Package Details: mendeleydesktop-bundled 1.19.4-1

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Package Base: mendeleydesktop
Description: Academic software for managing and sharing research papers.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom:mendeley_eula
Conflicts: mendeleydesktop
Provides: mendeleydesktop
Submitter: lpjhjdh
Maintainer: xgdgsc (akstrfn)
Last Packager: akstrfn
Votes: 300
Popularity: 1.960591
First Submitted: 2009-06-10 18:28
Last Updated: 2019-04-09 20:17

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akstrfn commented on 2018-10-02 15:21

To avoid crashs when opening PDF's, and hangout on exit install mendeleydesktop-bundled which packages Qt provided by the upstream.

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xgdgsc commented on 2019-02-17 13:42

Thanks. Fixed.

jonathon commented on 2019-02-17 11:48

There may be a slight bug in the script (

This should do the job:

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 69ac243..80f8510 100644
@@ -77,7 +77,7 @@ package_mendeleydesktop-bundled() {
     cd "$pkgbase-$pkgver-linux-$CARCH"

-    sed -i 's/Exec=/&LD_LIBRARY_PATH=\/opt\/mendeleydesktop\/lib\/mendeleydesktop\/plugins\/platforms /' bin/
+    sed -i 's/Exec=/&env LD_LIBRARY_PATH=\/opt\/mendeleydesktop\/lib\/mendeleydesktop\/plugins\/platforms /' bin/

     install -d "$pkgdir/opt/$pkgbase"
     cp -a bin lib share "$pkgdir/opt/$pkgbase/"

It won't replace an existing mendeleydesktop.desktop file but it will help for new users.

blazko commented on 2019-02-17 11:48

Please change line78 of PKGBUILD to:

sed -i 's/Exec=/&env LD_LIBRARY_PATH=\/opt\/mendeleydesktop\/lib\/mendeleydesktop\/plugins\/platforms /' bin/

in order to stop ld_library path errors

akstrfn commented on 2019-01-23 20:12

Your whole system does not look healthy...

ilario commented on 2019-01-22 18:31

I'm on an updated 64bit Arch and I'm experiencing frequent Gnome-shell (in crashes while doing various actions in mendeleydesktop-bundled. Usually this happens when I add a new PDF or when I try to export to a .bib file.

Here the log of the last crash:

xgdgsc commented on 2019-01-19 16:30

@gaelic I don't see this issue in KDE. Have you checked your ~/.local/share/applications/mendeleydesktop.desktop? I' d suggest you edit it here and use it instead of the one in the package to keep it simple.

gaelic commented on 2019-01-17 09:49

Hey, can you please add

StartupWMClass=Mendeley Desktop

in the .desktop file. This would prevent double entries in the gnome-shell (if you have mendeley as a favorite and after you start it)


ecklm commented on 2018-12-18 12:29

The last update ruins the .desktop file after every update. The one in /usr/share/application is fine, however, there is always one under ~/.local/share/application which makes it fail. If I remove it, it is copied there again after bootup.

I am using the bundled version.

akstrfn commented on 2018-12-14 14:49

There were changes in Qt5.12 in WebEngineCore. You'll have to use bundled version unfortunatelly. Lets hope that the upstream rebuilds with new Qt...

RunAndTumble commented on 2018-12-14 13:46

Get some problems with the most recent version. When I close the app, it doesn't stop, I have to use "kill" after that. Running in terminal gives me that:

$ mendeleydesktop Failed to run mendeley:// link handler installer "/opt/mendeleydesktop/lib/mendeleydesktop/libexec/" /opt/mendeleydesktop/lib/mendeleydesktop/libexec/QtWebEngineProcess --type=zygote --webengine-schemes=qrc:sLV --lang=en-US: relocation error: /opt/mendeleydesktop/lib/mendeleydesktop/libexec/QtWebEngineProcess --type=zygote --webengine-schemes=qrc:sLV --lang=en-US: symbol _ZN7content20localtime_r_overrideEPKlP2tm version Qt_5 not defined in file with link time reference