Package Details: rocketchat-client-bin 3.8.7-1

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Package Base: rocketchat-client-bin
Description: The Ultimate Open Source Web Chat Platform
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Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: rocketchat-desktop
Provides: rocketchat-desktop
Submitter: gu1ll0me
Maintainer: buzo
Last Packager: buzo
Votes: 48
Popularity: 0.84
First Submitted: 2017-09-29 12:43 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-06-03 07:04 (UTC)

Latest Comments

buzo commented on 2022-03-19 20:42 (UTC)

tperami: good idea – done.

tperami commented on 2022-03-14 14:48 (UTC)

Could you mark this package as providing and conflicting with rocketchat-desktop? That would allow the installation of one of them to automatically uninstall the other

BS86 commented on 2022-01-26 11:54 (UTC)

I switched to this package today (again) because the update of electron to 16.0.7-2 breaks the ability to scroll up when using rocketchat-desktop (recompiling does not solve the problem). So yeah, this package is definitely needed because it is the less troubled road of using Rocketchat on Arch. I had to use it several times in the past because rocketchat-desktop had issues.

asjur commented on 2021-09-28 08:55 (UTC)

Today I had to use this package as the one build in rocketchat-desktop caused electron errors on launch. So there's still a use-case for me. :)

buzo commented on 2021-09-23 17:14 (UTC)

Does anybody still need this package? There is also rocketchat-desktop, which should be preferred, because it builds from source.

aminvakil commented on 2021-03-23 20:35 (UTC)


user20159 commented on 2021-03-23 13:38 (UTC)

@aminvakil: Thanks! Usually I'm using the regular linux kernel, but you're right, I accidentally booted linux-harded that time. Can you explain what's different for linux-hardened that those special permissions are required for Rocket.Chat?

aminvakil commented on 2021-03-23 13:20 (UTC)

@user20159 Do you use linux-hardened? That's normal then.

buzo commented on 2021-03-23 13:08 (UTC)

Strange. rocketchat-desktop works smoothly for me. And I'd rather not want to have a setuid root binary packaged, since the security risk is too high.

Do you have any special setup, user20159?

user20159 commented on 2021-03-23 07:33 (UTC)

I got the following error out of nowhere when trying to launch Rocket.Chat:

$ rocketchat-desktop
[1624:0323/] The SUID sandbox helper binary was found, but is not configured correctly. Rather than run without sandboxing I'm aborting now. You need to make sure that /opt/Rocket.Chat/chrome-sandbox is owned by root and has mode 4755.
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)

Uninstalling and re-building the package did not fix it. I had to manually do

$ sudo chmod 4755 /opt/Rocket.Chat/chrome-sandbox

To fix it.

Dwolfix commented on 2021-01-04 18:51 (UTC)

I confirm the problem with version 3.1. Application does not open from tray

ferretwithaberet commented on 2020-12-23 17:36 (UTC) (edited on 2020-12-23 17:41 (UTC) by ferretwithaberet)

Update 3.1.0-1 breaks application for me. Downgraded to 3.0.7-1 and it works again, not sure if something is wrong with the application itself or with this package. Starting application from terminal does not display any errors.

Edit: By "breaks application" I mean it launches, but I cannot show the application, it stays minimized.

weilbith commented on 2020-10-02 08:13 (UTC)

The patch from 3.0.0 to 3.0.1 should have solved the validating URL issue, but it does not for me. Anyone else having this issue as well?

svinto commented on 2020-04-30 14:03 (UTC) (edited on 2020-04-30 14:04 (UTC) by svinto)

Anyone else having problems with webcam/microphone permissions in Jitsi Meet for conference calls? I don't see anyway to grant the permissions. I had to switch over to using Firefox instead to get it to work.

je-vv commented on 2020-01-06 16:33 (UTC)

No good reason to keep it optional, except that someone wants it. As I indicated, I tried the binary without having gconf in the system, and removing gconf as a dep, and it worked out fine. And after getting the upgrade, it's working fine without conf... Thanks !

buzo commented on 2020-01-05 12:58 (UTC) (edited on 2020-01-05 12:59 (UTC) by buzo)

Thanks je-vv. I have removed the dependency to gconf. Or what would be a good reason to keep it an optional dependency?

je-vv commented on 2020-01-04 22:17 (UTC) (edited on 2020-01-04 22:50 (UTC) by je-vv)

Is it possible to make gconf an "optional" dependency? It has been dropped from Arch, and if rocketchat doesn't really depend on it, I'd like to get rid of gconf as Arch has done it (and avoid installing its deps either). BTW, I installed the package removing gconf as a dep, and not having gconf in the box, and it just worked, and I also noticed the non bin version doesn't include gconf... Thanks !

buzo commented on 2019-12-13 15:17 (UTC)

tuxitop: Done, thanks for the hint!

tuxitop commented on 2019-12-12 21:31 (UTC)

It is required to install libindicator-gtk3 to view the system tray icon (using the appIndicator-support plugin). Could you please add it as an optional dependency?

foxie commented on 2018-08-14 13:20 (UTC)

This is working for now.

electron --app=/opt/Rocket.Chat+/resources/app.asar

mmgoilf commented on 2018-08-09 16:09 (UTC)

@matthias.lisin @michaudg Guess I misunderstood, looked to me like many people were recommending it. Yup, I got flatpak for now, was my first idea when this happened. Hoping they fix this soon though.

matthias.lisin commented on 2018-08-09 11:48 (UTC) (edited on 2018-08-09 11:50 (UTC) by matthias.lisin)

@michaudg @mmgoilf Downgrading is NOT recommended. Until the bug it fixed, you can run RocketChat (or other electron apps) using flatpak.

More information here:

edit: replied 1 min later.

gu1ll0me commented on 2018-08-09 11:47 (UTC) (edited on 2018-08-09 12:23 (UTC) by gu1ll0me)

@mmgoilf As described in this issue, you can install this Rocket.Chat Flatpak to solve the glibc problem.

Also, an Electron patch seems on the way:

mmgoilf commented on 2018-08-09 11:33 (UTC)

@michaudg What do I do about the fact that half of my applications depend on glibc_2.28 and downgrading basically breaks the system? A lot of people are saying to downgrade but I don't know why, is there a way to make it work?

gu1ll0me commented on 2018-08-08 23:58 (UTC) (edited on 2018-08-08 23:59 (UTC) by gu1ll0me)

@mmgoilf As described by matthias.lisin, the last version of glibc is causing this segfault. For now, you have to downgrade to glibc-2.27-3 if you still want to use Rocket.Chat client. You can use downgrade from AUR do to that.

mmgoilf commented on 2018-08-08 23:46 (UTC)

I am getting a segfault too. Is there a way to fix this?

matthias.lisin commented on 2018-08-06 21:03 (UTC)

@xteixeira glibc is causing this. it works with glibc 2.27-3

xteixeira commented on 2018-08-06 20:55 (UTC)

@michaudg Tried it. Even removed the Rocket.Chat+ folder in ~/.config

Still segfaulting. Is your system fully updated?

gu1ll0me commented on 2018-08-06 19:40 (UTC)

@xteixeira Fresh installed on my side and no segfault. Try to uninstall and reinstall.

matthias.lisin commented on 2018-08-06 19:37 (UTC)

@xteixeira Yes is does. Not sure if it's rocketchats fault though.

xteixeira commented on 2018-08-06 19:00 (UTC)

This segfaults for me. rocketchat-desktop does too.

dovydas commented on 2018-01-30 13:29 (UTC)

@michaudg Thanks for quick fix :)

gu1ll0me commented on 2018-01-29 18:15 (UTC)

@dovydas Fixed. Thanks for reporting.

dovydas commented on 2018-01-29 08:32 (UTC)

While building latest 2.10.2 version I receive an error.

==> Validating source_x86_64 files with md5sums... rocketchat_2.10.2_amd64.deb ... FAILED ==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check! ==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build rocketchat-client-bin. ==> Restart building rocketchat-client-bin ? [y/N]

pyriand3r commented on 2017-11-13 12:15 (UTC)

2.10.1 is out. Fixed a startup bug for me that came with the 2.10 and made the client unusable for me and a college

gu1ll0me commented on 2017-11-09 14:28 (UTC)

@mikky I don't have this error on my side. I tested it on two different systems. Are you on a 64 bits system?

mikky commented on 2017-11-09 14:24 (UTC)

2.10.0-1 still segfaults for me, no error reported, just plain segfault

mikky commented on 2017-10-03 12:12 (UTC)

2.9.0-2 segfaults

SilverRainZ commented on 2017-09-28 08:22 (UTC)

Missing dependency: libxss P.S. This pacakage is extracted from deb package so would be better renamed as rocketchat-client-bin.

pacmansyu commented on 2017-06-09 18:57 (UTC)

It appears the rocketchat binary is at /opt/Rocket.Chat+/rocketchat. The .desktop file under /usr/share/applications has the correct location but the symlink created in the PKGBUILD at install time points /usr/bin/rocketchat-desktop at /opt/Rocket.Chat+/rocketchat-desktop, which doesn't exist.

gu1ll0me commented on 2017-04-27 14:20 (UTC)

@tangresh Fixed, thanks.

tangresh commented on 2017-04-27 07:21 (UTC)

With 2.7.0 the main binary changed name to rocketchat-desktop and now the symlink points to nothing.

gu1ll0me commented on 2017-02-08 03:50 (UTC)

@chowbok Thanks for the advice. Symlink moved to /usr/bin.

chowbok commented on 2017-01-25 00:19 (UTC)

AUR packages shouldn't put stuff in /usr/local/bin. That's where non-package managed stuff goes. The symlink ought to be in /usr/bin.

gu1ll0me commented on 2017-01-16 23:57 (UTC)

@masteroman Symlink added in /usr/local/bin.

masteroman commented on 2017-01-16 22:30 (UTC)

Main binary is placed in /opt/Rocket.Chat+/rocketchat which is not within default $PATH making it not available to start via command line by default. Is there any way to include symlink in package to let's say /usr/local/bin/rocketchat?

cellisten commented on 2017-01-11 10:12 (UTC)

I can take over packet management for this if @michaudg doesn't have the time anymore.

cellisten commented on 2017-01-11 09:28 (UTC)

I have solved the problem. It seems that the path for releases has changed. New packagebuild here: I've changed version, path (new path is with underscore and AMD64 instead of dash and x64) and MD5SUM. Working as expected, please update!

geekgonecrazy commented on 2017-01-07 04:30 (UTC)

@BuZZ-dEE Actually I think this is a change that can be made up stream. I'm testing a beta release of our next version, instead of the blank icon when Rocket.Chat is open I now get this: I believe this is what you were looking for. Before you could favorite to your dock and it'd show the icon there. But when you ran it, the open window would always show iconless like your screenshot. So hang tight, we'll have another release soon that will resolve that.

gu1ll0me commented on 2017-01-06 22:45 (UTC)

@BuZZ-dEE Can you try with the GNOME default icon set (Adwaita) to see if the problem comes from your icon theme?

BuZZ-dEE commented on 2017-01-06 21:27 (UTC)

@geekgonecrazy I have an icon in the GNOME shell overview, but not in the dock. A fix for a similar problem for Riot.

geekgonecrazy commented on 2017-01-06 16:59 (UTC)

@BuZZ-dEE i've got an icon in mine. Didn't do anything special to get it there.

BuZZ-dEE commented on 2017-01-06 16:40 (UTC)

@michaudg I mean, if I install this package, it would be nice to have an application icon, that I see in the GNOME laucher / shell / dock / panel like for every other application also.

gu1ll0me commented on 2017-01-06 02:29 (UTC)

@geekgonecrazy Thanks for the information.

gu1ll0me commented on 2017-01-06 02:26 (UTC)

@BuZZ-dEE You can use /opt/rocketchat/icon.png. Is it what you mean? An icon file to use with a dock like AWN?

geekgonecrazy commented on 2017-01-05 21:37 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-05 21:38 (UTC) by geekgonecrazy)

@michaudg First off thanks for maintaining this on Arch. Just started using Arch after a long break, was pleasantly surprised to find you had already done this! :+1: As of today builds are now automated with new releases so expect more frequent updates. There is also a new build out today: 2.0.1. Also be sure to remove the 'v' from the path. For example the new release is: Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions:

BuZZ-dEE commented on 2017-01-04 10:54 (UTC)

It would be great to have an application icon for the panel / dock / launcher.

ahills commented on 2016-08-10 13:33 (UTC)

Shouldn't this be named rocketchat-client-bin, since it doesn't actually build the software?

glebot commented on 2016-07-11 13:06 (UTC)

Please add libnotify and gconf to dependencies. /opt/rocketchat/rocketchat: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory /opt/rocketchat/rocketchat: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

gu1ll0me commented on 2016-02-24 14:28 (UTC) (edited on 2016-02-24 14:34 (UTC) by gu1ll0me)

Blank screen bug with freetype2 font v2.6.3 and rocketchat-client 1.0.0 : Workaround: downgrading to freetype2 v2.6.2 Bug report :