How to install Spark messenger ?

spark installation

—— Install Java ——

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install default-jre

—— Install Spark IM ——

wget http://download.igniterealtime.org/spark/spark_2_8_2.tar.gz

sudo tar -zxvf spark_2_8_2.tar.gz -C /opt/

sudo mv /opt/Spark/ /opt/spark

cd /opt/spark/

sudo wget https://dl.dropbox.com/u/50880014/spark.png

sudo apt-get install vim

sudo vim /usr/share/applications/spark.desktop

Copy this and paste it in spark.desktop

[Desktop Entry]

Name=Spark
Version=2.8.2
GenericName=Spark
X-GNOME-FullName=Spark
Comment=ignite realtime Spark IM client
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Utility;
Path=/opt/spark
Exec=/bin/bash Spark
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
Icon=/opt/spark/spark.png
TargetEnvironment=Unity

Install these lib

sudo apt-get install libxtst6:i386 libxi6:i386 libxrender1:i386

Run Spark using terminal

./Spark

if you are not able to run through icon then use this method

Create file in /home/username

cd /home/username
vim startup.sh

#!/bin/bash

echo `/opt/Spark/Spark` &

Give appropriate permission to run the script

chmod -R 700 startup.sh

Run script

./startup.sh

first thing i do when i start my system , to run this script

#!/bin/bash

skypeforlinux &
echo `/opt/Spark/Spark` &
firefox &
google-chrome &

 

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.