Package Details: jabref-git 3.3.r6523.cfb984c-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: jabref-git
Description: GUI frontend for BibTeX, written in Java -- built from git
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: jabref
Provides: jabref
Submitter: haawda
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: nikmil
Votes: 10
Popularity: 0.025391
First Submitted: 2012-03-20 17:01
Last Updated: 2016-01-17 07:00

Latest Comments

koppor commented on 2016-06-05 17:39

JabRef now fully uses Gradle, no ANT anymore. `./gradlew shadowJar` creates the jar in `build/libs`. In the current 3.5 branch, it is `JabRef-3.5dev-fat.jar`.

Latest development snapshots are availabe at

I would comment on, but this link is 404.

The new JabRef URL is, no sourceforge anymore.

florianbw commented on 2016-04-12 21:41

I get an error with this PKGBUILD:



Total time: 1 mins 2.231 secs

This build could be faster, please consider using the Gradle Daemon:
==> Entering fakeroot environment...
==> Starting package()...
cp: cannot stat 'build/resources/main/help': No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().

nikmil commented on 2015-08-12 13:28

It's fixed now, thanks for the report! :) JabRef devs are still in the process of porting from Ant to Gradle, so that PKGBUILD may break again in the future.

haawda commented on 2015-08-10 17:57


AndyD commented on 2015-08-10 12:41

For this update (jabref-git 2.11b3.251.g9b010a4-1) , and a fully up-to-date system that has been restarted, I get

==> Continue building jabref-git ? [Y/n]
==> ------------------------------------
==> Building and installing package
==> Making package: jabref-git 2.11b3.597.gcb9ccf6-1 (Mon Aug 10 12:46:04 CEST 2015)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
-> Updating jabref git repo...
Fetching origin
-> Found jabref.desktop
-> Found
-> Found crystal_16.tar.gz
==> Validating source files with md5sums...
jabref ... Skipped
jabref.desktop ... Passed ... Passed
crystal_16.tar.gz ... Passed
==> Extracting sources...
-> Creating working copy of jabref git repo...
Switched to a new branch 'makepkg'
-> Extracting crystal_16.tar.gz with bsdtar
==> Starting pkgver()...
==> Starting prepare()...
==> Removing existing $pkgdir/ directory...
==> Starting build()...

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
Task 'antTargets.addgitinfo' not found in root project 'JabRef'.

* Try:
Run gradlew tasks to get a list of available tasks. Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output.


Total time: 3.343 secs
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build jabref-git.

I did try executing "gradle tasks" with the suggested options, but no error messages ensued.

nikmil commented on 2015-07-24 07:14

Updated to use new git repo and gradle build system.

haawda commented on 2015-01-20 23:32

orphaned, new build system uses gradle, and I do not know how to package this.

Anonymous comment on 2013-08-31 21:05

the git repo is wrong

manolomartinez commented on 2013-04-21 01:18

Yes, and no :) Thanks , and sorry for the noise.

haawda commented on 2013-04-16 19:47

Did you switch from Oracle Jave to openjdk recently? Did you relogin after that switch? You may also rebuild jabref-git afterwards.

manolomartinez commented on 2013-04-16 15:52

jabref expects java at /opt/java/jre/bin, but openjdk is at /usr/lib. Perhaps something like the following should be added to the pkgbuild?

mkdir -p /opt/java/jre/bin
ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk/jre/bin/java /opt/java/jre/bin/

manolomartinez commented on 2013-04-16 15:40

jabref expects java at /opt/java/jre/bin, but openjdk is at /usr/lib. Perhaps something like the following should be added to the pkgbuild?

mkdir -p /opt/java/jre/bin
ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk/jre/bin/java /opt/java/jre/bin/

daspostloch commented on 2013-04-09 11:51

confirming that fix works here, thanks!

haawda commented on 2013-04-09 11:29

fixed, thanks

daspostloch commented on 2013-04-09 10:25

With a fully up-to-date system, I get:

[jar] Building jar: /tmp/yaourt-tmp-user/aur-jabref-git/src/jabref/jabref/build/lib/JabRef-2.9b.jar

Total time: 20 seconds
==> Entering fakeroot environment...
==> Starting package()...
/tmp/yaourt-tmp-user/aur-jabref-git/./PKGBUILD: line 32: cd: /tmp/yaourt-tmp-user/aur-jabref-git/src/jabref-build: No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build jabref-git.
==> Restart building jabref-git ? [y/N]
==> -----------------------------------

haawda commented on 2012-06-20 17:09

no, it is not a dependency, but a makedependency.

Anonymous comment on 2012-06-20 08:31

tried to install it just a minute ago - dependency error : missing apache-ant
please add to displayed dependencies here

haawda commented on 2012-05-21 21:23

Gives version 2.8 now. ant lives now in /usr/bin, so I removed the full path from the call.

haawda commented on 2012-03-20 17:02

Initial upload, gives 2.8b2 (like jabref-beta, but hopefully with the most recent fixes).