Package Details: telegram-desktop-bin 2.3.2-1

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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: 664
Popularity: 5.07
First Submitted: 2015-07-08 10:21
Last Updated: 2020-09-16 09:42

Dependencies (9)

Required by (1)

Sources (11)

Pinned Comments

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  • sorry to put this on top, but many users flag this package as outdated due to icons checksums.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 Every time this package will be marked as outdated because of a development release, it will just be unflagged.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 So, reporting the outdated package HIGHLY helps me (it reminds me to do it), comments asking for updates ASAP...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

shsina commented on 2017-04-24 10:36

You should add xdg-utils to deps (maybe optional) it is for opening URLs or directories in default applications.

imran27 commented on 2017-04-24 07:16

Thank you Mr. Maintainer.
Appindicator functionality is working again, awesome!

Anonymous comment on 2017-04-06 15:33

I get a segfault with the latest version on AUR:

No protocol specified
QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display :0
[1] 5268 abort (core dumped) telegram-desktop

imran27 commented on 2017-04-06 06:39

appincicator functionality has stopped working in 1.0.27. It used to work before.

jooch commented on 2017-04-04 11:39

Version 1.0.14 has some serious bugs! (including a very slow start on some systems) Please update to latest version, for the impatient:

- Edit PKGBUILD and change version number to latest available
- Replace last two SHA256sums with 'SKIP'

I tested 1.0.27 and works great.

ItachiSan commented on 2017-03-17 16:29

@Marcel_K just added the suggestion as 1st of the FAQs.
Thanks for the tip, had too much flagging due to the damn icons. ;P

Marcel_K commented on 2017-03-07 16:53

As rootusercyclone already said (using pacaur), remove your current icon set and then issue makepkg.

@ItachiSan: Perhaps this is something that could be mentioned in your pinned comment.

bin4ry commented on 2017-03-07 16:44

I'm not able to update this package due to icon checksum error.