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SDB:Viber

tagline: From openSUSE

This article is about getting the original viber software to work in openSUSE. Please note that the viber software is not Free and Open Source and that at the time of this writing (28 August 2014) the application is offered for 64-bit platforms only.
Viber

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Viber

Download for openSUSE:

Vendor: Viber Media Sarl

License: http://www.viber.com/eula
Web: http://viber.com/products/linux/


About

Viber for Linux lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users on any device and network, in any country! Viber syncs your contacts and messages with your mobile device.


Features

  • Text, photo and sticker messages
  • Group conversations
  • Call any Viber user for free
  • Full sync between your mobile and your Linux computer
  • Transfer ongoing calls between your mobile and your desktop
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required

Generic Installation Method

The binary distribution offered by the vendor is in the DEB (Debian Linux package) format and has been originally prepared for (and tested on) the Ubuntu Linux distribution. Currently only the 64-bit architecture is supported.

For 64-bit installation of openSUSE 12.3

You will need the binary distribution file from the vendor: [1]

Unpacking the distribution manually is possible, but one may use a script such as the following to automate installation.

#! /bin/sh
TMPDIR=/tmp/viber
DEBFILE=${1/\/*\//}
if [ ! -r $1 ]; then
   echo "Usage: $0 <viber DEB distribution file>"
   exit 1;
fi
mkdir $TMPDIR > /dev/null 2>&1 
if [ -d $TMPDIR ]; then
        cp $1 $TMPDIR
        echo -n 'Extracting DEB file contents...'
        cd $TMPDIR && ar x $DEBFILE
        echo 'done.'
        echo -n 'Installing Viber files...'
        cd / &&  tar zxpf ${TMPDIR}/data.tar.gz
        echo 'done.'
        echo -n 'Cleaning up...'
        rm -rf $TMPDIR
        echo 'finished.'
else
        echo "Can't create temporary directory ${TMPDIR}!"
        exit 1;
fi

If you choose to use this method, follow these steps:

  1. copy-paste the above script into a file, e.g. with name "install_viber"
  2. download the binary from here
  3. run the script with the file-name as single argument, for example, if you saved viber.deb in /tmp, use:
sh install_viber /tmp/viber.deb

The application should then appear under menu "Applications" on either KDE4 or Gnome.

Alternatively, for any 64-bit installation of openSUSE supported by the build service, select the link corresponding to your openSuSE version in the application InfoBox above.


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