Package Details: wire-desktop 3.3.2872-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: wire-desktop
Description: Modern, private messenger. Based on Electron.
Upstream URL:
Keywords: chat encryption end-to-end messenger private videocall
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: wire-desktop-bin
Provides: wire-desktop
Submitter: ConorIA
Maintainer: ConorIA (maximbaz)
Last Packager: ConorIA
Votes: 76
Popularity: 2.144323
First Submitted: 2016-08-09 00:01
Last Updated: 2018-09-17 21:10

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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Please check and double-check that you are looking at a Linux release before flagging this package as out of date.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-beta or -git packages at or

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.

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ConorIA commented on 2018-09-22 13:03

@Scrumplex, if you could provide full output from the build, that might help to debug. At this point I have no idea what the issue could be. I'm building on Manjaro with no problem with both yay and makepkg, and the current PKGBUILD worked no problem on my Arch builder image (

My guess is that at somepoint the Gruntfile patch is failing. Can you try installing wire-desktop-git? The Gruntfile in the upstream repo no longer needs to be patched.

P.S. While we debug this, anyone who is having the issue can grab a built version of the package from the artifacts of this build:

Scrumplex commented on 2018-09-22 12:36

I experience the same bug as @comcj.

I am using yay as my aur helper but building manually with makepkg does not fix the problem.

ConorIA commented on 2018-09-20 20:13

@comcj I can't reproduce that failure with yay or makepkg. Did you truncate the output? It looks like you're missing the npm install step. My only suggestion would be

rm -rf $HOME/.cache/aurman/wire-desktop/

and try again. Or clone this repo and try with makepkg.

comcj commented on 2018-09-20 19:50

==> Starting build()...
patching file Gruntfile.js

undefined postinstall /home/david/.cache/aurman/wire-desktop/src/wire-desktop-release-3.3.2872
cd electron && electron-builder install-app-deps

• electron-builder version=20.28.4
• rebuilding native production dependencies platform=linux arch=x64
npm WARN optional SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: fsevents@^1.2.3 (node_modules/sane/node_modules/fsevents): npm WARN notsup SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: Unsupported platform for fsevents@1.2.4: wanted {"os":"darwin","arch":"any"} (curre$ t: {"os":"linux","arch":"x64"}) npm WARN optional SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: fsevents@^1.2.2 (node_modules/chokidar/node_modules/fsevents): npm WARN notsup SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: Unsupported platform for fsevents@1.2.4: wanted {"os":"darwin","arch":"any"} (curre$ t: {"os":"linux","arch":"x64"}) npm WARN ajv-keywords@3.2.0 requires a peer of ajv@^6.0.0 but none was installed. Loading "Gruntfile.js" tasks...ERROR

SyntaxError: Unexpected token ...
Warning: Task "linux-other" not found. Use --force to continue.

Aborted due to warnings.
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
2018-09-20 17:20:19,183 - wrappers - makepkg - ERROR - makepkg query ['makepkg', '-cf', '--noconfirm'] failed in directory /home/$ avid/.cache/aurman/wire-desktop

ConorIA commented on 2018-04-26 14:28

@niezniszczalny, I'm in Manjaro and just rebuilt without issue. I'm not sure what is happening, but the PKGBUILD just calls npm, so if the build fails at that step the issue is elsewhere. I'd ask that you try to rebuild after cloning this AUR repo and using makepkg. It might also help to clear the pacaur cache if you'd rather stick with a helper.

niezniszczalny commented on 2018-04-26 13:44

Can't install on Manjaro:

ConorIA commented on 2018-04-14 16:25

@zfkerr, not sure whats happening there. I've just rebuilt to test. Please try to build again by cloning this AUR repo and using makepkg.

zfkerr commented on 2018-04-14 08:45

Hi, @ConorIA! A bug report here. I can't build it. The console output is here:

ConorIA commented on 2017-12-06 22:06

Thanks @maximbaz, added them here as well.

maximbaz commented on 2017-11-16 22:53

We could add a couple in the optional dependencies, I propose noto-fonts-emoji and ttf-emojione (I personally use the latter one).

UPDATE: @ConorIA I added them to wire-desktop-beta