Package Details: telegram-desktop-bin 1.0.29-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: telegram-desktop-bin
Description: Official desktop version of Telegram messaging app - Static binaries
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Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: telegram-desktop
Provides: telegram-desktop
Replaces: telegram-bin
Submitter: ItachiSan
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: ItachiSan
Votes: 504
Popularity: 22.861598
First Submitted: 2015-07-08 10:21
Last Updated: 2017-04-21 15:36

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Required by (1)

Sources (11)

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ItachiSan commented on 2017-02-04 12:58

So, a few considerations to sum up most important stuff (FAQ kind of):

- sorry to put this on top, but many users flag this package as outdated due to icons checksums.
The checksums I do provide are the one of the pictures I downloaded and checked-
If icon checksums fail, delete icon files and re-run makepkg.

- the executable creates a custom launcher, which is located at
so, you can either remove it or make it unreadable (kind of) with
chattr +a $HOME/.local/share/applications/telegramdesktop.desktop
I personally suggest the second one. (thanks to @DragonX256, @lybin and @evilgnome for pointing this out)

- this pre-built binary has no Wayland support. So, for working tray-icon, change the launcher using
env GDK_BACKEND=x11 telegram
as executable. (Thanks @nebulon for the suggestion)
My suggestion is to copy the launcher inside the package in ".local/share/applications" and tweak your user copy.
If you really want Wayland support, you can use the AUR package 'telegram-desktop'.

- The package is updated whenever the built binary is online AND I have time.
So, reporting the outdated package helps me, comments asking for updates ASAP... not really.

I will add useful stuff to this comment when I notice it, with also proper credits.

Latest Comments

shsina commented on 2017-04-24 10:36

You should add xdg-utils to deps (maybe optional) it is for opening URLs or directories in default applications.

imran27 commented on 2017-04-24 07:16

Thank you Mr. Maintainer.
Appindicator functionality is working again, awesome!

Light2Yellow commented on 2017-04-06 15:33

I get a segfault with the latest version on AUR:

No protocol specified
QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display :0
[1] 5268 abort (core dumped) telegram-desktop

imran27 commented on 2017-04-06 06:39

appincicator functionality has stopped working in 1.0.27. It used to work before.

jooch commented on 2017-04-04 11:39

Version 1.0.14 has some serious bugs! (including a very slow start on some systems) Please update to latest version, for the impatient:

- Edit PKGBUILD and change version number to latest available
- Replace last two SHA256sums with 'SKIP'

I tested 1.0.27 and works great.

ItachiSan commented on 2017-03-17 16:29

@Marcel_K just added the suggestion as 1st of the FAQs.
Thanks for the tip, had too much flagging due to the damn icons. ;P

Marcel_K commented on 2017-03-07 16:53

As rootusercyclone already said (using pacaur), remove your current icon set and then issue makepkg.

@ItachiSan: Perhaps this is something that could be mentioned in your pinned comment.

bin4ry commented on 2017-03-07 16:44

I'm not able to update this package due to icon checksum error.

Marcel_K commented on 2017-03-05 00:22

@auserdude: if you're running the application in a sane manner (e.g., not running it as root), you won't be able to let Telegram update itself, as a normal user can't write to the /usr directory. Moreover, you really want to let the package manager handle files in the filesystem.

tl;dr: don't! Just wait for the maintainer to update the package.

auserdude commented on 2017-03-04 17:48

Sorry for the silly question, I'm a newbie here.
Do you suggest updating Telegram using Telegram's internal updater or via the binary you provide here (given that I know you won't provide it as frequently as the telegram website)?
Thank you!

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