Package Details: itch 1:1.14.0-3

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Package Base: itch
Description: The best way to play games.
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Licenses: MIT
Submitter: FrozenCow
Maintainer: FrozenCow (vrav, fasterthanlime, josefnpat)
Last Packager: fasterthanlime
Votes: 83
Popularity: 3.11
First Submitted: 2015-12-14 22:23
Last Updated: 2018-12-17 18:04

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soredake commented on 2020-03-30 16:43

gtk2 can be dropped too.

fasterthanlime commented on 2020-02-26 08:15

Is the gconf dependency real?

It is:

$ cd ~/.itch/app-25.4.0/
$ ldd itch | grep gconf => /home/amos/.itch/app-25.4.0/./ (0x00007f936f489000)

fizmat commented on 2020-02-26 07:57

Is the gconf dependency real? Just checking. This is the last aur app that keeps gconf on my machine. See: """ Most of the packages that “require” it are actually Electron apps that copy&pasted their dependency lists from elsewhere or failed to update them: Chromium (and subsequently Electron) haven’t been dependent on this for years. """

fasterthanlime commented on 2020-01-03 12:22

Note: the version number of this package doesn't correspond to the version number itch reports.

This package tracks itch-setup versions, which always installs the latest itch. Please don't flag this package as out-of-date, it isn't :)

014 commented on 2019-12-20 03:23

I just want to say thank you for packaging and maintaining the client.

fasterthanlime commented on 2019-03-18 08:31

Not sure why I forgot to comment here, but I've updated that PKGBUILD a while ago to use the official itch installer. The checksums verify that the installer matches upstream, and you get the latest itch app from the itch CDN.

xananax commented on 2018-10-09 07:56

I personally don't care much how it's done, but it's just a little bit bothersome to have one package out of my normal workflow. I format a lot of machines and always install itch (❤), I would like to continue being able to just add it to the list that I pipe to my package manager.

Since I do not care about the internals, and only about the surface, I'm fine with a package that just runs the installer.

Aanok commented on 2018-09-21 10:29

I think it would be more sustainable to just download and run the installer, taking care of Arch-specific env variables and packaging conventions (install dir etc, assuming they apply at all, I have not looked into it).

If there is (and there is projected to be for a while) manpower enough to do both things like ainola suggests, that would naturally be the best of both worlds :)

fasterthanlime commented on 2018-09-17 07:40

Hey Arch users, itch v25 has finally released, and it comes with its own installer program:

I'm not sure what do about this package. I've crafted a .deb package that just installs the installer, along with a few .desktop files, for shortcuts.

One option would be to have the AUR package compile itch-setup and set up the .desktop shortcuts, like the .deb package does. You can see the .deb building logic here:

Another option would be to have the AUR package just download the latest itch-setup binary from - this way the package wouldn't have to depend on a Go toolchain. It would just have the dependencies required to have the app run (no python, no grunt, no npm - just the few X and gtk libs).

What do you think of those options?

ainola commented on 2018-09-16 22:25

Hi, FrozenCow - Do you have any plans on updating this package? As it stands it does not build without manual intervention. If you are not interested in maintaining, I would be willing to take over.