Package Details: journalwatch 1.1.0-4

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Package Base: journalwatch
Description: Filter error messages from systemd journal, similar to logcheck/logwatch.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: The-Compiler
Maintainer: The-Compiler
Last Packager: The-Compiler
Votes: 12
Popularity: 0.53
First Submitted: 2014-07-11 11:59 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-01-22 12:50 (UTC)

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marcool04 commented on 2023-06-13 13:13 (UTC) (edited on 2023-06-13 13:16 (UTC) by marcool04)

Hi @The-Compiler,

Thanks for getting back to me so fast. You're right, my mistake I'm very sorry for the noise. I managed to muddle up the patch somehow in copy/pasting over from the machine 😑 Here it is as intended:

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index d9f9361..8afd159 100644
@@ -9,17 +9,19 @@ arch=(any)
 depends=('python' 'python-systemd')
+makedepends=(python-build python-installer python-wheel)

 build() {
-  cd "$srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver"
-  python build
+    cd "$pkgname-$pkgver"
+    python -m build --wheel --no-isolation

 package() {
-  cd "$srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver"
-  python install --root="$pkgdir/" --optimize=1 --skip-build
+    cd "$pkgname-$pkgver"
+    python -m installer --destdir="$pkgdir" dist/*.whl

And indeed, in a clean chroot, that fails to build, complaining of a missing setuptools! You're obviously on top of that one, and as you say, the current PKGBUILD's method is also perfectly documented and fine.

Thanks for maintaining the AUR package, and for the tool itself 😉

The-Compiler commented on 2023-06-13 12:40 (UTC)

Hey @marcool04!

That it works now is unrelated to your changes - all you needed to do is rebuilding the existing package, as with every Python upgrade and any Python package you installed via the AUR.

Your patch also has various issues:

  • It doesn't seem to apply at all, both git apply and patch complain about a corrupted patch file, even if I fix the indentation of lines such as pkgname, source or md5sums it still complains about it being corrupt.
  • The changed cd commands can't possibly work because _name is not defined anywhere.
  • Even after fixing all those issues, this won't work - as mentioned in the wiki, this requires that the package implements PEP 517, i.e. has a pyproject.toml, which journalwatch has not. As a consequence, building the package with your changes in a clean chroot fails due to a missing setuptools. I opened an issue to update to that, but until that's done, the curent PKGBUILD is correct (as also documented in the wiki).

marcool04 commented on 2021-01-24 13:16 (UTC)

@The-Compiler haha, no problem :) Still use the program every day and love it. Great to know you're keeping it up to date! All the best, Mark.

Arvedui commented on 2021-01-23 20:10 (UTC)

Better late than never :) Thank you!

The-Compiler commented on 2021-01-22 12:51 (UTC)

@Arvedui I'm, like, 3 years late - but I finally included python-setuptools there.

@marcool04 Whoops, I split building/packaging but didn't actually include the building part... Fixed now.

Thanks and sorry for the delays!

marcool04 commented on 2020-12-18 09:46 (UTC)

Hi, Just tried to installing this, and it appears the last pkgrel bump commit messed something up; the installed script fails to run with:

# /usr/bin/journalwatch
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/journalwatch", line 33, in <module>
    sys.exit(load_entry_point('journalwatch==1.1.0', 'console_scripts', 'journalwatch')())
  File "/usr/bin/journalwatch", line 25, in importlib_load_entry_point
    return next(matches).load()
  File "/usr/lib/python3.9/importlib/", line 77, in load
    module = import_module('module'))
  File "/usr/lib/python3.9/importlib/", line 127, in import_module
    return _bootstrap._gcd_import(name[level:], package, level)
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 1030, in _gcd_import
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 1007, in _find_and_load
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 984, in _find_and_load_unlocked
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'journalwatch'

It seems the extra --skip-build is not such a good idea :) Maybe it only works for upgrades? Reverting it works fine anyhow. All the best, Mark.

Arvedui commented on 2018-04-08 13:28 (UTC)

Please add python-setuptools to makedepends it fails to build in an clean chroot without it.

louie23 commented on 2014-09-07 00:00 (UTC)

> the AUR comments aren't really the right place to talk about non-package issues Got it, sorry for this, I try, and, and can't find place to report bug XD After set mail_args = "-t", it works like a charm, thanks for your help.

The-Compiler commented on 2014-09-06 20:29 (UTC)

I just released 0.2, you can now do "--loglevel debug" to see the command. I can't really help you with your exim config I'm afraid. You probably have to keep -t as option so the To:-header gets parsed. If you still need help I suggest posting to - the AUR comments aren't really the right place to talk about non-package issues ;)