Package Details: telegram-desktop-bin 1.1.23-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: telegram-desktop-bin
Description: Official desktop version of Telegram messaging app - Static binaries
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: telegram-desktop
Provides: telegram-desktop
Replaces: telegram-bin
Submitter: ItachiSan
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: ItachiSan
Votes: 588
Popularity: 19.262006
First Submitted: 2015-07-08 10:21
Last Updated: 2017-09-08 18:51

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ItachiSan commented on 2017-02-04 12:58

So, a few considerations to sum up most important stuff (FAQ kind of):

- sorry to put this on top, but many users flag this package as outdated due to icons checksums.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.

- the executable creates a custom, usually malformed, launcher, which is located at
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 AUR package 'telegram-desktop'.

- The package is updated whenever the built binary is online AND I have time.
So, reporting the outdated package helps me, comments asking for updates ASAP...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

Hashsum commented on 2017-11-15 16:48

Without the optional ttf-liberation font installed Telegram doesn't display `code` formatted text properly leaving an user with a sharp-edged and ugly font.

Though, I still have not figured out what needs to be installed to properly display bold formatted text.

lionax commented on 2017-10-05 22:49

Without the optional dependency libappindicator-gtk3 Telegram crashes when pluggin/unpluggin USB-Devices.

See this commit

Just to inform you. Maybe this should not be optional though.

PocketSam commented on 2017-09-07 04:12

Thank you, @Felixoid

Felixoid commented on 2017-09-06 08:55

there 1.1.23 version

e7955a6ad0ce9105ac3c2ae6ddf1d480430acb0e295149f0d08e951ece74000c tsetup.1.1.23.tar.xz
d3a93bd958e3e692e39c9744e62a967e42ee089c68a106a3ab236937252111ef tsetup32.1.1.23.tar.xz

effeeffe commented on 2017-09-05 13:36

Installing the optional dependency libappindicator-gtk3 seems to provide a working tray-icon on Wayland (GTK3-based environment of course), no need to change the launcher.

ItachiSan commented on 2017-08-10 20:41

@levitsky not really a need to. Not really having that many holidays.

levitsky commented on 2017-08-09 19:27

The package is outdated for two weeks now. Maybe you could add a co-maintainer at least for simple stuff like version bumps. I, for example, would probably be able to do that on most days.

s13g3lb4um commented on 2017-08-07 03:38


sha256sums for x64 = 4ef097787f2ec3f4d9403fc7767a71c4f822b790c64eb9c23357040513f792f5

sha256sums for x86 = 11fcd4f55846bbc2dd844c8bd28c3a11bd8b5294e16f98ac081524a5d36f00b4

whit this changes the new version is available

zerezhka commented on 2017-08-01 09:27

If you want latest version, try it. It's works for me.

I replaced current strings in PKGBUILD:
(line 6)


(line 41, delete/comment with "#" all sha256..%blabla%
sorry that i don't understand how to generate sha256sums and use just mkpkg -g
and generate only md5sums)


ItachiSan commented on 2017-08-01 08:04

After 2 months without break (thanks exams) from university, I am on holiday, so please wait for the update. I will be back home next week and update the packages.

@fightcookie thank you indeed for the suggestion. That would make sure people read the proper info.

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