How to Install Zoom Client on Manjaro 21 Linux

Zoom is a communications technology platform that provides videotelephony and real-time online chat services through the cloud. It’s used for everything from teleconferencing to distance education. Still, its most widespread application may be an effective way of communicating between employees geographically located far away from one another.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Zoom Video Conference Client on Manjaro 21 Linux. The tutorial will use the 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.

Update Manjaro

Before proceeding with the tutorial, it is good to make sure 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 location is a commonly used area for different applications.

sudo mv yay-git /opt/

Now navigate to the yay-git directory location.

cd /opt/yay-git

Build the package using the makepkg command.

makepkg -si

Install Zoom Client

Now that you have installed the package management helper, you can install the Zoom using the following command.

yay -S zoom

Add --noconfirm to skip most of the questions for automatic default to all.

Launch Zoom Client

With the installation complete, you can run Zoom in a few ways. First, while you are in your terminal, you can use the following command:

zoom

Alternatively, run the zoom command in the background to free up the terminal:

zoom &

However, this isn’t practical, and you would use the following path on the desktop to open with the path: Taskbar > Internet > Zoom.

Example:

Once open, you will see a default landing page to choose color themes, or else you can get started straight away.

Example:

How to Update Zoom Client

The best way to check for updates and upgrade Zoom is to use the following command.

yay -Syu --devel --timeupdate

How to Remove (Uninstall) Zoom Client

When you no longer want the video conference software installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.

yay -Rns zoom

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.

yay -Yc

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install yay AUR helper quickly and install, maintain, and, if so, remove Zoom on Manjaro Linux.

The benefits of Zoom can vary from business to business, but overall it will increase efficiency, improved communication and collaboration, and cost savings. All of these benefits result from the platform’s ability to break down geographical barriers between team members.



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