HOW TO INSTALL DISCORD CHAT (DISCORDAPP) IN UBUNTU 16.04
Now let’s have a look at features of Discordapp :
- It’s an cross platform application available for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
- Discord chat app is also available for mobile devices i.e. Android, iOS.
- Supports 27+ Languages.
- You can do video call using this application also can share your screen remotely.
- Share attachments like video, images, documents…etc..during chat.
- Consumes less memory hence Discordapp will won’t impact your game performance.
Follow the below steps to install Discord chat application (Discordapp) in Ubuntu 16.04
First we have to download the Discord chat application package from it’s official website. So to download the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ wget https://dl.discordapp.net/apps/linux/0.0.4/discord-0.0.4.deb # Download the Discordapp Package --2018-03-07 08:00:02-- https://dl.discordapp.net/apps/linux/0.0.4/discord-0.0.4.deb Resolving dl.discordapp.net (dl.discordapp.net)... 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, ... Connecting to dl.discordapp.net (dl.discordapp.net)|220.127.116.11|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 47617856 (45M) [application/x-debian-package] Saving to: ‘discord-0.0.4.deb’ discord-0.0.4.deb 100%[=====================================================================================>] 45.41M 613KB/s in 2m 0s 2018-03-07 08:02:03 (389 KB/s) - ‘discord-0.0.4.deb’ saved [47617856/47617856]
As you can see below I have already downloaded the discord chat .deb package. Refer the output below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ ls -l discord-0.0.4.deb # Downloaded Package -rw-rw-r-- 1 elinuxbook elinuxbook 47617856 Jan 8 17:34 discord-0.0.4.deb
Now before start the installation let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB] Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB] Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Fetched 204 kB in 3s (62.8 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
After updating the packages & repositories now we are ready to install the Discord chat application (Discordapp). So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -i discord-0.0.4.deb # Install the Package Selecting previously unselected package discord. (Reading database ... 174198 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack discord-0.0.4.deb ... Unpacking discord (0.0.4) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of discord: discord depends on libappindicator1; however: Package libappindicator1 is not installed. discord depends on libc++1; however: Package libc++1 is not installed. dpkg: error processing package discord (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Errors were encountered while processing: discord
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As you can see above Discordapp is asking for some dependencies during installation. So to install required dependencies use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install -f # Install Dependencies for Discord Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following additional packages will be installed: libappindicator1 libc++1 libindicator7 Suggested packages: clang The following NEW packages will be installed: libappindicator1 libc++1 libindicator7 0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 506 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 266 kB of archives. After this operation, 1,121 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
As you can see above we have successfully installed the Discord chat application (Discordapp) with required dependencies. Now to confirm the same refer the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l discord # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii discord 0.0.4 amd64 All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers
Now to open the application just type the command discord on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ discord # Open the Application
You can also open the Discord chat application graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the Discordapp use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r discord # Uninstall the Package (Reading database ... 174302 files and directories currently installed.) Removing discord (0.0.4) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
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