Package Details: gnomecast-git r101.e0ec89c-1

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Package Base: gnomecast-git
Description: A native Linux GUI for Chromecasting local files.
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Licenses: GPL-3.0
Provides: gnomecast
Submitter: mischka
Maintainer: boredland
Last Packager: boredland
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.185170
First Submitted: 2018-02-16 03:23
Last Updated: 2018-04-24 19:16

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boredland commented on 2018-03-11 20:32

Well. Thats the problem with "no-deps" like I said. I really don't understand what this limitation by the guidelines is good for and now removed "no-deps".

fatmike commented on 2018-03-11 16:10

Next dependency error:

pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: The 'future' distribution was not found and is required by pycaption

boredland commented on 2018-03-11 10:14

I guess that is related to the "no-deps" flag for pip. The wiki recommends it like I did: <> Perhaps a better way would be to install the enum34 package explicitly. There is only a official "python2-enum34" package, but also "python-enum-compat" in aur. Didn't try though.

fatmike commented on 2018-03-11 09:11

Thank you.

Unfortunately, i now get the next error:

pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: The 'enum34' distribution was not found and is required by pycaption

I don't know which packet to install for this.

Besides that, you don't even need to copy the gnomecast_48.png icon. The svgs are already installed by the script.

boredland commented on 2018-03-10 20:51

Hi! I added both of the dependencies (guess I automatically had pip, pychromecast was already installed due to another packages dependency) and removed the icon-stuff. Please check if this works for you.

fatmike commented on 2018-03-10 20:04

Thank you for adapting this package.

A few comments:

  • Please add python-pip to makedepends.
  • You can omit the whole icon copy stuff and the manual creation of the .desktop file as python install will install the correct icons and also a .desktop file. Simply delete the code from line 26 on.
  • Unfortunately there is still a python package missing. When i start the application, i receive the following error: pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: The 'pychromecast' distribution was not found and is required by gnomecast

fatmike commented on 2018-02-24 12:24

Ok, i will try to have a look although i'm also not experienced in python packaging. Anyone else?

mischka commented on 2018-02-23 15:09

Sorry, it requires another dependency in the AUR and I'm not interested in maintaining a package for a python library. I'm going to disown this, feel free to take it over.

fatmike commented on 2018-02-23 08:39

Please update this package to make it work. You already have posted the needed changes.

mischka commented on 2018-02-21 20:13

There are actually more problems than that, frankly it only worked for me in the first place because I had installed it using pip manually before creating the PKGBUILD.

Here's what the PKGBUILD should be (I believe, I haven't actually installed it), except this won't work as-is because python-pycaption doesn't exist (and I'm too lazy to create it, sorry!). If you do sudo pip install pycaption and then install using this PKGBUILD (after removing the python-pycaption depedency in it) then that should work.

Alternatively, pip can be used in the package function to install the dependency, but in that case there's not really much point to using a PKGBUILD for this package in the first place.

# Maintainer: Jacob Mischka <>

pkgdesc='A native Linux GUI for Chromecasting local files.'
depends=('gtk3' 'python' 'ffmpeg' 'python-paste' 'python-pychromecast' 'python-bottle' 'python-pycaption')

pkgver() {
    cd "$srcdir/$pkgname"
    printf "r%s.%s" "$(git rev-list --count HEAD)" "$(git rev-parse --short HEAD)"

package() {
    cd "$srcdir/$pkgname"
    python install --root="$pkgdir/" --optimize=1