Package Details: guake-git

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: guake-git
Description: Top-down terminal for Gnome using gtk3 and vte3
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: guake, guake-gtk2-git
Provides: guake
Submitter: Skatox
Maintainer: Skatox
Last Packager: Skatox
Votes: 48
Popularity: 0.026182
First Submitted: 2008-03-07 02:12
Last Updated: 2019-03-12 04:31

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psi.neamf commented on 2011-11-04 10:00

Here's a PKGBUILD that includes pyriku's multi-monitor patch (
It also fixes /usr/bin/guake (like guake-prefs) to run with python2 as per daroczig's comment.

# Maintainer: Miguel Useche <>
# Contributor: Anton Leontiev <unsector /at/>
pkgdesc="Top-down terminal for Gnome"
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
depends=('python2' 'pygtk' 'gnome-python' 'vte' 'python-notify' 'dbus-python' 'pkgconfig' 'gtk2' 'glib2')
makedepends=('git' 'intltool' 'gnome-common')


build() {
sed -i 's|guake\.py|guake|' multi-monitor.patch

cd $srcdir/
msg "Connecting to GIT server...."

if [ -d $srcdir/$_gitname ] ; then
cd $_gitname && git pull origin
msg "The local files are updated."
git clone $_gitroot

msg "GIT checkout done or server timeout"
msg "Starting make..."

cp -r $srcdir/$_gitname $srcdir/$_gitname-build
cd $srcdir/$_gitname-build

patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/multi-monitor.patch"
sed -i 's|env python|env python2|' src/guake
sed -i 's|env python|env python2|' src/guake-prefs

PYTHON="`which python2`" ./ --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/usr/share --disable-static
make DESTDIR=$pkgdir install

daroczig commented on 2011-08-31 17:18

For those who installed python and python2 packages also, you will have to start this with python2.
Most easier hack: change first line in /usr/bin/guake to point to python2.

bunder commented on 2011-04-30 16:58

I've made some improvements to this PKGBUILD, so now it should work on systems where both 'python2' and 'python' packages are installed.
I have no idea about the best way to share two files simultaneously (PKGBUILD and guake.install), so I've uploaded the source archive to

Skatox commented on 2011-04-10 20:09

I've updated the package, added a .install file to install Gnome's schemas correctly. Removed unnecessary dependencias and added new ones.

Skatox commented on 2011-03-30 00:56

Thanks for the feedback, i'll update the PKGBUILD this weekend.

Det commented on 2011-03-27 12:37

The git repo changed to:

and the url to:

E: and 1) "git-pull" should be "git pull", 2) gtk2 and glib2 should be dependencies, 3) this doesn't build even with "export PYTHON=python2" because of some problems with pkgconfig. I tried to manually copy the .h files from /usr/include to the build dir but it failed in the end because of some source errors.

Det commented on 2011-03-27 12:03

The gir repo changed to:

and the url to:

Det commented on 2011-01-15 10:34

This is so annoying. I _need_ that drop-down terminal. This is the only decent one (for me) and you cannot use it.

Skatox commented on 2010-11-22 19:31

I was creating a better PKGBUILD and applied a patch to include correct library but now does a C error, i guess they haven't fixed this issue at guake's source code, so let's wait for new releases.

Liquen commented on 2010-11-22 15:05

@mainiak, I'm not sure, but this may be related to python 2 vs 3 transition.