Package Details: wire-desktop 2.15.2751-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: wire-desktop
Description: Modern, private messenger. Based on Electron.
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Keywords: chat encryption end-to-end messenger private videocall
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: wire-desktop-bin
Provides: wire-desktop
Submitter: ConorIA
Maintainer: ConorIA
Last Packager: ConorIA
Votes: 51
Popularity: 4.238237
First Submitted: 2016-08-09 00:01
Last Updated: 2017-08-08 22:55

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ConorIA commented on 2017-03-28 22:29

Please check and double-check that you are looking at a Linux release before flagging this package as out of date. The Wire Devs have made clear what they consider to be a "release" and what they consider to be a "tag". The "tags" that are on GitHub tend to be a hit-or-miss, and sometime include experimental dependency versions. While they often work without a hitch, they can sometimes be unstable. As such, I will (mostly) be following the releases that include release notes.

Users who want the latest and greatest should use the wire-desktop-git package at

Please also note that webapp updates will be pulled in by the client, this package has no bearing on the webapp version you will use.

ConorIA commented on 2017-01-28 19:47

Please note, to use the Google Contacts API, you should first generate API secrets for an "other" application here:

Then export them to your environment:

Finally, rebuild the package.

See also:

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ConorIA commented on 2017-08-08 22:57

@ewtoombs, I've removed the dependency on gendesk in 2.15.2751-2. Please let me know if this clears up the pacaur problems.

Rhinoceros commented on 2017-08-07 22:11


> Warning: None of these tools are officially supported by Arch Linux. It is recommended to become familiar with the manual build process in order to be prepared to troubleshoot problems on one's own.

makepkg works. I get this same behaviour in pacaur (but feel free to file a bug with the pacaur devs).

ewtoombs commented on 2017-08-07 17:09

==> Starting package()...
Error on file "/home/eric/.cache/pacaur/wire-desktop/src/wire-desktop.desktop": No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().

maximbaz commented on 2017-07-19 11:38

The new release is broken as stated by Wire dev:

Either downgrade, or accept that all your history will be gone and delete ~/.config/Wire directory.

kaymio commented on 2017-07-19 11:36

After login the usual interface is visible for about a second. Then the whole window gets black and can't be used anymore. I wouldn't know how to track this bug. Help would be appreciated.

EDIT: Deleting ~/.config/Wire helped, but is not ideal as older posts aren't visible anymore and the install is recognized as a new client.

adial commented on 2017-07-18 17:32

Thank you maximbaz you totally solved my problem! I'll head over to their Github and let them know.

maximbaz commented on 2017-07-18 17:11

Could you please report this on their Github?

I had the same issue as well when I upgraded to a beta package, only deleting `~/.config/Wire` helped:

adial commented on 2017-07-18 17:03

Hi and thank you for your work. After updating today to 2.15.2750-1 the app loads like normal and then the window below the task bar goes black and stays that way. Clicking around doesn't seem to do anything. I have also deleted and and reinstalled the app. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks again.

lesto commented on 2017-07-15 06:55

version 2.14.2744-2 added options=('!strip'), that will enable debug symbols despite of the configuration of pacman.
I think this is a bed idea as debug symbols may help a bad actor to extrapolate information (and keys) of the program.

Rhinoceros commented on 2017-07-07 23:55

@ConorIA Yep I'm still subscribed! Nice find and impressive results! I know that cargo is technically optional makedepends, but do you think it might be worth including them as default makedeps, given they are "recommended" for building, and make such an improvement? Cheers.

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