Package Details: github-desktop 2.6.2-2

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Package Base: github-desktop
Description: GUI for managing Git and GitHub
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Keywords: git github
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: mikelpint
Maintainer: caleb
Last Packager: caleb
Votes: 34
Popularity: 1.42
First Submitted: 2017-07-22 21:26
Last Updated: 2021-02-03 07:21

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immackay commented on 2019-04-26 06:43

Recommendation: install the binary version, github-desktop-bin.

Compiling this is painful.

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caleb commented on 2021-01-08 09:22

@TheRepoClub I don't think your OOD flag is valid, the Linux builds in the fork this works from run behind the official Windows/macOS builds. As of this writing I think it is current. Complain to GitHub about their terrible project management ... Electron apps without Linux build ability in this case, "releases" that force new builds even when you use specific version tags in the case of Super-Linter, etc.

Fuxy commented on 2020-06-13 22:22

I'm getting

/usr/bin/github-desktop: line 3: /opt/github-desktop/github-desktop: Is a directory

it looks like the path to the executable changed to


i had to edit the shell script at /usr/bin/github-desktop but this is only a temporary fix

tyrannis.hawk commented on 2020-04-12 17:40

I'm getting the following buuld error (using a clean build environment with aurutils):

Packaging app for platform linux x64 using electron v7.1.8
Error: spawn unzip ENOENT
    at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:267:19)
    at onErrorNT (internal/child_process.js:467:16)
    at processTicksAndRejections (internal/process/task_queues.js:84:21) {
  errno: -2,
  code: 'ENOENT',
  syscall: 'spawn unzip',
  path: 'unzip',
  spawnargs: [
  cmd: 'unzip -o /build/.cache/electron/ -d /build/github-desktop/src/desktop/dist/linux-x64-template'
error Command failed with exit code 1.

[EDIT] I figured it out. unzip is a build dependency. Could you please add it to makedepends? That should fix the issue and prevent an issue for other people who build in a clean env or don't have it installed.

immackay commented on 2019-04-26 06:43

Recommendation: install the binary version, github-desktop-bin.

Compiling this is painful.

pthalamy commented on 2019-03-27 14:38

For some reason doing as advised by @marlock87 did not work for me. I had to manually install nvm and configure it before installing github-desktop from AUR. These are the commands I had to run:

yay nvm # or whatever AUR helper you are using

source /usr/share/nvm/

nvm install --lts

nvm use --lts

yay github-desktop # or whatever AUR helper you are using

nvm deactivate

swalladge commented on 2018-12-27 05:23

To add to @madis's comment: the new path of the binary is /opt/github-desktop/github-desktop. Currently launching via the .desktop file or the /usr/bin/github-desktop script is broken.

swalladge commented on 2018-12-27 04:35

Note that the repo url has changed to shiftkey/desktop is now shiftkey's personal fork. [EDIT: my bad; shiftkey's fork is what provides linux support. Sorry]

madis commented on 2018-12-24 11:47

Having this error:

/usr/bin/github-desktop: line 3: /opt/github-desktop/desktop: No such file or directory

on 2018-12-22 update.

mlerota commented on 2018-11-13 15:29

Any chance of new release soon?

robokishan commented on 2018-08-17 19:04

/usr/bin/github-desktop: line 3: 24926 Segmentation fault (core dumped) /opt/github-desktop/desktop "$@"

after i try to run this error occured please help