Discord has a package in the official Gentoo repository and it is the recommended way of installing Discord:
emerge --ask net-im/discord
emerge --ask sys-apps/flatpak
Install Discord via Flatpak:
flatpak install flathub com.discordapp.Discord
To open Discord via the command line:
flatpak run com.discordapp.Discord
Install the snap daemon:
emerge --ask app-containers/snapd
Install Discord via snap:
snap connect discord:system-observe
The package version might not be correct.
Most appimages, require sys-fs/fuse for them to work.
emerge --ask sys-fs/fuse
Download the latest Discord appimage here: https://github.com/srevinsaju/discord-appimage/releases
Make the downloaded file executable:
chmod +x Discord-0.0.17-x86_64.AppImage
And run the file:
Discord doesn't start upon a launcher update
This applies only for the official net-im/discord package. The other package managers should not be affected. If they are, update their repositories.
On GNU/Linux systems, Discord expects the launcher to be always up to date. When a launcher update is available, Discord prompts the user to download the latest
.deb package from the official website, this of course works only on Debian-based distributions.
Method one: updating the package via portage
In Gentoo, solve this by syncing the repositories and updating the net-im/discord package.
emerge --ask net-im/discord
Method two: downloading the latest
.tar.gz file and manually replacing the binaries
There are reasons why the user might not want to use the first method. The most common reason is that the package is not yet updated in the Gentoo repository. The Discord binaries can be manually download and used to replace corresponding files on the system.
The package version might differ.
.tar.gz file: https://discord.com/api/download?platform=linux&format=tar.gz
tar -xpvf discord-0.0.17.tar.gz
Remove the old binaries:
rm -rf /opt/discord/Discord
Move in the new binaries:
mv -v Discord /opt/discord/
rm -rf discord-0.0.17.tar.gz
Now Discord shouldn't give any errors.
Method three: disabling the update check
To disable the update check during startup put
"SKIP_HOST_UPDATE": true into
Discord doesn't show emojis or other glyphs correctly
In order to display some characters correctly media-fonts/noto-emoji can be merged, like this:
emerge --ask media-fonts/noto-emoji
Discord icon in Plasma systray is blurry
If using Plasma, dev-libs/libappindicator may be merged, to have a nice icon in the systray instead of a blurry one:
emerge --ask dev-libs/libappindicator
- Telegram — a freeware, cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging (IM) system.
- Skype — a proprietary application owned by Microsoft for instant messaging, VoIP calls, and video conversations.
- Recommended applications — applications recommended for use in a graphical environment (X11, Wayland)
- flatpak — a package management framework aiming to provide support for sandboxed, distro-agnostic binary packages for Linux desktop applications.
- appimage — portable software that do not require root permission to be run.