Package Details: visual-studio-code-bin 1.42.1-1

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Package Base: visual-studio-code-bin
Description: Visual Studio Code (vscode): Editor for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications (official binary version)
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Licenses: custom: commercial
Conflicts: code
Provides: code
Submitter: dcelasun
Maintainer: dcelasun
Last Packager: dcelasun
Votes: 874
Popularity: 9.02
First Submitted: 2017-12-18 19:14
Last Updated: 2020-02-13 22:01

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dcelasun commented on 2017-11-15 06:20

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (read before flagging or commenting!)

  • What is the difference between this package and the one in the community repo?

This is the official binary distribution from Microsoft. The one in the community repo is an unofficial build made from source. Beyond the license difference and branding, there are some proprietary features not available in the open source version.

  • There is a new version out, why is the package not updated?

Please check this page before flagging as out-of-date. If there is no new version on that page, it's not yet released. A tag on Github is NOT a release! If you can see the new version on the updates page but the AUR package is still not updated, flag it and give it time. It's usually done within a day or two.

  • I'm using an AUR helper (yay, yaourt etc.) and I can't install it. Why?

Sometimes AUR helpers do weird things. Download the tarball and install it manually with makepkg -si. If that works, report the problem to your AUR helper's upstream, not here.

  • When I install this package xdg-open uses vscode, not my file manager! How do I fix this?

Install shared-mime-info-gnome. Also see this reddit thread.

  • Why is $X a dependency? I don't like it.

Just because $X is not required to open the app, doesn't mean there is nothing that depends on it. Always search the comment history on AUR to see if that dependency has been previously discussed before writing your own comment. Still nothing? Then use namcap to make sure it's really not needed. If namcap doesn't complain, please leave a comment here and I'll investigate.

  • Something is broken with the app, where do I report it?

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  • I have a problem with this package, can I email you?

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Latest Comments

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Rowisi commented on 2020-02-10 13:50

@dcelasun @jaysistar

I was the maintainer of vscodium-bin-multiarch. I have now added ARM support into vscodium-bin and deleted my package.

From now, vscodium-bin supports ARM and ARM64.

jaysistar commented on 2020-01-31 02:05

@dcelasun Thanks! I'd like Microsoft to support ARM64, but I'll use Codium until they do.

dcelasun commented on 2020-01-30 16:06

@jaysistar this package is only for the official binaries from Microsoft, which doesn't support ARM. Until it does, you can try vscodium-bin-multiarch.

jaysistar commented on 2020-01-30 13:30

Please update this package to work with aarch64.

bulletmark commented on 2019-12-20 00:43

@fifthecho, please don't do that. That's what the flag button is for.

fifthecho commented on 2019-12-20 00:33

1.14.1 is out which has a SHA256 SUM for me of:

2a2353ea85b5a3d729e0134ff36b29461bb4264b708786e2486927b7f3c06601  code-stable-1576682093.tar.gz

panjiesw commented on 2019-11-15 15:05

@dcelasun I also experienced the issue mentioned by @bike-bill In my case my VSCode can't be launched from rofi launcher, which launch /opt/visual-studio-code/code. Running it from CLI got the same error.

But, it's working and opened without error if I launch /opt/visual-studio-code/bin/code

bike-bill commented on 2019-11-14 10:03

@dcelasun I think I somehow deleted my original message that you responded to. My issue is this: I first noticed my Dash icon was not launching Code. When I start from the command line from /opt/visual-studio-code I get:

$ ./code [18860:1114/] The SUID sandbox helper binary was found, but is not configured correctly. Rather than run without sandboxing I'm aborting now. You need to make sure that /opt/visual-studio-code/chrome-sandbox is owned by root and has mode 4755. Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)


sudo chmod 4755 /opt/visual-studio-code/chrome-sandbox

fixes the issue.

dcelasun commented on 2019-11-13 14:49

@bike-bill This package doesn't set the SUID bit (so 0755) but I don't see any errors.

$ ls -alh /opt/visual-studio-code/ | grep sandbox
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 231K Nov  8 10:07 chrome-sandbox

LiteracyFanatic commented on 2019-10-30 08:43

I'm not sure if this is an upstream issue or a packaging one, but none of the hover tooltips work for me with this package. They do work with the open source package in community. Anybody else having this issue?