Package Details: telegram-desktop-bin 1.2.6-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: telegram-desktop-bin
Description: Official desktop version of Telegram messaging app - Static binaries
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: telegram-desktop
Provides: telegram-desktop
Replaces: telegram-bin
Submitter: ItachiSan
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: ItachiSan
Votes: 610
Popularity: 21.668787
First Submitted: 2015-07-08 10:21
Last Updated: 2018-01-01 11:20

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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- sorry to put this on top, but many users flag this package as outdated due to icons checksums.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
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So, reporting the outdated package helps me, comments asking for updates ASAP...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:
If your issue is application-related, please report it upstream:

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

Latest Comments

Ravenman commented on 2017-12-20 16:57

@noamcore, @Wallcom, @atommixz, @effeeffe don't worry, because the package is part of the official Arch Linux repositories, now:

effeeffe commented on 2017-12-20 16:37

Same here, it crashes every time I try to update.

atommixz commented on 2017-12-20 10:50

u are do something wrong dude, it's not updateable

Wallcom commented on 2017-12-19 20:53

On the average AUR package, delayed updates are not much of a problem. On this however, it constantly reminds you to update on startup and in the application itself, so its really annoying.

noamcore commented on 2017-12-19 00:39

Can this package be updated to the stable 1.2.1?

MartinoMensio commented on 2017-12-14 09:48

With the following changes to PKGBUILD the version 1.2.1 can be installed


sha256sums for x64: 1adc9e60afc0a429765c3c454c297b3b42fc6fd8fe2d6eb61dfb76bb72b6765a

sha256sums for x86: c9c01d9228f1a87470347912708d06132d2fb91cbeaa9528998c99420b1a5583 tsetup32.1.2.1.tar.xz

realmain commented on 2017-12-13 06:16

Looks like v1.2.1 is already released

lybin commented on 2017-12-07 16:24

@ItachiSan, sorry, you're right :)

ItachiSan commented on 2017-12-05 19:05

Unflagged as out-of-date, as the marked release is an alpha. This package keeps the stable versions: if you want the alpha one, install telegram-desktop-bin-dev.

braderhart commented on 2017-12-02 01:00

Here is latest PKGBUILD for 1.1.25 with GitHub source:

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