Package Details: fslint 2.46-2

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Package Base: fslint
Description: Finds and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: PMay
Last Packager: haawda
Votes: 313
Popularity: 0.97
First Submitted: 2007-02-24 01:42 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-11-19 16:56 (UTC)

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goodgerster commented on 2021-01-18 11:08 (UTC)

Please do not post comments about the GUI not working because you didn't install the optional dependency needed to make the GUI work.

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evgfilim1 commented on 2022-05-20 16:48 (UTC)

Please do not post comments about the GUI not working because you didn't install the optional dependency needed to make the GUI work.

@goodgerster please add 'fslint-gui' to optdepends so users won't complain about missing GUI.

Jakeukalane commented on 2021-12-02 18:29 (UTC) (edited on 2021-12-02 19:56 (UTC) by Jakeukalane)

The break of the library can be solved installing

pwr commented on 2021-11-16 20:41 (UTC) (edited on 2021-11-16 21:00 (UTC) by pwr)

OK this is a comment about kind of why not comment on why missing library, then it occurred to me you may not want another AUR dependency as an auto dependency for an AUR package ???

I installed pygtk for xampp to discover that the control panel that required it did not even do anything extra LOL

in this case, the aur notes you want pygtk, perhaps information enough!

what is perhaps questionable is saying that pygtk is optional, given the comments about it being the only interface to the package as installed.

The comments helped me anyway... but a newb to arch really, if you want to install an arch aur package, read the arch aur page eh!

perhaps lacking in some documentation of the quality of the arch wiki!

You could probably also install pygtk using pip

thoth commented on 2021-03-27 16:34 (UTC)

It is weird that this package only installs the GUI to path, and none of the CLI 'binaries' (they are actually bash scripts and well worth looking at), and yet the pygtk package is 'optional'. It seems that either the CLI scripts should be added to the path, or, indeed, the pygtk should be a non-optional dependency. As it is, the package is non-functional out of the box. You either have to install the AUR package 'pygtk', or you get mysterious messages about not being able to import gtk from the python2 GUI. Or you have to add the bash scripts to your path and use findup etc manually (which I prefer now that I know where they are). Hopefully, this explains what is going on to the next poor AUR user who falls into this trap. But to @goodgerster, I'd just add the pygtk to be non-optional to the package and silence the complaints.

phundrak commented on 2021-03-06 21:12 (UTC)

Why should we not request pygtk to be a dependency (not an optional dependency) when the package’s only binary is literally a GUI binary which requires pygtk and is literally called fslint-gui? Please move it from an optional dependency to a dependency.

goodgerster commented on 2021-01-18 11:08 (UTC)

Please do not post comments about the GUI not working because you didn't install the optional dependency needed to make the GUI work.

jhalfmoon commented on 2021-01-14 11:14 (UTC)

Seems to be missing a dependency. When starting fslint-gui:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/fslint-gui", line 32, in <module> import gtk ImportError: No module named gtk

Nikita790 commented on 2020-12-15 22:58 (UTC)

@acreativename I had same issue, you need pygtk

izaera commented on 2020-12-10 08:08 (UTC)

@acreativename It works for me in ArchLinux. I'm in version 2.46-2. Have you tried to execute it from command line to see if it shows any error in the console?

acreativename commented on 2020-12-10 01:46 (UTC)

This seems to no longer work, I installed it on a new install of Manjaro and if you try to open the program, it just shows the icon in the task manager for a split second, and disappears.

stevenhoneyman commented on 2020-10-23 10:02 (UTC)

I no longer use Arch Linux so feel free to adopt

goodgerster commented on 2020-10-23 09:59 (UTC) (edited on 2020-10-23 11:04 (UTC) by goodgerster)

@thoth Out-of-date flagging is not for reporting any problem with the PKGBUILD other than it being out of date.

@stevenhoneyman If you can no longer maintain it, please orphan the package and I will adopt it. EDIT: That was fast. Thanks.

haawda commented on 2017-06-10 17:46 (UTC)

alfredo.ardito: your problem most certainly has nothing to do with fslint. gstreamer0.10-good-plugins has been removed from official repos. Get rid of it or use the AUR package for it.

alfredo.ardito commented on 2017-06-10 15:39 (UTC)

Error Building: :: Running post-transaction hooks... (1/2) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate... (2/2) Updating the desktop file MIME type cache... error: missing 'libsoup-gnome' dependency for 'gstreamer0.10-good-plugins'

stevenhoneyman commented on 2014-06-09 19:33 (UTC)

Fixed. No more "index out of range" - it was a regression, then fixed shortly after the 2.44 release in upstream svn. Sadly, the author hasn't released 2.45 yet, so I've pulled out the relevant changes as patches.

stevenhoneyman commented on 2014-06-09 16:29 (UTC)

Thanks @Dragonlord :) I'll get it sorted out

Dragonlord commented on 2014-06-09 16:13 (UTC)

go ahead adopting it

stevenhoneyman commented on 2014-06-06 16:53 (UTC)

(also, for other people to know) Emailed the maintainer 4 days ago - I'd be happy to take over maintenance and fix this package... but no reply yet.

stevenhoneyman commented on 2014-06-06 16:52 (UTC)

flagged because it doesn't work properly (Index our of range error like other people said) ...also it shouldn't conflict with rpm package

thomasfb commented on 2014-06-02 07:10 (UTC)

Would be interesting to know exactly why it conflicts with rpm package.

dennis123123 commented on 2014-04-13 15:58 (UTC)

fdupes is a good replacement for this, and is already in the main repos: fslint package maintainer hasn't replied to me (emailed last month)

dennis123123 commented on 2014-03-28 19:26 (UTC)

I must have done something wrong last time - 2.42 works just fine like you said, after putting python2 in the top line of every python script

dennis123123 commented on 2014-03-28 19:17 (UTC)

How did you get it to run under the older version of python? editing every python script to specify python2.7? That's the way I tried and got the same failiure

cobalt commented on 2014-03-02 11:28 (UTC)

I had the same "IndexError: list index out of range" with the current 2.44 as I remember, but 2.42 works just fine for me now.

dennis123123 commented on 2014-03-02 10:26 (UTC)

This is the error (again, same with 2.42 or 2.45 beta from the official site: File "/usr/bin/fslint-gui", line 1582, in on_select_all_but_oldest_in_each_group_activate self.on_select_all_but_one_in_each_group_activate("oldest") File "/usr/bin/fslint-gui", line 1616, in on_select_all_but_one_in_each_group_activate unselect_row = find_row_to_unselect(clist, row, which) File "/usr/bin/fslint-gui", line 1602, in find_row_to_unselect while get_selectable(row, row_data) and row < clist.rows: File "/usr/bin/fslint-gui", line 421, in get_selectable return row_data[row][0] != '#' IndexError: list index out of range

dennis123123 commented on 2014-03-02 10:24 (UTC)

Not working for me, but neither is the version from the official site. It must be run under python2.7, but then I get errors when multiselecting, or deleting files or "lint" it finds. Effectively useless, not sure why.

cobalt commented on 2014-02-22 19:22 (UTC)

Not working, downgraded to 2.42

jose1711 commented on 2010-10-20 13:59 (UTC)

note that it conflicts with 'rpm' package when it comes to listing available packages on the system