Package Details: acestream-engine-stable 3.1.49-6

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Package Base: acestream-engine-stable
Description: P2P utility for multimedia live streaming and file transfer (stable version)
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: acestream-engine
Provides: acestream-engine
Submitter: digitalone
Maintainer: digitalone
Last Packager: digitalone
Votes: 7
Popularity: 0.097951
First Submitted: 2019-02-28 14:01
Last Updated: 2020-02-08 18:21

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digitalone commented on 2019-04-08 13:01

I created this package because acestream-engine was upgraded to a beta version and I wanted to stay on the stable one.

This is a more user-friendly package of AceStream Engine. It contains:

  • a desktop entry to launch the GUI from applications menu (you need to install pygtk and python2-libappindicator)

  • a service file to launch the engine as a systemd service (acestream user will not be shown on the login display manager)

This will be upgraded following only stable versions.

To start the engine, just select AceStream Engine from applications menu and an icon should appear in the system tray.

Alternatively, you could use the systemd service:

  • start it with sudo systemctl start acestream-engine.service

  • or enable it at boot, sudo systemctl enable acestream-engine.service

As system service there's no icon in the system tray, but the engine is launched in memory cache mode: cache data is stored into RAM rather than disk.


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maxpayne3 commented on 2021-04-09 07:45

Here is the correct PKGBUILD updated without python2-apsw dependency. The library is extracted from Launchpad package and inserted in Acestream lib folder to make it available to the engine. No need to install it from AUR.

python2-setuptools is the only remaining mandatory dependency. It's a crucial package which will remain on upstream for the next 1-2 years. It's difficult to extract and move it to Acestream lib folder since it needs some modifications upon install stage, but it's easy to port on AUR when upstream will erase it. Just copy the PKGBUILD and upload it.

python2-libappindicator and pygtk are optional dependencies, not really needed, useful only for GUI, but it's recommended to launch the engine as systemd service as stated in the pinned comment.

Without a new release from the developers, this package is designed to work for the next 10 years. If someone wants, please adopt it and update on AUR. Thanks.

qark commented on 2021-01-15 19:19

@maxpayne3, sorry, I don't want to maintain this package.

maxpayne3 commented on 2021-01-14 08:49

I don't think so. It's for python 3 setuptool only. Python 2 setuptool is still needed for 284 packages on upstream, hardly it's removed soon.

Anyway, someone should adopt this package and update with the PKGBUILD provided below without python2-apsw dependency.

@qark, can you do it?

qark commented on 2021-01-14 08:30

Is relevant for this package?

maxpayne3 commented on 2020-09-25 21:56

Hello, install this PKGBUILD to get rid of python2-apsw package:

Download the snapshot, delete .SRCINFO and the replace the content of PKGBUILD with the one copied from the link above.

This simply extracts the specific library from the Ubuntu package and move it inside the Acestream lib folder to make it available to the engine. Then you can uninstall python2-apsw. Tested it, it's working.

I choose the Ubuntu package because in theory it should be hosted on launchpad more time than the Arch archive. This could be done also with setuptool, but it's more tricky and not really needed at the moment since lots of packages requires it and should not be deleted from upstream. I don't mind about pygtk and libappindicator, they're optional.

Fell free to adopt the package and update it, the maintainer was banned and can't do it.

NotDot commented on 2020-09-25 16:46

For everyone with an error "ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!". Download snapshot of the package (top right corner of this page), unarchive it and use $makepkg in the folder with the PKGBUILD file. It will download the pkg.tar.xz file that you can install by double left clicking.

qark commented on 2020-09-25 07:44

So it has begun: python2-apsw was dropped from repos. And it looks like developers don't want to port to Python3.

preetam286 commented on 2020-07-05 08:42

@quark Yes I managed to do it by downloading the acestream_3.1.49_ubuntu_18.04_x86_64.tar.gz and then moving contents to our current package(since it was showing "start-engine" not found). Then makepkg install with --skipchecksums and that did the work. Thanks for the help

qark commented on 2020-07-05 07:35

@preetam286 Hi, it looks like you have same issue as @hackins. Can you find acestream_3.1.49_ubuntu_18.04_x86_64.tar.gz in your AUR manager's cache or download using curl or wget? It's size should be 17001150 bytes.

preetam286 commented on 2020-07-05 07:21

Hi, I am using manjaro KDE and downloading this package from AUR manager. It always gives me this error:

==> Checking runtime dependencies... ==> Checking buildtime dependencies... ==> Retrieving sources... -> Found acestream-engine-stable-3.1.49.tar.gz -> Found acestream-engine.service -> Found acestream-engine.desktop -> Found LICENSE ==> Validating source files with sha256sums... acestream-engine-stable-3.1.49.tar.gz ... FAILED acestream-engine.service ... Passed acestream-engine.desktop ... Passed LICENSE ... Skipped ==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!