Package Details: ulauncher 5.10.0-1

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Package Base: ulauncher
Description: Application launcher for Linux
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Keywords: application launcher stable
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: ulauncher
Provides: ulauncher
Submitter: ulauncher
Maintainer: ulauncher
Last Packager: ulauncher
Votes: 43
Popularity: 1.70
First Submitted: 2017-03-03 09:36
Last Updated: 2021-02-07 15:44

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jtheoof commented on 2021-02-27 18:46

Message for maintainer: Is it possible to include @yochananmarqos comments into the recommended files? They fix all the issues of this package. Thanks

yochananmarqos commented on 2020-12-07 18:34

PKGBUILD critique:

  • A package already provides itself, no need for provides() and conflicts().
  • libappindicator-gtk3 should be optional
  • wmctrl is missing as an optional dependency, see Hotkey In Wayland.
  • Checksums are missing for the tarball, do not skip them
  • The service should be installed
  • Line 34 & 35 are not necessary

Improved PKGBUILD and install file.

xyverz commented on 2020-12-02 17:46

jtylerjones -- to enable the systemd user service, you may need to create the file /etc/systemd/user/ulauncher.service with the contents of, and then enable the service with systemctl --user enable ulauncher.service.

xyverz commented on 2020-12-02 17:37

I was able to get around the python3-distutils-extra error by simply installing python2.

DanieleMDN commented on 2020-12-01 17:41

I fix the python3-distutils-extra error by adding (as ulauncher said) /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages to the PYTHONPATH:

  1. Open a terminal

  2. Open the .bashrc with a text editor, eg. Kate ~/.bashrc

  3. Add at the end export PYTHONPATH="/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages"

  4. Install ulauncher

Note: you must be under python environment. I was in anaconda environment and even if the python3-distutils-extra did not appear I was not able to compleate the installation, so I ran conda deactivate and after the installation conda activate

iboyperson commented on 2020-11-05 02:33

5.8.1 ( added a systemd service. However, it does not appear to be included in the tar this uses to build.

I could see it being retrieved using something like this "${pkgver}/contrib/systemd/ulauncher.service"

jylertones commented on 2020-07-06 16:07

One suggestion: can we add wmctrl as an optional dependency? Without it, the window does not focus in Wayland. See

gowthamanb commented on 2020-04-28 03:09

the build error is due to pyenv (atleast in my system), run pyenv local system in a terminal and proceed to install

ulauncher commented on 2020-03-14 15:02

Sorry, but I cannot reproduce this issue and I don't see how it could happen. PKBUILD clearly states that makedepends=('python-distutils-extra')

odelucca commented on 2020-02-29 21:50

@ulauncher I'm still getting the same error:

"To build ulauncher you need "python3-distutils-extra" ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting..."