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dreadbit 10-18-2018 01:25 PM

Telegram Desktop - which build do you use?
 
Hello!

$subj.

I'm using some 0.10.19 binary build from some suspicious forum.

Any better working-and-not-too-hard-to-install solution?

Also, I've tried to install pidgin plugin - and it compiles and somehow works, but even old version of Telegram Desktop is much more useful.

sevendogsbsd 10-18-2018 01:33 PM

I stopped using telegram when I discovered it phones home to it's country of origin (not where the servers are located). Might not be malicious but I am not takig chances.

If I remember correctly, telegram is in some distro repos, or you can go to their web site and download a binary that you just execute.

You are joking or not: "from some suspicious forum" ?

sevendogsbsd 10-18-2018 01:48 PM

I just realized you are using ARM arch. No clue whether what I said applies then...

dreadbit 10-18-2018 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sevendogsbsd (Post 5916391)
If I remember correctly, telegram is in some distro repos,

Right, but that's I want to know - Telegram Desktop has several dependances. I'm asking about the easiest way, saying, sort of "distribution X has .rpm/.deb file with requires only lib Z, which can be taken from the same source".

Quote:

Originally Posted by sevendogsbsd (Post 5916391)
or you can go to their web site and download a binary that you just execute.

They have no arm build.


Quote:

Originally Posted by sevendogsbsd (Post 5916391)
You are joking or not: "from some suspicious forum" ?

Oh yes, I really mean it - I found a static(?) build of Telegram Desktop for armhf on some forum I've never seen in the post from some unknown guy - and it still works and I'm still looking for a better binary ;-)

sevendogsbsd 10-18-2018 01:52 PM

And that doesn't make you nervous? The stock telegram amd64 build is spyware, for lack of a better term.

If you can get the source, maybe you can review, remove the malicious "phone home" and build yourself :D

dreadbit 10-18-2018 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sevendogsbsd (Post 5916404)
And that doesn't make you nervous? The stock telegram amd64 build is spyware, for lack of a better term.

We are going offtopic, but what you call "phone home" should be somehow proved - and probably not in that forum and with a quote from the source. I'm not an expert in that.

I just want a good source of recent versions!

Quote:

Originally Posted by sevendogsbsd (Post 5916404)
If you can get the source, maybe you can review, remove the malicious "phone home" and build yourself :D

Yes, I can spend a lot of time by recompiling the whole Telegram Desktop after every 'slackpkg update-all'. Again, that is not what I want ;-)

sevendogsbsd 10-18-2018 02:08 PM

Phone home has already been proven on my network - I saw the traffic and that's why I stopped using it. I was using the build for amd64 on their web site.

I was just asking if using a precompiled binary from a suspicious forum makes you nervous because you have no idea what it is doing. Do you watch your network traffic?

Nuff said.


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