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As the title says, does Franz work on elementary os freya?

If so, how to install it?

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Franz works perfect in Loki, should't be a Problem in Freya. Do the following in terminal:

sudo mkdir -p /opt/franz

wget -qO- https://github.com/meetfranz/franz-app/releases/download/4.0.4/Franz-linux-x64-4.0.4.tgz | sudo tar xvz -C /opt/franz/

sudo wget "https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/360/1*v86tTomtFZIdqzMNpvwIZw.png" -O /opt/franz/franz-icon.png

sudo bash -c "cat <<EOF > /usr/share/applications/franz.desktop                                                                 
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Franz
Comment=
Exec=/opt/franz/Franz
Icon=/opt/franz/franz-icon.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Messaging,Internet
EOF"

Everything should work fine now.

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    As some background, Franz is distributed as standalone files, rather than a .deb package. This block of commands downloads Franz to /opt, where third-party binaries are typically kept. It then downloads the Franz icon and creates a .desktop file, which is what allows the application to show up in your launcher. – Ryan DeBeasi Oct 27 '16 at 16:54
  • It can be unpacked anywhere and run as 'portable' – user170 Dec 1 '16 at 1:01
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I'm no totally sure, but I think that you should install libgcrypt11 to make it work properly.

You can do it here:

32 bits: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/libgcrypt11_1.5.3-2ubuntu4.2_i386.deb

64 bits: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/libgcrypt11_1.5.3-2ubuntu4.2_amd64.deb

Try it after GDog solution if it doesn't work.

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