Package Details: urlview 0.9-12

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Package Base: urlview
Description: A curses URL parser for text files
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: Snowman
Maintainer: Dragonlord
Last Packager: Dragonlord
Votes: 174
Popularity: 3.631498
First Submitted: 2008-04-30 18:48
Last Updated: 2016-10-06 20:27

Latest Comments

srand commented on 2017-05-07 21:51

Would be nice if the package included this patch, it applies flawlessly and is already merged upstream (, but it doesn't seem like there will be a new release anytime soon.

angyath commented on 2016-09-28 22:57

PKGBUILD is missing makedepends=('automake' 'autoconf')

vonpupp commented on 2016-09-20 04:07

Hello, could you please include 'aarch64' architecture? Thank you!

ilf0 commented on 2016-04-22 11:17

As long as this isn't recompiled against ncurses 6, how about adding a dependency on ncurses5-compat-libs or something similar?

Currently, a fresh build gives the error:

urlview: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Jonhoo commented on 2015-09-18 15:20

A pkgrel bump to force recompile with ncurses 6 would be appreciated.

duckunix commented on 2015-02-19 12:00

Can you add 'armv7h' to the supported architectures? It works just great on the ARM!

Thanks for the package!

Lompik commented on 2014-12-14 18:26

Successfully built with bidulock's gist which also remove extra dependancy on autmake-1.11

gabx : it's just a warning

WhyNotHugo commented on 2014-11-26 16:39

These work:

WhyNotHugo commented on 2014-11-26 16:37

Mirror seems down.

gabx commented on 2014-10-09 21:42

build failed :
aclocal: warning: autoconf input should be named '', not ''

bidulock commented on 2014-10-07 17:01

A PKGBUILD that does not require any special autotools.

tpreissler commented on 2014-04-13 19:17

I just tried to install this and it keeps complaining about automake-1.11. Ok so, ... here is my patch - it is a bit "dirty", but it works for me - on x86_64:

[ diff -Naur PKGBUILD-original PKGBUILD ]
--- PKGBUILD-original 2014-04-13 19:38:11.939636824 +0100
+++ PKGBUILD 2014-04-13 20:14:02.689981460 +0100
@@ -5,26 +5,23 @@
pkgdesc="A curses URL parser for text files"
-arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
depends=('bash' 'ncurses')
-makedepends=('patch' 'automake-1.11' 'autoconf')
-source=(${pkgname}_$pkgver.orig.tar.gz \
- '056883c17756f849fb9235596d274fbc5bc0d944fcc072bdbb13d1e828301585')
-prepare() {
- cd ${srcdir}/$pkgname-$pkgver.orig
- patch -Np1 -i ${srcdir}/${pkgname}_${pkgver}-$_patchlevel.diff
- aclocal-1.11
+makedepends=('patch' 'automake' 'autoconf')

build() {
cd ${srcdir}/$pkgname-$pkgver.orig

- ./configure --prefix=/usr
+ unset CXXFLAGS
+ unset CPPFLAGS
+ unset CFLAGS
+ unset CHOST
+ ./configure

Dragonlord commented on 2014-04-02 19:07 is needed

eldruz commented on 2014-04-02 06:41

The automake version does not match the one in the repositories.

rtfreedman commented on 2013-12-11 19:46

Please add 'automake-1.11' to makedepends.
I also had to put aclocal-1.11 just after 'patch -Np1 -i ...'
- at least when using _patchlevel=19

misc commented on 2013-06-18 19:03

debian has patchlevel 19.

Vain commented on 2013-05-26 08:10

How about moving "install -d ..." down to package() and "patch ..." to prepare()?

GloW commented on 2013-05-25 20:34

A quick work around is to build it as root.

Well it's bad and should be fixed.

Anonymous comment on 2013-04-10 18:22

build() fails. There is makepkg log [1]. This may be useful [2].

Thank you.


TrevorBramble commented on 2012-11-21 00:15

So there's no way to un-flag a package if one, say, has a new laptop with a touchpad that's really easy to trigger while typing, and inadvertently brushes it while the pointer happens to be over the flag link?

Sorry about that.

shtrom commented on 2011-10-25 02:15

Thanks for this package.

However, the default settings are a bit old. Would you mind pathching the file as part of the packaging so it uses a more recent browser than Netscape.

I have that I mine, it would be nice if it were the default (note that the order of the list matters):
https_prgs="/usr/bin/firefox:XW /usr/bin/lynx:XT"
http_prgs="/usr/bin/firefox:XW /usr/bin/lynx:XT "

Anonymous comment on 2011-02-23 17:28

This patch from gentoo:
adds DESTDIR support which simpifies the building of the package. It doesnt need the creating of all the directories that way.

rogorido commented on 2011-01-17 19:02

something is not working. I have in muttrc:

macro pager \cb <pipe-entry>''<enter> 'Follow links with urlview'

and in .urlview:
REGEXP (((http|https|ftp|gopher)|mailto)[.:][^ >"\t]*|www\.[-a-z0-9.]+)[^ .,;\t
COMMAND chromium %s

But anytime I press Ctrl-b in a message I get:

Unknown URL type. Please report URL and viewer to:

badboy commented on 2011-01-17 13:40

Please fix this package as mentioned by Vain.

donvla commented on 2011-01-07 12:06

"/usr/bin/urlview" is missing.

encbladexp commented on 2011-01-05 17:49

Still Broken :-/

Vain commented on 2010-12-29 15:05


this PKGBUILD failed to build for me. In package(), it should read:

make prefix=${pkgdir}/usr mandir=${pkgdir}/usr/share/man install

There's an "install" missing at the end of this call. :)


misc commented on 2010-12-07 13:52

urlview_0.9-18.1.diff.gz is available.