Package Details: astrodmx-capture 0.90.2-1

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Package Base: astrodmx-capture
Description: AstroDMx Capture Astronomical Imaging
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Keywords: astrodmx astronomical astrophotography
Licenses: custom
Submitter: ashleyr
Maintainer: ashleyr
Last Packager: ashleyr
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.000091
First Submitted: 2020-04-30 10:54
Last Updated: 2021-07-21 01:34

Latest Comments

arnaudlecam commented on 2021-05-04 22:27

Hi ashleyr,

Here are PKGBUILD's modifications I had to do:




ashleyr commented on 2021-04-17 07:16

@AstroDMx / Nicola,

Thanks so much for coming to AUR and commenting, happy to have you here! I'd be more than happy to have you as a co-maintainer if you like. I set this up originally because it didn't exist, I claim no special knowledge of it. :)

Once you release the new version, I'll update the package and remove the need to change directory as you suggest - thanks for the heads up. It may take a few days for to find the time to get this done though.

My only request at the moment, would be a clarification of the license in the package files so we can ensure we have this right our end.


AstroDMx commented on 2021-04-16 17:26

I'm the developer of AstroDMx Capture, it's nice to see that my application has been added to the Arch package manager. If I can help, please don't hesitate to contact me at

BTW: It's no longer necessary to start AstroDMx from its bin directory. It can be started from any location in the file system (true since 0.84.7). It is, however, a requirement to start the application from AstroDMx-Launcher. The launcher is now a binary which interrogates the CPU and runs an optimised binary for the user's microarchitecture.

I will be making a new release within the next week, the only change that you will need to make will be for the new version number. If I ever make a change that will break your package configuration, I will endeavour to let you know.


ashleyr commented on 2021-03-20 09:22

Thanks @Tomxey, I've updated the package with your changes. Appreciate the help!

Tomxey commented on 2021-03-20 09:12

The old PKGBUILD does not work, here's a new version that works for me:

# Maintainer: Ashely Roll <ash at digitalnemesis dot com>

pkgdesc="AstroDMx Capture Astronomical Imaging"
# No licence file available in package, see
# for details.



package() {
    # create the desitination folder
    mkdir -p "${pkgdir}${_instdir}"

    # copy over the linux 64 bit files
    cp --recursive ${_prefix}/usr/local/AstroDMx_Capture/* "${pkgdir}${_instdir}"

    # copy over the udev rules
    mkdir -p "${pkgdir}/etc/udev/rules.d"
    cp ${_prefix}/etc/udev/rules.d/* "${pkgdir}/etc/udev/rules.d"

    # create a profile file to add an alias for astrodmx
    # this is needed because the application has to be launced from the bin folder
    # to correctly work, so we can't just add the path. sigh.
    # Update V0.78.3: Now have to start with, this does a cd, so will continue
    # to wrap with pushd/popd to not mess up local path
    mkdir -p "${pkgdir}/etc/profile.d"
    echo "alias astrodmx=\"pushd '${_instdir}/bin'; ./AstroDMx-Launcher; popd\"" > "${pkgdir}/etc/profile.d/${pkgname}.sh"

ashleyr commented on 2020-09-05 08:25

Thanks @cptdark for letting me know it was out of date. Should be fixed now. Had to also adjust to use the rather than just calling the bin file.

ashleyr commented on 2020-04-30 11:55

This application needs to be launched from its bin folder. So rather than adding to the PATH to find it, I've had to add an alias astrodmx using the profile.d folder.

When you install you will need to reload your profile to get this alias.