Package Details: cliqz 1.28.2-1

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Package Base: cliqz
Description: Firefox-based privacy aware web browser, build from sources
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Keywords: browser gecko privacy web
Licenses: MPL2
Conflicts: cliqz-bin
Submitter: milouse
Maintainer: milouse (PhCl)
Last Packager: milouse
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000003
First Submitted: 2016-12-26 14:14
Last Updated: 2019-08-21 17:40

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milouse commented on 2016-12-26 16:19

This package pull its sources from github and compile cliqz. As cliqz is build upon firefox, building it will requires you to checkout ~200Mo from cliqz github account and compile a firefox equivalent, which can take from 25 minutes on gaming machine to 2 or 3 hours on low perf nettop.

If you want to compile your own cliqz version you can keep following this package. If you just want to quickly install a working version of cliqz, consider install cliqz-bin¹ instead.


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milouse commented on 2017-12-11 10:04

Hi a_manthey. There is two different answers to your questions:

  • To have a german build, I think you just have to be sure to compile cliqz with the LANG variable set to "de". Try to echo $LANG in your terminal. If it outputs "de" it must be good. Thus the first part of your patch has no effect on the build I think. Just keep the second part (renaming the built tar.bz2) and it should be ok.

  • Regarding the crash during the build, I fear I've no idea where it comes from. It's not bound to the elf-hack. If you look closely to the log, You'll see the sentence « If you get failures below, blablabla », immediatly followed by to PASS words. These 2 PASS means there was no problem. The crash occurs 2 seconds later in a python file, no idea why :(

I don't know if it can help you, but I realized some time ago that my compilations always succeeded when run on a real harddrive ans failed some times when run from a SSD. If you run them on SSD, try to move to an harddrive. Try to build cliqz alone too, that is to say, clone this repo (or « download a snapshot ») and run makepkg -s in the resulting folder. I've had failure too when trying to upgrade through yaourt.

a_manthey commented on 2017-12-10 18:47

Until 1.16.3 i only needed to add three options to PKGBUILD and replace „en-US“ by „de“ to build cliqz with german gui from this package. The additional build-options i found here: Since 1.17 my build of german gui fails. I have uploaded my patch and output of makepkg to box:, error-message at the end of makepkg.log. --disable-elf-hack as suggested in line 6447 of makepkg.log had no effect. It‘s no great problem, i enjoy cliqz with english gui too, but with german gui it would be perfect for me. What can i do?

milouse commented on 2017-12-09 12:08


Sorry for the two close upgrade of the package. I've done a big cleanup through compilation options and dependancies to use more the system libs and reduce the size of the installed application.

On the other hand, I still have a problem on my machine [1]: deadkeys don't work at all in cliqz (they work without any trouble in any other applications). I'm looking for other witnesses to help me fix this problem. Can you tell me if you have the same problem or not ?


PhCl commented on 2017-11-03 05:14

Thanks @a_manthey, the artifact was regenerated. I have updated the hash.

For all users of AUR helpers (pacaur/yaourt): If the hash check fails for you now, remove the old 1.16.0.tar.gz file from your local cache and try again.

a_manthey commented on 2017-11-01 21:42

sha256sum of 1.16.0.tar.gz has changed

a_manthey commented on 2017-10-15 21:42

Hi milouse, build and install ok, thanks

milouse commented on 2017-10-15 14:43

Hi a_manthey, can you tell me if this new build works for you?

a_manthey commented on 2017-10-14 20:40

build failed today, error message:

133:55.03 Packaging
133:55.32 Packaging
133:55.75 Packaging
133:56.06 0 compiler warnings present.
Error running mach:


The error occurred in code that was called by the mach command. This is either
a bug in the called code itself or in the way that mach is calling it.

You should consider filing a bug for this issue.

If filing a bug, please include the full output of mach, including this error

The details of the failure are as follows:


File "/home/xxxx/yyyy/cliqz/src/browser-f-1.15.1/mozilla-release/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/", line 528, in build
File "/home/xxxx/yyyy/cliqz/src/browser-f-1.15.1/mozilla-release/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/", line 241, in __exit__
File "/home/xxxx/yyyy/cliqz/src/browser-f-1.15.1/mozilla-release/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/controller/", line 258, in stop_resource_recording
File "/home/xxxx/yyyy/cliqz/src/browser-f-1.15.1/mozilla-release/testing/mozbase/mozsystemmonitor/mozsystemmonitor/", line 289, in stop
assert self._running
==> FEHLER: Ein Fehler geschah in build().
Breche ab...

same error-message is reported here:

edit 2017-10-15: the patch from solved the problem

MaJia321 commented on 2017-09-16 12:12

It seems that it cannot compile Firefox with PGO support anymore,
only for your reference.Sorry to bother you.

milouse commented on 2017-09-15 14:37


I have absolutely no idea what pgo-optimized build means. Do you have a link to an explanation for me?