However, the Discord developers do plan on supporting Linux and have even released an experimental ‘canary’ version that you can install and use now. It’s definitely not perfect, but it does work fairly well, and, if you’re a gamer, why miss out?
Debian/UbuntuThe Discord ‘canary’ release has actually been packaged for Debian based distributions. Users of Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, or any of their derivatives should have no problem simply downloading the package and installing it. First, pull the
.debfrom the Discord website.
$ wget -O discord.deb https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=linux&format=debOnce it’s done downloading, just install it with
$ sudo dpkg -i /path/to/discord.debThat’s it! You should be able to open up and use Discord. Plus, since it’ a Debian package, it should be easy to upgrade to future releases.
FedoraA Fedora user has packaged the Discord ‘canary’ release on a Copr repository, and it’s available for download. Like most of the others, this isn’t an official package.
# dnf copr enable vishalv/discord-canary # dnf install discord-canaryUpdate: Since Discord has moved to an official release, the Copr repository still hasn't updated. You can grab the archive provided by Discord here, and unpack it. A Discord binary is inside and ready to use. You can create a custom shortcut to it for your desktop or GNOME.
OpenSUSEDiscord hasn’t been packaged for OpenSUSE, but reports are that the Debian package can be easily converted with the
Alienscript. So, start off by getting the
$ wget -O discord.deb https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=linux&format=debThen, use
Aliento convert the
$ alien -r -c discord.debWhen
Alienis finished, install the package with
# yast2 -i discord-.rpmIt’s not exactly a perfect solution, but if you want a native Discord client on OpenSUSE, this is probably your best option.
Arch LinuxNo, Discord isn’t officially packaged for Arch, but once again, the AUR comes to the rescue. You can navigate to the AUR page,
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/discord/, to download the snapshot, or just download it from
https://dl.discordapp.net/apps/linux/0.0.1/discord-0.0.1.tar.gz. Of course, you will have to un-tar it into your build directory. Then
cdin and build it with
$ cd /path/to/discord $ mkpkg -sriOf course, you need to have your system configured to use the AUR first, and there are other ways to use the AUR if you want to. In any case, this method will get you a working Discord install on you Arch Linux system.
GentooThere is an ebuild available for Gentoo through an unofficial overlay. With that, you have two options. You can enable the overlay, or you can take just the ebuild and install it on a local overlay. Setting up a local overlay is a bit out of the scope of this guide, but you can find the ebuild here
https://gpo.zugaina.org/AJAX/Ebuild/16383577. It’s categorized under
x11-misc. If you want to just add the overlay, you can do so using
# layman -S # layman -a anders-larssonThen, add Discord to the accepted keywords. In /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords
x11-misc/discordAfter that, you will be able to emerge it like any other package.
# emerge --ask x11-misc/discordIf you went with the overlay, the ebuild should receive updates from the maintainer. If you chose to go local, you will have to check for them yourself. Update:An official Discord package is now available for Gentoo. You can install it with Portage.
# emerge --ask discord-bin