People who use superb secure multi-media messenger qTox (Qtox), a great alternative to Skype, or are Interested in installing this, may have noticed that within the past few days the previous software repositories and or installation instructions may not be working. I have been on their developers GitHub website to find out when a new fully functioning working repository (software source) will be up and running, and when I know, I will post that here.
"qTox" is my favorite secure multi-media messenger (text, voice, video) and Skype alternative. It is light on system resources and just works great. But, there are (were) various installation options for Linux users. One of the problems is that "openSUSE" which held wonderful options for this, like the Ubuntu (Linux Mint) deb files and a repository has closed very recently. They are looking for a new repository maintainer, once they have one up and running, it will be easy to install again.
Here are easy to install instructions for installing "qTox" (Qtox) in your Linux Mint systems.
First install these packages...
1.) Install this for various applications
To install this open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one: Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste (or Shift+Insert).
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sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one: Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste (or Shift+Insert), repeat for each command.
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-3
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sudo apt update && sudo apt install ffmpeg libav-tools x264 x265
3.) Now easily install "qTox" (Qtox) using the Linux deb file for your system, just click one of the links below for your Linux Mint system, save the ".deb" file to your system, and double click the deb file to install it.
phd21 wrote:These are copies of the qTox Ubuntu / Linux Mint installation files which I uploaded to my "mega.nz" cloud provider until the qTox developers have a repository that is up and running again. I ran these qTox installation files through the "VirusTotal" website which uses over 50 anti-virus and anti-malware scanners, and "Linux Malware Detect" (LMD) and ClamAV scanners that I have installed on my systems, and there were no viruses or malware detected. Feel free to check the files yourselves.
Phd21 wrote:These qTox installation binary "deb" files came directly from my Linux Mint systems, are 64-bit only, but are newer from 08-29-2017.
Ubuntu 16.04 - Linux Mint 18.x - 64-bit only
https://mega.nz/#!mgYVhR6S!Po4vv_hLhApJ ... dLySATJL3I
Ubuntu 14.04 - Linux Mint 17.x - 64-bit only
https://mega.nz/#!vpZzAaZJ!IZhFQX4PAEPy ... v1HwkGfFhk
Hope this helps ...Phd21 wrote:These qTox Ubuntu installation "deb" files (binaries) below came directly from the OpenSUSE qTox repo before it shutdown, they might be a little older, but they should work well until the new qTox repository is up and running properly.
For Linux Mint 17.x based on Ubuntu 14.04 (08-05-2016)
https://mega.nz/#!O1hHFARB!I2FRte4_KmsV ... BX57kBOPiE
https://mega.nz/#!3oRwRIjb!OBY7nEsGfvUg ... A8DP4_GZCk
For Linux Mint 18.x based on Ubuntu 16.04 (08-05-2016)
https://mega.nz/#!f9Rkma7D!gXWUmjfrLomo ... w3RpY2zcHg
https://mega.nz/#!ms5TyYaZ!ol46DenvQkHs ... _z0Wyhod0M