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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:20 am    Post subject: Telegram Reply with quote

Hello,
Is it possible to install Telegram to Gentoo Linux? Could not find any ebuild, might be because Telegram itself if not open source as I read. But there is Telegram for Linux 64bit (I use Gentoo ~amd64) so might be possible to get a ebuild or just somehow simply install it?

Telegram is a messaging app https://telegram.org/
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have it running on a machine here, I keep a directory under ~/Local for these types of applications, so my everyday user can deal with them. This is how:

Downloaded the tar.xz from the Telegram website into my ~/Local directory

Code:
cd ~/Local
Code:
tar -xvf tsetup.0.9.18.tar.xz
Will create a directory under ~/Local/Telegram containing two files, Telegram and Updater.

Code:
./Telegram
will run the telegram app. Once you know it's working you can create a desktop launcher for your de.

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have eix, have a look in the output of:

Code:

eix -R telegram


I installed the ebuild provided by rinaldus-overlay.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your answers. ian.au solution worked! Thank you :)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adomas wrote:
Thank you for your answers. ian.au solution worked! Thank you :)

You're welcome. The overlay solution would also have worked, and is really the 'gentoo way', but it's a bit more work, relies on maintainer bumps and for java apps I don't much see the point.

I use the same method for Freeplane, which we use a lot - but is not in portage - and in some cases with extensions only v1.3 supports. With this method my user can quickly download and assess pre / alpha / beta builds in the currently fast-moving 1.5 branch without going near portage. It also allows me to 'slot' multiple versions in the case of freeplane, and can switch between ie. 1.3 and 1.5 branches by pointing the desktop entries to the relevant folder under ~/Local/1.3.xx ~/Local/1.5.xx

To me it just seems a lot of work to maintain an overlay (or wait for another overlay maintainer to bump) for these cases.

Glad it worked for you.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: Telegram Reply with quote

adomas wrote:
Could not find any ebuild, might be because Telegram itself if not open source as I read.

I don't think so. Other non-free sofwares have ebuilds. They just need a volunteer and a little time to write and to maintain the ebuilds.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a side note:

If you are using Telepathy, you could use net-im/telepathy-morse from the "seden" overlay. This adds support for Telegram to the Telepathy client. However, it pulls in net-libs/telegram-qt and both are live ebuilds as there are no official releases, yet.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few days ago I finished a source based ebuild for telegram (quite challenging). Available in my overlay - `layman -a rindeal`. Also the next time you will be looking for non-official ebuilds, just use http://gpo.zugaina.org.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello There!
Who has tried the =net-im/telegram-desktop-1.2.17 (GPL-3-with-openssl-exception) from reagentoo overlay? Is it usable? What is working and what's not?
However, it requires GCC-7 for compilation, I can't try it yet.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cord wrote:
Hello There!
Who has tried the =net-im/telegram-desktop-1.2.17 (GPL-3-with-openssl-exception) from reagentoo overlay? Is it usable? What is working and what's not?
However, it requires GCC-7 for compilation, I can't try it yet.


Hello,
Telegram is available in Portage's official repository, and it is working.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lysio wrote:
cord wrote:
Hello There!
Who has tried the =net-im/telegram-desktop-1.2.17 (GPL-3-with-openssl-exception) from reagentoo overlay? Is it usable? What is working and what's not?
However, it requires GCC-7 for compilation, I can't try it yet.


Hello,
Telegram is available in Portage's official repository, and it is working.

It has only binary. I am talking about compiling sources.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After upgrading telegram to 1.5.4 from 1.5.2 I faced following error:

Code:
[2018.12.28 14:24:24] Connecting local socket to /tmp/cb7123fba450a70399d7b6a367ab4cce-{87A94AB0-E370-4cde-98D3-ACC110C5967D}...
[2018.12.28 14:24:24] Socket connect error 3, starting server and app...
[2018.12.28 14:24:24] Failed to start listening to /tmp/cb7123ba450a70399d7b6a367ab4cce-{87A94AB0-E370-4cde-98D3-ACC110C5967D} server, error 8

(logs are located in ~/.local/share/TelegramDesktop)

It turned out that socket was owned by portage user and group, I simply changed ownership to my user and it worked.

Actually, nevermind. That is probably because my user wasn't in portage group somehow :lol:
I wonder how it used to work well before though.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lysio wrote:

Hello,
Telegram is available in Portage's official repository, and it is working.


Are there issues with it lately?

I recompiled everything recently after a GCC update, and now Telegram doesn't want to start ... just sits there chewing 12% CPU.

Have tried re-installing it, still same problem.

Thanks, Ian
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