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: 4.61
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  • sorry to put this on top, but many users flag this package as outdated due to icons checksums.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 Every time this package will be marked as outdated because of a development release, it will just be unflagged.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 So, reporting the outdated package HIGHLY helps me (it reminds me to do it), comments asking for updates ASAP...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: 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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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:

lybin commented on 2017-12-01 14:33

Can be to switch to another official source?

Anonymous comment on 2017-11-15 16:48

Without the optional ttf-liberation font installed Telegram doesn't display `code` formatted text properly leaving an user with a sharp-edged and ugly font.

Though, I still have not figured out what needs to be installed to properly display bold formatted text.

w4tsn commented on 2017-10-05 22:49

Without the optional dependency libappindicator-gtk3 Telegram crashes when pluggin/unpluggin USB-Devices.

See this commit

Just to inform you. Maybe this should not be optional though.

PocketSam commented on 2017-09-07 04:12

Thank you, @Felixoid

Felixoid commented on 2017-09-06 08:55

there 1.1.23 version

e7955a6ad0ce9105ac3c2ae6ddf1d480430acb0e295149f0d08e951ece74000c tsetup.1.1.23.tar.xz
d3a93bd958e3e692e39c9744e62a967e42ee089c68a106a3ab236937252111ef tsetup32.1.1.23.tar.xz

effeeffe commented on 2017-09-05 13:36

Installing the optional dependency libappindicator-gtk3 seems to provide a working tray-icon on Wayland (GTK3-based environment of course), no need to change the launcher.