Package Details: live-usb-install 2.5.12-1

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Package Base: live-usb-install
Description: LiveUSB Install - Create bootable usb sticks from a wide range of different Linux distributions
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Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: live-usb-install
Submitter: andre.laszlo
Maintainer: jooch
Last Packager: jooch
Votes: 90
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2011-06-16 02:32 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-12-22 23:22 (UTC)

Latest Comments

Pietro_Pizzi commented on 2021-03-23 19:03 (UTC)

Is it really incompatible with dbus-python!? Because of that I can't use it anymore...

aminvakil commented on 2020-06-21 10:22 (UTC)

I've found this package from viewing freefilesync maintainer's package, I don't know if anyone is using this or not yet (I'm not), just wanted to get a heads up on a new version (although new version is more than two years old, too).

mqs commented on 2018-10-28 11:34 (UTC) (edited on 2018-10-28 11:42 (UTC) by mqs)

The package (sadly) doesn't work for me. I'm getting the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/live-usb-install/", line 3019, in <module>
    app = appgui()
  File "/usr/share/live-usb-install/", line 233, in __init__
  File "/usr/share/live-usb-install/", line 1981, in on_button4_clicked
    removable_drives = self.list_removable_drives()
  File "/usr/share/live-usb-install/", line 433, in list_removable_drives
    hal_obj = self.bus.get_object("org.freedesktop.Hal","/org/freedesktop/Hal/Manager")
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dbus/", line 241, in get_object
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dbus/", line 248, in __init__
    self._named_service = conn.activate_name_owner(bus_name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dbus/", line 180, in activate_name_owner
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dbus/", line 278, in start_service_by_name
    'su', (bus_name, flags)))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dbus/", line 651, in call_blocking
    message, timeout)
dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files

Also: could you please use gksudo instead of gksu (This package is the only òne where I'm getting asked my root password and not my own, so I usually don't remember it)? Alternatively I would also be ok with adding a symlink to the (executable) python script in /usr/bin by adding the following lines to the package() function:

chmod a+x ${pkgdir}/usr/share/${pkgname}/
ln -s ${pkgdir}/usr/share/${pkgname}/ ${pkgdir}/usr/bin/${pkgname}

thebopshoobop commented on 2016-09-21 17:30 (UTC) (edited on 2016-09-21 19:00 (UTC) by thebopshoobop)

Here's an updated PKGBUILD for version 2.5.11 I've also added an .install file to remove optimized *.pyc files on removal and upgrade.

ZJaume commented on 2016-07-13 12:10 (UTC)

MD5 checksum checking fails for live-usb-install-2.5.9.tar.gz

jooch commented on 2015-08-17 09:16 (UTC)

@adonisk I'm getting timeouts too, the authors server is not very reliable. I'll see if i can switch to the sourceforge servers.

adonisk commented on 2015-08-16 11:31 (UTC)

It can no longer download the file (403 forbidden)

jooch commented on 2014-09-21 11:55 (UTC)

@Sudowoodo Sorry this took so long, i was on holiday and additionally there is a bug with the latest version of mkaurball preventing me to create the new one. Anyway it is now updated ;)

Sudowoodo commented on 2014-09-11 12:44 (UTC)

Version 2.5.3 is out, here is an updated PKGBUILD.

jooch commented on 2014-06-05 11:33 (UTC)

@ theOptimizedCode I'm assuming your upgrading. When i was testing this i removed the older installed version before i installed the new one, so i never encountered these errors. The file layout is completely changed wit the latest version so i've edited the PKGBUILD and added the older version to the conflicts. This should fix the problem for anyone upgrading the package.

theOptimizedCode commented on 2014-06-01 22:55 (UTC)

@jooch : With the latest update - there are a lot of '<file> exists in filesystem' errors and looks like they are not owned by any package. Full error log here:

jooch commented on 2014-05-21 12:10 (UTC)

Updated the package to 2.5.2 I did not check all the dependencies, i am assuming they did not change. Please report any errors.

Florian commented on 2014-05-06 12:24 (UTC)

Disowned since I'm not using it anymore.

Florian commented on 2013-09-25 09:59 (UTC)

I have created a working and updated PKGBUILD for this package: Desktop file:

ngoonee commented on 2013-06-28 02:42 (UTC)

Quick hack, just replace PKG_DIR=$pkgdir This PKGBUILD doesn't even know $pkgdir exists.

draffin commented on 2013-05-25 09:20 (UTC)

Strange result when trying to install it : "Paquets (1): live-usb-install-2.3.10-2 Taille totale installé : 0,00 MiB" Installing actually works but ... the package is empty.

OdinEidolon commented on 2013-05-23 19:40 (UTC)

PKGBUILD lacks package() function, thus the installing works (albeit with a big WARNING!) but does absolutely nothing. Please update the PKGBUILD to the latest standard.

saturn_knight commented on 2013-03-19 03:09 (UTC)

Line #18 in the PKGBUILD is using a variable that doesn't work when BUILDDIR is set. It should be changed to: cd $srcdir

ValHue commented on 2013-01-13 10:08 (UTC)

Please update!! There is a newer version, 2.3.8

commented on 2012-10-02 18:13 (UTC)

Just installed this, it works. I figured I'd let other newbies know that to run it you need to locate and run it as root. Thanks for the package !

MFserver commented on 2012-04-16 08:47 (UTC)

When installing with yaourt I get the following error: läser in paket... fel: '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-mfserver/PKGDEST.ugK/*.pkg.tar.xz': kunde inte hitta eller förbereda paket which means it could not find the package in /tmp/yaourt-tmp-mfserver/PKGDEST.ugK/*.pkg.tar.xz. When building with makepkg -s I get: läser in paket... fel: saknar metadata för paketet i live-usb-install-2.3.2.tar.gz fel: 'live-usb-install-2.3.2.tar.gz': ogiltigt eller korrupt paket which means metadata is missing in the package. Also, makepkg does not create a *.pkg.tar.xz, instead it is a *.tar.gz file. Also, makepkg says the package is invalid or corrupt. Using Arch-x86_64.

commented on 2011-11-22 19:36 (UTC)

Hello,you should add mtools as dependencies.

krab commented on 2011-11-18 23:43 (UTC)

In arch linux package called "libtorrent-rasterbar" he builded with --enable-python-binding option.

andre.laszlo commented on 2011-10-23 15:50 (UTC)

Thanks Morfeo.

robertfoster commented on 2011-10-23 15:29 (UTC)

please change "#!/usr/bin/env python" into "#!/usr/bin/env python2" in and add "x86_64" in "arch"

andre.laszlo commented on 2011-06-16 02:47 (UTC)

Please note that torrent downloads will not work in this release unless you find the python bindings for libtorrent somewhere. I haven't been able to find them yet, so please tell me if you do.

andre.laszlo commented on 2011-06-16 02:37 (UTC)

First aur version. Pretty much untested. Please try it out and give me feedback here or by mail.