Package Details: freefilesync 10.25-1

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Package Base: freefilesync
Description: Backup software to synchronize files and folders
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Keywords: backup sync
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: chenxing
Maintainer: jooch (symen)
Last Packager: symen
Votes: 149
Popularity: 2.55
First Submitted: 2010-09-22 07:27
Last Updated: 2020-06-21 10:47

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symen commented on 2020-06-21 10:50

My bad! I disabled the custom DLAGENT locally to see if it was still necessary. I committed this change my mistake. It should work now if you clean build.

imarco commented on 2020-06-21 10:43

Returned an error when i tried in the konsole... Am i missing something?

aminvakil commented on 2020-06-21 10:30


I've faced this too, try this: git clean -fdx And makepkg again.

imarco commented on 2020-06-21 10:22

Hi, i tried to update and i obtained this: ... Failure revert_xdg_config_path.patch ... Success revert_bulk_append.patch ... Success revert_linkflags.patch ... Success FreeFileSync.desktop ... Success RealTimeSync.desktop ... Success dlagent ... Success

Any idea?


symen commented on 2020-05-22 09:57

Hello @NiceMicro ! FreeFileSync uses logic introduced in wxgtk 3.1 to get the XDG config paths, so the easiest solution was to revert to the old logic until Archlinux upgrades to wxgtk 3.1.

With hindsight, it would have been worth re-implementing this (small) part ourselves instead of waiting for 1.5 years (and probably 6 more months). :)

NiceMicro commented on 2020-05-21 12:36

Hi! Is there a reason why the use of XDG standard configs are reverted to use a config directory right in the home directory?

imarco commented on 2020-05-20 10:17

Thanks for the explanation.

jooch commented on 2020-05-20 10:15

bin stands for binary, as in precompiled. In an open source world/environment that only exists for convenience, which is why there are two versions. This is only the case for software that is open source to begin with, there are also precompiled packages in the AUR that are closed source, thus these do not have a 'bin' cousin. Binaries are an easy way in for malicious software, google 'arch linux acroread malware'

imarco commented on 2020-05-20 09:43

Yes, you're right. Just for my knowledge, why a version freefilesync and freefilesync-bin?


jooch commented on 2020-05-20 09:38

@imarco, jvloendersloot

I don't really see the problem here, the way i see it you have two easy solutions:

  • Switch to Manjaro unstable branch, update the system and build again.
  • Use freefilesync-bin package from the AUR

A friendly reminder, AUR is intended for use with Arch Linux.