Package Details: wayfire 0.7.2-1

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Package Base: wayfire
Description: 3D wayland compositor
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Keywords: compositor wayland
Licenses: custom:MIT
Conflicts: wayfire-git
Submitter: aperez
Maintainer: aperez
Last Packager: aperez
Votes: 28
Popularity: 2.22
First Submitted: 2019-02-14 08:43
Last Updated: 2021-06-30 11:24

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name commented on 2022-01-07 22:33

@aperez @IrvineHimself I still think polkit should be added to the dependencies or at least mentioned in the description, It's quite an annoying error you face when you don't have it installed and it does not point to polkit whatsoever.

IrvineHimself commented on 2021-12-06 17:27

@hynopanda: If you click on the doctest link, (above,) you will see that the only available package is in the Community-Testing repo, which you would need to enable. However, from the Wiki:


Be careful when enabling the testing repositories. Your system may break after performing an update. Only experienced users who know how to deal with potential system breakage should use it. If you enable testing, you must also enable community-testing. If you enable any other testing repository listed in the following subsections, you must also enable both testing and community-testing.

See Here

There is not an AUR PKGBUILD, but you could download this one from the Community-Testing branch and downgrade it, (or not,) to the last known good package. :)


hynopanda commented on 2021-12-06 16:26

for some reason i can't install "doctest" [zooki@zooki-arch-D ~]$ paru -S wayfire :: Resolving dependencies... :: There are 2 providers available for wayfire: :: Repository AUR: 1) wayfire 2) wayfire-git Enter a number (default=1): 1 error: could not find all required packages: doctest (wanted by: wayfire) [zooki@zooki-arch-D ~]$

IrvineHimself commented on 2021-10-25 06:37

@archorz: I do not disagree with what you are saying. Like most people, I already had polkit installed, so, (for me,) it wasn't a problem.

However, for reference only, I feel I should point out that it is not as simple as just making polkit a dependency. To get it to work you need to install a polkit authentication agent and add it to autostart in wayfire.ini

You should note:

  • Wayfire doesn't have it's own authentication-agent
  • The agent used by a DE, for example, gnome, is not the same as the authentication-agent required by Wayfire. In my example, this would be polkit-gnome. Which would be started with a1 = /usr/lib/polkit-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 in the autostart section of wayfire.ini.
  • Edit: You should also note that on all the wlroots compositors I have tested it on, whether they list is as an opt depend or not, most packages with elevated privileges will additionally require xorg-xhost for polkit to work.


archorz commented on 2021-10-18 21:51

Like sway, on Arch wayfire requires polkit to run with default configuration.

kode54 commented on 2021-09-08 03:38

Might it be a good idea for the PKGBUILD to sed replace some paths in the shipped default config file that goes in docs? For instance, changing /usr/libexec/xdg-desktop-portal in the autostarts to /usr/lib/xdg-desktop-portal so that people like me don't get stupidly confused why it won't start it until I actually dig up where that command lives. It might have prevented me from stupidly adding the old hack for loading systemd's user environment into the process, thinking that was why it wasn't working. The current version already does that, I think.

maderios commented on 2021-07-17 16:26

I get error

Program git found: YES (/usr/bin/git)
Compiler for C++ supports link arguments -lc++fs: NO
Compiler for C++ supports link arguments -lc++experimental: NO
Compiler for C++ supports link arguments -lstdc++fs: YES
Check usable header "GLES3/gl32.h" with dependency glesv2: YES
wayfire-0.7.2/ ERROR: Dependencies must be external dependencies

yan12125 commented on 2021-07-01 05:03

@iTux: cmake is just a checkdepends of meson, not a runtime dependency [1].


iTux commented on 2021-06-30 05:54

@yan12125: cmake needs not to be listed in the makedepends, if you have already meson inside. meson depends on cmake.

scruffidog commented on 2021-06-28 19:03

Seems like wlroots updated to 0.14 and upstream wayfire also updated to 0.7.2. Is there a showstopper to be worried about in updating ?