Package Details: grub2-theme-preview 2.8.0-1

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Package Base: grub2-theme-preview
Description: Preview a full GRUB 2.x theme (or just a background image) using KVM/QEMU
Upstream URL:
Keywords: grub grub-theme grub2 preview theme
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: American_Jesus
Maintainer: Natetronn
Last Packager: Natetronn
Votes: 19
Popularity: 0.053365
First Submitted: 2016-12-30 19:35 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-05-13 06:26 (UTC)

Latest Comments

American_Jesus commented on 2021-11-28 20:55 (UTC)

Disowned package, fell free to maintain

empr commented on 2021-07-24 23:35 (UTC) (edited on 2021-07-24 23:35 (UTC) by empr)

It gave me the error "grub-mkrescue failed to create the rescue image" because there has been a regression in mtools, which is used by grub-mkrescue

A workaround is to roll back mtools to a previous version:

sudo pacman -U

American_Jesus commented on 2021-03-26 15:19 (UTC)

@omano have you tried to run a QEMU VM with KVM? Could be some setting related to your system. Any way that's an upstream issue, report it there.

omano commented on 2021-03-26 15:02 (UTC)

For others struggling like me for two days trying to have this work, try the "--no-kvm" parameter, for me it instantly started to open qemu and showed the grub theme preview, without this parameter it simply never opens anything. Example command:

grub2-theme-preview "/home/myuser/Downloads/xxx-theme-master/XXX theme/" --resolution 1680x1050 --no-kvm

American_Jesus commented on 2021-03-17 12:29 (UTC)

@petsam there was a missing dependency, now should be fixed.

petsam commented on 2021-03-16 15:09 (UTC)

It fails in fakeroot running the package() function with this error:

python3 install --root "/tmp/trizen-user/grub2-theme-preview/pkg/grub2-theme-preview"
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/tmp/trizen-user/grub2-theme-preview/src/grub2-theme-preview/", line 5, in <module>
    from setuptools import find_packages, setup
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'setuptools'
make: *** [Makefile:16: install] Error 1

Any ideas?

Lucki commented on 2020-07-07 23:13 (UTC)

This PKGBUILD uses git to download the sources but there's no git to download them:

==> ERROR: Cannot find the git package needed to handle git sources.