Package Details: github-desktop-bin 2.6.2-1

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Package Base: github-desktop-bin
Description: GUI for managing Git and GitHub.
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Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: github-desktop
Provides: github-desktop
Submitter: immackay
Maintainer: immackay
Last Packager: immackay
Votes: 29
Popularity: 1.77
First Submitted: 2018-08-01 14:12
Last Updated: 2021-01-28 09:15

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immackay commented on 2019-10-04 23:52

For whom it may concern: this package depends on Shiftkey's linux support fork, located at

I check this regularly for releases. If you want the newest version, I suggest you check out github-desktop-git and modify the PKGBUILD to use the base repository, with the understanding that the application takes a significant amount of RAM to build.

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sdp8483 commented on 2020-12-19 13:48

@mlerota I have the same slow commit experience you mention. I did find that if I click the "Fetch Origin" button during this waiting I can get the commit to finish instantly.

mlerota commented on 2020-11-26 15:05

Anyone having problems with slow commit? Version 2.5.3 works OK, but after that when you click "commit" it takes 45-120 seconds to finish.

hschletz commented on 2020-11-18 16:23

I built this package with the gconf dependency removed from the PKGBUILD and it runs just fine. It is included in the upstream Debian package, but the author appears to be unsure whether it is actually needed:

The upstream RPM does not have the gconf dependency either.

bonkmaykrq commented on 2020-11-01 20:39

If any of you are having trouble compiling gconf, run this:

sudo pacman -S gtk-doc gobject-introspection gnome-common

archisman commented on 2020-08-18 05:29

Is it possible to install this in armhf or arm64 (Raspberry Pi)?

petko10 commented on 2020-06-23 09:51

As Elanzer pointed out the PKGBUILD needs to be updated because the binary is one directory deeper. I guess this is the problematic line: printf "#!/bin/sh\n\n/opt/${_pkgname}/github-desktop \"\$@\"\n" | install -Dm755 /dev/stdin "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/${_pkgname}" Where the actual binary location is /opt/github-desktop/github-desktop/github-desktop The other way around is to manually replace the symlink to said bianry.

Elanzer commented on 2020-06-13 21:58

I had to update /usr/bin/github-desktop script to /opt/github-desktop/github-desktop/github-desktop "$@", because it was pointing to the directory.

Serkonda commented on 2020-05-14 20:49

Is gnome-keyring actually needed? Because GitHub Desktop just starts even if I enter a wrong keyring password.

Filip98 commented on 2020-04-01 20:52

gnome-keyring is an optional dependency on the non-bin version but a required one here?

sweil commented on 2020-03-04 22:00

Attempting to run yields

[11378:0304/] The SUID sandbox helper binary was found, but is not configured correctly. Rather than run without sandboxing I'm aborting now. You need to make sure that /opt/github-desktop/chrome-sandbox is owned by root and has mode 4755.
/usr/bin/github-desktop: line 3: 11378 Trace/breakpoint trap   (core dumped) /opt/github-desktop/github-desktop "$@"

Addressed by running

cd /opt/github-desktop
sudo chown root chrome-sandbox 
sudo chmod 4755 chrome-sandbox