Discord is a free voice, video, and text chat app used by tens of millions of people to talk with their communities. Users can communicate via calls or videos in private chats and media files that are usually shared within servers/communities called “servers.” The software has been available on Windows systems since 2009 but also implements OS X (2010) & Linux distros too!
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Discord on Manjaro 21 Linux. The tutorial will use the
command line terminal with
yay AUR helper, ideally most users may be using some wrapper for Pacman, for new users, it is essential to install one to keep your packages up-to-date while you learn Arch/Manjaro.
Table of Contents
Before proceeding with the tutorial, it is good to ensure your system is up-to-date with all existing packages.
sudo pacman -Syu
Install yay Helper
To begin the installation, you must have GIT installed to import the
yay repository to install/build. From your command terminal, use the following code to begin the installation.
sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm base-devel git
Now clone the yay archive using the following terminal command.
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay-git.git
Next, move the archive to the
/OPT/ directory. This is a good location for any other archive installs, keep everything located, and traditionally the directory is a commonly used area for different applications.
sudo mv yay-git /opt/
Now navigate to the yay-git directory location.
Build the package using the
Now that you have installed the package management helper, you can install Discord using the following command.
yay -S discord --noconfirm
--noconfirm to manually go through the installation questions instead of selecting the default answers.
Now that you have completed the installation launching, it can be done in a few ways.
Using the command line terminal, you can open the software quickly by using the following command.
Alternatively, run the
discord & command in the background to free up the terminal:
The best way to use Discord for desktop users that prefer not to use the command line terminal is to open the GUI of the application by following the path:
Taskbar > Internet > Discord.
Once open, create or sign in with your Discord account as if you were using it on another operating system or in the browser, and you can begin using the client.
Congratulations, you have installed Discord.
How to Update Discord
To check for updates using the command line, use the following command to allow a blanket check for any updates across all packages.
yay -Syu --devel --timeupdate
How to Remove (Uninstall) Discord
When you no longer want the software installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.
yay -Rns discord
Optionally, you can run the following command to clean up any leftover unused dependencies, and this is highly recommended to run, so your system does not become bloated.
Comments and Conclusion
In the tutorial, you have learned how to install yay AUR helper quickly and install, maintain, and, if so, remove Discord on Manjaro 21 Linux series.
Discord has become the gaming community’s go-to platform, with its many features that cater to gamers. However, TeamSpeak is making a comeback as people become more privacy-conscious with other privacy-orientated platforms rising, especially amongst the self-hosting community. Overall, the future of online gaming communities will be determined by which platform can better address these concerns.