Package Details: simplex-chat-bin 1:5.8.0-1

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Package Base: simplex-chat-bin
Description: A 100% private-by-design chat platform for the command-line (pre-compiled)
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Keywords: chat cli messaging network privacy simplex simplex-chat tty
Licenses: AGPL-3.0-or-later
Conflicts: simplex-chat
Provides: simplex-chat
Submitter: kseistrup
Maintainer: kseistrup
Last Packager: kseistrup
Votes: 5
Popularity: 1.04
First Submitted: 2022-03-29 08:22 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-06-05 05:43 (UTC)

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kseistrup commented on 2023-09-24 09:48 (UTC)

@Zame Thanks for notifying nme. It seems upstream has removed the [erratic] “-fdroid” from the download URL overnight. I have updated URL and checksums, and it works here. Please try again.

Zame commented on 2023-09-24 09:33 (UTC)

Update error : curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404

kseistrup commented on 2023-05-01 13:02 (UTC) (edited on 2023-05-01 13:03 (UTC) by kseistrup)


  1. Getting rid of openssl-1.1 is not up to me. The PKGBUILD downloads a precompiled binary over from Microsoft GitHub. That binary requires, which is provided by openssl-1.1. If you want to get rid of this old OpenSSL library, you should help the authors instead. See e.g.

2.-4. Thanks, but I like the way the PKGBUILD looks now.

hotice commented on 2023-05-01 11:48 (UTC)


  1. Telegram got rid of openssl-1.1 recently, please do the same!
  2. _pkgname='simplex-chat' pkgname="${_pkgname}-bin"
  3. provides=("${_pkgname}") conflicts=("${_pkgname}" "${_pkgname}-git")
  4. Redundancy: leave either sha512sums or b2sums.

kseistrup commented on 2023-03-17 11:19 (UTC)


Thanks. SimpleX sometimes report “bad chat command” if it receives something that it thinks is not a part of the text you want to send to a chat partner. It then thinks it is a chat command and complains if it doesn't understand.

I am pretty sure it is not an issue with the packaging here, but let's see what upstream has to say.

TechXero commented on 2023-03-17 10:49 (UTC)


To be honest all I did was clone AUR repo n built I do not modify anything seems issue is with app I have created an issue upstream hopefully this will help thanks..

kseistrup commented on 2023-03-17 10:31 (UTC)


If you believe this is an error caused by the packaging, you will need to provide much more details if I should have a chance of locating and correcting the error.

If the error is not about packaging, the error report does not belong here. Instead report the error here:

TechXero commented on 2023-03-17 10:15 (UTC)

getting error connecting

bad chat command: Failed reading: empty

kseistrup commented on 2023-03-16 08:25 (UTC)

Somebody requested (and then deleted) a desktop file for SimpleX. The maintainer does not use desktop entries themself, but have added an experimental desktop entry that should start SimpleX in a terminal emulator.

By default, the package will install the light themed icon. If this is not what you want, set the $SIMPLEX_ICON environment variable to dark before invoking makepkg (or whatever you are using to make and install packages):

env SIMPLEX_ICON=dark makepkg […]

The icon requires the hicolor theme directory hierarchy: package hicolor-icon-theme. This package does not itself introduce any icons, just the directory structure.

Feedback (and possible translations for the desktop file) appreciated. Maintainer is unable to test that the desktop stuff is actually working.