Package Details: telegram-desktop-bin 1.1.7-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/telegram-desktop-bin.git (read-only)
Package Base: telegram-desktop-bin
Description: Official desktop version of Telegram messaging app - Static binaries
Upstream URL: https://desktop.telegram.org
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: telegram-desktop
Provides: telegram-desktop
Replaces: telegram-bin
Submitter: ItachiSan
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: ItachiSan
Votes: 536
Popularity: 23.288165
First Submitted: 2015-07-08 10:21
Last Updated: 2017-06-02 18:45

Dependencies (9)

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- sorry to put this on top, but many users flag this package as outdated due to icons checksums.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, usually malformed, launcher, which is located at
$HOME/.local/share/applications/telegramdesktop.desktop
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So, reporting the outdated package helps me, comments asking for updates ASAP...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.

- Feel free to report packaging bugs here in the comments or at my PKGBUILD repository:
https://github.com/ItachiSan/linux_packaging/issues
If your issue is application-related, please report it upstream:
https://github.com/telegramdesktop/tdesktop/issues

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

Latest Comments

RinCat commented on 2017-06-16 01:18

No tray icon after recently Arch/KDE/Plasma update.
libappindicator related issue?

lybin commented on 2017-05-25 08:20

@Lord_F, I have a same problem. https://github.com/telegramdesktop/tdesktop/issues/3412
They said bug should be fixed in 1.1.4

Lord_F commented on 2017-05-23 17:01

Hi, I seem to have problems with the recently added voice calls on desktop. The application crashes whenever I start or answer a call or after several seconds of the conversation. Any help?
(using i3 window manager)

ItachiSan commented on 2017-05-20 12:41

@Krutonium the libappindicator package is already included as optional dependency.
People should install the best for their choice.

Krutonium commented on 2017-05-20 02:06

Hey Mr. Maintainer, Add libappindicator-gtk3 to the deps so that it doesn't crash whenever a device is disconnected from the computer - https://github.com/telegramdesktop/tdesktop/issues/3287#issuecomment-302716413

ItachiSan commented on 2017-05-15 08:33

To a previously missed
@nauticalnexus, write access...? You just need to clone the repo and build the package. Why would you need access? °.°'

@shsina sure thing, I have (unluckily) just updated the package. At a new release, can you add also the request of adding it (xdg-utils) when reporting the outdated package? Else I'm 99% sure I will forget it.

@fantom not having that issue, currently.

@teek not on KDE... check within the app or in your
.config/autostart
folder.

I am glad that all appindicator problems are solved.

teek commented on 2017-05-12 19:04

Does anybody know how to prevent Telgram from autostarting (I'm on KDE)?

manuelschneid3r commented on 2017-05-06 12:02

A malformed desktop file is created. Check https://github.com/telegramdesktop/tdesktop/issues/3256

fantom commented on 2017-04-30 12:53

For some reason every couple of days I need to reenter my account details. Im not sure what the issue is exactly or whether this is the right place to report this.

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.

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