Using telegram desktop on TrueOS
TrueOS repositories contain a package that provides the Linux binaries for the Telegram Desktop client. Install it using
pkg install linux-telegram-desktop
Calls do not work. Everything else works.
The following are things I encountered while installing/running telegram-desktop
Issues during linux-c7 installation
This package has linux-c7 as its dependency. If the package installation of linux-c7 fails and complains about being unable to remove existing files in /compat/linux, remove the contents of /compat/linux manually and reboot. Then continue installation.
When you do a manual removal, be careful , since the following are symlinks. Only remove these symlink files, not the directories they point to.
The command to run Telegram Desktop client is
This may not work or might crash. In some cases it will ask you to login every time you start the app. If you trust the packagers and the telegram desktop code, run it with sudo.
If all of this is too bothersome, just wait till TrueOS syncs its ports tree with FreeBSD’s. There is a native build in the ports tree now.