 08:40

This package adds a shell profile to add /usr/local/bin to PATH so you may have to log out and log back in if /usr/local/bin is not in your PATH variable by default (you could also just update PATH manually).

Tested on i686 and it is working for me.