noobtron
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Signal Desktop Removal

Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:00 pm

I tried to download Signal Desktop for my Raspberry Pi and was unable to locate it. I figure that there is something incompatible with Raspbian. I tried to uninstall it, but it says that it can't be located. I know it's there because every time that I do an update, it says that it's updating Signal. Any ideas on uninstalling this?

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~ $ sudo apt-get remove signal-desktop
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package signal-desktop
Last edited by noobtron on Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Signal Desktop Removal

Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:35 pm

I don't think signal-desktop exists for the PI, just that there exists an (x86) Linux version doesn´t mean it was ported to ARM Linux for the PI.

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Re: Signal Desktop Removal

Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:07 am

Thank you for the response! I still have a lot to learn. Any idea how I would uninstall it? After all, the Pi is "updating" it every time I do an update.

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Re: Signal Desktop Removal

Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:15 am

noobtron wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:07 am
Thank you for the response! I still have a lot to learn. Any idea how I would uninstall it? After all, the Pi is "updating" it every time I do an update.

How did you install the software originally ??
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Re: Signal Desktop Removal

Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:35 am

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:15 am
noobtron wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:07 am
Thank you for the response! I still have a lot to learn. Any idea how I would uninstall it? After all, the Pi is "updating" it every time I do an update.

How did you install the software originally ??
The OP clearly didn't manage to install it because of the architecture mismatch. That's why it failed to un-install.
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Re: Signal Desktop Removal

Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:47 am

DougieLawson wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:35 am
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:15 am
noobtron wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:07 am
Thank you for the response! I still have a lot to learn. Any idea how I would uninstall it? After all, the Pi is "updating" it every time I do an update.

How did you install the software originally ??
The OP clearly didn't manage to install it because of the architecture mismatch. That's why it failed to un-install.

......does not appear to be an install from Debian Repos:

https://support.signal.org/hc/en-us/art ... l-Desktop-
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Re: Signal Desktop Removal

Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:47 pm

On the Signal website, it gives the following commands to install Signal on Debian based distros:

https://signal.org/download/#linuxModal

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$ curl -s https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
$ echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install signal-desktop
It's clear that Signal did not "install". However when I update, it makes it clear that my Pi is still connected to the Signal repo in some form or another because it's listed in my updates.

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~ $ sudo apt-get update
Get:1 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie InRelease [14.9 kB]
Hit https://updates.signal.org xenial InRelease      
Hit https://updates.signal.org xenial/main amd64 Packages                      
Get:2 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/main armhf Packages [9,536 kB] 
Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie InRelease                     
Get:3 https://updates.signal.org xenial/main Translation-en_GB [391 B]
Get:4 https://updates.signal.org xenial/main Translation-en [388 B]            
Get:5 https://updates.signal.org xenial/main Translation-en_GB [391 B]         
Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/main armhf Packages                  
Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/ui armhf Packages                    
Get:6 https://updates.signal.org xenial/main Translation-en [388 B]            
Get:7 https://updates.signal.org xenial/main Translation-en_GB [391 B]         
Get:8 https://updates.signal.org xenial/main Translation-en [388 B]            
Get:9 https://updates.signal.org xenial/main Translation-en_GB [391 B]         
Get:10 https://updates.signal.org xenial/main Translation-en [388 B]           
Get:11 https://updates.signal.org xenial/main Translation-en_GB [391 B]        
Ign https://updates.signal.org xenial/main Translation-en_GB                   
Get:12 https://updates.signal.org xenial/main Translation-en [388 B]           
Ign https://updates.signal.org xenial/main Translation-en                      
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/main Translation-en_GB               
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/main Translation-en                  
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/ui Translation-en_GB                 
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/ui Translation-en                    
Get:13 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/contrib armhf Packages [43.3 kB]
Get:14 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/non-free armhf Packages [84.2 kB]
Get:15 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/rpi armhf Packages [1,356 B]  
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/contrib Translation-en_GB        
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/contrib Translation-en           
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/main Translation-en_GB         
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/main Translation-en            
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en_GB     
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en        
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/rpi Translation-en_GB            
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/rpi Translation-en               
Fetched 9,680 kB in 2min 0s (80.3 kB/s)                                        
Reading package lists... Done

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Re: Signal Desktop Removal

Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:54 pm

noobtron wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:47 pm
On the Signal website, it gives the following commands to install Signal on Debian based distros:

https://signal.org/download/#linuxModal

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$ curl -s https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
$ echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install signal-desktop

https://support.signal.org/hc/en-us/art ... l-Desktop-


Future reference the clue it is wrong is in AMD64 in the download link, Raspbian is ARMHF !!!!
Adieu

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Re: Signal Desktop Removal

Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:06 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:54 pm
noobtron wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:47 pm
On the Signal website, it gives the following commands to install Signal on Debian based distros:

https://signal.org/download/#linuxModal

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$ curl -s https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
$ echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install signal-desktop

https://support.signal.org/hc/en-us/art ... l-Desktop-


Future reference the clue it is wrong is in AMD64 in the download link, Raspbian is ARMHF !!!!
Yea, I understand that it's for the wrong version of Linux now. I will be more vigilant in checking the version next time I go to install anything.

I did try both of the methods that you mentioned on the link that you supplied. I had actually tried them already when I first started this thread. This is what I get when I try to execute those commands:

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~/.config/Signal
bash: /home/pi/.config/Signal: No such file or directory

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~ $ sudo apt-get remove signal-desktop
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package signal-desktop

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Re: Signal Desktop Removal

Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:53 am

I went ahead and just reinstalled Raspbian. It seemed like it was probably to complicated of a fix and I didn't really have any important info anyway. Thanks anyway guys! I really appreciate that you all had such a willingness to help.

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Re: Signal Desktop Removal

Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:08 pm

there is some problem with it. how to solve it?
Unable to use properly :roll: :roll: I am very upset after using this.

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Re: Signal Desktop Removal

Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:08 pm

ashes walls wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:08 pm
there is some problem with it. how to solve it?
Unable to use properly :roll: :roll: I am very upset after using this.

Problem ??
How to solve is hard without knowing problem !
Unable to use what properly, your Microwave, Toaster, Smartphone... ??
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