How to install Rambox Free Messaging App on Ubuntu 17.04

To install Rambox Free Messaging App on Ubuntu 17.04

Rambox, as the title of this file suggests,  is a free and open source messaging and emailing application that allows you to bring together  most commonly used web applications all at one place. It is specifically designed for users who work with many services for business and private accounts. Installing Rambox on Ubuntu is quite simple, and in this article, you will be briefed about the installation procedure of Rambox in Ubuntu 17.04 

 

Installing Rambox

First, you should install gdebi which installs all the deb packages that are essential for Rambox installation in your  system. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt install gdebi
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2 gconf2-common gdebi-core gksu
  gnome-icon-theme libgconf-2-4 libgksu2-0
Suggested packages:
  gconf-defaults-service
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2 gconf2-common gdebi gdebi-core
  gksu gnome-icon-theme libgconf-2-4 libgksu2-0
0 upgraded, 10 newly installed, 0 to remove and 252 not upgraded.
Need to get 10.0 MB of archives.
After this operation, 19.4 MB of additional disk space will be used.
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Setting up libgksu2-0 (2.0.13~pre1-9ubuntu1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/share/libgksu/debian/gconf-defaults.libgksu-sudo to provide /usr/share/gconf/defaults/10_libgksu (libgksu-gconf-defaults) in auto mode
Processing triggers for gconf2 (3.2.6-3ubuntu7) ...
Setting up gksu (2.0.2-9ubuntu1) ...
Setting up gdebi (0.9.5.7+nmu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.24-9ubuntu2) ...

 

 

Once it is done, go to Rambox's  official website and download the link in .deb format by using the wget command. 

root@linuxhelp:~# wget https://github.com/saenzramiro/rambox/releases/download/0.5.10/Rambox_0.5.10-x64.deb
--2017-09-09 13:49:00--  https://github.com/saenzramiro/rambox/releases/download/0.5.10/Rambox_0.5.10-x64.deb
Resolving github.com (github.com)... 192.30.255.113, 192.30.255.112
Connecting to github.com (github.com)|192.30.255.113|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: https://github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com/56087776/035423ee-60f7-11e7-8e22-3972b66a1a99?X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIWNJYAX4CSVEH53A%2F20170909%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20170909T081929Z&X-Amz-Expires=300&X-Amz-Signature=bd1c562e44cac449d2f43068c7240826e97bad3954f41de60f859d634041e073&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&actor_id=0&response-content-disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3DRambox_0.5.10-x64.deb&response-content-type=application%2Foctet-stream [following]
--2017-09-09 13:49:01--  https://github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com/56087776/035423ee-60f7-11e7-8e22-3972b66a1a99?X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIWNJYAX4CSVEH53A%2F20170909%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20170909T081929Z&X-Amz-Expires=300&X-Amz-Signature=bd1c562e44cac449d2f43068c7240826e97bad3954f41de60f859d634041e073&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&actor_id=0&response-content-disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3DRambox_0.5.10-x64.deb&response-content-type=application%2Foctet-stream
Resolving github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com (github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com)... 54.231.113.227
Connecting to github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com (github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com)|54.231.113.227|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 42375190 (40M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘Rambox_0.5.10-x64.deb’

Rambox_0.5.10-x64.d 100%[===================>]  40.41M   110KB/s    in 3m 50s  

2017-09-09 13:52:53 (180 KB/s) - ‘Rambox_0.5.10-x64.deb’ saved [42375190/42375190]

 

Once it is done, you can seamlessly install Rambox via gdebi.  

root@linuxhelp:~#  gdebi Rambox_0.5.10-x64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree        
Reading state information... Done
Reading state information... Done
^CTraceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/gdebi", line 102, in <module>
    debi.show_dependencies()

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Preparing to unpack Rambox_0.5.10-x64.deb ...
Unpacking rambox (0.5.10-104) ...
Setting up rambox (0.5.10-104) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3+17.04.20170406-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-1) ...

 

The application has been installed. Use your search bar to find and launch the application. 
search

 

 

The application appears on your screen once.
Rambox

 

You can include all your desired applications in the dashboard.

applications

With this, the installation of Rambox on Ubuntu 17.04 is complete. 


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