Package Details: firestorm-bin

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Package Base: firestorm-bin
Description: Firestorm is a feature-packed third-party viewer for Second Life.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: chungy
Maintainer: chungy
Last Packager: chungy
Votes: 39
Popularity: 0.56
First Submitted: 2011-06-21 18:27
Last Updated: 2019-10-01 19:46

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SparksF0x commented on 2018-07-26 04:26

New Firestorm Viewer version out, PKGBUILD hasn't been updated as of 25/07/18 but there is a workaround for the impatient:

Change "pkgver" from "" to "5.1.55786" (line 3) Change the first sha512sum from 'c344aaf51a0489ebb84bdf65b757af36a6706a5f87177a3747a54e3fe24ea922d69e7d1d4562e2a2ce8379f36fd3dc45d8818a940202ef817b44f6f424a3c05b' to '776323c96625001f6f5ebe87996e904c3ba576b051203ab4fea0f9b95564c3e15efb1651d3a1c5993c1df20b7983df6c8a861461ebdc39b3e9046e371390270c' (line 26)

Kstar517 commented on 2018-05-20 00:19

I just wanted to say 'THANK YOU' for this. As a two day old Arch user, and a near daily user of Second Life I super appreciate this. After installing dependencies and making the package, I was able to install and run without any problems.

One of the reasons that I had been using Firestorm in Windows, is that in Linux I was experiencing a lot of problems with the application being run in full-screen mode. Under Cinnamon which is what I used with my Linux distro previous to Arch, right-clicking would not keep the menu open for more than a second, could not Alt-tab out of Firestorm, or even switch workspaces. Firestorm really needs to be run full-screen.

And I found that true under Arch as well with Cinnamon. However I switched desktops to XFCE4 today - and all those problems are gone! I can log in using windowed mode, then switch to full-screen by right-clicking the title bar. I can change workspaces, ALt-tab without problem in full-screen. Everything works as it should ...

Except when i set the game video quality beyond 'high' i have skin artifacts. So this is a problem to be solved. I installed the nvidia driver from Arch, I am using ver 396.24 with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB card. This could be a driver issue, a Firestorm issue, not sure at the moment. I only go above High settings for photos in-world anyway, so for all intents and purposes I am happy to have Firestorm up and running in Arch! Sound works, movies on my in-world TV works, all is good except for that issue.

Thank you so much

chungy commented on 2017-09-01 21:22

I don't know how libidn is related to SLVoice. Nonetheless, voice doesn't work for me anyway despite that I already have it installed (both the 64- and 32-bit versions...). There must be something else.

psi-jack commented on 2017-08-28 22:54

One thing to note that's missing as a possible (even optional?) dependancy is lib32-libidn, for the SLVoice component. Simply installing it makes SLVoice work.

NeoTheFox commented on 2017-07-08 15:12

Thanks, chungy, I found out that PATH had been set in my makepkg.conf for some reason.

chungy commented on 2017-07-06 08:58


Please do as the command suggests -- remove the current directory from your $PATH ;) or build this under ccm64...

NeoTheFox commented on 2017-06-24 07:38

The package is broken, it spews out this error in package()

find: The current directory is included in the PATH environment variable, which is insecure in combination with the -execdir action of find. Please remove the current directory from your $PATH (that is, remove ".", doubled colons, or leading or trailing colons)

chungy commented on 2016-06-15 02:03

I thought of that when you mentioned the previous problem. The games group is typically meant to be assigned to users that are allowed to run games (by policy decisions in an org), as well as modifying state files in /var/games. It's very rare that any package in Arch actually follows this, possibly just because the use case for Arch rarely involves the sort of corporate workstation set up that distros like Debian and RHEL are better suited to.

it was the original intention of firestorm-bin a few years ago, before I adopted the package, but was broken in the mean time. Even in my own PKGBUILDs, firestorm-bin is the only one that currently obeys the model. I'm inclined to just update it and stop requiring this.

8BitSloth commented on 2016-06-15 01:48

I've got to ask, what is the purpose of using the games group? I have about 100 games on my computer and Firestorm is the only program that uses this group.

chungy commented on 2016-06-01 00:20

Are you in the games group?