Package Details: referencer 1.2.2-8

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Package Base: referencer
Description: a Gnome application to organise documents or references, and ultimately generate a BibTeX bibliography file
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: sirocco
Maintainer: schnecki (nahno)
Last Packager: schnecki
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2015-09-02 14:46 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-04-17 09:42 (UTC)

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nahno commented on 2023-04-17 10:10 (UTC)

Thanks so much @schnecki for resolving the gnome-doc-utils dependency. Was able to build referencer again :-)

nahno commented on 2021-06-14 07:07 (UTC)

Needs to be rebuilt after recent boost-libs upgrade.

davidmcinnis commented on 2019-03-14 19:55 (UTC)

Thank you for the helpful comment @iwaka. I added the packages you suggested to the depends array.

iwaka commented on 2019-03-14 14:37 (UTC)

I had to manually install the following AUR packages to have referencer install on my machine:

libgnome libgnome-data libbonobo orbit2 libgnomemm libbonoboui libgnomeui

Not sure if it's just me or if the package needs to be updated.

nahno commented on 2019-01-21 15:41 (UTC) (edited on 2019-01-21 15:42 (UTC) by nahno)

Needs to be rebuilt after recent boost-libs upgrade.

$ referencer

referencer: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

nahno commented on 2019-01-14 11:25 (UTC)

@davidmcinnis you are right. This is what I'm looking for. It would definately improve my 'workflow' and make things easier. The VM is a good idea and worth considering. I'll keep my Arch install for sure :P Thank you again so much for all the effort you put into my question. Best, nahno

davidmcinnis commented on 2019-01-14 11:17 (UTC) (edited on 2019-01-14 11:19 (UTC) by davidmcinnis)

@nahno: Sounds like you are talking about the list of tag check-boxes underneath the "this document" part of the "tag pane" . If so then my build of referencer also lacks your desired feature.

Your intuition about the feature being removed is probably correct. The article you linked to was published April 3, 2008. At that time Referencer 1.1.2 was the most recent version. My best guess the Developers of Referencer decided to remove the "this document" feature sometime between 2008 and the current 2014 release version 1.2.2.

I see you already asked the Developers to re-implement this Feature. Hopefully this feature will re-appear in the next version of Referencer.

I downloaded version 1.1.2 from but the build failed because of library problems. You might be able to find an older version of Referencer on a different Linux Distribution than Arch-Linux. I've heard Debian is a good Distribution for running older software. You might consider using a Virtual Machine like VirtualBox so you can keep your Arch install :)

Best of luck,


nahno commented on 2019-01-13 14:57 (UTC)

@davidmcinnis: it is not really a popup but more like a menu. And I'm sure it was implemented at some point. See the bottom left of this article's picture However, if you look at the wikipedia picture it is missing and looks like my referencer. Thanks a lot for your help. I will try a feature request. Best

davidmcinnis commented on 2019-01-13 11:46 (UTC)

@nahno: Thank you for describing your problem. I am fairly certain the tags popup feature you describe is not implemented by the software. I suggest you make a feature request upstream at

Hope this helps,