Package Details: franz 1:5.6.1-1

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Package Base: franz
Description: Free messaging app for services like WhatsApp, Slack, Messenger and many more.
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Licenses: Apache
Submitter: 314eter
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: ItachiSan
Votes: 144
Popularity: 0.48
First Submitted: 2017-10-26 11:34
Last Updated: 2020-11-17 22:26

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ItachiSan commented on 2019-10-07 08:26

If you have problems with the app (the app opens but I got a blue screen and nothing more), READ THIS ALL!

I always install and test the package (opening my services and sending a few messages, the package is built in a clean chroot every time) on every update, but there is a catch:

The package depends on Node.js native stuff which are compiled at build time, which makes it break on new Node.js (and maybe Electron?) updates.

If you would like to help me on this, whenever you have problems starting it, do the following:

  1. Open Franz
  2. Franz is broken: maybe for a recent update?
  3. Reinstall Franz from AUR; this will make it rebuild the native blobs
  4. Re-open Franz
  5. Franz should work fine; if so, it was a Node.js/Electron/else update problem

If the above steps help you, report the package as outdated here and write in the comment something like:

Update broke Franz

If you have some other issues, you should open the developer tools and give me its output, in addition to what is your environment, so I can figure out if it is a packaging issue (my job to fix) or an upstream/code issue (their job to fix); in the second case, I will open a bug request and mention it in a comment, so that you can track it.

Hope this was a good explanation, might get updates if I missed something :)

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billypilgrim commented on 2020-11-06 12:16

I'm getting this warning: gyp ERR! configure error gyp ERR! stack Error: Command failed: /usr/bin/python -c import sys; print "%s.%s.%s" % sys.version_info[:3]; gyp ERR! stack File "<string>", line 1 gyp ERR! stack import sys; print "%s.%s.%s" % sys.version_info[:3]; gyp ERR! stack ^ gyp ERR! stack SyntaxError: invalid syntax gyp ERR! stack gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.exithandler (node:child_process:309:12) gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (node:events:327:20) gyp ERR! stack at maybeClose (node:internal/child_process:1055:16) gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (node:internal/child_process:288:5)

I guess we need to patch to use python3 somewhere?

ItachiSan commented on 2020-10-30 21:01

@dnl_tp master has lots of stuff that are not included in the real release. However, due to how new is our Electron, we might want to use the latest beta... Lemme think about that :)

dnl_tp commented on 2020-10-14 04:08

Franz has stopped working for me so I changed the PKGBUILD to use the master branch and removed the now outdated electron-9.patch, then it worked well again!

dnl_tp commented on 2020-07-09 05:33

There is an electron 9 branch with some more patches:

melkopisi commented on 2020-07-06 09:54

I installed a fresh Manjaro Gnome then installed Franz the current version 1:5.5.0-3 and I have a small issue as I go to settings, enable the dark mode and disable displaying disabled services tabs but when I refresh or quiet the app then open it again these settings reset themselves I have to re-enable them again every time I start the app for the first time or refresh.

ItachiSan commented on 2020-06-24 12:55

It seems to me that re-building the package works, so I will just bump the release number. Please let me know if there are other issues.

artofakume commented on 2020-06-17 21:38

I can confirm the patch solved the issue. Thank you!

ItachiSan commented on 2020-06-17 21:01

The package is now including @yuyichao patch. Lemme know if it works for you!

I am currently moving to a new laptop thus I only tested the package a bit in a VM and it worked.

ItachiSan commented on 2020-06-08 12:42

Hey everyone,

I completely missed the mail with the flag, sorry.

Thanks @yuyichao for the patch & the upstream report. I will verify that the package is broken without patch & works with it; if so, I will incorporate your patch with also proper credits :)

yuyichao commented on 2020-06-01 12:16

That is exactly the issue I was talking about.