Package Details: normcap 0.5.4-1

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Package Base: normcap
Description: OCR powered screen-capture tool to capture information instead of images
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Licenses: GPL-3.0-or-later
Submitter: yochananmarqos
Maintainer: yochananmarqos
Last Packager: yochananmarqos
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.026075
First Submitted: 2021-11-07 21:19 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-01-21 17:05 (UTC)

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yochananmarqos commented on 2024-01-16 23:05 (UTC)

@ubmarco: I just commented out the checkdepends() array. The tests were failing before, anyway.

ubmarco commented on 2024-01-16 19:11 (UTC) (edited on 2024-01-16 19:24 (UTC) by ubmarco)

Strange. I delete all caches with yay -Sc but still get this:

$ yay -S normcap
 -> No AUR package found for python-pytest-instafail
 -> could not find all required packages: python-pytest-instafail

Edit: This could be a yay issue. I downloaded the latest PKGBUILD and normcap.desktop and ran makepkg -si manually and it worked.

Edit 2: This helped yay -S normcap --mflags "--nocheck". Got it from

yochananmarqos commented on 2024-01-16 15:17 (UTC)

@ubmarco: The check() function is disabled so the checkdepends() array is ignored.

ubmarco commented on 2024-01-16 09:32 (UTC)

The dependency python-pytest-instafail is missing now.

kearneyBack commented on 2023-11-30 03:27 (UTC)

you guys can try this: scrot -s -e 'tesseract $f stdout -l eng -c debug_file=/dev/null | xclip -sel clip'

gertvdijk commented on 2023-03-06 19:56 (UTC) (edited on 2023-03-06 19:57 (UTC) by gertvdijk)

Thanks! I already had qt6-wayland:

New optional dependencies for normcap
    qt6-wayland: Required in Wayland sessions [installed]

... but it seems the 0.4.0-2 version fixed it anyway. 🙏

yochananmarqos commented on 2023-03-05 16:02 (UTC)

@dynabo: As I already mentioned before, qt6-wayland is only required in a Wayland session. I'll add it as an optional dependency since it is not required for a Xorg session.

dynobo commented on 2023-03-05 12:09 (UTC)

It turned out that @gertvdijk was also missing qt6-wayland. (See

@yochananmarqos, as this issue occurred multiple times already, would it make sense to add qt6-wayland as optional dependency?

gertvdijk commented on 2023-02-18 15:06 (UTC)

Starting normcap 0.4.0-1 gives me this error:

$ normcap 
16:03:48 - ERROR   - normcap:206 - [QT] qtfatalmsg - this application failed to start because no qt platform plugin could be initialized. reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

available platform plugins are: xcb, offscreen, minimalegl, vkkhrdisplay, linuxfb, minimal, vnc, eglfs.

Aborted (core dumped)

Am I doing something wrong? Looks like a missing dependency. 😕

dynobo commented on 2023-01-29 20:53 (UTC)

Hi @yochananmarqos,

the new version v0.4.0 of NormCap just got released.

I think two adjustments might be necessary for the AUR package:

  1. I think prepare() is not necessary anymore (briefcase got removed as build dependency for the Python package)
  2. The path to icons and metainfo got renamed from package to bundle