Package Details: telegram-desktop-bin 2.3.2-1

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: 664
Popularity: 5.06
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  • sorry to put this on top, but many users flag this package as outdated due to icons checksums.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 Every time this package will be marked as outdated because of a development release, it will just be unflagged.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 So, reporting the outdated package HIGHLY helps me (it reminds me to do it), comments asking for updates ASAP...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: 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.

Latest Comments

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Marcel_K commented on 2017-03-05 00:22

@auserdude: if you're running the application in a sane manner (e.g., not running it as root), you won't be able to let Telegram update itself, as a normal user can't write to the /usr directory. Moreover, you really want to let the package manager handle files in the filesystem.

tl;dr: don't! Just wait for the maintainer to update the package.

auserdude commented on 2017-03-04 17:48

Hello,
Sorry for the silly question, I'm a newbie here.
Do you suggest updating Telegram using Telegram's internal updater or via the binary you provide here (given that I know you won't provide it as frequently as the telegram website)?
Thank you!

digital commented on 2017-02-22 06:29

In ~/.local/share/applications/telegramdesktop.desktop need replace "Exec=-- %u" to "Exec=telegram-desktop -- %u"

nauticalnexus commented on 2017-02-20 14:19

I'd update this but I don't have write access to the repo.

Marcel_K commented on 2017-02-13 20:50

No, *you* have to delete the old icon files and let makepkg download the new ones.

@ItachiSan: perhaps you can add a remark about this in your pinned comment.

BTW, why is this package flagged out-of-date? The newest version is still 1.0.5.

kilobyte commented on 2017-02-13 20:40

This package currently fails to build due to the checksums for the icon files not matching. Please run 'updpkgsums' to fix this issue

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.

nebulon commented on 2017-02-03 21:11

The tray icon is missing when running on gnome3 wayland.
To workaround that the .desktop file should run telegram with

GDK_BACKEND=x11 telegram

as suggested in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1389875

raith commented on 2017-02-02 23:42

telegram.png and telegramdesktop.desktop are installed with mode 755 (lines 69 and 70). Shouldn't it be 644?

ItachiSan commented on 2017-02-02 16:25

The bin is still not out for 1.0.6, so I've to wait for it.