Package Details: sent 1-4

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Package Base: sent
Description: Simple plaintext presentation tool
Upstream URL:
Keywords: presentation suckless
Licenses: custom:ISC
Submitter: eworm
Maintainer: ankitrgadiya
Last Packager: ankitrgadiya
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2015-11-12 12:25 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2018-10-09 14:10 (UTC)

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Latest Comments

thiagowfx commented on 2021-06-24 02:16 (UTC) (edited on 2021-06-24 02:16 (UTC) by thiagowfx)

This package seems to have been marked as out-of-date by mistake (not by me). It seems to be up-to-date as of today.

asfd commented on 2020-04-09 00:56 (UTC)

Yes, if 2ff is missing it means you need to install farbfeld in order to successfully run the example document that comes with the package.

Cirelli94 commented on 2020-02-27 07:48 (UTC)

sh: 2ff: command not found at first run! Is some dependency missing? Thanks

uqrs commented on 2019-04-07 01:37 (UTC) (edited on 2019-04-07 01:41 (UTC) by uqrs)

Why run a checksum over config.h? The whole point is for it to be edited; not verifying this file would just add extra steps to each configuration change (such as creating a patch, replacing the symlink with a copy, or updating the checksum by hand...)

grille commented on 2018-10-09 19:41 (UTC)

ok, thanks for the explanation and the fix!

ankitrgadiya commented on 2018-10-09 13:55 (UTC)

grille, the website had cgit interface earlier which they switched to stagit that's why the snapshot link is not working. I'll fix the link in the PKGBUILD. However, the extra config.h file is to configure the package before installation. This is because to configure sent, you have to change the original config.h file and compile the package again. The config.h shipped with the pkgbuild is similar to original one but it can be modified and be used to build the configure package easily. So, you're not supposed to remove it.

grille commented on 2018-10-09 10:39 (UTC)


I've got some problems with the actual package, trying to install it via yaourt. It didn't install and told me about an error downloading the sources.

So i tried to change the PKGBUILD, comparing it with the PKGBUILD from farbfeld, done by the same team of programmers.

I mainly changed the source of the package from to

and deleted the extra download of config.h.

I cleaned the rest of the PKGBUILD to make it work and also added an installation of the example at /etc/sent/examples/example.

It's the first PKGBUILD I did and I'm still a bit noobish, so I would like to get a feedback, if it's a useful hack or not and if it's conform with styleguides and PKG guidlines.

Or should I better post something like this in the forum?

thanks and greetings, grille

you can find my PKGBUILD here (it's called aur-sent-pkgbuild:

ankitrgadiya commented on 2017-09-25 07:33 (UTC) (edited on 2017-09-25 07:34 (UTC) by ankitrgadiya)

I made changes to the package Changes: * Using tarball instead of git, no makedepends now * Using external config.h which to provide additional configuration option * Updated to Ver. 1 * Added Farbfeld as optional dependency for image support