Package Details: freetube-bin 0.9.1-1

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Package Base: freetube-bin
Description: An open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: plague-doctor
Maintainer: plague-doctor
Last Packager: plague-doctor
Votes: 35
Popularity: 4.64
First Submitted: 2019-04-02 03:28
Last Updated: 2020-10-24 00:05

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deathmist commented on 2020-10-03 20:27

The following PKGBUILD change should allow you to get v0.8.0 right now until the package is updated:

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 654e1ac..6024701 100755
@@ -1,21 +1,22 @@
 # Maintainer: Plague-doctor <plague at privacyrequired dot com >

 pkgdesc="An open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind."
 options=("!strip" "staticlibs")
-    "$pkgname-$pkgver-$pkgrel.deb"::"$url/releases/download/v$pkgver-beta/$file"
+    "$pkgname-$pkgver-$"::"$url/releases/download/v$pkgver-beta/$"

 prepare() {
+    ar -x $file
     bsdtar -x -f data.tar.xz opt/FreeTube

@@ -31,4 +32,4 @@ package() {

-         '808b0e406930426aaf9f43d9969e97f5')
+         '54c37660f17dbab0eedbc281ee9ad80b')

js_f commented on 2020-06-23 19:00

The Freetube-Redirect extension won't work with the portable versions, which the AUR version is based on. It only sets the freetube-bin input in the application search bar and doesn't load the video at all. The non-portable version works well after disabling "Grab videos locally".

Could you fix this issue, or could you just build the app from other source (like the .deb version) other than the portable version?

ShellCode commented on 2020-02-01 14:11

Thanks for the packaging :) Would be great to add MimeType=x-scheme-handler/freetube; to the desktop file as it's required in order to use the Firefox extension which uses the freetube:// url scheme.

See :

Metal_Neo commented on 2019-11-06 19:51

freetube came up with this error after installing with yay on latest arch:

freetube-bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Program works after installing libxss from the extra repo. I suggest we include it as a dependency by default.

0000000011111111 commented on 2019-06-15 07:50

Thank you belara and plague-doctor. You both fixed it. Very nice.

belara commented on 2019-06-15 07:02

I reverted to the failing state before trying your update. It seems to do the trick! Thanks for your work on this.

plague-doctor commented on 2019-06-15 06:45

A fix has been pushed. (I hope it's a fix...)

belara commented on 2019-06-15 06:43

I'm running Manjaro 18.0.4. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

plague-doctor commented on 2019-06-15 06:36

What OS are you on? I cannot replicate this on my Arch...

belara commented on 2019-06-15 06:31

@0000000011111111 I received the same error. This fixed it for me:

sudo chown root /opt/freetube-bin/chrome-sandbox

sudo chmod 4755 /opt/freetube-bin/chrome-sandbox