Package Details: insync 1.3.22-1

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Package Base: insync
Description: An unofficial Google Drive client that runs on Linux, with support for various desktops
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Licenses: custom:insync
Submitter: xzy3186
Maintainer: thenaterhood
Last Packager: thenaterhood
Votes: 217
Popularity: 3.569070
First Submitted: 2012-09-07 17:45
Last Updated: 2017-11-30 03:06

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thenaterhood commented on 2017-12-17 17:16

@notuxius You're welcome!

I'm aware of 1.4. I need to look more into the upgrade path for Insync, since at one point I think 1.3.x users who were given free licenses (such as myself) won't be able to upgrade to 1.4 for free, so 1.3 will be around for some time. Given that, I don't think it would be the right course to update this package to 1.4 - perhaps a rename so this would become insync-legacy, and a new package for the very latest insync once it's released would be the best way to go.

My goal is to make sure that everyone is taken care of. Maybe a insync-beta package would be in order for 1.4, for those who want to be part of the beta.

notuxius commented on 2017-12-15 14:08

@thenaterhood Hi. Do you think about adding of current beta package? - Thanks for your work!

thenaterhood commented on 2017-12-02 21:20

@hsantanna huh, indeed it isn't! That's out of my control since that's a file provided by insync. I believe a bug report would need to be filed with them.

hsantanna commented on 2017-12-01 18:27

/usr/share/doc/insync/changelog.gz is not a changelog.

thenaterhood commented on 2017-09-27 02:39

@Nefelim4ag Thank you! I'll have a look at those changes and see about incorporating them.

Nefelim4ag commented on 2017-09-23 07:02

I change something:
# Maintainer: Nate Levesque <>
# Contributor: Vlad M. <>
# Contributor: Zhengyu Xu <>

pkgdesc="An unofficial Google Drive client that runs on Linux, with support for various desktops"
options=(!strip !upx)
depends=('xdg-utils' 'glibc' 'python2')
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
source=('insync@.service' 'insync.service')
package() {
tar xf data.tar.gz
mv -v usr ${pkgdir}/usr

# Patch files for Arch
echo "==> Patching files..."
cd ${pkgdir}
grep -R -e "/usr/bin/python$" ./usr | cut -d':' -f1 | cut -d' ' -f1 | sort -u | \
while read -r file; do
[ ! -f "$file" ] && continue
echo "Patch: $file"
sed -i "s|usr/bin/python$|usr/bin/python2|g" "$file" || :
# End of patching

install -Dm644 ${srcdir}/insync@.service ${pkgdir}/usr/lib/systemd/system/insync@.service
install -Dm644 ${srcdir}/insync.service ${pkgdir}/usr/lib/systemd/user/insync.service
ln -sf "/usr/lib/" "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/insync/"

May be you will found that useful

thenaterhood commented on 2017-09-07 01:59

I could see insync.service using insync-headless, but I'm not sure I want to change that behaviour for insync@.service if people are now expecting it to provide a tray icon.

blackhole commented on 2017-09-04 09:52

I think that systemd service should use insync-headless, since insync is working fine only in this case and is more logical. If you want the tray icon, you can start it at boot with autostart options in your Desktop.

thenaterhood commented on 2017-06-27 21:37

Apologies for the delay; package is now updated to

dtraenapp commented on 2017-05-03 11:10

Hi, thank you for the solution! It works now as expected. Dirk

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