Package Details: nitter-git latest-28

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Package Base: nitter-git
Description: Alternative Twitter front-end
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Licenses: AGPL3
Conflicts: nitter
Provides: nitter
Submitter: somini
Maintainer: somini
Last Packager: somini
Votes: 7
Popularity: 0.011646
First Submitted: 2020-06-13 23:14 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-03-12 01:39 (UTC)

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ynakao commented on 2024-03-12 00:35 (UTC)

And now that the auth.nim tweak was merged, 1164.patch file no longer needs to be applied. git diff:

somini commented on 2024-03-11 23:08 (UTC)

@ynakao Thanks for the patch, applied.

One of the latest commits means the videos work again, by the guest accounts are dead, you need a proper account.


ynakao commented on 2024-02-22 12:00 (UTC)

Here you are. My local build works fine. Please review :).

somini commented on 2024-02-21 21:48 (UTC)

That's a good idea. Can you contribute a patch to change it? The symlink in /usr/share/nitter/ needs to change.

Frankly, the main problem is that nitter broke videos on this branch, and there seems to be no way to get them back.

ynakao commented on 2024-02-11 13:39 (UTC)

Hi, how about installing nitter.conf in /etc/nitter/ instead of under /etc directly in order not to litter /etc directory by following Web application package guidelines?

somini commented on 2023-08-23 23:34 (UTC)

Moved back to the original repository, this time on a unmerged PR.

Requires manual intervention to get guest accounts, see:

This will all be integrated in the future I think, so don't get too attached. I pushed some changes to properly create all files with the right permissions, and I'm dogfooding it myself, but there might be borkage.

The main case is /etc/nitter/guest_accounts.json being empty, the JSON parser will probably choke and give a weird error. Check that link above for solving it.

In case anyone wants to help take care of all this babysitting Musk's baby, let me know and I will give you co-maintainer status.

somini commented on 2023-08-19 22:34 (UTC)

Moved back again to PrivacyDevel's fork, now that Twitter seems to be blocking any anonymous access.

Can move back once the "guest accounts" situation is clarified, see

@climbTheStairs The package was originally my personal config, that's why the default configuration had weird values. I agree that upstream patches should remain at a minimum, integrated your new patch.

climbTheStairs commented on 2023-08-08 00:04 (UTC) (edited on 2023-08-08 00:07 (UTC) by climbTheStairs)

Most of the changes in config.patch seem to be unnecessary or redundant (adding # Change this? everywhere, removing or replacing informative comments, and changing default settings such as port, address, theme, and base64Media for no clear reason), and I believe that the default base64Media setting should not be changed to false, since the only reason it should be used is if there's a network or proxy problem that breaks with URL-encoded media URLs (; otherwise, it does nothing but obfuscates URLs.

I think it would make sense to reduce config.patch to only changing staticDir:

diff --git a/nitter.conf b/nitter.conf
index 0d4deb7..881be3d 100644
--- a/nitter.conf
+++ b/nitter.conf
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ address = ""
 port = 8080
 https = false  # disable to enable cookies when not using https
 httpMaxConnections = 100
-staticDir = "./public"
+staticDir = "/usr/share/nitter/public"

 listMinutes = 240  # how long to cache list info (not the tweets, so keep it high)

somini commented on 2023-07-18 19:32 (UTC)

@kescherAUR Indeed, rebuilt and confirmed it's working again.

Thanks for the heads up, updated the package. If there's any issue I can easily revert back to the old version, and the repository history is available, the fork commit is this:

kescherAUR commented on 2023-07-12 10:33 (UTC)

@somini please move back to upstream - Nitter works again now, without requiring an account on the accursed platform.