Package Details: telegram-desktop-bin 2.2.0-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/telegram-desktop-bin.git (read-only, click to copy)
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: 660
Popularity: 3.98
First Submitted: 2015-07-08 10:21
Last Updated: 2020-07-27 15:46

Dependencies (9)

Required by (1)

Sources (11)

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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  • sorry to put this on top, but many users flag this package as outdated due to icons checksums.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 Every time this package will be marked as outdated because of a development release, it will just be unflagged.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 So, reporting the outdated package HIGHLY helps me (it reminds me to do it), comments asking for updates ASAP...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: 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.

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jfperini commented on 2014-09-11 00:29

md5sum is correct.

kabbone commented on 2014-09-10 21:39

md5sum of "telegram-desktop.tar.xz" is incorrect

cippaciong commented on 2014-08-31 18:42

@jfperini: forget my last comment, telegram-git binary in now call telegram-cli and there isn't any conflict anymore.

cippaciong commented on 2014-08-31 15:38

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
telegram-desktop: /usr/bin/telegram exists in filesystem

There is a conflict with the package 'telegram-git' from AUR.

lilydjwg commented on 2014-08-12 06:29

I can't see why this big binary blob depends on qt5-base; it seems to bring all those dependencies with itself. Also, it displays Chinese characters as square boxes.