Package Details: xpra-winswitch 0.17.1-1

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Package Base: xpra-winswitch
Description: Modified version of xpra by Winswitch
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Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: parti-all
Provides: parti-all
Submitter: bug
Maintainer: bug
Last Packager: bug
Votes: 68
Popularity: 2.203471
First Submitted: 2011-05-26 08:08
Last Updated: 2016-05-04 20:44

Required by (2)

  • qconnect (requires xpra-winswitch) (optional)
  • winswitch (requires parti-all) (optional)

Sources (3)

Latest Comments

bug commented on 2016-03-17 12:10

Warning: History

Because the original xpra was part of a WM called parti. Then that project died. Where upon the developer of Winswitch forked it. Over time, the original parti project vanished and all that is left is the Winswitch fork.

BoySka commented on 2016-03-16 04:04

Why is this called "modified by Winswitch" if the regular version from is used, with no patches?

bug commented on 2016-03-13 05:08
You want to edit /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config as shown there.

If you know of any other way, be sure to share.

alexchandel commented on 2016-03-08 20:24

When attempting to use the Xdummy server, I get the following message:

/usr/lib/xorg-server/Xorg.wrap: Only console users are allowed to run the X server

How is it supposed to be run from SSH then?

alexchandel commented on 2016-03-08 19:55

This package fails to declare its dependency on python2-dbus, python2-numpy, python2-pycups, and python2-netifaces.

cmsigler commented on 2016-02-16 15:38


I found a strange "upgrade loop" coming from 0.16.2. Looking at the last git commit, I *think* the .SRCINFO file missed a needed change when patched. For .SRCINFO:
--- a/.SRCINFO
+++ b/.SRCINFO
@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
# Generated by mksrcinfo v8
-# Sun Jan 24 12:12:56 UTC 2016
+# Mon Feb 15 07:45:36 UTC 2016
pkgbase = xpra-winswitch
pkgdesc = Modified version of xpra by Winswitch
- pkgver = 0.16.1
+ pkgver = 0.16.2
pkgrel = 2
url =
install = xpra-winswitch.install

@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
# Contributor: Bug <>
# Maintainer: Bug <>
pkgdesc="Modified version of xpra by Winswitch"
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')

In .SRCINFO only, "pkgrel = 2" didn't get patched up to "pkgrel = 1". This gives wrong pkgrel data to AUR. An upgrade installs 0.16.2-1, but the next time you upgrade out-of-date AUR packages it thinks there's a new version and tries to install an upgrade, only to reinstall 0.16.2-1.



cmsigler commented on 2016-01-12 14:01


I ran into a problem with systemd-tmpfiles-setup and systemd-tmpfiles-clean which seems to come from the xpra-winswitch AUR pkg:

Starting with v0.16.x xpra has added a new tmpfiles.d file, /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/xpra.conf. This file requires a new /run (/var/run) directory, /var/run/xpra, owned by root:xpra, which also requires a new group, xpra.

HTH. Thank you for your work on this pkg :)


allspark commented on 2015-11-17 18:34


i just tried to compile this packages in a clean chroot ( and the package libxkbfile is missing, don't know if it's a build or runtime dependency

kozaki commented on 2015-09-13 11:08

Reventlov hack workin here, thanks! python2-lz4 not detected also on Debian. Looks like developer puts the blame on Debian:
#960 (0.15.4: don't detect LZ4 any more) – Xpra . Patch in r10440 does not change the game at least for me. Couldn't fill a bug report because of permission's issue atm.
Thanks you bug for your work on this!

Reventlov commented on 2015-08-09 21:34

The lz4 is currently broken: xpra tries to check that python2-lz4 is at least version 0.7.0, but doesn't success. The default version is used, which is None, making it smaller than "0.7.0". I hardcoded the version in the file where the check happens ( /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/xpra/net/ ), maybe you should bug report if you want or try to hack this check in the PKGBUILD.

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