• how to install Frostwire


    How to install Frostwire via tar.gz file?

  • @vinoman you do not enable AUR support on installation?

    you can build and install over package manager (pamac) the only thing you need to do is to enable AUR support inside its settings and install pacaur or yaourt.

    hen you can use package manager to do so…

    or use terminal:

    sudo pacman -S pacaur
    pacaur -S frostwire
    
  • @joekamprad said in how to install Frostwire:

    sudo pacman -S pacaur

    Thank you!

    [solved]

  • Frostwire is not the latest version in AUR (6.6.0 vs. 6.6.1).
    Using AUR would be much easier, but if you really want to use the tarball, then you can do this:

    su
    cd /opt
    tar xvfz /home/<USERNAME>/Downloads/frostwire-6.6.1.noarch.tar.gz  # this is where you downloaded it!
    ln -s frostwire-6.6.1.noarch frostwire
    ln -s /opt/frostwire/frostwire /usr/local/bin/frostwire
    

    Replace <USERNAME> with your user name.
    The contents of the tarball will be in /opt/frostwire* and a symlink in /usr/local/bin will point to it.
    You may copy /opt/frostwire/frostwire.desktop to your desktop if you will, but you need to edit that desktop file, line

    Exec=/usr/bin/frostwire %U
    

    to

    Exec=frostwire %U
    
  • @manuel i would not recommend to do so, better to change the PKGBUILD to new version or just wait… …

  • @joekamprad I agree. Just wanted to show how to install an external package, if really needed.

  • # Maintainer: liberodark
    
    pkgname=frostwire
    pkgver=6.6.1
    pkgrel=248
    pkgdesc="FrostWire is a free and easy Downloader, BitTorrent Client and Media Player"
    arch=('x86_64')
    url="http://www.frostwire.com"
    license=('custom')
    depends=('xdg-utils' 'jre8-openjdk')
    optdepends=('mplayer')
    source_x86_64=("http://dl.frostwire.com/frostwire/6.6.1/frostwire-${pkgver}.noarch.tar.gz")
    source=($pkgname.desktop
            $pkgname.png)
    sha512sums=('03cb518e110d09dfe9eb3391d43bb61516f12afe45a94fec022747c9a45e482598935912b687480c6423b1cae1550de5e87e6ad0119f2067f961b6e5e6cd5b9a'
                'f0172d8d8435ddbc96e3f3e8ce6f09869ade1b9a32ef3930ae2f8b2522af121f6b2d37e9e8eb081561715845d9bb73f027c848a3756126d3ac989a861bfe2a4e')
    sha512sums_x86_64=('d3d39b9d2d93f18c3d9d12c088b7cb813743dac902704da4f5e454b3f597867073ffaea56d4f1f2463714e59e3febe2bbd53ca3c2aa5964f1c937cc93830c14e')
            
    package() {
      cd $srcdir
      tar xvf frostwire-${pkgver}.noarch.tar.gz
      mkdir -p "$pkgdir/usr/bin/frostwire/"
      cp -r "frostwire-${pkgver}.noarch/." "$pkgdir/usr/bin/frostwire/"
      install -vDm644 $srcdir/$pkgname.desktop $pkgdir/usr/share/applications/$pkgname.desktop
      install -vDm644 $srcdir/$pkgname.png $pkgdir/usr/share/pixmaps/$pkgname.png
    }
    
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