Package Details: zotero 5.0.76-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: zotero
Description: Zotero Standalone. Is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: juanmah
Maintainer: juanmah
Last Packager: juanmah
Votes: 247
Popularity: 1.833991
First Submitted: 2011-02-22 15:55
Last Updated: 2019-10-15 16:19

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mstone commented on 2017-11-01 09:21

@vijaygopal1234: downgrade freetype2 to 2.8 or wait till next update (

Anonymous comment on 2017-10-28 13:09

Is it just me, or has zotero started displaying weirdly since the last update? Looks like the linked image to me on two computers, one Arch and one Manjaro.


wsha commented on 2017-09-15 03:30

Thanks for the updates @juanmah and thanks for maintaining this package!

juanmah commented on 2017-09-12 04:11

As @jon.reeve suggested, the app update is now disabled by default.

juanmah commented on 2017-09-12 03:57

Changed back xpdf optional dependency and java-enviroment dependency. @alexanderp and @wsha, you were right.

leonardof commented on 2017-08-23 19:21

@jon.reeve, users can set this in menu Edit > Preferences > tab Advanced > subtab General > button Settings Editor (or something like that; I'm backtranslating).

jon.reeve commented on 2017-08-23 14:02

Could we configure this to stop asking the user to update the package? Zotero complains (often) that it's: "Unable to Update; a recommended update is available, but you don't have permission to install it. To update automatically, modify the zotero program directory to be writeable by your user account." But this is ridiculous, since the user shouldn't have to make /usr/lib writeable by their user account.

It looks like you can just change `pref("app.update.enabled", true);` to `false` in /usr/lib/zotero/defaults/preferences/prefs.js.

wsha commented on 2017-08-23 04:32

zotero.jar is not a Java-related file. .jar is the extension used for XUL addons that have been zipped into a single file (I think it stands for "javascript archive"). See

Java shouldn't be a dependency.

alexanderp commented on 2017-08-22 20:15

Actually, xpdf is not needed since Zotero needs its own set of pdfinfo and pdftotext which it downloads into its data folder.

juanmah commented on 2017-08-22 16:22

About java-environment, namcap marked it as not included.

zotero E: Dependency java-environment detected and not included (found class files usr/lib/zotero/zotero.jar)

About xpdf: PDF Full-Text Indexing. Zotero uses the pdfinfo and pdftotext utilities from the open-source Xpdf project for PDF indexing.