Package Details: freenet

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Package Base: freenet
Description: A peer-to-peer platform for censorship-resistant communication and publishing
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Keywords: anonymous censorship encrypted freenet network
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: Xemertix
Maintainer: Thynix (skydrome)
Last Packager: skydrome
Votes: 177
Popularity: 0.026242
First Submitted: 2009-04-17 16:46
Last Updated: 2020-03-26 05:35

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Sources (12)

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skydrome commented on 2020-02-15 20:21

Changes to the package:

  • Git verifies the signed tag now, you will have to import the freenet developers key from ** or gpg --recv-keys FD6C57F9
  • Includes the Library plugin
  • /opt/freenet folder permissions updated, youll likely see warnings about it when updating. Systemd will change them on its own. Install the package twice and you shouldnt see the warnings again if it changed them correctly.
  • freenet.ini.pacnew can be ignored unless you want a fresh install, only updated for new installations ** New installs will have opennet disabled until you manually enable it
  • wrapper.config.pacnew should be updated if youve made local changes to yours
  • freenet doesnt overwrite our newest geoip db anymore

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Artefact2 commented on 2018-10-04 17:10

I made a .service file with a bit more hardening, in case you don't fully trust the software to be free of vulnerabilities (which is good practice, especially for network-facing daemons):

skydrome commented on 2018-07-27 20:45

nope cant hurt, in fact i had to do that for the i2p package also. If this happens with other java apps you are probably better off just setting this in your bashrc

alkis05 commented on 2018-07-27 17:51

For those having the same problem as I did, here is a tip: If are having encoding errors while building WebOfTrust plugin like the one bellow

[javac] /tmp/yaourt-tmp-alkis/aur-freenet/src/plugin-WebOfTrust/test/plugins/WebOfTrust/ error: unmappable character (0xB2) for encoding US-ASCII [javac] final int trustCount = (identityCount*identityCount) / 5; // A complete graph would be identityCount?? trust values. [javac] ^ [javac] 10 errors [javac] 1 warning BUILD FAILED /tmp/yaourt-tmp-alkis/aur-freenet/src/plugin-WebOfTrust/build.xml:225: Compile failed; see the compiler error output for details.

The encoding of your java might be different from the file (as you can see, mine was US-ASCII instead of UTF8) So if you are having this problem, add the following line in the PKGBUILD in the prepare() function: export JAVA_TOOLS_OPTIONS=-Dfile.encoding=UTF8

Now it compiled without errors. Perhaps it is worth looking into adding it to the package, skydrome. I guess it can't hurt anyway.

skydrome commented on 2018-07-21 04:38

thanks for notifying me, fixed

haximilian commented on 2018-07-21 02:07

Hi! Please add "p7zip" as a build dependency. It provides the "7z" command, which is needed to run the PKGBUILD.

skydrome commented on 2018-07-10 19:20

Updated to version 1481 which now uses the gradle buildsystem and simplifies the pkgbuild

KitamuraRin commented on 2018-06-09 02:37 These two links are broken, at least from my home connection. Is there any other ways to get these two files?

phaseburn commented on 2018-04-23 00:43

@sipaktli - I had the same error, and switching to openjdk8 via "sudo archlinux-java set java-8-openjdk" worked for me to build the package (make sure that openjdk8 packages are installed, first).

Anonymous comment on 2018-04-21 05:35

==> Building Contrib Modules... Buildfile: /tmp/makepkg/freenet/src/contrib/freenet-ext/build.xml


build: [copy] Copying 1 file to /tmp/makepkg/freenet/src/contrib/freenet-ext/build/freenet/node [echo] Updated build version to v50 in build/freenet/node/ [javac] /tmp/makepkg/freenet/src/contrib/freenet-ext/build.xml:77: warning: 'includeantruntime' was not set, defaulting to build.sysclasspath=last; set to false for repeatable builds [javac] Compiling 1 source file to /tmp/makepkg/freenet/src/contrib/freenet-ext/build [javac] warning: [options] bootstrap class path not set in conjunction with -source 1.5 [javac] error: Source option 1.5 is no longer supported. Use 1.6 or later. [javac] error: Target option 1.5 is no longer supported. Use 1.6 or later.

BUILD FAILED /tmp/makepkg/freenet/src/contrib/freenet-ext/build.xml:77: Compile failed; see the compiler error output for details.

Total time: 0 seconds ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting... ==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build freenet.

tydynrain commented on 2018-03-02 02:48

If I enable the systemd service, freenet is very rarely running once my computer is fully booted, though it starts and runs fine if I manually start it. If I add,, and Restart=on-failure, then it starts successfully at boot, and is still running once my computer is up and running.

This is what I have in my freenet.service file:


Description=An encrypted network without censorship and monitoring.




ExecStart=/opt/freenet/ start --quiet

ExecStop=/opt/freenet/ stop --quiet




I hope this helps anyone who might be having the same issue.