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Please Update Gаjim and add Tеlеgram

Post by mike22 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:58 pm

More than a year has not been updated Gаjim on application manager, please update
I tried to put a ppa repository to install Gаjim the new version, but it's useless

Add Tеlеgram on application manager, why add WatsApp but not add Tеlеgram ??

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Re: Please Update Gаjim and add Tеlеgram

Post by phd21 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:00 pm

Hi "mike22",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

I have not heard of "Gajim", what is that?

The Opera browser has a built-in Telegram option, and there is a Linux desktop application for Telegram.

Telegram Desktop 1.0 Released! How to Install in Ubuntu 16.04 (Linux Mint 17.x or 18.x) ... ntu-16-04/

Three installation options for Telegram
1.) To install Telegram 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:atareao/telegram

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sudo apt update

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sudo apt install telegram
2.) Telegram - Easy to download and install Linux deb file, just click the appropriate link for your system in the quote boxes below, and save the file, then double-click it to install it.
Packages in “Telegram” : Telegram : “atareao-team” team ... /+packages
[i][u]Linux Mint 18.x based on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial[/u][/i] wrote: 64-bit ... _amd64.deb

32-bit ... 0_i386.deb
[i][u]Linux Mint 17.x based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty[/u][/i] wrote: 64-bit ... _amd64.deb

32-bit ... 0_i386.deb
3.) Install telegram using the "snap" method, might be for Linux Mint 18.x or higher

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sudo apt install snapd

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sudo snap install telegram-sergiusens

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Please Update Gаjim and add Tеlеgram

Post by jimallyn » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:52 pm

From the gajim website:
If you use Ubuntu universe repository do apt-get install gajim
A daily package from git is also built. To use it, remove gajim (apt-get remove gajim), create a file named /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gajim and add this line:
deb unstable main
and install it by doing apt-get install gajim-nightly. You can get the GPG key of this package by installing gajim-dev-keyring package from the same repository. Just do apt-get install gajim-dev-keyring.
Or, you can compile from source.

Telegram is also available from the Telegram website. Download your desired version (32 bit or 64 bit) to wherever you like, navigate to it with your File Manager, right click the file, then click Extract here. Inside the Telegram folder that is extracted from the tar.gz you will see Telegram and Updater. Double click Telegram, and away it goes. You can add a shortcut to the Menu or to the desktop if you so desire.

Why doesn't Mint provide these? My guess would be that not many people use these, and the team prefers to spend their time on applications that are in greater demand. This is the first time I've seen either of them mentioned on the forums.

Edit: I see phd21 beat me to it.

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