Package Details: whatsapp-for-linux 1.4.6-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: whatsapp-for-linux
Description: An unofficial WhatsApp desktop application for linux
Upstream URL:
Keywords: messaging whatsapp
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: whatsapp-for-linux
Provides: whatsapp-for-linux
Submitter: xeco
Maintainer: xeco
Last Packager: xeco
Votes: 35
Popularity: 1.25
First Submitted: 2020-09-09 15:32 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-08-06 14:11 (UTC)

Latest Comments

1 2 3 4 5 Next › Last »

foggybrain commented on 2022-09-24 20:18 (UTC)

This program just locks up all the time. killall -s KILL whatsapp-for-linux is the only thing that closes it. Entering text is about all you can do.

MarcoDiFrancesco commented on 2022-09-15 06:59 (UTC)

Same problem here with Plasma. Locale is set to en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 and Plasma settings do not change it, but running locale returned

locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory

Temporary solution: run export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8.

mdedetrich commented on 2022-09-03 10:28 (UTC)


I think there is more to this issue then just broken locale's on your system. On my system I only have en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 enabled in /etc/locale.gen and my output for locale -a is

C C.UTF-8 en_US.utf8 POSIX

From what I have researched online, the C and C.UTF-8 locales where added into archlinux/manjaro because of systemd and it caused issues because some software cannot handle this properly and it appears that whatsapp-for-linux is one of those issues. I am running Plasma and my region is set to en_US.UTF-8 although everything else is de_DE.UTF-8 (but this shouldn't break anything)

lugge commented on 2022-07-02 19:51 (UTC) (edited on 2022-07-02 19:52 (UTC) by lugge)

@xeco: thanks for your help but, nevermind. It was my fault.

I discovered I had broken locales when in a Plasma session. Plasma sets some locales to en_DE which, obviously, doesn't make sense. When I override them in a shell, I can launch WA from this shell without issues.

So, anyone discovering

SettingMap: terminate called after throwing an instance of 'Glib::ConvertError'

Check your locales ;-)

xeco commented on 2022-07-02 16:48 (UTC) (edited on 2022-07-02 16:48 (UTC) by xeco)

@lugge, Can you try to delete ~/.config/whatsapp-for-linux/settings.conf file and let the application recreate it for you?

xeco commented on 2022-07-02 16:40 (UTC)

Hi @lugge. I am the author and also the maintainer. Honestly, I worked on this issue a lot and couldn't find anything suspicious in the code as it seems we are doing everything right. It could be that your system locale configuration is broken or wrong. I pinned the issue again on github if that provides any help to the users.

lugge commented on 2022-07-02 12:37 (UTC)

I keep getting an error when starting whatsapp. My system was up-to-date when building the package.

[lugge@lugge-surface whatsapp-for-linux]$ whatsapp-for-linux 
<13>Jul  2 14:29:50 whatsapp-for-linux[6434]: 
<13>Jul  2 14:29:50 whatsapp-for-linux[6434]: (process:6433): Gtk-WARNING **: 14:29:50.196: Locale not supported by C library.
<13>Jul  2 14:29:50 whatsapp-for-linux[6434]:   Using the fallback 'C' locale.
<13>Jul  2 14:29:50 whatsapp-for-linux[6434]: SettingMap: terminate called after throwing an instance of 'Glib::ConvertError'
Aborted (core dumped)

This issue was reported before but never adressed. Any idea?

xeco commented on 2022-04-04 12:41 (UTC)

@mitchellkrog Related issue is here: I believe this is a webkit issue and you can find the workaround there.

mitchellkrog commented on 2022-04-04 09:55 (UTC)

Latest version is constantly freezing for no reason, happens when switching between chats, previous versions have had no problems. Any ideas?

Ganic commented on 2022-04-01 11:48 (UTC)

@xeco, thanks - deleting the build cache directory solved the issue for me.