Package Details: electron24-bin 24.8.8-2

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Package Base: electron24-bin
Description: Build cross platform desktop apps with web technologies - Binary version 24
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Keywords: node nodejs
Licenses: custom, MIT
Conflicts: electron24
Provides: electron, electron24
Submitter: yurikoles
Maintainer: yurikoles
Last Packager: yurikoles
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.25
First Submitted: 2023-02-16 09:26 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-12-01 09:36 (UTC)

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Latest Comments

alerque commented on 2024-03-04 13:59 (UTC)

@yurikoles Using a pkgver() function in this package to automatically bump updates as @SoftExpert would be against Arch packaging guidelines. Don't do that. You could add a VCS package that did that but it should not be done with regular stable (or -bin) packages.

@bkb, If you need a /usr/bin/electron and want to use the -bin packages then use electron-bin from the AUR. It provides that the say way the official Arch builds do, but using the AUR -bin variants.

@yurikoles As noted by @qubidt this and all other elecronNN-bin packages should NOT have provides=(electron), only provides=(electronNN). Please remove all those, this is causing a mess all over the Electron ecosystem since the upstream change to the electron meta package approach.

yurikoles commented on 2023-07-06 08:45 (UTC)


Yes, in theory, it's possible, but I don't know how to do this in practice. Could you please provide some examples?

SoftExpert commented on 2023-07-05 22:26 (UTC)

@yurikoles: you could read the version in pkgver() method from GitHub, so that the package detects automatically the latest release ...

Beh_256914 commented on 2023-05-29 17:03 (UTC)

please update to the latest bin version

bkb commented on 2023-04-04 08:03 (UTC)

tl; dr: electron22-bin is a virtually useless package. We are forced to use the non aur version

qubidt commented on 2023-04-03 20:49 (UTC)

You can see that the official electron package in the community repo ( provides electron22 and contains both /usr/bin/electron and /usr/bin/electron22. The goal is /usr/bin/electron always points to the latest version of electron supported officially by Arch, and if users want a specific version they can point at /usr/bin/electron<VERSION>.

tl;dr: if you want /usr/bin/electron, just install the electron package

bkb commented on 2023-04-03 11:15 (UTC) (edited on 2023-04-03 11:21 (UTC) by bkb)

If they replace the other electron, how I'm supposed to have a /bin/electron by using those? Basically electron22-bin is totally unusable in production as it deletes /bin/electron

qubidt commented on 2023-03-30 21:12 (UTC)

Since none of these electron<N>-bin packages have a /usr/bin/electron, they really shouldn't have provides=('electron'). See electron20 or electron21 in the community repo. The only thing this package should provide is electron24.

/usr/bin/electron-latest is unnecessary (IMO). If anything, it would just be /usr/bin/electron, but that means this package would better be named electron-bin (perhaps appropriate, at least once a stable release of electron v24 is out)

bkb commented on 2023-03-05 10:57 (UTC)

Link /bin/electron-latest to /bin/electron

Link /bin/electron24 to /bin/electron-latest

Or something