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  • sorry to put this on top, but many users flag this package as outdated due to icons checksums.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 Every time this package will be marked as outdated because of a development release, it will just be unflagged.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 So, reporting the outdated package HIGHLY helps me (it reminds me to do it), comments asking for updates ASAP...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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Plexcon commented on 2017-07-01 09:55

Update, please. v.1.1.9

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.
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 -

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

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

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.