Package Base Details: mendeleydesktop

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Keywords: elsevier mendeley
Submitter: lpjhjdh
Maintainer: ali.molaei
Last Packager: ali.molaei
Votes: 302
Popularity: 2.88
First Submitted: 2009-06-10 18:28
Last Updated: 2021-02-08 08:39

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akstrfn commented on 2018-10-02 15:21

To avoid crashs when opening PDF's, and hangout on exit install mendeleydesktop-bundled which packages Qt provided by the upstream.

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SamLukeYes commented on 2021-04-07 06:09

which: no gconftool-2 in (/home/yes/.local/bin:/usr/condabin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/default/bin:/usr/bin/site_perl:/usr/bin/vendor_perl:/usr/bin/core_perl)
Unable to find gconftool-2.  The mendeley:// link handler may not be installed correctly.
Mendeley Desktop will run normally. Some Web interactions might not work as expected (e.g. CSL Editor Save).
Install the package gconf2 to fix it. E.g. 'sudo apt-get install gconf2' or 'sudo yum install gconf2'.

Maybe gconf should be added to optdepends.

zzzzzz commented on 2021-04-05 10:54

I got undefined symbol when running mendeleydesktop:

shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: No such file or directory
QtWebEngine::initialize() called with QCoreApplication object already created and should be call before. This is depreciated and may fail in the future.
/opt/mendeleydesktop/lib/mendeleydesktop/libexec/QtWebEngineProcess: symbol lookup error: /opt/mendeleydesktop/lib/mendeleydesktop/libexec/QtWebEngineProcess: undefined symbol: _ZN11QtWebEngine11processMainEiPPKc, version Qt_5
/opt/mendeleydesktop/lib/mendeleydesktop/libexec/QtWebEngineProcess: symbol lookup error: /opt/mendeleydesktop/lib/mendeleydesktop/libexec/QtWebEngineProcess: undefined symbol: _ZN11QtWebEngine11processMainEiPPKc, version Qt_5
/usr/bin/mendeleydesktop: line 4: 10709 Trace/breakpoint trap   (core dumped) /opt/mendeleydesktop/lib/mendeleydesktop/libexec/mendeleydesktop.x86_64 "$@"

It seems that Qt5.15 changed some function in libQt5WebEngineCore:

% nm -D qt/ | grep processMain    #in tar.bz2
0000000000758bd0 T _ZN11QtWebEngine11processMainEiPPKc@@Qt_5
% nm -D /usr/lib/ | grep processMain
0000000000a1b460 T _ZN15QtWebEngineCore11processMainEiPPKc@@Qt_5

So I guess I cannot run mendeleydesktop with Qt5.15?

tstenner commented on 2021-02-16 07:22

The bundled version has several duplicate libraries instead of symlinks.

I've added the following lines in package_mendeleydesktop-bundled to save ~129MB:

    cd lib/qt
         for f in
        rm $f
        ln -s $f.10.1 $f
    for f in
        rm ${f%.*}
        ln -s $f ${f%.*}
    cd ../..

ali.molaei commented on 2021-02-08 13:28

@donpicoro it exists still on the tar.bz2 package :-? or I don't understand what you are referring to

donpicoro commented on 2021-02-08 10:34

Hi @ali.molaei !

I think your TODO in the PKGBUILD got easier as now the file rm bin/ does not seem to exist ;-)



vfbsilva commented on 2021-01-19 16:37

Got an issue here as the webimported wont open pds despite the association of mime type and selection on fifox file chooser. Any ideas about what can cause it?

The application reports: QFSFileEngine::open: No file name specified [0119/] Failed to open file: /memfd:/.glXXXXXX (deleted) Error: File or directory not found

ali.molaei commented on 2021-01-06 12:52

hey @makaturu, did you tried mendeleydesktop-bundled ?

makaturu commented on 2021-01-06 09:42


I'm a newbie to the Arch branch of linux after a friend suggested I try Manjaro and compare it the Debian branch I was using. Love it!

I recently updated and find that Mendeley desktop would no longer load. I tried reinstalling, even trying an earlier build (1.19.4) but no luck. In frustration I tried something which worked. I downloaded the tarball above (either), unzipped it and ran ./bin/mendeleydesktop from the extracted folder. It installed and works fine since. Hope I don't break the system down the road by doing this.

Any insight into why this bypass of pacman works and if it will update automatically in the future?


ilario commented on 2020-11-03 15:55

Mendeley 1.19.6 has a bug when exporting .bib (BibTex) files (it does not escape % symbols). When I contacted them on this, they stated they're aware of the bug, that it will be fixed in 1.19.7 and suggested to downgrade to 1.19.4 (the download link on their website already points to 1.19.4).

javad commented on 2020-10-03 10:07


I am using a 4k/high-dpi monitor and I am pretty sure that you too. The following command solved my issue:


It seems that it kind of a bug for gnome desktop as it does not apply the scaling factor for qt apps.

You can also set the follwing lines of code in the set_environment function in the /opt/mendeleydesktop/bin/mendeleydesktop file:

os.environ["QT_SCALE_FACTOR"] = "1"
os.environ["QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR"] = "0"