Package Details: visual-studio-code-bin 1.39.2-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: visual-studio-code-bin
Description: Visual Studio Code (vscode): Editor for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications (official binary version)
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom: commercial
Conflicts: code
Provides: code
Submitter: dcelasun
Maintainer: dcelasun
Last Packager: dcelasun
Votes: 855
Popularity: 12.909997
First Submitted: 2017-12-18 19:14
Last Updated: 2019-10-16 06:35

Pinned Comments

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Please check this page before flagging as out-of-date.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?

The problem might be a packaging issue (wrong paths, dependencies, icons etc), so please write a comment here first. If you don't get a reply, or if someone says it's an upstream issue, you can report it on Github.

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

No, you won't get a reply. Please stop doing this. Leave a comment here instead and be patient.

  • What happened to visual-studio-code?

It got renamed with a -bin suffix. If you have the original package installed, you will be prompted to delete it when you install this package for the first time.

Latest Comments

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dcelasun commented on 2019-03-11 08:34

@davidmcinnis, that URL does exist. It works fine for me.

FernandoBasso commented on 2019-02-22 21:46

Hash problem seems to be gone now. Just removed the old download and aurget installed vscode just fine.

Thanks to @dcelasun for reporting upstream.

dcelasun commented on 2019-02-13 13:27

I've reported it upstream:

xereda commented on 2019-02-13 13:23

And what do we do?

dcelasun commented on 2019-02-13 12:57

@pedromello, thanks for the confirmation. The hash I'm getting from both the Netherlands and UK is 154a316eb6785c126e2fccd80a5c76291321ca2d6945e7a2a13f2e262be89bde. Can someone else from a different country check as well?

EDIT: Checked from USA and Turkey as well, both get the above hash. I'm guessing this is a Latin American mirror issue.

pedromello commented on 2019-02-13 12:51

I've got the same hash as @xereda 39e953dc16f248399d286cdca1653345ff32927affc0256ea4a62607f8f5f232 code_x64_1.31.1.tar.gz

I've noticed both me and @xereda are from Brazil (based on the language of the yay output in his post). I this case, @dcelasun hint about a mirror with a different version is valid... and annoying at the same time :)

dcelasun commented on 2019-02-13 12:22

OK first of all, please don't make multiple comments in succession. Just make one and edit it if necessary.

Secondly, please try without yay (see the stickied FAQ comment, just use makepkg -si). If that still doesn't work, my guess is the mirror you are downloading from has either a corrupted tarball or simply a different version.

dcelasun commented on 2019-02-13 12:00

@xereda, something must have gone wrong with your download which corrupted the file. Delete it and try again.

$ sha256sum code_x64_1.31.1.tar.gz 
154a316eb6785c126e2fccd80a5c76291321ca2d6945e7a2a13f2e262be89bde  code_x64_1.31.1.tar.gz

munim commented on 2019-02-10 18:35

Getting the following error while upgrading from 1.30.2-1 -> 1.31.0-2

(OK):download completed.
mv: cannot stat '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-munim/aur-visual-studio-code-bin/stable': No such file or directory
  -> Found visual-studio-code.desktop
  -> Found visual-studio-code-url-handler.desktop
==> Validating source_x86_64 files with sha256sums...
    code_x64_1.31.0.tar.gz ... NOT FOUND
    visual-studio-code.desktop ... Passed
    visual-studio-code-url-handler.desktop ... Passed
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build visual-studio-code-bin.
==> Restart building visual-studio-code-bin ? [y/N]

DonJogi commented on 2019-02-07 20:24

@dcelasun thanks for your suggestion! I wanted to try this right now, but the new version 1.31.0-2 works great, so it's solved for me. Thanks again!