Package Details: insync

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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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Keywords: drive google
Licenses: custom:insync
Submitter: xzy3186
Maintainer: thenaterhood (erikdubois)
Last Packager: erikdubois
Votes: 265
Popularity: 4.87
First Submitted: 2012-09-07 17:45
Last Updated: 2019-11-29 20:17

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papa33 commented on 2019-09-23 05:32

After "fixing" the crash bug, I could test the program a little bit. I can say that it is extremely unstable. For example, I synced a local folder and it synced some files on my google drive but also deleted a lot of files from the local directory without any apparent reason. Absolutely unusable…

blackhole commented on 2019-09-22 07:21

Please correct the systemd user service. No more insync-headless in version 3.


[Service] Environment=DISPLAY=:0 Type=oneshot RemainAfterExit=yes ExecStart=/usr/bin/insync start ExecStop=/usr/bin/insync quit


papa33 commented on 2019-09-21 22:29

I solved the problem of program crash when cliking on "local selective sync" :

mkdir -p /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/ ln -s /usr/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache

GuardCat commented on 2019-09-21 19:10

I solved the problem with that bug: install: cannot stat '../insync@.service': No such file or directory

Just edit PKGBUILD and change these rows:

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

to full path. It depends on your AUR helper. I use trizen, so I wrote this:

install -Dm644 /tmp/trizen-guardcat/insync/insync@.service ${pkgdir}/usr/lib/systemd/system/insync@.service
install -Dm644 /tmp/trizen-guardcat/insync/insync.service ${pkgdir}/usr/lib/systemd/user/insync.service

spsf64 commented on 2019-09-21 15:10

@JPB_9876 rclone-browser (rclone+gui) works pretty well:

JPB_9876 commented on 2019-09-21 11:22

Alas, as others here have said, version 3.x is an absolute disaster... The comments at Insync Forum illustrate the point. While as a non-technical user I'm grateful for ericdubois' hard work on this, this version unfortunately does NOT synchronise files. I started with a clean slate, only to end up with multiple double ups and no-shows. Totally unreliable. I would dearly love to go back to version 1.5.x because I never had any issues with it, but no matter what I do, it won't run in any shape or form. Exits with the same crash teacher4711 described earlier. I guess it'll have to be rclone again...

Xavion commented on 2019-09-21 06:58

Just so you know, Insync depends on Python v3 these days. See here for confirmation:

Kage-Yami commented on 2019-09-20 07:58

I'm seeing the same build failures with aurto (which uses a clean chroot via aurutils). Output from aurto linked below, on the off chance it helps:

Also (and this is more of a personal conjecture), given the manual migration steps involved in going from 1.x to 3.x (as per Insync's emails), I think it would've been better to have a message explaining the manual migration steps required when the package is updated in pacman, perhaps even going so far as to make 3.x into a separate AUR package (though probably a little late for that now that this one is updated).

yan12125 commented on 2019-09-20 02:57

Cannot build in clean chroots (extra-x86_64-build)

install: cannot stat '../insync@.service': No such file or directory

papa33 commented on 2019-09-19 17:49

I use Cinnamon DE. The program crashes although I carefully cleaned my home directory from any insync related file as you wrote.