Package Details: signal-desktop-bin 1.22.0-1

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Package Base: signal-desktop-bin
Description: Private messaging from your desktop
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Keywords: messenger secure
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: signal
Provides: signal-desktop
Submitter: jbbr
Maintainer: jbbr (buzo)
Last Packager: jbbr
Votes: 136
Popularity: 20.254516
First Submitted: 2017-10-31 20:04
Last Updated: 2019-02-21 06:54

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buzo commented on 2018-10-30 10:50

Apparently upstream removes the old package immediately when releasing a new version. So if you encounter a 404 error when building, just click on “Flag package out-of-date” above. Thanks!

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buzo commented on 2019-02-18 09:38

nixpulvis: I just checked the latest Deb-Package from upstream: /, /opt, /opt/Signal, and all sub-directories are group-writable there. So it still makes sense to fix this in our build. You might file a bug upstream if this bothers you.

nixpulvis commented on 2019-02-17 21:04

This comment in the PKGBUILD kinda bothers me (not a huge deal).

(Some directories have now 775; changing them back to 755)

buzo commented on 2019-02-08 15:19

je-vv: Good idea, I have added that second desktop file.

But I don't see a reason to point to the wrapper instead of the real thing (or even to trust for an appropriately set $PATH). In fact, I have replaced the wrapper by a symbolic link, because that is sufficient.

je-vv commented on 2019-02-03 01:52

Can a new "signal-desktop-tray.desktop" file be provided by the package that calls the executable as follows:

Exec=signal-desktop --start-in-tray %U

And perhaps changing the "signal-desktop.desktop" so that it calls the executable as:

Exec=signal-desktop %U

Using the wrapper under /usr/bin, rather than calling directly the /opt/Signal binary.

Thanks !

buzo commented on 2019-01-26 20:13

gesh: I don't know anything about 92c2a0f and I cannot reproduce this issue, nor do I understand the connection to the sqlite PKGBUILD.

jbbr commented on 2019-01-25 10:27

@internetuser Is there any more output or just the segmentation fault? I can't reproduce this on my system.

internetuser commented on 2019-01-25 03:51

I got $signal-desktop Segmentation fault (core dumped) Am I missing something here?

gesh commented on 2019-01-24 03:55

Apparently 92c2a0f added a dep on sqlite being compiled with fts5. However, judging by sqlite's PKGBUILD, this shouldn't be an issue. Tracked upstream at

mr.buffed commented on 2018-12-19 13:40

@ogasser: Thanks for the heads-up, I'll check the issue over there and provide some debug info!

ogasser commented on 2018-12-17 13:37

@mr.buffed: There is at least one open issue on Github [1] for Signal desktop being extremely slow and laggy. Maybe you can provide debug info there.