Package Details: ulauncher 5.15.3-1

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Package Base: ulauncher
Description: Application launcher for Linux
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Keywords: application launcher stable
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: ulauncher
Maintainer: ulauncher (friday)
Last Packager: friday
Votes: 67
Popularity: 0.68
First Submitted: 2017-03-03 09:36 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-07-29 12:59 (UTC)

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yochananmarqos commented on 2020-12-07 18:34 (UTC) (edited on 2020-12-07 18:38 (UTC) by yochananmarqos)

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 (UTC) (edited on 2020-12-02 17:47 (UTC) by xyverz)

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 (UTC)

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

DanieleMDN commented on 2020-12-01 17:41 (UTC) (edited on 2020-12-01 18:18 (UTC) by DanieleMDN)

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

tjquillan commented on 2020-11-05 02:33 (UTC)

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 (UTC)

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 (UTC)

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 (UTC)

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 (UTC) (edited on 2020-02-29 21:51 (UTC) by odelucca)

@ulauncher I'm still getting the same error:

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

fbn79 commented on 2020-01-22 08:00 (UTC)

Got this error.

Starting build()... File "", line 12 print('To build ulauncher you need "python3-distutils-extra"', file=sys.stderr)

The error happen event on ulauncher-git package.

All system packages are updated.