Package Details: telegram-desktop-bin 2.2.0-1

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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: 661
Popularity: 4.62
First Submitted: 2015-07-08 10:21
Last Updated: 2020-07-27 15:46

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ItachiSan commented on 2017-02-04 12:58

NOTICE: if one of your comment fall back in one of this entries, I will act without replying here in comment. If you have issues for that, write a comment down here and I might reply you. If the answer to a problem is here, though, don't expect any soon, as I believe you will read this first.

So, a few considerations to sum up most important stuff (FAQ-alike):

  • sorry to put this on top, but many users flag this package as outdated due to icons checksums.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.

  • This package tracks the stable releases; for the development version, check telegram-desktop-bin-dev. Every time this package will be marked as outdated because of a development release, it will just be unflagged.

  • 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 official package telegram-desktop.

  • The package is updated whenever the built binary is online AND I have time. So, reporting the outdated package HIGHLY helps me (it reminds me to do it), comments asking for updates ASAP...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

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ItachiSan commented on 2020-06-16 10:17

@Cbhihe no worries! This package uses official pre-built binaries and repackage them in Arch-ready packages, while the official package telegram-desktop and/or telegram-desktop-dev rebuilt everything from scratch.

Long story short, the source-based packages have smaller size of executables and more up-to-date libraries, but may have some issues, as the Telegram Desktop developers use older libraries.

Cbhihe commented on 2020-06-06 17:18

Hello, maybe a lame question, but what is the difference between this AUR package and community/telegram-desktop 2.1.7-2 ?

ItachiSan commented on 2020-05-18 09:29

@everyone there is no Linux binary official build available for 2.1.6, so I removed the out-of-date flag. :)

You can check it here:

archifer commented on 2020-01-26 22:19

Stable version in Arch repository is 1.9.8 and here's beta 1.9.5 yet.. switched back to official repo

rafaelsms commented on 2020-01-22 11:04

@ItachiSan If you want, I can be a contribuitor. I know how to update the hashes (did it manually on my desktop so the update telegram button goes away) even though I don't have too much knowledge in PKGBUILD files and in AUR itself (don't know how to write changes here).

jakub commented on 2020-01-22 08:12

@ItachiSan thank you for explanation. So it seems I haven't spotted those differences. So the only downside is that "update telegram" won't work if you use telegram-desktop-bin

ItachiSan commented on 2020-01-22 08:05

@jakub the binary is the same; this package offer also the proper .desktop file, icons and more niceties packaged where they are supposed to be.

jakub commented on 2020-01-20 18:10

What's the benefit by using this package over tsetup*.tar.xz (updatable version) from

ItachiSan commented on 2020-01-06 13:28

@Feresey everyone was on holiday, no one asked to contribute :P Working on this ASAP (today I guess)

Feresey commented on 2020-01-04 17:07

please add someone as contributor to update packages more promptly