Package Details: kiwix-desktop 2.0.4-1

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Package Base: kiwix-desktop
Description: Offline reader for Web content. It's especially intended to make Wikipedia available offline.
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Keywords: kiwix offline-wikipedia wikipedia
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: kiwix-bin
Submitter: nic96
Maintainer: n34r1297
Last Packager: n34r1297
Votes: 44
Popularity: 0.27
First Submitted: 2019-08-12 19:34
Last Updated: 2020-08-05 21:42

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n34r1297 commented on 2020-08-05 21:43

I was offline for a few months. Updated to 2.0.4 Fixed PKGBUILD errors

hashworks commented on 2020-04-22 10:29

Please only use license names as listed in /usr/share/licenses/common.

nimrod_mack commented on 2020-04-13 20:11

Thanks for the great work!

The package compiles to a binary, though. Therefore, as I understand it, ARCH in the PKGBUILD should probably be set to "x86_64" and other supported architectures, as explained in the Arch wiki [1].


Tio commented on 2020-04-09 15:17

ok thanks

n34r1297 commented on 2020-04-09 12:29

I am the new maintainer of this package. Feel free to contact me if threre is any issue.

@Tio I do not maintain kiwix-lib package, so I can do anything. But I suggest you to do updpkgsums to fix sha256sums until kiwix-lib maintainer fix his PKGBUILD.

Tio commented on 2020-04-09 11:39


==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
    9.1.0.tar.gz ... FAILED
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!
Failed to build kiwix-lib

soloturn commented on 2019-12-26 09:34

created kiwix-desktop-git which currently compiles:

ynikitenko commented on 2019-11-17 15:38

I had same problem as @swalladge.

g++ -c -pipe -std=c++11 -I/usr/include/ -O2 -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fno-plt -Wall -W -D_REENTRANT -fPIC -DGIT_VERSION="d9b1393" -DBUILD_DATE="Sun 17 Nov 2019 06:03:42 PM MSK" -DQT_DEPRECATED_WARNINGS -DQT_NO_DEBUG -DQT_WEBENGINEWIDGETS_LIB -DQT_WEBENGINECORE_LIB -DQT_QUICK_LIB -DQT_PRINTSUPPORT_LIB -DQT_WIDGETS_LIB -DQT_GUI_LIB -DQT_WEBCHANNEL_LIB -DQT_QML_LIB -DQT_NETWORK_LIB -DQT_POSITIONING_LIB -DQT_CORE_LIB -I. -isystem /usr/include/qt -isystem /usr/include/qt/QtWebEngineWidgets -isystem /usr/include/qt/QtWebEngineCore -isystem /usr/include/qt/QtQuick -isystem /usr/include/qt/QtPrintSupport -isystem /usr/include/qt/QtWidgets -isystem /usr/include/qt/QtGui -isystem /usr/include/qt/QtWebChannel -isystem /usr/include/qt/QtQml -isystem /usr/include/qt/QtNetwork -isystem /usr/include/qt/QtPositioning -isystem /usr/include/qt/QtCore -I. -I. -I/usr/lib/qt/mkspecs/linux-g++ -o kiwixapp.o src/kiwixapp.cpp
src/kiwixapp.cpp: In constructor ‘KiwixApp::KiwixApp(int&, char**)’:
src/kiwixapp.cpp:34:43: error: no matching function for call to ‘kiwix::KiwixServe::KiwixServe(int)’
34 | mp_server(new kiwix::KiwixServe(8181))
| ^
In file included from src/localkiwixserver.h:5,
from src/mainwindow.h:12,
from src/kiwixapp.h:6,
from src/kiwixapp.cpp:1:
/usr/include/kiwix/kiwixserve.h:13:5: note: candidate: ‘kiwix::KiwixServe::KiwixServe(const string&, int)’
13 | KiwixServe(const std::string& libraryPath, int port = 8181);
| ^~~~~~~~~~
/usr/include/kiwix/kiwixserve.h:13:35: note: no known conversion for argument 1 from ‘int’ to ‘const string&’ {aka ‘const std::__cxx11::basic_string<char>&’}
13 | KiwixServe(const std::string& libraryPath, int port = 8181);
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^~~~~~~~~~~
make: *** [Makefile:1181: kiwixapp.o] Error 1
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
Error making: kiwix-desktop

I changed PKGBUILD to use a git version of kiwix, namely


and that worked.

obelix1502 commented on 2019-10-21 17:19

Good evening, I also have an error during the compilation: make: *** [Makefile:1289: kiwixapp.o] Error 1 ==> ERROR: An error has occurred in build(). Abandonment....

obelix1502 commented on 2019-10-21 17:16

Good evening, I also have a 404 error: curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found ==> ERROR : Error when downloading abort .... Error downloading sources: kiwix-bin