Package Details: gpmdp 4.7.1-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: gpmdp
Description: A beautiful cross platform Desktop Player for Google Play Music. Stable release.
Upstream URL:
Keywords: desktop google gpmdp music play player
Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: google-play-music-desktop-player-git, gpmdp-git
Provides: gpmdp
Submitter: BrianAllred
Maintainer: BrianAllred
Last Packager: BrianAllred
Votes: 105
Popularity: 0.91
First Submitted: 2016-03-15 03:10
Last Updated: 2020-01-08 03:46

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BrianAllred commented on 2017-01-03 20:07

This information is in the .install, but I'm going to sticky it here.

For Chromecast functionality:

1) Verify avahi and nss-mdns are installed.

2) Append "mdns4" to the end of the "hosts" line in /etc/nsswitch.conf.

3) Enable and start both avahi-daemon.service and avahi-daemon.socket.

If this still doesn't work, check your hosts line in /etc/nsswitch.conf. Mine looked like the following:

hosts: files mymachines resolve [!UNAVAIL=return] dns myhostname mdns4

So I changed it to the following:

hosts: files mymachines resolve dns myhostname mdns4

This fixed the problem for me.

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BrianAllred commented on 2019-12-18 03:20

@pioneer I didn't have an issue with a clean git clone and makepkg -sri. You may need to clean the repo, or if you're using an AUR helper, clean up its build directory.

Edit: Forgot to mention the version mismatch is intentional. Even though the package says 4.6.1, it's actually a 4.7 alpha. Upstream has been lagging with changes and updates lately, so things are moving slowly, including updating the package version.

pioneer commented on 2019-12-18 01:57

I'm experiencing the checkup sum error while installing, wondering if it's somehow related to the difference in the package version (4.7.0-1) and the .deb file version (google-play-music-desktop-player_4.6.1_amd64.deb)?

slowbro commented on 2019-12-13 19:11

Thanks, Brian!

Also, of note for anyone that uses dbus controls with gpmdp... the destination changed recently from "" to "org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.google_play_music_desktop_player" @_@

BrianAllred commented on 2019-12-13 18:37

I've been holding out for an official 4.7 release. As it is, I don't see that happening anytime soon. I'll update the package to include the CI build as a 4.7 pre-release later today.

slowbro commented on 2019-12-13 18:14

Hey all - unsure who else is experiencing the hang on 'Loading Music Library' as of late, but it seems like the fix is the same as the segfault thing - download the latest CI build, update the md5sum in PKGBUILD, makepkg and install.

Reference issue:

I really hope a 4.7 build comes out soon. This is getting annoying.

figue commented on 2019-12-03 15:18

How reliable is that source? Why not patch original in PKBGUILD prepare() function?

mihanich commented on 2019-12-03 12:35

In addition to comment from @Celti from 2019-11-29 07:58 - In case you got mdsum check fail - please use --skipchecksums for makepkg.

the whole steps to make things happend:
1. clone repo
2. edit PKGBUILD
2.1 change source to source=(" deb" "gpmdp.desktop")
2.2 change md5sum to md5sums=('85675d8b409a75223839fe5f7a6ecc49' 'b776561dd313eb1ded6356247cfffa89')
3. try to makepkg
4. in case check sum error - use '--skipchecksums' for makpkg

builded in that way today. everything works fine.

Celti commented on 2019-11-29 05:58

The new latest CircleCI build artefact is at:

You can always get the latest by going to the CircleCI build page, finding the latest successful build, taking the build number (currently #3718), and inserting that number into the URL at the beginning: e.g., replacing the 3718 in the URL above, or the 3667 in my post from earlier this month.

For the record, complaining at the maintainer of the AUR package here is not going to help anything, and pinning what is supposed to be a stable package to an arbitrary build artefact with potential to disappear is not recommended. What needs to happen is a 4.7.0 release, so go pester the developers to do that.

spicypixel commented on 2019-11-28 20:59

That artefact is gone now so there's no work around to make this work any more.

meridius commented on 2019-11-28 11:32

Dear @BrianAllred

Since maintainer of GPMDP is not able to release a tagged version that fixes SIGSEGV for months I kindly ask you to update the PKGBUILD to contain working (untagged) version as suggested by Celti in comments here on AUR.

Thank you