Package Details: charles 4.5.6-1

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Package Base: charles
Description: Web debugging proxy application
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Licenses: custom, Apache, custom:bounce
Submitter: None
Maintainer: pizzaman
Last Packager: pizzaman
Votes: 50
Popularity: 0.136605
First Submitted: 2011-08-04 11:15
Last Updated: 2020-01-15 10:50

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jjoshau commented on 2020-09-03 15:59


Everytime i start charles, it tries to touch a file named '^-' in my home directory.

this was annoying me as well; after digging in, it's happening in the startup script /usr/bin/charles

hash java 2>^- || { echo >&2 "Charles couldn't start: java not found. Please install java to use Charles."; exit 1; }

removing 2>^- did the trick, for me

Groentebroer commented on 2020-06-16 09:11

On Manjaro I got:

Error: A JNI error has occurred, please check your installation and try again Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/xk72/charles/gui/MainWithClassLoader has been compiled by a more recent version of the Java Runtime (class file version 53.0), this version of the Java Runtime only recognizes class file versions up to 52.0

Edit: oke, that was a noob question, but for others, which might stumble across the same issue:

Next to JRE-8 I installed JRE-14 and made that default.

sudo pacman -S jre-openjdk

List which are installed:

archlinux-java status

Set the default:

sudo archlinux-java set java-14-openjdk


pizzaman commented on 2020-03-23 11:11

@D3SOX What problems are you having? AFAIK this package works well.

D3SOX commented on 2020-03-23 10:56

For everyone who also has problems with this package I created another package which is built using the deb package This is a bit larger because it includes the JDK provided by Charles but therefore the package itself does not need the Java dependency

bruceutut commented on 2019-12-31 02:53

Thanks for maintaining this...

Everytime i start charles, it tries to touch a file named '^-' in my home directory.
Does anyone have a solution for that ?

atrotors commented on 2019-11-14 01:38

PKGBUILD for 4.5.4 if anyone wants it

How do we notify the maintainer to update the package?

txtsd commented on 2019-10-18 14:15

Here's a PKGBUILD for 4.5.1

It works fine with openjdk10 and up

cwrau commented on 2019-04-24 13:12

@JohnMaguire That can be fixed by explicitly using java8:

JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk/jre charles

I was coming here to ask if that can be specified inside the /usr/bin/charles script?

JohnMaguire commented on 2019-01-09 17:41

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/activation/MimetypesFileTypeMap
    at<clinit>(Unknown Source)
    at java.base/java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
    at java.base/java.lang.Class.forName(
    at com.xk72.charles.CharlesContext.lcJx(Unknown Source)
    at com.xk72.charles.CharlesContext.chaj(Unknown Source)
    at com.xk72.charles.CharlesContext.start(Unknown Source)
    at com.xk72.charles.Main.lcJx(Unknown Source)
    at com.xk72.charles.gui.Main.main(Unknown Source)
    at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at java.base/java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
    at com.xk72.charles.gui.transaction.viewers.protobuf.Rvxm.lcJx(Unknown Source)
    at com.xk72.charles.gui.MainWithClassLoader.main(Unknown Source)
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javax.activation.MimetypesFileTypeMap
    at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.loadClass(
    at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.ClassLoaders$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
    at java.base/java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
    ... 14 more

After the nag screen

badboy commented on 2018-04-18 08:17

@kalbasit: Thanks, I spent a couple of minutes yesterday trying to figure it out, but not getting it done. This makes things a lot easier. I push the working version once I'm back at my Arch Linux PC