Package Details: imagewriter 1.10.1432200249.1d253d9-11

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Package Base: imagewriter
Description: A graphical utility for writing raw disk images & hybrid isos to USB keys
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: chenxiaolong
Maintainer: shimi
Last Packager: shimi
Votes: 175
Popularity: 0.34
First Submitted: 2011-03-11 20:36
Last Updated: 2020-06-11 08:07

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dmitmel commented on 2019-08-28 10:55

Please remove optional dependencies xdg-su and kdesu because imagewriter no longer requests elevated privileges on startup. Also, please update package URL to <>. I've created a patch with these two changes, it can be applied with git apply:

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index a72bd71..f4ee582 100644
@@ -1,4 +1,5 @@
 # Maintainer: shimi <>
+# Contributor: Dmytro Meleshko <>

@@ -6,21 +7,15 @@ _release=1.6
 pkgdesc="A graphical utility for writing raw disk images & hybrid isos to USB keys"
 arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
 depends=('qt5-base' 'udisks2')
-optdepends=('xdg-su: NEEDED by non-KDE users!'
-       'kdesu: privilege elevation for KDE users')

 prepare() {
-   cd $srcdir
-   tar xvf $pkgname-$pkgver.tar.xz
-   if [ -e /usr/bin/kdesu ]
-     then sed 's/\/usr\/bin\/xdg-su -c \/usr\/bin\//kdesu /' -i $pkgname-$pkgver/$pkgname.desktop
-     else sed 's/\/usr\/bin\/xdg-su -c \/usr\/bin\//xdg-su -s /' -i $pkgname-$pkgver/$pkgname.desktop
-   fi
+   cd "$srcdir"
+   tar xvf "$pkgname-$pkgver.tar.xz"

 build() {

gkrukar commented on 2019-06-16 21:11

404 error when trying to install, works after replacing url with

gzmorell commented on 2019-06-08 12:11

kdesu is now provided by kde-cli-tools. kdebase-runtime is not available.

gzmorell commented on 2019-06-08 12:01

Please update _release to 1.4, and update sha512sums according to new version

hopimet commented on 2019-05-04 21:09

imagewriter is no more dependent from qt4 which has been removed from official repositories. Please remove qt4 dependency and change qmake-qt4 to qmake-qt5 (line 29)

After these modifications imagewriter builds and works fine.

Thanks in advance.

ValHue commented on 2019-02-22 18:30

Out of date, again.

Source should now be:

PKGBUILD changes: _release=1.3

paul.zrexx12r commented on 2018-06-23 07:00

Source should now be:

PKGBUILD changes: _release=1.2


cgorichanaz commented on 2018-03-28 06:11

URL now needs '/suse' removed.

TheFlagCourier commented on 2017-06-06 04:24

Out of date, again.
New version is 1.10 (And builds fine when only changing the sha512 and the address in the Pkgbuild)


sha512 sum:

babel commented on 2016-07-01 00:42

New URL here:

And new sha512sum: 208b2361407af6833c4c3ea76cf395835b362a2b1a8e6d41554ed386467c3384ecc71031ec7931f1162a3be91afb172dfcae3d697420ae85ecd197dab506e275