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
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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-
My only "PC" is an Asus ChromeBit running ChromeOS, cloudcentric at its best !
Rockchip Quad-Core RK3288C ARM32 SoC as used in ASUS Chromebook C201 & Chromebook Flip C100PA as well as the Tinker SBC.
3 Mobile Huawei E5330 Mobile Mi-Fi

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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 !!!!
My only "PC" is an Asus ChromeBit running ChromeOS, cloudcentric at its best !
Rockchip Quad-Core RK3288C ARM32 SoC as used in ASUS Chromebook C201 & Chromebook Flip C100PA as well as the Tinker SBC.
3 Mobile Huawei E5330 Mobile Mi-Fi

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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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