Request: Zotero

Hello fellow user of Fedora,

Is it possible to add the FOSS reference programme Zotero in official the Fedora repo? Or otherwise build the recent version for others like me in COPR?

Although @pgaskin has an old version of Zotero already, (s)he didn’t reply to my request for an update two months ago. I thought that isn’t an issue, because it sound simple to just build it myself. However, it seems not so for me, and others might profit from the ‘official’ Fedora build as well. Beside, if something goes wrong with my build, I still have to ask for help (again), as I don’t have any clue how to fix it. I can be very technical, but coding is something that I can’t do.

There is indeed a Flathub edition of Zotero available, which is set up with a ‘disk of 16gb’, so that some extensions and apps do not work properly with Zotero-flathub.

Therefore I’m asking if it is possible to add Zotero either to the official repo of Fedora, or build it in COPR .

As someone with a degree in Alpha studies, I could say “Give me persons, and I’ll understand them, but give me code, I’m lost.”

Anyhow, is it possible to build Zotero into a rpm file for the not so techy persons like me? Otherwise I’ll contact the makers of the Flathub edition.

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If you can find someone interested in building it yes, otherwise it would be best to contact the flathub folks.


I don’t understand what this means? I have not had trouble with the Zotero in FlatHub, but I don’t have many extensions. What exactly doesn’t work?

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Have you considered using the tarball from the website? I just downloaded and installed it and it seems to work fine. I haven’t used Zotero myself in years, so I can’t really exercise it that much, but it seems good.