Package Details: lightzone 4.1.8-2

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Package Base: lightzone
Description: A professional photo browser and editor, like Aperture or Lightroom
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Licenses: custom:BSD-3-Clause
Submitter: N30N
Maintainer: alexanderp
Last Packager: alexanderp
Votes: 74
Popularity: 0.001534
First Submitted: 2007-10-16 22:44
Last Updated: 2019-08-06 09:59

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s4ncho commented on 2015-05-19 19:06

version 4.1.0:

requires also: 'javahelp2'

and changing:
cp -dr --no-preserve=ownership {usr,opt} "${pkgdir}"/
cp -dr --no-preserve=ownership ./usr "${pkgdir}"/

Anonymous comment on 2015-04-15 08:26

I have just noticed I have js17 installed which might be causing the problem. Unfortunately it is required by polkit, which in turn has some important dependencies that cannot be removed.

Anonymous comment on 2015-04-12 09:04

I have the same java packages as you.
I've installed Virtualbox to use LZ on a xubuntu64 guest, it's a bit a crap to have to do that:( , but what can you do.
Lets hope someone comes along soon to maintain the package or knows how to help me debug it.

DrTebi commented on 2015-04-12 02:11

I am sorry to hear that. I just tried the same again on another install and it worked. If you check what java packages you have installed, what do you get? These are the ones I have currently:

local/java-environment-common 2-2
Common files for Java Development Kits
local/java-runtime-common 2-2
Common files for Java Runtime Environments
local/javahelp2 2.0.05-1
Java based help system
local/jdk7-openjdk 7.u75_2.5.4-1
OpenJDK Java 7 development kit
local/jre7-openjdk 7.u75_2.5.4-1
OpenJDK Java 7 full runtime environment
local/jre7-openjdk-headless 7.u75_2.5.4-1
OpenJDK Java 7 headless runtime environment

Run 'pacman -Qs java' to find out.

My previous comment also had the 'cp' command wrong. It should be:
sudo cp -dri usr /

But I think you already figured that out, since you had Lightzone startup already.

If you cannot get it to work, you can try darktable. It has pretty much everything that Lightzone has, including zones. I find it a bit less user-friendly, since it has so many features, but I suppose it's just a matter of getting used to it.

Anonymous comment on 2015-04-10 10:56

Thanks for your input DrTebi.
I now get:

Starting LightZone version 4.1.0 rc1 ...
with options :
This is LightZone 4.1.0~rc1 ()

Still no gui
It's frustrating!!!!!

DrTebi commented on 2015-04-10 09:24

Meanwhile... this is how I got it to work on my 64bit machine with the latest beta version of LightZone:

Download the binary package lightzone-4.1.0.rc1-0-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz from here:

Go to your download directory and then run:
tar xvf lightzone-4.1.0.rc1-0-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
sudo cp -dri usr /usr

You may need to install javahelp2, and of course you have to setup a Java environment (I used jre7-openjdk).

It's certainly not the Arch Linux way to do it, but if you really want LightZone to work now, this should work.

I really like LightZone, I hope this package will be updated soon so that it can be installed via pacman instead of some work-around.

Anonymous comment on 2015-02-03 17:06

Doesn't work for me on a 64bit machine, only 32 bit.
$ lightzone
Starting LightZone version 4.0.0 ...
with options :
This is LightZone 4.0.0 ()

I have to do a ctrl C to kill it.
Using jre7

Anonymous comment on 2015-02-02 16:52

Not working for me. Starting in a terminal gives:
Starting LightZone version 4.0.0 ...
with options :
This is LightZone 4.0.0 ()

It just hangs until I do a ctrl C.

DaveCode commented on 2014-04-09 04:10

Nice package. See my notes on /opt under

matrs commented on 2014-03-19 22:29

It would be great if the beta package were avalaible too