Package Details: librewolf-bin 77.0.1-2

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Package Base: librewolf-bin
Description: Community-maintained fork of Firefox, focused on privacy, security and freedom.
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Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: librewolf
Provides: librewolf
Submitter: lsf
Maintainer: lsf
Last Packager: lsf
Votes: 7
Popularity: 0.107231
First Submitted: 2019-06-16 13:12
Last Updated: 2020-06-09 12:09

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lsf commented on 2020-03-06 21:05

@mwoah that's good to hear, and sorry for the radio silence on my side.

I'm currently working on getting the project back on track (and some open issues taken care of) over on, so I hope in the future you'll get some actual response from me or someone else over there :)

mwohah commented on 2020-02-15 19:50

I'm experiencing crashes in both LibreWolf 72 and 73 since updating other packages Friday. I'm not sure, but I'm thinking this may be related to the glibc update to 2.31.

The crashes happen when I try to open a .desktop file with LibreWolf or when I try to open an RSS feed entry from Liferea.

Update on 26 February 2020: this issue seems to have resolved itself in the meantime. It was likely some other Arch package that was generating problems.

lsf commented on 2019-06-18 13:40

Already noted, thanks to mwohah – will be fixed soon :)

jeancf commented on 2019-06-18 13:34

the Exec= parameter in, the .desktop file points to the incorrect binary (/usr/lib/librewolf/firefox) instead of /bin/librewolf

lsf commented on 2019-06-17 19:16

Thanks for finding those wrong entries, I'll prepare a new release with a fixed file soon.

About your issue: /usr/share/applications should be the correct directory (it's an xdg-standard-directory, iirc).

You might try a (sudo) update-desktop-database, which should re-scan your .desktop files – I think this normally happens at the end of the package installation, too.

mwohah commented on 2019-06-17 18:50

I tried placing that in my .local/share/applications folder, but it still didn't show up.

I did some tinkering with it and I think I figured out what the problem is: the file still mentions /usr/lib/librewolf/firefox at three locations instead of /usr/lib/librewolf/librewolf.

After changing that, it shows up properly in GNOME. I tried applying the same changes directly in /usr/share/applications/librewolf.desktop, but it didn't show up either, perhaps this is not a folder that GNOME scans?

lsf commented on 2019-06-17 16:41

Hm, that's odd. Currently the librewolf-bin.desktop file is indeed not used, I'll probably remove it in the next version. At the moment this package just uses a prebuilt binary built with the librewolf PKGBUILD, which already includes the librewolf.desktop file in the proper place. At some later point this package might switch to using an 'upstream' binary, which is when it might be needed again.

But more the the point, or rather to your problem: Even though the '-bin' desktop file is not used, the regular one is, and at least on my system can be found in /usr/share/applications/librewolf.desktop (and LibreWolf appears in the (xfce-)menu). Could you check if it's there on your system as well? It should be; on my system pacman -Qo /usr/share/applications/librewolf.desktop shows it as being installed by this package (/usr/share/applications/librewolf.desktop is owned by librewolf-bin 67.0.2-4).

mwohah commented on 2019-06-17 16:14

Thanks for this package!

LibreWolf doesn't seem to show up in the applications menu on GNOME. I think the desktop file is being downloaded, but not installed anywhere, is that possible?