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WICKR [IT WORKS!] (ie: solved)
« on: February 04, 2019, 07:45:06 pm »
I am trying to install Wickr.
It is clearly stated that it was designed for an older version of ubuntu (16.04), but that didn't stop it from working when I tried it on Mint last year.  I don't recall exactly what I did, though (the only think that I recall, is I had to run those 2 commands in the opposite sequence in order for it to work). .
Now that I'm giving Peppermint a try again, I'd very much like to see if I can get Wickr to work on P9.
Might someone please take a look at this, perhaps provide some guidance from here on?

Here is the (download and) "How to install" instructions link:  https://me-download.wickr.com/#/version/me
which says the following: 
For use with Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit
Uncompress WickrMe.
This file contains 4 files, 2 .deb and 2 .sha files.
Run 'gdebi wickr-qt_5.8.1_amd64.deb',
followed by ’gdebi WickrMe_4.00.04-01_amd64.db'.
Wickr Me should then appear in your applications menu.
The current build only works with Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit, and not 16.10.


After this failed:
gdeb wickr-qt_5.9.4_amd64.deb
Command 'gdeb' not found(...)
Try: sudo apt install <deb name>


I tried this:
sudo apt install wickr-qt_5.9.4_amd64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package wickr-qt_5.9.4_amd64.deb
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'wickr-qt_5.9.4_amd64.deb'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'wickr-qt_5.9.4_amd64.deb'

then:
sudo apt install WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb'

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As you can see, there are some error messages.  I am obviously doing something wrong.
I'm beginner level, so please don't assume any knowledge on my part.
Thanks very much.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 03:18:08 am by Timmi »

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Re: WICKR
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 11:02:00 pm »
The first command should be
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gdebi
not gdeb

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Re: WICKR
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 02:11:55 am »
Hi

here is the key line 
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The current build only works with Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit, and not 16.10.

There will be missing or incomplete dependencies

Hopefully someone can work out what those are and assist

Regards Zeb..

ps it is always good to copy and paste commands and not manually type them at "gdebi" is written correctly in the instructions you posted. As pointed out by murraymint
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Re: WICKR
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 09:28:48 am »
Run these commands in sequence:
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mkdir ~/wickr-installer
then
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cd ~/wickr-installer
then
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wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.wickr.com/downloads/ubuntu/me/WickrMe-5.2.4.zip
then
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unzip WickrMe-5.2.4.zip
then
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sudo apt-get install ~/wickr-installer/wickr-qt_5.9.4_amd64.deb
then
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sudo apt-get install ~/wickr-installer/WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb
you should now find it in the menu at

Menu > Internet > WickrMe



If it's all working, feel free to delete the "wickr-installer" folder in your home folder.



UNINSTALL instructions

If you ever want to uninstall it
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sudo apt-get remove --purge wickrme wickr-qt-5.9
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Re: WICKR
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 02:07:55 pm »
You have a good eye, and I'm feeling embarrassed about the typo (lol).

Wow!  Thanks for the code, that's awesome!

Menu > Internet > WickrMe
Nothing in the menu yet.  It may have not generated that simply because a dependency file was missing.

I tried the code, and we might be getting somewhere:

Here is some feedback from the terminal on that very last command:
~/wickr-installer $ sudo apt-get install ~/wickr-installer/WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'wickrme' instead of '/home/peppermint/wickr-installer/WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb'
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 wickrme : Depends: libicu55 but it is not installable
           Recommends: libnotify-bin but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


I wasn't able to install libicu55 (the system has libicu60),
so I installed libnotify-bin (successfully), ran the command again, and got one line less at the end:
"The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 wickrme : Depends: libicu55 but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages."


So here is what I'm thinking: 
what if we copied libicu60 to a file named libicu55, just to satisfy the condition? 
Worst case, we'll have the same libicu__ version by 2 different names running in the system.  What's the worst that can happen?
It pertains to unicode - so it's either not going to display international and special characters properly (not serious) - or it's needed by the encryption component (serious). 
I was wondering if I can just launch it (without it being in the menu), just to try it out and see, but haven't been able to locate where the files are.  I installed xfe (nice, reminiscent of DOS' xtree), found nothing.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 03:56:24 pm by Timmi »

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Re: WICKR
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 04:07:38 pm »
Okay I've tried this on Peppermint NINE now .. There are some library version issues, but you can install the four required old libraries in Peppermint 9 and they seem happy to coexist with the new ones.

So let's start from scratch...



First uninstall the old versions of wickrme and wickme-qt-5.9
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sudo apt-get remove --purge wickrme
then
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sudo apt-get remove --purge wickrme wickr-qt-5.9



Now let's delete the wickr-installer directory so we can start afresh
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cd ~
then
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rm -rvf wickr-installer



Okay now let's start again
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sudo apt-get install unzip
then
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mkdir ~/wickr-installer
then
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cd ~/wickr-installer
then
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wget http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/icu/libicu55_55.1-7ubuntu0.4_amd64.deb
then
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sudo apt-get install ~/wickr-installer/libicu55_55.1-7ubuntu0.4_amd64.deb
then
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wget http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/protobuf/libprotobuf9v5_2.6.1-1.3_amd64.deb
then
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sudo apt-get install ~/wickr-installer/libprotobuf9v5_2.6.1-1.3_amd64.deb
then
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wget http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hunspell/libhunspell-1.3-0_1.3.3-4ubuntu1_amd64.deb
then
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sudo apt-get install ~/wickr-installer/libhunspell-1.3-0_1.3.3-4ubuntu1_amd64.deb
then
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wget http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libp/libpng/libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb
then
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sudo apt-get install ~/wickr-installer/libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb
then
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wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.wickr.com/downloads/ubuntu/me/WickrMe-5.2.4.zip
then
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unzip WickrMe-5.2.4.zip
then
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sudo apt-get install ~/wickr-installer/wickr-qt_5.9.4_amd64.deb
then
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sudo apt-get install ~/wickr-installer/WickrMe_5.02.04-01_amd64.deb
you should now find it in the menu at

Menu > Internet > WickrMe

If it's all working, feel free to delete the "wickr-installer" folder in your home folder.



UNINSTALL instructions

If you ever want to uninstall it
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sudo apt-get remove --purge wickrme wickr-qt-5.9 libicu55 libprotobuf9v5 libhunspell-1.3-0 libpng12-0
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Re: WICKR
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 03:22:55 am »
So let's start from scratch...

That totally worked! 

Wickr is in the menu, Wickr launches, I can log in. 
Everything is as it should be. 
Thank you very much.

This is great news for Wickr users who wish to use it on something more recent than Ubuntu 16.x
« Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 04:37:58 am by Timmi »

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Re: WICKR [IT WORKS!] (ie: solved)
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 08:08:18 am »
You're most welcome :)

Thanks for letting me know it all seems to work, I could see it loaded but couldn't test it beyond that .. and thanks also for marking the topic (SOLVED) :)

PS. Until this topic I'd  never heard of Wickr .. I take it it's something akin to Skype that can be installed on PC's and Phones ? .. if so, how does it compare to Skype ?
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Re: WICKR [IT WORKS!] (ie: solved)
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 10:26:28 am »
It's supposed to be more secure, your data "expires", etc. I tried it out once, seemed fine.

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Re: WICKR [IT WORKS!] (ie: solved)
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2019, 11:56:04 am »
So is it missing anything Skype has ?

I'm just wondering why I've not heard of it.
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