Package Details: kiwix-desktop-git 2.0.1.r16.g8430ee8-1

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Package Base: kiwix-desktop-git
Description: Offline reader for Web content, especially intended to make Wikipedia available offline
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Keywords: kiwix
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: kiwix-desktop
Provides: kiwix-desktop
Submitter: soloturn
Maintainer: hashworks
Last Packager: hashworks
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2019-12-26 09:28 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-06-17 19:30 (UTC)

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ynikitenko commented on 2020-11-17 14:23 (UTC)

Since I'm a new user, I didn't get that. Now I understand, thanks.

hashworks commented on 2020-11-17 14:20 (UTC)

There is a conflict set, that should be enough. You should always check the official repos first, the AUR is an entirely unsupported realm.

ynikitenko commented on 2020-11-17 14:13 (UTC)

Now I understand. When I searched Arch Wiki, there was nothing about Kiwix.

When I searched AUR, there were only two packages, including this one.

Maybe add somewhere in the description that a community version exists?

hashworks commented on 2020-11-17 13:56 (UTC)

The AUR version is a git package, the community version a fixed "stable" release.

ynikitenko commented on 2020-11-17 13:44 (UTC) (edited on 2020-11-17 13:51 (UTC) by ynikitenko)

Hm, I didn't even know there is a community version. Why keep an AUR version then? I installed the version using pacman (it doesn't write that it's community, but it seems so). The problems remain. These are problems of the program itself, not its distribution to Arch. I think the rules say that 'upstream bugs should go to their creators'.

P.S. I misunderstood your phrase "If so you should report that bug upstream." - it was reported already.

hashworks commented on 2020-11-17 13:07 (UTC)

Does kiwix-desktop in community work fine? If so you should report that bug upstream.

ynikitenko commented on 2020-11-17 13:02 (UTC)

Thanks, this is a good program. Unfortunately there is a bug, and Wiktionary articles don't show translation sections (in fact there are several bugs). I use an old binary version of this package, This works fine. I'm not sure whether a separate package should be created for that, but at least let everyone here know about that.

hashworks commented on 2020-04-22 10:30 (UTC)

I've taken over the package and updated it to follow the VCS package guidelines.

nimrod_mack commented on 2020-04-14 14:32 (UTC) (edited on 2020-04-14 14:32 (UTC) by nimrod_mack)

Regarding the pkgver() function, it should work with something very similar to:

pkgver() { cd "$pkgname"; git describe --long --tags | sed 's/([^-]*-g)/r\1/;s/-/./g' ; }